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MUSTANG 1965 CONVERTIBLE – Red, white interior

Stock #4967

1965 Mustang ‘A’ code convertible just being restored by Fraser Dante with the fresh work planned for Spring 2021, complete work is both mechanically and cosmetically completed, (LINK), see video of welding process (LINK), a strongly built, very correct hard to find dated 289cid ‘A’ engine,  just rebuilt by Fraser Dante, great compression, uprated Edelbrock #1404/4v carb and intake painted to look stock, the same ‘A’ code engine as in the GT, now this is really pretty and striking in the Rangoon Red paint that is a wonderful color and great luster, looks great with White bucket seated interior, five red safety belts, Mustang wood steering wheel, factory full console, new red carpet with black Mustang floor mats, nice white power top, white boot, full Borgeson Power Steering system install by Fraser Dante, has the correct 14×7 styled steel wheels, brand new expensive radial whitewalls installed, Shelby large sway bar and the brand new KYB shocks are for added stability, an extremely solid and correct body with date codes that are very, very original that are checked in our shop, these body pieces complement the fantastic red underchassis, this type quality is very hard to get today, it was initially found by Fraser Dante an owner of some 15 years at a North Carolina show, then upgrading at Fraser Dante shop, sold to a great customer who used as a show car, then back to Fraser Dante to go through our restoration shop again to be ready for Spring 2021, coming from an extremely top quality great driven MCA show condition, this has the desirable Borgeson variable ratio power steering just installed, just had a full professional detailing to present very well, has the dated 289cid rebuilt engine that has excellent dry cold reading compression in 146 to 155, fresh bearings, full tune and fluids, full detailing is shown on this report to document work, the goal to make a fun, landmark Mustang with top mechanicals and a stunning presentation, very hard to find an ‘A’ code convertible with such a dated engine along with a new Edelbrock #1404 4v carb and matching intake detailed for show as factory, the engine detailing is true show condition just finished! A great Mustang for the demanding and knowledgeable collector who wants to drive a show car, 

History: here is a documented correct 1965 Mustang ‘A’ code convertible with history of being owned by a serious Mustang collector out of North Carolina after being found at a show by another Mustang expert for Fraser Dante, see the 1993 MCA SHOW sticker that was found in the glove box (LINK), then the car was sent to Atlanta for further enhancements, an exceptional body with all Ford metal throughout, it is hard to find today of such a correct car that is really just really updated and preserved rather than needing a full restoration because of the quality of the car, this has all the Ford metal as best as can be told today, the floors, correct fenders, rear quarters, trunk and hood and lower rockers all have the Ford stampings, the inner floors are really sensational being so solid, hard to tell in the photos how really, really nice they are and so rust free, see the red oxide,

This very rare Mustang convertible has full upgrading work by Spring 2021 with complete planned work that includes all cosmetics, mechanicals and electricals, present here are some of the photos that show how extensive the work has been carried forth  (LINK), note the engine removed to detail bay and do build and detail work on the engine, see the many photos that document said work, all the Ford spot welds are factory, no signs of any changing can be ascertained, one can see from the rare original Data Tag that is still on the car, this has a DSO of Charlotte (22), the original color was Silver Blue and now it is Rangoon Red with the White interior (LINK), see all the info on VIN#5F08A335384,  even the steering box has the HCC AW 4K26C dating (LINK), all of these numbers are correct for the 26K or November 26, 1964, here is an early 1965 ‘A’ Code convertible low production build with top standards that is hard to find, has copies of Ford Mustang factory brochure (LINK), newer Owner’s Manual as shown in the LINKS, note that this Mustang is one of the most desirable vehicles ever produced for everyone, the MUSTANG 1965 to ’66, one of the first collector cars in America being good looking, fun to drive, the ’65-’66 Mustang was so popular that over 1,100,000 were made in the mid 60’s, the ‘ 65 and ’66 Mustang convertible are perhaps among the most collectable cars in the world, these are popular in Sweden, France, The Netherlands, Australia, just everywhere, men and women, old and young all love this car,

Engine/transmission: the 289/4v engine that is the same unit as the GT with 4v carburetor and the dual aluminized H-Pipe exhaust system with standard mufflers, rated at 225 horsepower, this engine has been kept in wonderful condition as per the excellent dry, cold compression taken with a really great dry/cold reading of 146 to 155 lbs. (LINK), the original numbers with date codes of block, intake and carb are exceptional (LINK), said numbers include the casting of C5AE and the date of 4.J.2 go with the car, hard to find with stampings this correct,

