This 1965 Ford Mustang convertible has an awful lot going for it. As a member of the first year of the first generation of Mustangs, it's arguably one of the most influential cars ever released to the public. Add to that its stellar condition both inside and out, then factor in just how well it drives and you have a true classic that offers undeniable collectability to go along with its great experience behind the wheel.
The Poppy red exterior will catch your gaze right away and you'll become more impressed as you draw closer. It's a really nice shade that complements this Pony's form exceedingly well, and it's also in unusually nice condition - no glaring blemishes nor unevenness in texture or color, and an even glow that follows along with you as you take a lap around the car. From this “up close” vantage point you're likely to notice that its alignment is also very much on point, with nice, tight but even gaps between body panels and doors, as well as hood and deck lid that open and close as smoothly as you could want. Your enthusiasm isn't likely to wane as you inspect the array of exterior chrome - the front and rear bumpers shine and sit impressively level, and the trim on all four sides carries nary a ding and clings flush to the surrounding metal. You can easily picture yourself behind the wheel, cruising the highway under bright blue skies, but should you encounter less agreeable weather, there's a power, white convertible top at your disposal for shelter from the elements, and it raises into place with no issues and even features a clear plastic window in back.
The red vinyl interior sitting inside the doors has benefitted from a meticulous restoration, looking every bit as good as when this Mustang debuted more than a half century ago. The bench seating in both front and back shows virtually no perceptible wear nor signs of exposure to the sun - not often seen in a convertible. There's no letup to quality as you focus your attention on the dash area, as its smooth expanse of red steel is contrasted with the black of an instrument panel whose assortment of stock gauges remains very clear and readable. Just below, you'll notice the factory installed underdash air conditioning system. It's a rare find on a convertible of this era and is in fine form to keep you and your passengers comfortable while on the road. In back, you'll find a full-size spare sitting securely in the trunk, wrapped in signature Ford plaid to match the lining on the floor that shows just enough of the wheel wells to provide proof that no shifting cargo has been allowed to roam around.
Everything remains stock under the hood, with the exception of the 4-barrel Edelbrock carb that sits atop the 289 cubic inch V8 to add some extra power to the small block's undeniably street-ready smoothness. The featured 4-speed transmission is also in fine form, with no slippage or uncertainty as you navigate through the gears. Power steering combines with fade-resistant front disc brakes to also make this Pony an easy driver that can come to a reliable stop quickly. While in every respect this classic has the look of a museum piece, it's a rolling exhibit perfectly at home on the road - an outstanding first generation Mustang that sits on a set of 14” stock Mustang rims outfitted with Michelin tires.
With its great looks and confidence-inspiring drivetrain, this 1965 Ford Mustang convertible is sure to turn heads on the road, and stands ready to provide miles and miles of enjoyment. Call today!