TROPICAL TURQUOISE 'VERT, SOUTHERN CAR, GREAT RESTO, 289 V8, POWER TOP, STEERING
If you're in search of an early Mustang convertible, and we know there are a lot of choices out there, you might want to consider this unusual Tropical Turquoise 1965 Mustang convertible. It's got all the features you want (power top, power steering, and a 289) plus a color combination that's correct and definitely unusual.
Quite honestly, there's nobody out there who doesn't like the early Mustangs. Even Camaro guys have to admit that they're neat little cars and whenever you're driving one, well, life seems a little brighter. That's why we like this one so much, because the code O Tropical Turquoise paint, which is this car's original color, is impossible not to love. It embodies the spirit of the Mustang, playful and fun, without taking itself too seriously. Fortunately, the bodywork is quite good underneath and it appears to have lived its entire life down south, so it's pretty tidy underneath. Mustang convertibles can sometimes be tricky to restore with their uni-body structures, but this one fits together quite nicely and despite an older repaint, still shines up well. Is it perfect? No, of course not. But it does have a wonderful lived-in look that's a big part of its appeal.
The black Pony interior contrasts brilliantly with the light blue bodywork and remains as inviting as ever. Given how nice the door panels, seat covers, and carpets are, we're guessing they've been replaced at some point, and today they show only very minor signs of use that are more about character than show-worthiness. The early-style dashboard covers the basics with a wide speedometer and ancillary gauges in round pods at either end, and the shifter for the 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission sits proudly on the transmission tunnel, sans console. The black "camera case" finish on the dash s in remarkably good condition given the age of the car and the only major modification inside might be the newer AM/FM radio in the center of the dash. Other neat features include a remote-controlled driver's mirror and a black power convertible top that's in excellent condition and offers a matching boot for when it's stowed. The trunk is correctly outfitted with a reproduction mat and spare tire with cover.
There's no way to determine if an early Mustang like this is "matching-numbers" in the technical sense, but the C-code 2V 289 currently living under the hood looks quite correct and brightly detailed. Ford Blue paint stands out against the satin black engine bay and from the giant air cleaner to the standard steel valve covers, it has a low-key look that's entirely appropriate. It starts easily and feels smooth and torquey, so this Mustang is a great travelling partner no matter where you're going. Power steering is a rather important option, even on a lightweight Mustang, and the automatic transmission teams up with super steep 2.80 gears to make it an awesome highway cruiser. A dual exhaust system has a nice V8 burble to it and it has been recently serviced with new brakes, lines, and wheel cylinders, plus fresh universal joints, so no worries about hitting the road. Correct wire wheel covers with 195/75/14 whitewall radials are the perfect rolling stock on this bright little ragtop.
This car gets a lot of things right, and we can guarantee that if you like the color, you're going to love the rest of the car. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- iPod Compatible
- Power Convertible Top
- Power Steering
- Power Top
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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