BLACK OVER RED CONVERTIBLE, POWER TOP, FRESH INTERIOR, GAS-SIPPING INLINE 6!
America's favorite car rendered in a stunning color combination, this 1965 Ford Mustang convertible is just the right choice for cruising this summer. With some recent restoration work, including a new interior, it's an eye-catching car, there's no doubt about that, and with a thrifty six-cylinder engine, it's also a hobby car that makes perfect sense with gas prices on the rise.
Dressing a Mustang in black is like putting it in a tuxedo and it looks fantastic. Even though it was done a while ago, the straight sheetmetal and modern materials give it a high-gloss look that definitely attracts attention. The traditional Mustang shape will absolutely never go out of style, and keeping it all original is an important part of that. That means no stripes or scoops or wings. Fortunately, this handsome convertible is just the way it looked back in 1965, with the exception of an authorized accessory trunk rack, which is a brand new chrome reproduction piece. The doors fit well, the hood sits flush, and even the troublesome trunk lid lines up nicely with the fender end caps. The bright chrome pieces sparkle against the inky black paint, particularly the bumpers which are recently polished and the inserts in the quarter panels that add a racy look to this otherwise low-profile pony.
Bright red upholstery in a black car is my personal favorite color combination and it makes for a dazzling presentation in this drop-top Mustang. New seat covers, carpets, door panels, and dash cover make it look quite fresh inside, and the simple yet flashy design elements make it insanely appealing. A color-matched steering wheel frames the original instruments, which remain in extremely good condition. Both front seats are supportive and comfortable and show minimal signs of use, while the rear bench looks pretty much as-new, including the color-matched seat belts (with 3-point belts for front seat passengers). A factory AM radio remains in the dash, although an upgrade to a modern unit would be an easy and worthwhile project if you're going to go cruising. A power convertible top is another welcome option, especially on a 6-cylinder car, and it includes a split folding glass rear window, a trick borrowed from later Mustangs and quite welcome here. The trunk is finished with a correct reproduction mat and spare tire with matching cover.
Yes, I know, everyone wants a Mustang with a V8, but please, if you like the way this car looks, come try the 200 cubic inch six on for size. It delivers a totally different motoring experience that's altogether in line with the Mustang's personality. Nicely finished with Ford Blue paint on the block and air cleaner, it doesn't deviate significantly from the factory specs. The nice thing about a six-cylinder car is that you know it hasn't been abused or raced or hacked up by unknown backyard mechanics, and there's evidence of an easy life throughout the engine bay. Either way, at this price, you can scoop it up as-is right now, drop in a small block, and still be ahead of the game. Either way you choose to go, there a 3-speed automatic transmission underneath and original rear end with enough gear to get the convertible off the line without being stressful on the highway. It's quite original underneath, but in this car's case that's a good thing because aside from a little crustiness and surface scale, it's pretty solid. Correct hubcaps on 195/75/14 whitewall radials give it an authentic look.
A neat-looking convertible with the same practicality that made it appealing when it was new. Why bother with a late-model Mustang when you can have this much class for the same price? Call today!
- AM Radio
- Power Convertible Top
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Vinyl Interior
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