To insure top quality running condition, the engine is just pulled to complete with new crank bearings (SEE PHOTOS), full head and gasket check, bottom end checked, has all new belts and hoses that are factory correct, brand new Edelbrock #1404 500cfm carburetor and intake, all the fuel lines are clean, the detailing is set for MCA showing with MCA approved chrome air cleaner and chrome valve covers, the engine is set for top driving with complete road test, then the full detailing, the C4 automatic transmission works and shifts great,

included in the new full professional tune will be completed is the new ‘Spectra Premium’ Ignition and Engine Management Distributor (SEE LINK), points and condenser, then set up with the new show Ford C5OZ spark plug wires, new Autolite copper core ‘45’ spark plugs (SEE LINK), the timing and valves are just professionally set so this has the full fresh ignition system,  this has the ‘A’ Code exhaust manifolds that lead to the GT full dual exhaust system, this has the fresh high tech Valvoline oil and filter added and just completed, (LINK),

now also just installed is an expensive new strong DuraLast Gold battery with 750 cold cranking amps just installed for great starting, has the new proper cables (LINK), this car has the full testing by the staff of Fraser Dante is just completed, the radiator is pulled and sent to our sub for restoration, we also include the new hoses and clamps along the fresh new coolant, this is so this rare car will perform so well for Driven Show, 

working optional systems-suspension: brand new expensive Borgeson variable ratio Power Steering system for ease of driving was installed by Fraser Dante (LINK), we bill our customers $2890 said system that includes all parts, labor for install, fluids and road testing, when one drives this, it is really great, we are just adding brand new, expensive heavy duty KYB shocks (SEE LINK), Shelby sway bar for added stability, after completion of the Borgeson Power Steering install, a full new fresh alignment was done earlier by the serious alignment specialists at our nearby Audi dealer (LINK), 

Interior: the white standard bucket seated interior is the top color in the new builds by Fraser Dante, the new red 80/20 loop carpet and insulation was added, new door sill plates and screws, the white bucket seated interior is very nice and looks great with the red exterior, 5 red safety belts, proper Mustang wood steering wheel, has the white color on dash pod, fresh gauge cluster just done, also has the uprated Mustang Custom AutoSound Radio with iPod hookup that was installed by the Fraser Dante top sub, 

Underchassis/inner floors/suspension: at this juncture, we note the fantastic inner floors and the underchassis of this virtually rust free Mustang are so original and well protected, photos show the carpets taken out, the floors are EXCEPTIONAL, again, the photos do not show how really solid and rust free these floors are, much of the inner area has the factory paint and sealer, there was some insulation that was under the last carpet that was bit hard to take off showing how well protected this was through the years, all of this effort was to protect these lovely floors, all of these areas were sanded out by Fraser Dante, then the inner floors were protected with red oxide primer, all work to make safe for the next 45 years and look good, hard to find like this; ALSO, note the lower pans and torque boxes were also virtually rust free, in exceptional condition, the terrific underchassis floors were sanded, cleaned and then painted with proper Red Oxide with the primer Rustoleum paint as factory presentation and to protect for the future, then cleared to protect, (SEE LINK),  

Costing notes: starting in mid-2020, the costings to build and restore classic cars is climbing, we are faced with limited supply  from the orient today, even when we can find our top quality parts, paints and tires, our costings are way higher, shipping is higher, our own staff now takes serious health precautions on our shop to protect themselves, our insurance is higher, thusly as we go forward at Fraser Dante, we will keep up our top quality but are forced to raise our prices with the big nut we have today,

Summary: very seldom does one find such a gorgeous 1965 Mustang ‘A’ code convertible that can be driven and still preserved to great standards, showing the Charlotte ‘22’ DSO and now back in Atlanta, presenting with the newly painted Rangoon Red with White interior and the white new top, that is coupled to the styled steel wheels with brand new radial whitewalls…the chrome and trim throughout are just bright completing the presentation for the Spring 2021 shows or mountain driving, having the ‘A’ code with power steering, new GT power disc b rakes, great shocks and heavy duty sway bay are a top, top combination that is fantastic for the ages, the luster of the paint and body are really striking, out of the Fraser Dante shop now twice, a known car, call and talk to us at 770-641-8354

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Year: 1965
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Body Style: Convertible
Transmission: Automatic
Condition: Excellent
Stock#: 4967
Engine: V8
Exterior Color: Rangoon Red
Interior Color: White
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