While we most often see 1965 Mustangs in bright Poppy Red and Wimbledon White, this one dressed in subtle Phoenician Yellow looks incredible. Combined with black convertible top and a peppy 289 under the hood, it's a great runner as well. There aren't many cars out there that generate the same universally warm feelings that an early Mustang does-EVERYONE loves them.
The paint and bodywork are in good condition, restored in the original code 7 Phoenician Yellow. As it sits, it is a very handsome cruiser with straight flanks that aren't hiding any dirty secrets. The sheetmetal is clean, there are no questionable areas, and the prep on the body was very good before the paint was applied. All the great Mustang detailing remains, too, from the iconic grille with the Mustang "corral" in the center, to the brightly polished rocker panel moldings, to the cool faux vents in the rear quarters. You'll note the '289' badges on the front fenders, which are legit because this is a correct C-code car, and the bumpers shine like they were just plated last week. This is just a flat-out awesome looking Mustang.
This lovely pony also features a black Pony interior, which included embossed seatbacks with, of course, more horses, and it's a highly desirable option. The seats themselves are supportive and firm, thanks to new foam underneath, and they show almost no wear or sun damage despite living in a convertible. Those might be the original carpets, however, and they show some fading but it's heartening to see such originality. Simple gauges are easily visible through the stylish 3-spoke steering wheel with its fashionable 1960s skinny rim, and the original AM radio still lives in the dash, right above an accessory A/C unit. Overhead, a recent black vinyl convertible top has been installed and includes a matching black boot when it's down. The trunk is also correctly finished, including a complete reproduction mat kit still in its original package.
V8 power in a Mustang is a great way to travel, and this one features a C-code 289 topped by a 2-barrel carburetor. With 200 horsepower and plenty of torque, it moves the lightweight Mustang easily and makes all the right sounds while doing it. Wearing a coat of Ford Blue paint, the engine looks like it was restored some years ago and has been well maintained ever since. It's not show detailed, but it is honest and clean, with no outrageous modifications or questionable additions. Key it up and it fires easily, and pulls cleanly through the gears in the 3-speed manual gearbox behind it. Out back there's a rugged 9-inch rear end with very highway-friendly 2.80 gears that make this an easy cruiser. Underneath it's incredibly solid, with all the original convertible chassis reinforcements still in place. It features a single exhaust system as original that has a muted V8 rumble that fits this car's personality. Drum brakes at all four corners work well, and those wonderful styled steel wheels I mentioned earlier wear modern 195/75/14 whitewall radials.
Great running and driving Mustangs that haven't been modified or are full of rust are getting harder to find all the time. This one isn't a show-winner, but it doesn't cost $50,000 either, and the color combination is simply spectacular. Call today!
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