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1965 Mustang Convertible V8 - Excellently Restored - 4k miles

Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1965
Mileage: 96,000
VIN: 5F08F187723
Color: Red
Engine: V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Bothell, Washington, United States

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible Additional Info:

Restored Convertible V8 Mustang -Rare 1964 ½ (1965)

I’m selling my excellently restored and well cared for Convertible V8 Mustang, a somewhat more rare and sought after 1964 ½ -- early first-year-of-production Mustang. Please look at all the pictures very closely and I can also TEXT (see below) a video of it running and 360 view. It sounds great with classic American Ford V8 with Flow Master duel mufflers. Love the car, but don't use it nearly enough. It has been garaged since I bought it thoroughly restored in 2005. Detailed information and documentation of the restoration was provided by the prior owner and I’ve included his information below. I've not driven it more than 2000 miles since I bought the car 12 years ago and prior owner had 2000 miles after his restoration. Additionally, I’ve more recently upgraded the vehicle substantially with safety and major performance enhancements noted below. In short, it is a V8 convertible Mustang with all core parts new or restored, including professionally restored engine, running gear, safety features and interior--with maybe the best looking color combination for this model. Local work I’ve had done was by a local specialist Pony Shop and a professional auto repair shop that does great work on classic cars.

It runs fantastic, and is very powerful with its upgrades and you can hear it coming. Great FlowMaster duel-exhaust, Hi-Po manifolds V8 rumble, high performance carb, a rust-free body, excellent restored all around finish (as you can see from the photos) nice condition replaced White interior (white is the only color to have on hot sunny days-doesn't get hot to touch). Original center console (I added a console cup holder), and incredibly deep high-end paint in nice shape and polish with a color combination that makes everyone notice.

Great driving condition. It could be used as a daily driver, but I’ve only used on sunny days. It is beautiful to look at (the early Mustangs had an understated “muscle” look) and with its safety and performance enhancements it a pleasure to drive anywhere. It is not a trailer/show car and I have not tried to keep every part original for show awards or treat the car like a precious not to be used on the road museum piece, though if you are like me you would want to try not parking too close to other cars with this one. A trailer car is not what I was ever looking for and the reason I've been aggressive upgrading systems that aren't visible on the exterior. You want to have fun and enjoy such a beautiful car. I don't claim to be a Mustang collector or mechanic but I hired good ones to get this car upgraded. I wanted, and this is, a higher performing safety-modernized V8 Mustang Convertible that still looks original. I’ve recently found I have only had time to use it a couple times a year and the time has come to let it go to a new home where it will be enjoyed. It fits 5 passengers comfortably and people love rides in it. It’s a gem vehicle as the next owner will find out.

Please only serious, ready to buy inquiries. If you want to buy and are remote please your mechanic/appraiser do a thorough inspection of the vehicle before making an offer or come here for a test drive. Sold AS IS. Will require a $2000 non-refundable deposit within 24 hours via PayPal and only provide bill of sale and transfer title after funds clear, and full payment must be made within 3 days. The car is for sale locally as well on Craigslist and I would much rather sell to a local buyer who can come drive off with it--and my Ebay price will reflect that--also not interested in international sale and whatever that entails for shipping. (If WA buyer, you can buy the '65 vintage license plates from me at my cost and you can register as a collector vehicle-- if that is how you plan to use the car and want to use the '65 WA plates which are not that easy to find.) I will try to pull this listing quickly if it sells local. If serious about buying, you can text about arrangements at (425) 478-4778. Can text you a video of engine running and 360 around car. (425) 478-4778. Thanks for looking. I hope the car brings as much fun to the next owner's family as it has to mine. Kurt

Including Initial and Recent Upgrades


• Restored and ready for its next 100,000 miles. Details:

• Color combo: Rangoon Red/White Upholstery/Black Carpet & Top

â—¦ Car stripped to metal and coated with high grade Epoxy primers. Painted Rangoon red withPPG brand paint. Several red base coats and four clear coats. Paint has beautiful deep rich depth and polish that you have to see in person to fully appreciate. It turns heads like you would expect.

• Electric Top

• Power Steering

• Power Brakes (two cylinders for safety), new brake pads

• Original 1964 ½ 260 V8 Engine (same base block as 289, but authentic 64 ½ were bored out to 260).

• Original engine professionally rebuilt by Jasper (best in business) with less than 4,000 miles on it, and had 75,000 mile Jasper warranty; Jasper motors completely remanufacture the original V-8, engine- is better than new. Have documentation.

• Complete new drive train

• Professionally undercoat inspected and treated

• Comprehensive restoration,completed 2005, included interior upholstery, exterior, mechanical top to bottom. There is still less than 4,000 miles since restoration. More recent upgrades including brand new tires, Holley high performance carb, manifolds, duel exhaust, FlowMaster mufflers, fire wall installed to protect gas tank, engine compartment stability bars to moderniz, performance and ride without changing car’s appearance

• Automatic transmission rebuilt and working perfectly

• New Hi-Po Manifolds and Duel Exhaust with Flow Master Mufflers – Beautiful Flow Master sound – throaty purr to roar, and added Horsepower (engine breathes far better than original)

• Brand new Holley top of the line, modern 4bbl Carburetor; new K&M Air Filter

• Brand new White Wall Tires with less than 200 miles on them

• New brake pads, less than 200 miles

• Brand new radiator, less than 200 miles, runs cool always

• New LED super-bright brake light bulbs for safety, (looks the same as original from outside)

• Brand new Sealed Cell battery, with original battery cover for showing

• Shoulder seatbelts for daily driving

• 1964 ½ Mustang CONVERTIBLE –One First Mustangs Shipped

â—¦ Vehicle Data Number on door post 5F08F181723 / 76AM8230F12 [16] *last two digits for regular axle/trans misc features were not included on tag so just guessing there. Code shows the convertible Mustang Shipped June 30, 1964. One of the very first of the American classic Mustangs off the line, even more rare among the first of first, being a convertible. Retains some indicators of its early production:

◦ 1964 ½ Generator – “GEN” gage

◦ 1964 ½ “A” in vent knob

◦ Correct 1964 ½ “260 V8” badges on both sides

â—¦ Per code, started its life Wimbledon White which is what prior owner told me as well

Restoration Details

Parts listed were either rebuilt or purchased new.

Engine compartment and drive train

The engine compartment was stripped and redone. Replace battery holder tray, battery, battery cables, Engine (Jasper did a complete rebuild of the original motor with a 75,000 mile warranty), Installed a new Holley carburetor, new Hi Performance manifolds with Duel Exhaust added and Flow Master mufflers for incredible engine sound on the road. New K&M chrome air cleaner and filter, all belts, hoses, clamps, starter, generator, had the voltage relay tested and it was ok, starter relay, fuel pump and filter, PVC valve, motor mounts, windshield wiper blades, Windshield washer pump, washer fluid bag, and all washer system tubing, high flow aluminum water pump, gooseneck, distributor, points, condenser, plugs and wires, distributor cap, coil, thermostat, radiator cap, rebuilt transmission and rear end. All drive shaft universal joints and some of the wiring under the hood. Horns, fuel filter, power steering hoses, dip stick and tube were also replaced.

Interior compartment

All seats, seat foams, carpet, door panels, instrument bezel, restored dash and center console, luxury carpet mats, kick panels that allow 6 inch speakers, visors, rod pins and end caps, chrome sun-visor brackets, arm rests and chrome arm rest bases, quarter trim panels were restored, all interior metal was stripped and refinished, windlace, and a walnut steering wheel. The horn contact points were replaced. Convertible boot, wiper motor switch, shoulder restraint seat belts for safety in front. Seat belts were added to the back seat. New glove box compartment. The heating system was totally rebuilt which included a new blower motor, defroster duct outlets and hose,heater fluid hoses, heater core and plenum chamber restoration.

The trunk is completely stripped and restored with new trunk mats, truck filler to quarter panel, wheel house protector strip, anti-rattle trunk tension rod pad. The trunk springs hold trunk down rather than up – not standard but I have not had the spring set up changed, you can if desired. Rigid metal fire wall for safety between trunk and gas tank was added for modern safety in case of being rear ended.

Brake system

Brake booster, new Dual master cylinder for safety, adjustable proportioning valve, turned all the drums, replaced all pad and wheel cylinders along with the springs. The axle bearings and seals were replaced along with the front wheel bearings.


This a rust-free car. Door skins replaced.Full metal including behind the rear tires in the lower quarter panels, trunk drop offs and the inner quarter wheelhouse. Professional body work and nice fits. New door hinges were installed on the car to eliminate sagging doors.

Chrome replaced including both bumpers and bolt assemblies, drivers side mirror, Taillights and parking light assemblies, gas cap, trunk lock cylinder chrome, convertible boot snap studs and front grill. Rubber pieces on the car were replaced including the door and trunk seals, rubber grommets, door, hood and trunk bumper kits etc.

Car was completely stripped and coated with high grade epoxy primers. Rangoon red with top of the linePPG brand paint. The car hasseveral red base coats and four clear coats. Incredible rich, deep paint job that turns heads. Looks gorgeous.

Suspension, front end and steering

• The suspension and front end have been completely rebuilt. All bushings were replaced, Car has new leaf and front coil springs, spring seats, Coil spring insulators, new shackle kits and U-Bolts. New front sway bar, upper and lower control arms, upper and lower ball joints, inner and outer tie rod ends, drag link adjustment sleeves, idler arm, power cylinder along with the bushings and dust boot, and all four KYB gas shocks. State of the art Flaming River precision steering box adds to better than new mechanics of the vehicle.