1965 Mustang convertible first featured at the Charlotte Speedway 50thy Anniversary of the Mustang! Then shown at the big UPS Atlanta show in September 2017 (LINK), many desirable options installed, now ready for Spring 2018 driving and shows, then finished in just terrific gorgeous Rangoon Red with Black bucket seated interior, new White power top, factory console, extremely top restoration with excellent fresh mechanicals and has really great ‘eyes’, original ‘C code 289cid now rebuilt to ‘A’ code specs, new 4v Edelbrock #1404 carb just installed to match intake, excellent compression, dual aluminized exhausts yield at least the 225 horsepower, original, valuable 1965 rare Rally Pac, C-4 automatic transmission, correct shifter, power steering, new GT disc brakes, rears also done, the very nice Rangoon Red paint that is highly detailed, correct new black bucket seated interior, factory console, hard to find fully working air conditioning system, full dash redone, stock looking radio with modern internals, 1965 seat belts, new Black carpet installed, nicely detailed inner floors and detailed black underchassis, the chassis work is completed by Fraser Dante, new 1965 show styled steel wheels with fresh 195/75/14 narrow band radial whitewalls, top suspension, new 1” Shelby sway bar, uprated shocks, now ready and prepared for driven show Christmas 2017, this is a most desirable car, the color combination is the top one for everyone, men and women of all ages just love this look in the early Mustang, top condition to drive and enjoy while really ‘looking good’, these top mechanicals just completed set off this fine Fraser Dante Mustang convertible, has a brand new white top just installed, safety belts, again, this has really ‘great eyes’,

History: really great history for a beautiful car, restored by Fraser Dante and sold to a substantial Charlotte collector, it was then a show car at the 50th Anniversary at Charlotte Motor Speedway, now the final driven show is in Atlanta in September 2017,this red car has very nice sides in the body work and really pretty paint, the luster is terrific and the whole exterior presents very well, good chrome, front and rear bumpers, insignias all completed, new testing and detailing completed, optional lower rocker moldings for excellent appearance, the Rally Pac is most desirable,

history:  great history on this fully equipped and gorgeous Mustang convertible that Fraser Dante put through our restoration shop, then sold initially to a substantial private collector in Atlanta, he is a most meticulous guy, the next restoration work with noted upgrades and great attention to running mechanical condition accomplished for Summer 2011 by Fraser Dante, (SEE LINK), then sold to a Charlotte collector who then kept adding to the quality of the car, he went to many top shows, this car was initially shown at Charlotte at both the Spring and Fall Autofairs and also at the very important 50th Anniversary of the Mustang at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the garage area, then in Summer 2015, Fraser Dante bought the car again to ‘bring up’ to even better top standards, then sold it to a substantial collector in Amelia Island, Florida who drove it a very limited amount to go to his golf club, now back to Fraser Dante for freshening up and again ready for display at the September show in 2017 in Atlanta, such quality cars like this are hard to find, note the top suspension and the brake work completed for great driving, the suspension stance of this 1965 Mustang convertible is terrific the new shocks just installed and excellent springs, all the driving lights, brake lights and turn signals work, the ‘ 65 and ’66 Mustang convertible are perhaps among the most collectable cars in the USA, William Ford III, the CEO of Ford says in the group of the ads in 2002 that “if I had to own a Ford, a red Mustang convertible would be the one”, see copies of the Ford Mustang literature,

body and paint: the body steel is just excellent, the door fit is really good, the ‘lines’ straight, the paint is very, very nice and in really top presentation as just perfect condition for driven show, it is so nice, dual outside chrome mirrors, all the top buffing of the paint was accomplished by a top professional team just completed to make this really have a great classic appearance,
no rust is seen, all new metal was used when needed in the restoration with virtually no signs of said accomplished work, rear quarters were nicely done in the initial restoration as they even look nicer than even new as seen from the inside of the trunk and as better than factory, no seam lines can be seen from inside trunk area,

the lower underchassis floors also have some new metal as needed on very small areas, very nicely done looking now very stock and original with all of this work is clearly shown as they are most solid, there is no undercoating on the underchassis the presentation is so good, (LINK) all seams addressed, these floors are painted black with no undercoating, very nice detailed inner wheel wells (LINK), the lower rockers are detailed, the interior floors also as seen from the top that are finished in solid metal with the carpet taken out (then replaced) (LINK) showing the floors and nice welding shown to prove how well the restoration was accomplished as needed to excellent standards, then the black paint with a clear coat on the floors completed, then the insulation is laid down before the brand new 80/20 black loop carpet and insulation just installed (see LINK of work),

SEE DATA TAG LINK, attached are the numbers of the data tag showing how this is equipped, we believe that this was a Red care originally, the door tag shows ‘J’ Rangoon Red with the newer Kevin Marti tag (LINK) all of this condition is shown on the door tag, 289’ and dated 5F23, June 23, 1965, correct for a 1965 ‘289’, an interesting point, these are obviously 1965 heads with their date stamping of June 1965 (same as 1966) but stamped ‘1966’, one can see such changes were ongoing in the late June and early July production car, the VIN # on the driver’s inner fender is clear to show the authenticity,

