Ford's immortal first generation Mustang had its first public viewing at the
New York World's Fair of April 1964. It was the first of the so-called 'pony'
cars that subsequently included the Chevy Camaro, AMC Javelin and revamped
Chrysler Barracuda. It also inspired such Coupes from elsewhere in the world as
the Ford Capri and Vauxhall Firenza. It was styled in house under the direction
of Joe Oros and utilised as many components as possible from the existing
Falcon and Fairlane models, in order to minimise cost. Soon available in Coupe,
Convertible and Fastback guise, the Ford could be bought with a range of
straight-six and V8 engines.
This most handsome of classic Mustangs is a 1965 Convertible finished in its
original colour of Raven Black complemented by a new Poppy Red interior and
equipped with a power-operated hood. The desirable 289ci V8 powerplant (A code
225bhp) quite rare nowdays is mated to a four-speed Top Loader manual gearbox.
During recent months the four-seater has benefited from over £11,500 worth of
new parts including: a complete dual exhaust with headers, fuel and water
pumps, fuel filter, fuel tank, HT leads, Weiland alloy inlet manifold mated to
a new Holly four-barrel carburettor, alloy radiator with new fan and shroud,
complete suspension for front and rear, complete braking system overhauled, new
complete air conditioning unit, power ram for the convertible roof, the
refurbishment of both cylinder heads, and the correct "style" chrome
wheels shod with B.F.Goodrich tyres, A modern but period looking Factory
Mustang Hi-Fi, 'YRD 403C' has also been freshly repainted and re-trimmed, and
treated to a GT grille and spot lights at an additional cost of some £17,500.
This matching numbers 65 Pony Convertible has "excellent" bodywork,
paintwork, interior trim, engine and gearbox and it "drives great".
It has its complete original tools in correct boot bag. A "very nice"
history file with supporting Invoices for all the recent expendature, it is
taxed and MOT.
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