1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE
GORGEOUS SHOW-FULL OPTIONS

TERRIFIC RESTORATION FROM A REALLY FANTANTIC BODY-
CHASSIS/TOP MUSTANG COLLECTOR HISTORY/RARE GORGEOUS
SPECIAL ORDER ‘THUNDERBIRD BRONZE’ COLOR-A LIGHTER
VINTAGE BURGUNDY/WONDERFUL LUSTER/WHITE POWER TOP/LASER
STRAIGHT BODY/GREAT STRONG COMPRESSION OF ORIGINAL DATED
289cid-4v CARBERATOR/DUAL ‘A’ CODE EXHAUSTS/UPRATED 4-
SPEED AOD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION/POWER STEERING/POWER
DUAL LINE DISC BRAKES/WORKING FACTORY AIR
CONDITIONING/BRAND NEW STYLED STEEL WHEELS/NEW RADIAL
WHITEWALLS/FULL OFF-WHITE PONY INTERIOR/FORD
CONSOLE/GREAT WOOD STEERING WHEEL/NEW WHITE FACED
GAUGES/ALL SHOW CHROME/GREAT SOLID UNDERCHASSIS/UPDATED
LIGHTING/FULL FRESH DETAILING AND COMPLETE MECHANICALS
CHECKED AT FRASER DANTE SHOP/DYNAMIC DRIVING
ABILITIES/READY SUMMER 2019

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1965 Mustang convertible restored and maintained as an extremely top quality Driven MCA show condition both mechanically and cosmetically, a very rare, just gorgeous with the ‘special order’ color allowed in the 1965 era of the ‘1957 Thunderbird Bronze’ that is similar to the Vintage Burgundy color…this gorgeous color was just shown at Mecum Indy 2019 with the prestigious Amos Minter Thunderbird collection, this was the most dynamic show of rare Thunderbirds ever assembled, Amos picked this wonderful color in a 1957 to display for the prestigious sale, now this 1965 Mustang is presented with an just exceptional and terrific body with the paint having wonderful luster, history has this coming from a serious Mustang collector who used this as a driven show car and really knows these cars, for Summer 2019, this is restored to top Driven Show use, this has the dated believed THE original 289cid/4v engine, has great compression, brand new carburetor just installed plus the factory original Autolite 4100, a full professional tune, all new factory correct hoses and clamps, new coil, new spark plug wires, all wiring excellent, said timing checked and road tested, fresh cap and rotor, just fully checked for top performance, full professional fresh tune, now has the ‘A’ Code 4v carburetor and the full dual exhaust system, now has the uprated and very desirable Ford 4-speed AOD automatic transmission, Ford Mustang full off white Pony interior, matching white power top and new window, Ford power steering, very desirable uprated dual line power front disc brakes, expensive Mustang wood steering wheel, belief is that this is really an exceptional body with just wonderful fresh paint work and fully buffed at Fraser Dante, just really great luster and presentation, full car detailing just completed, VIN #s on both inner fenders, fantastic new suspension parts with said area being a priority, exceptional fully great factory quality underchassis, expensive brand new 1965 styled steel wheels with center caps, lug nuts and radial narrow band whitewalls, these are just installed, all the new brake and fuel lines are checked, really great show luster to the highly detailed paint, the full lighting system is checked along with the backup lights that are custom designed though the rear valence, Fraser Dante has even has the 1965 Mustang convertible professionally aligned for excellent show driving (SEE LINK), now presented and finished both mechanically in all aspects along with tops cosmetically presented as top driven show car in all aspects, fully checked and ready for Summer 2019,

