We should be grateful to old Mustangs like this 1965 convertible. The Mustang is not only the granddaddy of the pony car, but it''s a gateway to the hobby that remains affordable, fun, and universally loved. There just aren''t many other vehicles that are known around the world that can also deliver this much fun for so little cash. This C-code ragtop is Exhibit A in the case of why Mustangs are great. First, it looks awesome, from the styling to the proportions, to the correct code Y Silver Blue Metallic paint, which gives it a more refined look. It is indeed this car''s original color, and you can imagine the delighted first owner taking it home nearly fifty years ago, top down and a big, silly grin on his or her face. Well, that''s what''ll happen today when this car''s next owner comes to collect it, too. The paint job is a few years old, but shines up well and captures the original color pretty darned well. An accessory luggage rack on the trunk lid is a period accessory that''s actually pretty useful, and the shiny chrome bumpers are surely fresh pieces that look and fit great. The two-tone Pony interior is a great complement to the silver blue bodywork, offering a bright disposition and adds to the Mustang''s light-hearted attitude. The seat covers are nice reproductions that have a few signs of use but remain in great shape, and the slightly darker blue carpets seem to anchor the interior. Matching door panels are in good condition, too, complete with radio speakers and a rather rare remote side mirror option. The center console is a nice touch, and the woodgrained and brushed stainless surfaces work quite well together, giving it a very slick ''60s vibe. The most obvious modification is that cup holder in the center of the dash, which is an aftermarket accessory that slots neatly into the ash tray, but otherwise it looks pretty authentic. This car carries the important options like a power convertible top and power steering, both of which make it daily-driver friendly, and the trunk offers a reproduction mat and spare tire cover (with spare tire, of course). This pony carries a correct C-code 289 cubic inch V8, still fueled by a 2-barrel carburetor. Correctly finished with black engine enamel and gold tinwork, it''s a smooth, reliable cruiser, not a racer, a role the little V8 is happy to fill. There is lots of evidence of recent work and the way it runs means you''ll be looking for excuses to take it out of the garage every chance you get. A C4 3-speed automatic transmission adds to its user-friendly nature and the rear gears are tall 2.80s, so it just loafs along at highway speeds. A dual exhaust system gives it a nice V8 burble and maybe a few extra horses and those 195/75/14 gold stripe radials with wire wheels are a nice period look. So have a look and remember that this car has been America''s sweetheart for decades, and there''s no chance of that affair ending any time soon. Find out why by giving us a call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.