GORGEOUS DROPTOP PONY, 351 WINDSOR, AUTO, FRONT DISCS, PWR STEER, PWR TOP!!
We often see early Mustangs in bright red, mostly because it looks so right. Combined with a black convertible top and a burly 351 cubic inch V8 under the hood, this 1965 Ford Mustang convertible is a great choice for the guy who loves the early look but wants a little more muscle under the hood. There aren't many cars out there that generate the same universally warm feelings that an early Mustang does, simply because EVERYONE loves them.
The paint and bodywork are in excellent condition, with a color change to brilliant Candyapple Red. As it sits, this 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. It's a few years old now and showing some signs of use, but for a car you're going to drive regularly, it's quite good and nobody's going to complain. 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 was originally a C-code car, and the bumpers shine like they were just plated last week. GT exhaust trumpets and rear valence were added, just because they look great. This is just a flat-out awesome looking Mustang.
This lovely Mustang 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. Recent black carpets and door panels complement the deluxe interior package, which also included woodgrained accents on the instrument panel. GT-style gauges are easily visible through the stylish 3-spoke steering wheel with a slightly fatter wood rim, and a newer AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo now lives in the dash. Overhead, a recent black vinyl convertible top has been installed and includes a matching black boot when it's down. The trunk is finished in textured paint, which makes a durable foundation and includes a full-sized spare tire for emergencies.
V8 power in a Mustang is a great way to travel, and while this one originally featured a C-code 289, it's now packing a stout 351 cubic inch Windsor V8. It's a neat fit, with almost identical external dimensions and thanks to a correct air cleaner, the taller deck doesn't interfere with the hood. Wearing a coat of black paint, the engine will pass a casual inspection from Mustang enthusiasts who won't realize there are an extra 62 cubic inches inside. Key it up and it fires easily, and pulls cleanly through the gears in the 3-speed automatic gearbox behind it. Out back there's a rugged 8-inch rear end with very highway-friendly 3.00 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 reproduction dual exhaust with a muted V8 rumble that fits this car's personality. GT-spec front disc brakes work well, and those wonderful styled steel wheels wear modern 205/70/14 General radials.
Great running and driving Mustangs that haven't been abused or are full of rust are getting harder to find all the time. This one isn't a show-winner, but it's awfully nice and the extra punch of the oversized small block makes for a very entertaining ride. Call today!
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- 351 Windsor V8
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- Automatic (Floor)
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- Center Console