West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely beautifully restored example of this 1965 Ford Mustang 289 V8 Convertible built in San Jose, California and sold loaded with rare factory options of:
289 V8 engine
Rocker Panel Mouldings
'Fordaire' air conditioning with Heater
Full length console
Power Convertible top
Back Up Lights
695x14 WSW tires
The car was originally purchased in 1965 having been built at the San Jose plant with early 64 1/2 window cranks and door handles. It has been beautifully restored and repainted in the classic 'Raven Black' color paint with its original color 'Palomino Vinyl' standard interior fully reupholstered and the car was built with the 289 V8 engine and C4 automatic transmission and conventional 2.80:1 axle.
Ford's biggest success of the sixties and the originator of the 'Pony car' concept was essentially a sporty compact car but with a now legendary long hood and short deck proportions, built on Falcon and Fairlane chassis and drive-train components, the Ford Mustang was introduced in April 1964 as '65 models and within a year became the fastest selling car of all time; with these early production cars now carrying special favor! The upgraded V8 from the Falcon six cylinder engine was the 260 c.i. V8 produced on the same assembly line with other 1964 Fords, the early models were titled as 1965 models although they were actually from the 1964 production era. After September 1964 the 260 V8 was dropped in favor of the larger 289 V8 like this particular car.
This car must be driven to be fully appreciated - the 289 V8 engine is extremely strong and responsive and the automatic transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool.
The car is simply a superbly restored example of this very collectible and desirable early production example of the legendary Ford Mustang in turn-key ready daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning condition!
You will look long and hard to find a finer example of this highly sought after 1965 Ford Mustang 289 V8 Convertible in this classic color combination with power steering, power brakes and factory air conditioning!