Incredible rotisserie restoration, fully documented with hundreds of photographs! Powered by a 302ci V8, 4-speed, and 9” Ford with 3.50 axle ratio! Totally rust free California car with correct Shelby GT350 attributes added for a superb presentation inside and out! This one won’t last long! Early Ford Mustangs are still among one of the strongest…
Incredible rotisserie restoration, fully documented with hundreds of photographs! Powered by a 302ci V8, 4-speed, and 9” Ford with 3.50 axle ratio! Totally rust free California car with correct Shelby GT350 attributes added for a superb presentation inside and out! This one won’t last long!
Early Ford Mustangs are still among one of the strongest blue Chip investment any car collector could make. Honing in on some of most rare examples can cost someone their children’s college education! These examples are most certainly to have the Carroll Shelby badge affixed to them. So, most enthusiasts of the popular Mustang GT350 will settle for a recreation, or tribute, over the real thing. This 1965 Mustang convertible is a superb example built to satisfy both the visual eye and the performance appetite of anyone lucky enough to park it in their garage! Built to mimic one of only 4 true GT350 Convertibles built in 1966, it represents one of the rarest Shelbys ever produced, but this one can be driven on a fraction of the budget!
This 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible is brilliantly finished in Ford Race Red over Palomino Tan Deluxe Pony interior. Starting with a San Jose, CA production example that was parked with 71,000 miles in the late 1970’s in Visalia, CA, this totally rust free convertible was the perfect platform for a prominent Shelby GT350 recreation build! The car was sourced by the Green family in December 2007 and was immediately stripped, placed on a rotisserie, and media blasted for expert restoration! The entire year long restoration process was fully photo documented with over 350 detailed pictures, all cataloged chronologically in a binder included with the sale. Beginning with a completely bare metal foundation, it would be properly refinished in factory red oxide primer, seam sealed, and then fitted with all new stainless steel brake and fuel lines, all new suspension that included the upgrade Shelby 1” front drop spindles and GT style disc brakes!
The paint and body work would be perfected by Jim’s Classics and Hot Rods. From there, every single nut and bolt would be replaced for new hardware, along with all new wiring harnesses, rebuilt heater system, refinished dash components, new 5-dial GT gauge cluster, addition of the Shelby style Cobra dash tachometer, upgraded Custom Autosound AM/FM radio, and so much more! The bare metal of the interior compartment was also treated to a proper red oxide primer coating before a moisture barrier and new carpeting was installed, as well as all new interior professionally installed with Cobra style seatbelts.
Under the hood of this example lies a rebuilt 1969 date-coded 302ci V8 dressed properly as a performance 289ci with appropriate Ford component heads & intake, Holley carburetion, Tri-Y headers, chrome valve cover & air cleaner, along with FOMOCO hoses for a brilliant factory presentation! Behind this stellar power plant is a 4-speed top loader manual transmission and correct 9” Ford rear axle fitted with 3.50 gearing! Further options and attributes include aluminum Shelby 10-spoke wheels with matching spare, BF Goodrich Radial whitewall tires, Moto-Lita wood steering wheel, power convertible top, Old Air Products air conditioning system with auxiliary electric cooling fan, Talbot-style chrome rearview mirror; Shelby body side scoops, fiberglass hood with scoop, GT350 gas cap & emblems, gold body side stripe, and interior Shelby American sill plates!
This rust-free California car has seen a very comprehensive frame up restoration that replaced every piece of the fuel system, braking system, suspension components, complete interior, and convertible top! Finished in 2009 and driven seasonally ever since, we feel this fully sorted example would be hard to duplicate for anywhere near our asking price! Included with the sale will be two sets of keys and Ford owner’s manual. Please feel welcome to call for further details or schedule a chance for us to show you this beautiful Mustang in person! Thanks for looking!
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