1965 Ford Mustang$29,995

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Price: $29,995
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Price Analysis: Fair Deal, 2.0 % below market avg. What's this?
The first Mustang off the assembly line was a car very much like this early production 1965 Mustang convertibleand#44; and its early enough that enthusiasts can safely call it a 1964 1/2. Timeless good looks combined with all the unique features of the early carsand#44; this is a great Mustang you can enjoy every day.<br /> <br /> Rangoon Red was the #1 color on the early Mustangs and for good reason: it looks fantastic on the first pony car. With a decent respray a few years agoand#44; it still looks pretty darned goodand#44; but isnt so nice that youll constantly fret about it when you park. It does show good gaps and panel alignmentand#44; so they obviously took their time and got the doors to fit well and even the trunk lidand#44; which is often challengingand#44; sits right. A glance at the door tag will reveal that this one used to be code 3 Poppy Redand#44; but given how this one looks todayand#44; nobodys going to mind and it has no effect on value. Youll also note that the color change was easyand#44; as the two reds are close enough that you really have to hunt for the lines between them (hint: there are none). Beautiful chrome bumpersand#44; a correct early-style grille with cross barsand#44; and familiar 260 emblems on the front fenders all give this car plenty of jewelry to sparkle against the shiny red paint.<br /> <br /> The black interior is a popular combination that looks great and works rather well on a vehicle thats going to spend a lot of time out in the sun. Youd think that black would instantly show wearand#44; but it remains in good condition with only minor signs of use on the door panelsand#44; whose armrests might be original. Black carpets feel plush and help control noise and heatand#44; but youll definitely dig things like the black steering wheel and matching dash pad that give this pony a very cleanand#44; uncluttered look. The original gauges are bright and easy to readand#44; the factory AM radio is still in placeand#44; and the center console really dresses things up in a big way. Overhead theres a white convertible top that stashes under a matching black vinyl boot and the trunk is correctly outfitted with a reproduction plaid mat and full-sized spare tire assembly.<br /> <br /> This particular Mustang carries an early F-code 260 cubic inch V8 which wears bright Ford Blue engine enamel that isnt totally correct but details like the generator are what you expect to see on an early car. Painted valve covers and a matching heavy-duty air cleaner look right under the hood and its wonderful to see that this car carries power steeringand#44; making it extremely pleasant to drive. It starts easily and has a great V8 sound thanks to a modest exhaust system with a correct transverse muffler and theres an eager feeling to early Mustangs thats hard to replicate anywhere else. The 3-speed automatic transmission always seems to be in the right gear for what youre doing and according to the door tagand#44; there are 3.00 gears out back so this Mustang stays relaxed on the highway. The chassis appears to be quite original with all the convertible reinforcements still intactand#44; plus a few signs of recent workand#44; including some fresh brake components. Standard steel wheels with wire wheel covers are a perfect Mustang touch and carry 195/75/14 whitewall radials that fit and look right.<br /> <br /> With all the unique features on the pre-July 31 Mustangsand#44; this is a car that will always get Mustang fans talking. Its also a wonderful and fun convertible in its own right. Call today!