1965 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE
- Period Correct 289 200 HP
- Period Correct Factory 4 Speed Manual
- Period Correct Front Disc Brakes
- Complete restoration inside and out
This 1965 Mustang is a rare find with the 4-speed manual and front disc brakes. This car has been owned by the same owner since 1973 and has been completely restored to a level of high quality. This one is ready for a high-end collection and all the shows.
In 1965 Iacocca’s aim was a car that cost $2500, weighed 2500 lbs and could carry four people. He got pretty close, as a base 6 cylinder hardtop coupe, with a 3 speed manual gearbox cost $2320 and weighed 2449 lbs. It was based around a strong, lightweight unibody, with multiple bracing, minimal brightwork and a European style recessed sporty grille.
Equipped with bucket seats and also available as a convertible for only $2557, it could be as humble as a 101 HP 170 cid, 6-cylinder grocery getter or as fast as a 220 bhp 289 cid V-8. Starting in June 1964, a hi-performance 271 bhp version of the 289 was introduced, equipped with a 4-speed, quick steering and special handling package.