Engine/drivetrain:  this ’65 has the 289cid engine that has been rebuilt as shown with excellent compression that is most even from 155 to 160 lbs in dry cold reading (SEE ENGINE LINK), said reading show how strong and better than new readings in this stock C5AE correct dated engine is today, the intake is also C5AE that is correct, a newer Holley 4v carburetor is used by Fraser Dante for both performance and economy, carburetor accelerator pump has just been upgraded to accept ethanol fuel June 2017, timing just checked and set, the hydraulic lifter heads look good and fresh, they are clearly stamped (SEE LINK), Ford was starting the change over and simply did not plan on selling so many Mustangs, thusly, both codes are often found,
the engine has fresh new tune including points and timing set, all the correct wiring seems fine, the plug wires are new Motorcraft, new Autolite #45 spark plugs, new battery, new battery cables, the gold valve covers and air cleaner are correct for proven Mustang shows, one could install the MCA approved Cobra full kit with valve cover and air cleaner should they choose, has the correct exhaust manifolds with stock sized proper dual aluminized exhaust system, this is correctly done with the ‘H’ pipe under the car, this engine is correct as per the VIN#5F08Cxxxxxx shows this to be a 289cid 2v original car, now uprated to the ‘A ‘code GT standards, very strong performance, full factory correct battery cables and hoses for engine show detailing just completed as photos document the work, (LINK)

oil/fluids: all the fluids are fresh, the radiator is restored and just flushed with fresh coolant to -20o, set up for really great cooling, new hoses and clamps,

racing oil/filter: Special Valvoline high performance VR1 20-50 high zinc oil is added along with new filter for engine protection (LINK), note this step is the top racing quality oil that can only engines without a catalytic converter,

Handling: ready to be enjoyed for show conditions, note the brake lines are replaced with both steel and rubber as needed, all new brake lines, hoses, all 3 done, brand new expensive front GT Stainless Steel brakes just installed, (SEE LINK), this installation is the best in the market and this expensive upgrade even has the proper 1965 single line GT master cylinder, (SEE LINK), New 27/32” large rear brake wheel cylinders just installed with full brake fluid flush, the rear brakes then fully checked and freshly rebuilt as needed, shoes, photos document (LINK), all the brake lines are then flushed and road test to make sure this has great stopping abilities,

this car has the just finished final restoration work to show how nice the underchassis is, (SEE MEN WORKING) then waxed in the final preparation so their excellent condition is verified, features the underchassis with high detailing, black paint just completed of completed floors, (SEE LINK), the front end bushings are like new, the ball joints are done, tie rod ends good, the lower control arms are detailed for show in half gray/black, (LINK), full alignment completed, (SEE SPECS), the shocks are new excellent Monroe units just installed, (SEE LINK), brand new Shelby Heavy Duty front sway bar and new bushings, (SEE LINK), the new, expensive 1965 styled steel wheels with center caps have virtually new Goodyear Club P195/75/R14 narrow band whitewalls that look good and drive well, note the rear end has been replaced by a fresh C6 1966 unit, (NUMBERS) see the with note these are the same rear ends in both years, fresh dope, the rear end chunk is detailed with proper Red Oxide, SEE PHOTO)

Interior: very valuable and expensive 1965 6000 rpm Ralley Pac that has both the clock and the tachometer working, this unit is most desirable, has the factory expensive console that is correct for the air conditioning, all the chrome is very nice, new but most likely just a couple of years old, nice correct side trim, the rear taillight bezels are new, all the emblems are nice, even has the chrome leading edge on the hood, optional day/night rear view mirror, nice black interior with bucket seats a and nice side panels, the 1965 black door panels have the stainless inserts, these seats are nicely padded, has FOMOCO belts in front, B5-A JR 1-66, rear seat is also ‘done’, black steering wheel, working stock radio with modern internals, has nice optional newer tinted windshield, new proper black dash pad, black front vertical dash with new bezel and working gauges, new black carpet installed,

the trunk area is nicely done, has the full sized spare, jack and handle, plaid mat for the trunk and cover for the spare,  drivers side inner wheel cover, trunk plaid mat, proper side cardboard inner panel covers,

new white power top with window installed by Fraser Dante as this is a real driven show car, correct black boot, full size detailed spare, new taillight light rear lenses, the new bezels to look great, items like the new fuel tank with filler system makes this a ‘clean’ fuel system and is new, has a correct black boot for the black interior and white power top, great effort accomplished to make this a very solid Mustang with excellent great looking steel work, just professionally buffed for outstanding paint luster (LINK),

SUMMARY: for sure this Mustang is a proven perfect driver show car in a color combination that is very hard to find, Fraser Dante went to great efforts to buy this car back as such fine examples are hard to get, the Rally Pac, power steering, GT disc brakes and Air Conditioning are top options, now this car is completely finished to a high degree of mechanical expertise along with the beautiful cosmetics of a car with just fantastic ‘eyes’, buffed and ready for Christmas 2017, offered at only $39,950