1965 Ford Mustang Convertible. Current owner has owned this Mustang for 37 years. and the title will verify the date. The owner also owned and operated a very successful Mustang restoration business for many years turning out many high end. quality. national show winning restorations. In 1979 the owner had a chance to purchase this very nice. well cared for. nbsp;original. straight. nbsp;black Mustang convertible. which at that time had only been on the road for 14 years. Shortly after purchasing this Mustang for himself. nbsp;it was totally restored from the ground up. but due to an "all work and no play" schedule. the Mustang was immediately put into storage. where it stayed. seldom started. never driven. nbsp;and not seeing the light of day for the next 37 years. The half moon chrome shields over the headlamps. give a good indication as to when this car was restored. The owner recently decided that he needs the storage space and that the time has come to part with his beautiful Pony. After rolling it out of storage it was determined that the new (zero mile) original 289 V8 was seized up after being in storage for so many years. A reputable top quality local Mustang restoration shop was tasked to replace the 289 with a fresh zero mile 5. 0L High Output engine out of a 1995 GT Mustang. In addition to the new engine. a new Edelbrock 4-barrell carburetor. nbsp;a new high energy electronic distributor. along with Autolite wires. plugs. and a new Autolite battery were also purchased and installed. The original 3-speed manual transmission and 8" 3rd member complete the drive train. In 1979 the belly of this Mustang was restored to new condition. and the amazing thing is that none of the bottom structure or panels have ever been repaired or replaced. including floors. torque boxes. frame rails. and trunk floors. nbsp;since the car was new. Like wise the nice body from 1979 is still straight and the paint still looks amazing for being applied 37 years ago. During the restoration. the original black standard interior was replaced with red. and still looks beautiful. and the black manual convertible top and rear window also replaced during the restoration still look new. When the car was restored the original steel wheels and spinner hubcaps were replaced with a quality set of "Tru Spoke" brand wire wheels and a new set of General brand tires. the years in storage have taken a toll on the wheels with some light pitting and minor rust starting and of course the zero mile tires are 37 years old and will need to be replaced. The spinner wheel covers. along with a new red top boot are still in the trunk. A couple very rare options on this car is the factory Ford remote control trunk release and a locking glove box door. Current status of the car is that it is rust free. nbsp;looks fabulous. will start move and stop. dual exhaust system still looks new and sounds great. and the new fuel tank and fuel system are clean and ready. The new owner may find some minor issues that will need attention due to the long term storage. but overall this is a very solid. professionally restored iconic Mustang that would enhance any collection and make the owner proud to own it. So. if you have the funds to purchase. the ability to make minor repairs if needed. and the desire to own one of the most sought after 1st generation vintage Mustangs ever. then this might be the opportunity you have been waiting for. The current owner. has the 1979 Missouri title in hand and in his name. Car and title will be transferred to new owner when payment in full has been made. The owner recommends the car be transported to it's new home. nbsp;primarily because of the tires. nbsp;but also because of it's lack of use over the last three plus decades. and the new owner will be responsible for all associated costs. Help can be provided on this end with loading the car or assisting the transporter. I have tried to describe this Mustang to the best of my ability but have probably missed something that you need to know. if so just ask. Also. if you would like to inspect this car in person before the end of the auction. again. just ask and arrangements will be made. Thanks for looking and good luck in the bidding.