1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE
JUST GORGEOUS RANGOON RED, TOP DRIVEN SHOW, GT BADGES, WHITE GT SIDE STRIPES, 289cid ‘C’ CODE REBUILT ENGINE TO ‘A’ CODE SPECS, UPRATED WITH 4v CARB, COBRA KIT, GT REAR DUAL EXHAUSTS, GREAT COOLING NEW 3-ROW RADIATOR, C-4 AUTOMATIC, BRAND NEW FULL BRAKE SYSTEM, SHELBY SWAY BAR, BEAUTIFUL RED STANDARD INTERIOR, GREAT RED STEERING WHEEL, FULL CONSOLE, RED BOOT, UPRATED HARTZ BLACK TOP, AM-FM RADIO, NEW 1965 STYLED STEEL WHEELS, SHOW 6.95-14 DUAL REDLINE BIAS PLY TIRES, TERRIFIC FACTORY STRAIGHT BODY, EXCELLENT BLACK UNDERCHASSIS, ALL LIGHTS WORK, TURN SIGNALS
1965 Mustang Show Quality Convertible with GT upgrades and a really just spectacular build that is presented as a proven Fraser Dante Driven Show car, now just finished in just terrific and gorgeous Rangoon Red with amazing luster and a very straight all steel body, has the GT badges, the added GT white side stripes that looks fantastic, beautiful chrome trim and bumpers, has the striking all new Red factory standard bucket seated interior, red correct steering wheel, the factory long console, red safety belts, new Red carpet, red boot, a ‘C’ code 289cid production now rebuilt to ‘A’ code specs, all numbers on the engine and heads so them to be factory original, has the Ford 4v carb and a Ford intake, set up as a GT with the rear dual exhaust full system, excellent very strong with even compression better than stock, thusly this will yield at least the 225 horsepower, a great tested cooling system as Fraser Dante has driven this to shows in the hot weather, the correct full brake system just completely professionally built and installed, the engine mechanicals just completed with the exacting tune specs as shown below, then the freshly detailing work in the engine bay, presented with just fantastic steel body and sensational black underchassis, extremely top restoration with terrific proven mechanicals and really great ‘eyes’, the C-4 automatic transmission works great, correct shifter, the glass is so good that the windshield is a replacement tinted unit with the ‘Carlite’ stampings….great attention to exacting details, really has a just awesome and spectacular Rangoon Red paint and straight body that is highly and completely detailed and prepared for Summer 2020,
Additional notes that this has the full stock dash with gauge package redone, terrific now detailed inner floors and highly presented original solid underchassis just painted in proper black, expensive new 1965 correct show 14×6 styled steel wheels, center caps and lug nuts, new show 6.95-14 U.S. Royal Safety bias ply dual red line tires, has very good suspension, to insure this can drive to a show or dinner, the complete full standard braking system just been gone through from brake drums, shoes and wheel cylinders all rebuilt, then show tested, all the chrome is really just an outstanding presentation, see the Mustang Manual and other historical documents that come with the show package (LINK), a lot of work to produce this just really top condition 1965 Mustang Convertible that is set up to drive and enjoy at a show, Fraser Dante did our final finish restoration and then taken this to a initial show on August 24, 2019 to represent the top quality work…photos on www.fraserdante.com confirm, has just great cooling with the new 3 row new radiator and it did some trouble 40 miles in 90o heat…then this has been kept in the Fraser Dante showroom to show the quality of our Mustangs, we are so proud of this car as we have taken this out to other driving adventures, a really proud and a terrific effort in this highly built classic iconic 1965 Mustang Convertible in our showroom, original data tag (LINK),
Note on build for 2020: please understand in the world today, as a builder and restorer of classic Mustangs, see that the parts chain supply stream is either cut off or very limited supply, then when we get our needed restoration parts, the costing is very much higher than in 2019, the value of the build costing of these quality Mustangs is climbing higher for sure, also, having been in business for many years, Fraser Dante has a large stock of needed parts for these cars that cover most of our needs, we run a professional shop with full time staff along with expert subs that have worked with us for years, in short, the values are climbing,
