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2023 02 03 Featured External Listing – 1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2023 02 03 Featured External Listing – 1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

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Here is a 1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible which looks to be in wonderful condition by the photos.  This 1965 is from the first model year of Mustang.  When people speak of ’64-1/2 Mustangs, they may be right in that cars were delivered to purchasers in 1964, though the model year on the registration is no earlier than 1965.  (Typically, a model year of a car denotes the model that was on sale January 1 of the model year.)  The car is not all original, ad sets out a repaint for example.  But few all-original 1965 Mustangs remain in this condition.  So perhaps this example is worth a look.

1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

CCC Vital Info – 1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Odometer – 1,234 miles shown, TMU
Engine Info – Original V8
Transmission Info – 3-speed automatic
Exterior Colour – Light blue
Interior Colour – Light blue with white
Other features – Recent restoration, Flowmaster Exhaust, Foose wheels
Seller – Private
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The light blue finish on the car is a repaint and it looks quite good.  A tell of an early Mustang are the taillights still in place on this car, indicating either a ’65 or ’66 as they were changed by Ford on the ’67.  A couple non-original items easily picked up by a quick look are the Foose wheels – though originals are included – and the recently installed round driving lights.  Both are nice touches but we might tempt ourselves with originality and the factory wheels.  Chrome, dual pipes and emblems look good – this car has been tended to.  While we generally prefer to look at convertibles with the top down, there are no photos with the top up so this might be worth a look.


1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

On the inside, the Pony package is outfitted.  Look closely at the embossing on the seatbacks for the Pony package signature.  The recently redone two-tone white and matching light blue are a stunner with the top down.  The original three-spoke steering wheel is a nice complement.  Not too much in the form of creature comforts on this one – we see crank windows and manual locks.  So, it retains much of its period charm though a nice modernization is the power convertible top.

1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible


There is a one photo of under the hood but we find ourselves craving more detail.  The ad mentions both a V6 and a 302 cubic inch engine, which would be a V8.  This merits closer scrutiny.  If this car has a numbers matching engine as the ad says, our money is on a 289 cubic inch V8.  There is a reference to “mostly numbers matching” to indicate that mechanical components beyond the engine have been swapped out – another topic of conversation with the seller.  The ad indicates Flowmaster exhaust and automatic transmission, a three-speed, which puts the power down via the rear wheels.  A nice-to-have on a car like this are the books, manuals, documentation and maintenance history offered by the ad.

1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible


Find this 1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in Burnaby, BC on craigslist for $68,995.  We thank early CCC follower Tony for submitting it.

Let Us Know What You Think!  (We love comments.  Ever owned one of these?  Got a story?  Is anyone tempted to go have a look?)

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I am so glad the original wheels are included! These oversize Foose rims are out of place on an otherwise stock appearing Mustang.