Our feature 1965 Ford Mustang convertible has been the subject of a recently completed fastidious restoration. Resplendent in Rangoon Red, the respray appears to have been done to a high standard, suggesting extensive prior preparation. Chrome bumpers and trim are either fresh or re-plated, as there is no indication of pitting or patina visible. Stainless trim is also either new or highly polished original. Fourteen-inch styled chrome Mustang wheels are shod in redline bias-ply tires. The power-operated white vinyl convertible top looks showroom new, with no wrinkling present.
Inside the Ford Mustang convertible is awash in bright red. The bucket seats are covered in bright red vinyl, and look to have been part of the recent restoration, as no wear or wrinkling is visible. The carpets are in equally new condition. The padded dash, steering wheel, and steering column are all as new and in the same hue. The gauge cluster is above the column, straight ahead of the steering wheel. Lenses are crystal clean, and all numbers are sharp and crisp. The speedometer is flanked by the fuel gauge on the left and the temp gauge to the right. All three pedals have rubber pads with polished stainless surrounds. The shifter is a chrome T-handle topped with a black shift ball. Windows are the manual crank variety, and the wing or vent windows are strictly manual. An AM radio resides in the center of the dash.
The tidy Ford Mustang engine bay is occupied by the potent K-Code cubic-inch V8 making 271 horsepower. The 289 sends power to the rear wheels via the four-speed Toploader transmission to the Traction-Lok rear end with 3.89 rear gear. This Ford Mustang is equipped with disc brakes, all the better to slow the Mustang down during spirited driving.
This brilliant Rangoon Red 1965 Ford Mustang convertible will cross the block at the Mecum Auctions Orlando, Florida event taking place July 6th through the 9th.