1965 Ford Mustang Convertible For consignment, a 1965 example of the very popular Ford Mustang from the first year and in convertible form. A mild restoration was performed in the early 90s years ago, along with a repaint and an engine rebuilt to make for one great driving, simply to work on 8 cylinder pony with an automatic transmission. A drivers driver if you will. Retaining the correct color from the factory, a deviation from original on the interior, which is clean and basic yet functional, and a smoothly working convertible top. One of the many examples here donning the halls of Classic Auto Mall. Exterior Driver quality calming Prairie Bronze paint drapes the straight steel rust free panels of this car. A few inclusions and minor scratches are seen in a few areas along with a few areas of prior body work noted. Overall shiny and nice, the bronze paint is draped over straight steel panels that are minding their gaps to make up the body. Up front, flanking the galloping Mustang badge within its corral and surrounded by added on GT foglights within the side spears are the single headlights in the faux vented inserts. Like new chrome, correct and very nice badging, the hockey stick cove with the chromed trim on the rear quarter and clean lines running the length of the body. With 14-inch steel wheels wearing spinner equipped wheel covers and thin whitewall radials, this first year Mustang has you arriving in style and class. A black canvas top is on and shows a few tears and repairs along with no rear window, but does move flawlessly up and down with power motion to top this classic. Interior With nearly every part of a 1st generation Mustang interior available from a catalog its hard to tell these days whats original and whats replaced. But I can tell you this, there has been a color change on this car and the interior before us is clean, mean and looking just fine. Black ribbed vinyl door cards grace the textured steel door shells and are dressed with chrome for the cranks. Slipping inside leads our posteriors to a pair of tuck and roll and smooth vinyl lowback bomber style buckets, all in excellent condition, nice and tight, and showing no signs of wear. A matching bench is in the rear and appears as nice as the buckets. Black carpet, clean and like new, floats this interior and is protected by Mustang embroidered mats up front and holds the chrome ribbed console on the hump. Within the console is a small storage compartment and a slot for the chrome T-handle shifter to poke through before the console rises up and disappears into the dash. In front, this dash is all original with the central speedometer, and a single flanking circular gauge cluster on either side. A nice factory steering wheel is in front of this dash with the optional Rally Pack holding a tachometer and clock strapped on right in the drivers field of vision, and as we pan right, a modern AM/FM radio is inserted and installed into the center. A note to the trunk space with the plaid vinyl liner, which looks just fine. Drivetrain Under the hood we see a rebuilt in the 1990s 289ci V8 that has been treated to a .030 overbore. It is in a clean black engine bay with the engine painted black and contrasting gold painted valve covers and chrome topped air cleaner to compliment it. On top is a 2-barrel carburetor and nice supple rubber hoses and no corrosion can be seen under this hood. On back is a non-original C4 3-speed automatic transmission which sends power to a Ford 8 rear axle weighing in with 2.80 gears and TracLoc. Undercarriage Overall very nice underneath but not without faults and flaws. While the shock tower bases remain solid and intact, the unibody, torque boxes and inner rockers have succumbed to invasive rust and will need repair/replacement in the near future. Drum brakes are on all 4 corners, and for the fully redone suspension we see an independent coil spring arrangement in the front and traditional leaf springs in the rear. Single exhaust is in stock form and looking good, albeit with some surface rust. Drive-Ability A very easy starter, and smooth idle during warmup. Off to the test track, and here at said track, this car performed well with nice smooth acceleration, tight steering, and bias free panic stopping. Shifting was a breeze with the automatic, and cruising at highway speed proved no problem for the 8 cylinder under the hood. A few notable frowns reared their heads on our drive with those being the Rally Pack not being functional due to not being hooked up, the heater blower not blowing and the brake lights not illuminating when prompted. With some nice new restored parts on this car it has a touch of pony class, but is in need of some TLC on the undercarriage. A drop top to enjoy and drive without the fear of a stone chip or scratch in a multi-thousand dollar paint job. Money well spent on the interior and engine which all work together to make this car an A grade consignment and an eye catcher/head turner. 5F08C620369 5-1965 F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant 08-Mustang Convertible C-289ci V8 2bbl 620369-Sequential Unit Number Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. 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