SOLID DROP-TOP PONY, STOCK, 289 V8, AUTO, PWR STEERING, PWR TOP, READY TO CRUISE
We should be grateful to old Mustangs like this 1965 Ford Mustang convertible. The Mustang is not only the granddaddy of the pony car, but it's a gateway to the hobby that remains affordable, fun, and universally loved. There just aren't many other vehicles that are known around the world that can also deliver this much fun for so little cash.
This C-code ragtop is Exhibit A in the case of why Mustangs are great. First, it looks awesome, from the styling to the proportions to the code J Rangoon Red paint, which gives it a traditional high-visibility Mustang look. It is indeed this car's original color, and you can imagine the delighted first owner taking it home nearly fifty years ago, top down and a big, silly grin on his or her face. Well, that's what'll happen today when this car's next owner comes to collect it, too. This isn't a show car, so you don't need to fret about rain and bugs on the grille, but it does look good enough to make you wash it in the FRONT yard rather than out back, just so folks can see it. The paint job is a few years old, but shines up well and captures the original color pretty darned well. They skipped the stripes and fake GT bits, but it does have a beautiful grille, the quarter panel insert, and shiny chrome bumpers that look and fit great.
The two-tone interior is a great complement to the bright red bodywork, offering a familiar disposition and adds to the Mustang's light-hearted attitude. The seat covers are slightly customized reproductions that have a few signs of use but remain in great shape, and the matching red carpets seem to anchor the interior. Factory-style door panels are in good condition, too, complete with a rather rare remote side mirror option. There's no center console, but it does have an under-dash A/C unit that could probably be made to function by adding modern hardware under the hood (many kits are available for this). The steering wheel is in excellent condition and the wide speedometer and auxiliary gauges appear to be in good original shape. This car carries the important options like a power convertible top and power steering, both of which make it daily-driver friendly, and the trunk offers a reproduction mat and spare tire cover (with spare tire, of course).
This pony carries a correct C-code 289 cubic inch V8, now upgraded to A-code specs with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust. Correctly finished with black engine enamel and chrome tinwork, it's a smooth, reliable cruiser, not a racer, a role the little V8 is happy to fill. There is lots of evidence of recent work, including a Pertronix electronic ignition system that lights it off right away, and the way it runs means you'll be looking for excuses to take it out of the garage every chance you get. A C4 3-speed automatic transmission adds to its user-friendly nature and according to the door tag, the rear gears are tall 2.80s so it just loafs along at highway speeds. A recent dual exhaust system gives it a nice V8 burble and maybe a few extra horses and those 15-inch Magnum 500 wheels with fat BFG radials are a great performance look.
So have a look and remember that this car has been America's sweetheart for decades, and there's no chance of that affair ending any time soon. Find out why by giving us a call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Power Convertible Top
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Red & White
- Transmission Spec
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