This 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible is a beautifully restored, southern pony car with a fantastic story! In the early 1960s, there was a gap in the American automotive market; there were no cool compact cars coming out of Detroit. However, on April 17, 1964, that all changed when Ford introduced the Mustang at the New York Worlds Fair. Lee Iacoccas initial vision for the Mustang was a sporty, youth oriented car with a long hood, short deck, and a modest price tag. That vision ultimately snowballed into one of the most successful Ford vehicles of all time and launched an entire new genre of muscle cars known as Pony Cars. The 1965 version of the Mustang featured just a few changes from the 1964-1/2 versions, though most notably was a change from a generator to an alternator setup, and the base engine was upgraded from 170 cubic inches to 200 cubic inches of displacement. This particular Mustang Convertible has a very interesting story in that it was ordered by a foreign government official working here in the United States for export, but the car never ended up being exported. The car eventually changed hands a number of times over the years having spent some if its recent years in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Powering this 65 Mustang is a 200 Cubic Inch Inline 6 Cylinder Engine fed by a single barrel carburetor that was said to have pushed out 120 horsepower when new. The OHV Straight 6 is backed by a C-4 Automatic Transmission that makes this little Mustang a fantastic car for anybody to drive. This 1965 Mustang comes loaded with options! With power steering, squeezing this little pony into tight spaces at the local drive-in or car show is breeze and the overall driving experience is much improved. Power brakes is also a welcome addition and the single master cylinder was upgraded to a dual master setup for more reliable stopping as well. The white vinyl power convertible top is in excellent condition and it goes up and down with the simple push of a button. Riding on a set of whitewall radial tires paired with wire wheel covers, this 1965 Mustang has a great look and even better ride. The exterior has been correctly refinished in a beautiful Caspian Blue paint that completes the exterior look of the car. The interior of this Mustang Convertible is absolutely stunning! The front bucket seats and rear bench have been reupholstered in a beautiful red vinyl, just how this pony car came off the Dearborn factory floor back in 1965. The red carpeting, matching red upholstered door panels, padded dash, and steering wheel are all in fantastic condition and appear to be in their stock configuration. The instrument cluster is equipped with a 120 MPH speedometer, temperature gauge, and fuel gauge. This Mustang is also equipped with an upgraded Retro Sound Motor 2 AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth entertainment system so that you can listen to all of your tunes while cruising down the road. Whether youre adding to your Blue Oval stable or youre buying your very first classic car, this 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible would make an excellent choice. Give Ellingsons a call today at 763-428-7337!