DROPTOP PONY GT CONVERTIBLE, A-CODE 4BBL 289 V8, HEADERS, 4-SPEED, R134A A/C!!
If there's one car that we can guarantee will always have an enthusiastic following, it's an early Mustang GT convertible like this 1965 model. Paint it red, give it a 4-speed, and you have an iconic pony car that not only delights everyone who sees it, but a great driving toy that can still run with some pretty serious hardware.
You can't argue with the image of fun that this bright red Mustang projects, and it's not an illusion. This neat ragtop wins friends everywhere it goes simply because everyone knows it's impossible to not have fun behind the wheel of a Mustang convertible. It's in exactly the right condition for enjoying it on the road: nice enough for casual shows but not so perfect that every cloud in the sky has you running for the garage. Fit and finish are good overall and the white GT stripe along the rocker panel adds some contrast that works well with those flashy wheels. All the proper GT equipment is in place, including fog lamps up front, GT badging, and the tailpipes that exit through the rear valence instead of underneath, and an accessory trunk rack dresses things up a bit, too. Nice chrome bumpers and door handles add a little bit of sparkle, but it's not like this car needs any help in the eyeball department.
The two-tone tan bucket seat interior isn't quite stock, but that doesn't mean it isn't an awesome place to hang out on a sunny day. The tan is actually kind of elegant in a Mustang and gives it a highly finished look, while the bright red carpets add the kind of pizzazz that made the Mustang America's favorite pony car. The five-gauge instrument panel is another GT-only feature, and the under-dash A/C unit appears to be original dealer-installed equipment, and it's doubly effective thanks to R134a refrigerant. A big Hurst shifter for the 4-speed manual gearbox adds to the fun factor in a big way and you know how we like the industrial-strength look of the gearshift sticking out the transmission tunnel like that. An AM/FM/cassette stereo slots neatly into the dash because it was made just for these cars and matching red floor mats with pony logos make it easy to keep things tidy. A black power convertible top is a welcome upgrade and it includes a matching tan boot. The trunk is outfitted correctly, featuring a plaid mat and a full-sized spare.
The A-code 289 cubic inch V8 features a 4-barrel carburetor and 225 horsepower, making this Mustang a very able performer. A chrome air cleaner was part of the GT package, but the finned valve covers are a later addition. Bright Ford Blue paint on the engine gives it exactly the right look, and the A/C compressor still wears its original tag. Long-tube headers feed a snarky dual exhaust system that cackles and barks just the way you'd hope it would in your new GT, and the rest of the chassis is tidy but not over-restored, so no worries about road grime. And while styled steel wheels would be a mild look, you just have to love the way those polished 15-inch Torque Thrusts dress up the car and add an aggressive look.
This is a neat Mustang that can be driven anywhere, anytime and makes a stunning entrance every time. Is it the world's favorite convertible? Take it home and find out. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Power Convertible Top
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Vinyl Interior
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