Engine: here is the perfectly working strong correct engine, very original with the dated C5AE-6015-E 289cid casting markings on the engine, now this is just highly show detailed, this very proper dated 289cid engine that is hard to find with all of the ‘numbers’, these are listed on the special (LINK) that even shows all of the datings of the fresh 1965 hydraulic lifter heads, the  engine block is great with a dry reading compression just taken from 149psi to 153 psi across (LINK), shows the rebuild with said high readings, the heads look very fresh with the valve covers off as shown, they have new gaskets, the timing and valves are just set, now from a full tune just completed with new show Ford C5OZ spark plug wires, new Autolite copper core ‘45’ spark plugs (LINK), see important full number sheet (LINK) that gives lots of details, the ratings on this engine show to be the 225 horsepower with a strong 305 lb/ft of torque, these hydraulic lifter heads make this a strong street performer while being easy to maintain, see the show quality valve covers, photos with valve covers off (LINK),

Carburetor: when received at Fraser Dante, this had a proper show and factory Autolite 4100 carburetor to go with the dated Ford intake manifold, this carburetor is a rare and previously rebuilt Autolite 4100 with a date code of C5ZF-C, we tried to rebuild the carb again but it was simply worn out with too much warping to fit perfectly, thusly this does work just OK and it goes with the car for show use, in order for this Mustang to drive well, NOW, we have just installed and fitted an expensive brand new Holley #4160C, polished universal 600 cfm carburetor (SEE THE LINK), this is designed to fit the Ford intake manifold, has a new gasket, this new Holley carburetor works even better than the 4100, the original Autolite 4100 that has been rebuilt a number of times but has seen its better days after 52 years, works OK and does go with the package for the new owner for show purposes,

Next…in order to make this a great road car, it now features an uprated AOD automatic transmission with overdrive, this is a great upgrade for enjoying driving this Mustang to dinner or going to a show, the dual exhaust system exits the rear valence through special cutouts for the custom designed exhaust to look just great and work well, this is rated at a strong 225 horsepower with the hydraulic lifter heads, this has all proper new hoses, factory type clamps, new belts, this one of the smoothest, stock engines the shop has prepared in a while, 

Racing oil/filter: another upgrade is the Special Valvoline high performance VR1 20-50 high zinc oil is added along with new filter for engine protection (LINK), said oil gives the proper zinc for the lubrication of the engine, note this step is using the top racing quality oil that can only be used on engines without a catalytic converter,

Interior: a very strong point is the full just beautiful Pony biscuit interior in fine condition, the padded seats are well done, full factory console, the Pony door panels match, the very nice tan new top matches the interior, has the outlets for the working cold factory air conditioning, note the dual outside mirrors, the driver’s side being the adjustable upscale version, all the windows work, the felts are good, the chrome accessories include the inside and outside handles that are new, the bumpers are terrific with fantastic shine and luster,

Body and chassis: simply said, a very high point on the great Mustang convertible is that this is a really fine original body with all the body parts, all the fenders and quarters being as produced from examination, it is believed that only the hood is a replacement steel unit, the underchassis is really exceptional and so very original, (LINK) all the floors are factory and the frame/torque boxes just exceptional, very hard to find such a quality body and chassis that has been so well maintained, detailed trunk with mat, spare and jack fully checked (LINK),

Wheels and tires: here is great area as this has very expensive brand new, new 14x6 correct chrome styled steel wheels with the lug nuts and center caps, they are first spun to check balance before the brand new Hankook 205/75/14 radial narrow band tires just installed, then balanced again, they are just installed and really look great and make this handle wonderful, full braking system just checked, (LINK),
 
Summary: here is a just beautiful Mustang restored in a very pretty rare special order paint which contrasts extremely well with the tan Pony interior and tan convertible top, this looks great with the newer white-faced gauge cluster, a full console with the desirable air conditioning and power front disc brakes, the body and underchassis are in fantastic condition, we love the special order color!!! Looks fantastic especially in the sun! out of the Fraser Dante shop and a really great price at only $44,950

A REALLY, GREAT, GREAT 1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE

Additional notes:  This is a most desirable car with the classic early Mustang design and brand that still permeates our lifestyle today, in Spring 2019, the 10,000,000 Mustang was produced…the most successful Sports Car of all time!!!  note that the ‘ 65 and ’66 Mustang convertible are perhaps among the most collectable cars in the USA, William Ford 111, 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”, this is a true American classic that is part of Americana

A REALLY, GREAT, GREAT 1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE