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Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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Heres an iconic classic that has all the bases for maximum enjoyment covered, whether your plans call for miles and miles of open air driving enjoyment or a journey to the local car show to display its awesomeness. This 1965 Ford Mustang convertible is dressed in an expertly applied, outstanding exterior color, an invitingly authentic interior waits beyond its doors and it runs like a top. This Pony will make a pleasing impression while its still well off in the distance, but as it draws closer, its visual impact only increases. You can tell right away its wearing a high end paint job - the resulting Rangoon Red, one of the most coveted colors when this first generation pony debuted, looks great, with a deep shine and smooth texture. The cars thoroughly authentic appearance runs deep, as its one of those rare specimens thats still in possession of its original sheet metal and floors - a testament to the consistent care its received. The chrome bumpers at both ends are in clean condition, with no marked pitting or rust spots in sight, and clear, clean glass surrounds the cabin. For those occasions calling for shelter from the elements, the accompanying white vinyl convertible top remains at the top of its aesthetic and functional game - it lifts into place smoothly and seals nice and tight. Glance inside and youll see a black vinyl interior thats essentially new while still retaining its factory configuration. The front buckets were only recently reupholstered, the rear bench seat shows very little wear and both rows of seating loom over an expanse of fresh matching black carpet. A stout aftermarket woodgrain steering wheel is now perched on the column - along with the added vintage-style AM/FM/Cassette stereo, its about the only deviation from stock youll find inside these doors - and the dash area hosts an assortment of pristine gauges encircled with new bezels in its instrument cluster, along with a supple uncracked dash pad running over the top. Check out the amount of real estate separating the front buckets and rear bench - for modestly sized cars, vintage Mustangs like this 65 offered an impressive amount of rear legroom. When the convertible top is in its lowered position, theres a black tonneau cover included to provide a sleek, finished appearance. The trunk area is in good order, with signature Ford vinyl lining its floor and a full size spare on hand inside. Everything appears nicely preserved and convincingly stock inside the engine bay, where a 289 cubic inch V8, very likely the original engine, is situated between the shock towers. It looks sharp in its gold air cleaner and matching valve covers and is in fine running form, fed by a factory-issue 2 barrel carb. The engine pairs with a 3-speed automatic C4 transmission known for its reliability and sends a smooth, rich note out of the aftermarket dual exhaust. Power brakes that include discs up front bring this iconic Pony to low-effort fade resistant stops as it turns heads on its set of 14 Magnum 500 wheels wrapped with Uniroyal tires that have plenty of tread still left. Below, the undercarriage shows the same solid condition as the rest of the steel foundation this Pony features, so its well positioned for plenty more future miles of vintage driving fun. This 1965 Ford Mustang convertible represents one of the most pivotal automotive models ever to emerge from an assembly line and its smooth running condition makes it an absolute pleasure to drive. Call today!
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