Engine: here is a great, proper, rebuilt and strong 289cid engine, born as a 2V being a ‘C’ code, now this is uprated to ‘A’ code specs just like the GT, the below listed numbers show that this should be the original engine block to the car, this has the proper 4v carburetor and Ford intake set up, then built with the full dual exhaust system through the rear valence just like a GT, this now is the at least 225 horsepower rating today, really just like the factory built these ‘A’ code cars, this rebuilt engine has very strong compression that is 153-163 psi in a dry cold reading that is even better than original factory (SEE LINK), these readings are better than factory stock, this has the correct casting of the engine of a C5AE-6015-E and the date code of 5.l.17 (SEE LINK), both the heads are correct #289 and have been rebuilt, one is a 1965 unit and the other the replacement 1966 unit although both are factory the same, these show the obvious rebuilding, set up with the Ford intake and the Ford 4v Motorcraft carburetor, this runs just great, note the MCA approved chrome dress up kit, even has the added hi-po air cleaner element, has the upgraded Mustang 3 row radiator with fresh hoses and clamps, a factory fan shroud 6 blade flex fan, great cooling, one can tell great effort was put into the build, it shows very factory correct and really show ready with the GT dress up kit,
Tune/timing: The full professional tune by the Fraser Dante team just completed to make sure that driving is a pleasure, this has all brand new spark plugs and wires, this full setup is completed with new show Ford Autolite 7mm spark plug wires, new Autolite copper core ‘45’ spark plugs (SEE LINK), then now installed is the ‘Spectra Premium’ distributor ignition and engine management system (SEE LINK), has the uprated ‘Standard” points and condenser, the complete timing is set, the 4v carburetor is adjusted, the fuel flow is great with the new fuel tank that is installed, note that the engine bay is now highly show detailed just as factory produced,
Racing oil/filter: just installed is the Special Valvoline high performance VR1 20-50 high zinc oil that is added along with new filter for excellent engine protection (LINK), said oil gives the proper zinc for the lubrication of the engine, note this step by using the top racing quality oil that can only be used on engines without a catalytic converter, only top shops go to this expense,
Mustang history: here is a true gorgeous show worthy classic Mustang, for sure an early car restored to the very top standards for Driven Show, the history of the great and so collectable 1964 ½ to 1966 Mustang Convertible is shown with the Popular Science article in May 1964 with the famous and dearly loved, Dan Gurney, driving the car, see the (LINK) with a copy of this to come with the car, ready to enjoy and the staff at Fraser Dante to discuss,
Brakes/Suspension: new Monro-Matic shocks just installed (LINK), drum brakes just checked (LINK),
Underchassis and floors: here is a really very fine example of a quality Mustang…an area of this very superior 1965 Mustang convertible, just completed and documented with photos are thevery original and very solid, just terrific full black painted underchassis, (LINK), the floors are in really fine shape with only some very minor footwell work through the years, the new uprating is now completed out of the Fraser Dante shop, hard to find such quality today, there are many hours spent to bring up to top driven show standards!
Trunk and spare: here is just completed is the full trunk show detailing with the most solid floors, one can see the new painted floors around the new fuel tank, the left side board is properly in place, then the new show plaid trunk mat is added, then finally a spare tire and jack…ready to show and drive!
Summary: it is really hard to find such an outstanding 1965 Mustang convertible…this is the most desirable year, virtually a top proven MCA Driven Show quality, see the Owner’s Manual and factory Mustang jacket (LINK) that comes with this whole package, now all just prepared with top cosmetics and also finished with top professional mechanicals as an investment and rare Mustang now ready for Summer 2020 shows or being able to go for the Saturday drive, great attention to the mechanicals, this just beautiful Mustang is restored in a very pretty #1 color that looks amazing, the body and underchassis are in remarkable condition, we love the color!!! Items like the added Shelby sway bay makes this handle great, it looks fantastic just out of the Fraser Dante shop and is only shipped with the final professional checkout in our shop to confirm great running so it is just finished, a really great price at only $42,950
TOP DRIVEN SHOW CAR…ICONIC 1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE