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1966 Ford Mustang 289 Convertible


  • Highly original matching numbers example
  • New electrically folding vinyl roof fitted 
  • Recent bare metal respray in November 2023
  • Rare 289 cu in (4.7-litre) V8 with four-speed manual gearbox and power steering
  • Desirable early D code model

The Appeal

In April 1964, Ford unveiled their eagerly awaited new car to the American public. A car that would go on to change the course of motoring history - the Mustang.

Available at launch in either coupe or convertible form with a choice of straight-six or V8 engines and automatic or three or four-speed manual transmissions, Ford couldn’t make Mustangs fast enough as their order books exploded beyond their wildest expectations throughout their American Dealer network.

This matching numbers 1965 example was highly specified from the factory with a 289 cu in (4.7-litre) V8, four-speed manual gearbox and power steering. The folding hood is powered too - a real luxury for the time. This car remains commendably original and superbly presented throughout. We’re informed that it has never undergone nor required total restoration, although it benefits from a full bare metal respray in November 2023, the recent fitment of a new carburettor and a new roof canvas.

If you’re looking for that dream classic Mustang, they rarely get any better than this.

The History and Paperwork

  • Early D code model
  • Original factory specifications retained
  • We’re informed that it has never undergone a restoration 
  • We’re assured that it is matching numbers
  • 45,000 miles indicated
  • Born on the 26th June 1964
  • There is a substantial file of paperwork and that dates back to the late ‘70s
  • Imported from the USA and registered in the UK in 2015
  • It is believed that this car spent a considerable time in a private collection or storage in the USA prior to import
  • Still UK road registered - the vendor is willing to assist with attaining Spanish registration if required

The Condition

  • The exterior benefits from a recent bare metal re-spray in Rangoon Red 
  • The bodywork looks immensely smart, straight solid and with good panel alignment
  • The lights and glass are smart and all rubber seals look in fine shape too
  • The vinyl roof material has been changed
  • We're informed that the power hood operates well
  • Under the bonnet, inside the boot and even under the car all look in lovely condition 
  • The whole original interior looks in very good condition when considering the car’s age
  • There is no evidence that anything has been replaced or restored in the cabin with carpets, seats and door cards all showing light age-commensurate patina
  • The dashboard appears free from any damage or cracks and the car still has the original radio with its offset knobs, which many owners have discarded over the years and cut a hole in the dash to fit a more modern unit

The Mechanics 

  • 289 cu in (4.7-litre) V8 producing around 210 bhp
  • ‘Four on the floor’ manual gearbox
  • Factory power steering
  • Very smart and original-looking engine compartment
  • Recent new carburettor
  • The vendor states that the Mustang drives well and appears free from apparent mechanical faults

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1965
  • Make Ford
  • Model Mustang
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 45,000 Miles
  • Engine size 4700
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Alicante
  • Location International
  • Country Spain

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