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- Engine Size:
- 289 V8
- Transmission Type:
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- 55,691 (Unknown)
- Atlanta, GA
During the recent 50th anniversary celebrations surrounding the Ford Mustang, it gives us pause to realize that there really aren't many cars that are as universally loved. Take this 1965 Ford Mustang convertible just about anywhere this side of a Super Chevy show, and it'll find a large group of enthusiastic admirers and the new owner will quickly discover that everyone is your friend when you drive a drop-top pony car.
The bright red paint looks right on the tidy, trim first-generation Mustang shape. While this one was originally Silver Blue, there's no sign of it anywhere, inside or out, suggesting a full disassembly during the restoration and the results were worth it. The finish highlights the car's important parts such as the crease along the tops of the fenders and the famous "C-scoop" on the flanks. Fit and finish are pretty darned good for a car that's built to cruise, and you can see even at a distance that the doors and hood fit quite well. The two-stage urethane finish has a decent shine that shows a few swirls and polishing marks, but with a professional buff, this car will sparkle on the show field. Nice chrome bumpers were surely replaced during the cosmetic stages of the restoration and while it packs a V8, it doesn't advertise beyond the usual '289' badges and twin exhaust pipes out back.
The black interior is correct and replaces the original code 22 Blue upholstery, so you know it has been restored. Handsome bucket seats flank a nicely restored center console, giving this bright ragtop a very upscale look. The '65s still used the wide central speedometer with outer pods for fuel level and temperature, and we're guessing that the instrument panel is original albeit in good shape. A matching black steering wheel works rather well in the monochromatic interior and there's an AM radio head unit in the dash that's probably due for an upgrade for cruising this summer. The dash pad, carpets, and door panels are all in excellent condition and there's a very nicely done white convertible top that folds flush and disappears under a matching black boot. The trunk is also correctly finished with a new reproduction mat and full-sized spare tire assembly.
Experts will already have glanced at the VIN and noticed that this is a C-code car, meaning a 289 cubic inch V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor and 200 horsepower. You're in luck, because that's what's in there today. Looking quite tidy under the hood, it brings a fat torque curve to the game which makes this Mustang far more entertaining to drive. With chrome valve covers and a matching air cleaner, it has a neo-GT look and those fender braces do make a noticeable improvement in front-end stiffness. It's backed by a C4 3-speed automatic transmission and an 8-inch rear end which are rugged enough to handle the V8's horsepower, and the car has been fitted with power steering that makes it very easy to handle. The underside of the car is remarkably clean and there's a new gas tank and a recent dual exhaust system hanging out back. It rolls on optional styled steel wheels and they're wrapped in fat 195/75/14 whitewall radials.
Affordable fun in the sun, that's the Mustang. With the right combination of charisma and performance, this is a wonderful car to own. Call today!
Why Sell With Streetside Classics?
Because we know classic cars and how to sell them. We provide the peace of mind that can only come from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country. Our sales teams generate industry-leading sales volume per dealership and consistently win customer service awards in the process. We take out the hassles of selling privately and get you more money in your pocket than anywhere else. Come see why we are The Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer.
Reasons to Consign With Us
- Top Consignment Dealer in the Nation
- Over 1200 Cars in Stock
- No Upfront or Monthly Fees
- Five MASSIVE Indoor Showrooms
- Over 35 Cars SOLD/Month Per Showroom
- Local, National, & Worldwide Exposure
- We Will Get You Top $$$
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- Classic Car Financing Available
- No Phone Calls or Texts At All Hours
- No Strangers At Your Door
- High Quality Pictures, Video & Write-Up
- Keeping Our Consignors Happy Is Job #1
Our Global Marketing Reach
We advertise on all the top websites and print publications marketing your vehicle globally, getting it hundreds of views each day.
That's over an $1100 value!
Financing Classic & Collector Cars
Let our money work for you! With rates as low as 6.00% and an average appreciation of 9.00% a year it doesn't always make sense to pay with cash.
- Minimum Loan Amount - $5,000
- No Pre-Payment Penalty
- No Proof of Income (Tier 1 Credit)
- Terms to 144 months
- Bankruptcy, foreclosure, divorce – All OK
After being in the collector-car business for a decade prior, Donna Robbins opened the doors to the first Streetside Classics showroom in Charlotte, NC in 2008. Armed with a customer-oriented business philosophy and a clear vision for success, she has since led Streetside Classics to an unrivaled sales volume that is currently among the best in the collector car industry.
With the most knowledgeable and professionally trained staff in the industry, we have expanded nationally and opened showrooms in many major U.S. markets. We operate under the principles of doing business fairly and with the understanding that our customers are the lifeblood of the business. Much of our success comes from the relationships formed with buyers and sellers around the world who have joined us on this incredible journey and made Streetside’s rapid growth possible.
Today, Streetside Classics is known as the Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer; providing sellers and buyers alike with the peace of mind that only comes from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country.
Terms & Conditions
Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classics prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classics reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.
The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classics within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction.
If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classics and submit deposit within 24 hours of auction close, vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come, first serve basis.
For balance of payment we will accept bank wire transfer (preferred), cashier’s check, or personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears).
Streetside Classics has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability relying on information provided by the consignor/seller. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions.
Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles, regardless of age, mileage, or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classics encourages bidders to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are encouraged and must take place prior to the purchase.
All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied.
Final or winning bid price does not include shipping, tax, title, or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale.
We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.
An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.
This site and all advertising information may be updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge and that of the owners of the vehicles, and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. We cannot be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. Streetside Classics is not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials, and componentry of every single vehicle we sell. It is the responsibility of the buyer to either inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Streetside Classics strives to perform extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible that there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent. All vehicles are sold AS-IS with no warranties expressed or implied.