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1957 Ford Thunderbird

312 CID V8 3-Speed Automatic

$56,000

312 CID V8 3-Speed Automatic

$56,000


Stock #888-HOU
Price: $56,000
Year Make Model: 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 40457 ( actual )
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: Salmon
Interior Color: White

  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Hub Caps
  • Power Seats
  • Power Steering
  • Radial Tires
  • Vinyl Interior
  • White Walls
  • Numbers are Matching

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Now up for sale in our Houston showroom is one sweet 1957 Thunderbird. The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. Like the Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout. “Elegance” is the best single word description of this car personal luxury vehicle. Beautiful bronze colored paint, white top, and white interior, and white wall tires, "wow" is an appropriate reaction for this car. This beautiful restored survivor has only 40457 ACTUAL miles!! This is a twin top car with the hard top & soft top to go with the car. The car has been through a full frame-off restoration and it shows very well indoors & outside in the sunshine! The car has a new vintage AC system that blows cold. The engine is a healthy-running original to the car 312 CID V8 and is backed by the ever-loved Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly through each gear. The exterior is free from major defects, the interior looks great, overall from bumper to bumper the car is solid and is turn-key ready for car shows & meets. It has the luxury items that would be expected in 1957. If you are looking for a fantastic T-bird, then you shouldn’t ignore this fine example. The features include Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio/Cassette, Power Steering, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, and Wide White Wall Bias Ply Tires. For more information on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird call the Houston Showroom at 832-243-6220 or email houston@gatewayclassiccars.com.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 350 CID V8
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 71826 ( undocumented )

Now up for sale in our Houston showroom is a classy blue metallic 1957 Ford Thunderbird. The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. Like the Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout. Production of the Thunderbird began later in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins, the Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape, and had features like a faux hood scoop and a 140-mph speedometer hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didn't possess. This Thunderbird has undergone a partial restoration, and is in very good driver-quality condition. The list of mechanicals that have been modified are: The 312 CID Ford engine was swapped out in 1974 with a 350 CID Chevrolet V8 engine to provide a little more get up and go for this classy chassis. It is paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission that was also added in 1974. The car has 2 known owners and was restored back in 1998 by the latest owner to preserve this piece if history. The exterior is in good condition and would get some heads turning driving down the road. This car has just the one hard top but is in nice condition and will keep you out of that wet weather. The interior of the car is in good original condition with a few small additions such as the engine turned aluminum dash to improve the appearance. The new cassette player hidden in the glove box with the Pioneer speaker behind the seat will make the drive much nicer while listening to your favorite songs. Some additional features include power steering, power windows, white walls, Cassette, AM/FM radio, and power seats. All in all, this adds up to a clean light blue bird that really is a joy to drive. It is hard to not look good driving a Thunderbird, especially when it is a T-Bird that looks this good. Call us today about this sweet little bit of nostalgia! For even more information on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird located in our Houston showroom come by and see us or contact the showroom at (832)243-6220 or email the showroom at Houston@GatewayClassicCars.com

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 101 ( undocumented )

Check out this stunning 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. From the frame up, this car was completely rebuilt and you’d need a team of gear heads to find a single thing to complain about. The frame, gas tank, brake lines, the whole car looks just as it should. With only 101 miles on the vehicle since the rebuilt, this Thunderbird has more than enough left in the tank to last another 50 years. It’s already more than show-ready, and will be the apple of car lovers’ eyes from ocean to ocean. Decked with power options some modern vehicles aren’t even equipped with, the T-Bird features: power steering, power brakes, power seats, and power windows. This vehicle is show ready and ready to make your driving experience as comfortable and easy as possible. Despite its age, it doesn’t show it for a second, as driving is crisp and concise and the whole vehicle works together to take its driver from point A to point B, even if point A is your trailer and point B is your spot at the show. It is more than just a pretty face, this T-Bird is stacked with a 312 V8 engine and automatic transmission. The power is transferred to the classic white wall tires with ease as you grip the thin telescopic steering wheel, thrusting you back in time. It’s more than just a car; it’s a time machine that just happens to be one of the best restorations of a Thunderbird you’ll ever see. This vehicle is located in our Milwaukee showroom. You can view this 1957 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video of it running and driving at Gatewayclassiccars.com. If you are interested in purchasing this vehicle or have more questions regarding it please call us at (262)-891-4253 or email us at Milwaukee@gatewayclassiccars.com.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 10125 ( since rebuilt )

For sale in our Chicago showroom is this stunning 1957 Ford Thunderbird painted in the very memorable, Dusk Rose. Under the hood sits a smooth purring 312 cubic inch V8 which pushes the power it produces through an automatic transmission. The powerplant has been dressed up to give it a look that truly makes it shine like a diamond. There is just over 10k miles on the clock, which represents this birds’ footprint since it endured a total frame-off restoration that was completed in 2007, the year of its 50th birthday. During this endeavor, in addition to the entire body, all the mechanics were restored making it a nearly new car once again. It was also fitted with an aluminum radiator and electric fuel pump to keep it going smoother and longer than any other car of this era. The white vinyl interior gives the simple impression of a cloud. Clean, pure, comfortable. It is a great design and feel for the classic cruiser that this car has been known for throughout the past decades. Once inside, you can make sure your comfort is maximized by utilizing the smooth, optional power seats. This timeless Ford is equipped with a modern multi-disk AM/FM stereo that can play any of your favorites like “Long Tall Sally”, “Tutti Frutti”, or “Jailhouse Rock”. This beautifully restored and maintained coupe is ready to hit the open road, turn heads, or surely be a top competitor in any local car show! Options include: Air Conditioning, AM/FM/ Radio, Cassette, CD, Manual Convertible Top, Power Breaks, Power Seats, Power Windows, Radial Tires, Seat Belts, Tilt/Telescopic Wheel, and Vinyl Interior. For more information on this gorgeous 1957 Ford Thunderbird, contact our Chicago showroom at (708) 444-4488 or Chicago@GatewayClassicCars.com. To see more HD photos and an HD video of this vehicle running and driving, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 80873 ( actual )

Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando is proud to present this 1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale. Ford had a car that combined the flair of a sports car and the comfort of a boulevard cruiser, the Thunderbird. However, a slight sales decline in 1956 sent Ford Designers back to their drawing boards. The labor resulted in the consummate two-seat Thunderbird. Buyers noticed the restyled grill, stretched rear sheet metal, fresh bumper designs and improved seating the 1957 version offered. Other less visible improvements included larger openings for improved cooling, revised spring rates, larger brakes, stiffer chassis crossmembers, a 12-volt electrical system and new 14-inch wheels. These evolutionary steps enabled a more stable and capable handling Thunderbird and its spare tire back in the trunk. Under the hood of this beauty is a 312 CID V8 and backed by a 3-speed automatic transmission. The exterior in the original Colonial White. The interior is a combination of black and white vinyl. Options include: Manual Convertible Soft Top, AM/FM Radio, Power Windows, Bias Ply Tires, Wire Wheels, Vinyl Interior, Power Brakes, Wide White Walls and Telescopic Wheel. This 1957 Ford Thunderbird is for sale in our Orlando Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (407)771-2000 or email us at Orlando@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Orlando Showroom, located at 635 Century Point Suite 101, Lake Mary, FL 32746. See more at: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/ORD/1105/1957-ford-thunderbird

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1958 Ford Thunderbird

1958 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 352 CID V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 50298 ( undocumented )

Gateway Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to offer a beautiful 1958 Ford Thunderbird. '58 was a new body style for the Thunderbird and they really changed things up. The '58 Thunderbirds as well as the '58 Lincolns were Ford's first unibody construction vehicles, which was cutting edge at the time. In addition to changing the construction, Ford also made the Thunderbird quite a bit larger than the previous generation to accommodate the addition of back seats. Though some T-Bird enthusiasts were disappointed to see them ditch the two seat layout, the market seemed to like it. Ford sold two times as many Thunderbirds in 1958 as the previous year. The convertibles, however, were a bit rare in '58, with only 2,134 being built. This particular convertible is just the right colors. It features a bright red exterior, a white convertible top, and matching red and white interior. The convertible top is power actuated and folds discretely into the rear deck. Under the hood of this beauty is a 352 CID V8 which has plenty of power to propel this rolling piece of art down the highway. Whether you're a Thunderbird enthusiast, or just want a stylish convertible to cruise around town, this '58 is a great choice. You can see this 1958 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail in our Dallas showroom or at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. Please contact 817-310-9400 or stl@gatewayclassiccars.com with inquiries.

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1956 Ford Thunderbird

1956 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 292 CID V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual
Mileage: 500 ( since rebuilt )

Up for sale in our Detroit showroom is this beautiful 1956 Ford Thunderbird. This 1956 Ford Thunderbird is powered by a numbers matching 292 CID V8 motor followed by a Ford 3-speed manual transmission. In 1956 this Thunderbird came with a 292 CID V8 that a year later became the Thunderbird's standard engine, and produced 202 horsepower to compete with the Corvette. The 1956 Ford Thunderbird is dressed in Peacock Blue paint, wide style white wall radial tires, a set of Thunderbird hub caps, and the matching Peacock and White vinyl interior to set off the car. In 1956 Ford made a very noticeable change by moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper, which gave you more storage room in the trunk giving it more room and a new 12 volt electrical system. In 1956 Ford also made an optional porthole in the removable roof which was selected by buyers. The Ford Thunderbirds interior is first class with beautiful blue vinyl seats, AM/FM radio, and a custom center console. Other Options include: hub caps, Coker Classic wide white wall tires, and continental spare tire kit. Also, this Thunderbird comes with both the hard and soft convertible tops. This is a great original Ford Thunderbird that is ready to cruise the road with the top down, no matter the day this car brings a smile and that old cruising feel of 1956. To view this one of a kind Thunderbird in greater detail, including an HD video, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our Detroit showroom. For more information on the 1956 Ford Thunderbird please call 313-982-3100.

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1956 Ford Thunderbird

1956 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 312
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 36092 ( undocumented )

For sale in our Saint Louis Showroom is this first generation Ford Thunderbird. The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954 and sold exceptionally well in its first year; outselling theCorvette by more than 23-to-one for 1955 with 16,155 Thunderbirds sold against 700 Corvettes. With the Thunderbird considered a success, a few changes were made to the car for 1956. The most notable change was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more storage room in the trunk and a new 12 volt electrical system. You'll be happy to hear that this low (actual) mileage classic Thunderbird has been held by the same family for nearly three decades and was stored for most of that time. The interior and body was repainted in 2016, but these are still the original panels, engine, and interior components. The smooth drive of one of Ford's most beautiful designs is a standard 312 cu in (5.1 L) V8 that was engineered to produce 245 horsepower (183 kW). With its classic look, colors, lines, white-wall tires, and low body, this Thunderbird is a great find and will a its next owner very proud to have and to hold onto. To view this 1956 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video of the car running and driving just visit us online at http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information, please call 618-271-3000 or email STL@GatewayClassicCars.coma

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 7662 ( undocumented )

For sale in our Chicago showroom is this beautiful "Blue Dream" 1957 Ford Thunderbird. With a nice Azure Blue paint laid over the body and removable hard top of this classic, one can’t help but be drawn back to a simpler time. Elvis was the most controversial musician, 12 Angry Men was in theaters with Old Yeller, and the cost of a gallon of gas was a whopping twenty-four cents. The 312 cubic inch V8 cradled snugly under hood was the top of the line engine offered, and did a fine job of making this sporty roadster scoot all over town. Backing up the Thunderbirds V8 is a healthy 2-speed automatic that shifts as smooth as when it was new. While the cool blue covering this ’57 T-bird isn’t the original color, it is very fitting on this classic Ford. The slick two-tone “Dresden Blue” interior matches very well, and adds to the very classic look on this beautiful ‘bird. This feisty Ford was treated to some serious restoration work around 2006, including the fresh paint, a brake overhaul, suspension work, a new gas tank, starter, motor mounts, wiring harnesses, the list goes on and on! What you are looking at is a new-new 1957 Ford Thunderbird! This sporty cruiser will paint a perfect smile on your face every time you fire up that Thunderbird V8. Options include: Power Seats, Wipers, Hub Caps, Vinyl Interior, Manual Top and Removable Hard Top, and While Wall Tires. For more information on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird, contact our Chicago showroom at (708) 444-4488 or Chicago@GatewayclassicCars.com. To see more HD photos and an HD video of this vehicle running and driving, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: Three Speed Automatic
Mileage: 6426 ( undocumented )

Gateway Classic Cars of Scottsdale is pleased to offer this 1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale in our Arizona showroom. Is there anything more classic than a first generation Thunderbird in white (think Suzanne Somers in "American Graffiti") with a two-tone black and white interior. Yes, I know hers was a '56, but still, a classic color for a timeless design. Under this hood of this sweet machine is a 312 CID V8, eight cylinder, engine. This motor is tied to an automatic three speed transmission that pushes a rear wheel drive line. This beautiful American icon has recently been gone over from top to bottom by an experienced Thunderbird expert. Everything works as it should, and this 'bird starts, runs, drives, steers and stops like it did when new. The stunning addition of the Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels and wide whites really set this two-seater off perfectly. This one even has both tops; the convertible top is fairly new, and a port hole top can be installed for a person that prefers this look. The owner has also kept the original steering wheel if the next owner prefers the look of the original over the custom Grant wheel. Don't miss this legendary car. A 1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale at a great price for a car that needs nothing. Our 1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale includes: AM/FM Radio, power steering, radial tires and is stated by the owner to be a numbers matching car, however Gateway Classic Cars does not verify nor guarantee this statement as we are not inspectors nor appraisers. To see 100-plus pictures and a video of this 1950 Chevrolet 3100, please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this vehicle in person, please call the Scottsdale showroom at 623-900-4884 or email us directly at scottsdale@gatewayclassiccars.com

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1956 Ford Thunderbird

1956 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 66204 ( undocumented )

For sale in our Fort Lauderdale showroom is this beautiful 1956 Ford Thunderbird. The first generation of the Thunderbird was Ford’s answer to Chevrolet’s Corvette. The Tbird story started in 1953 on paper and Ford showed the first prototype in early 1954. Even though it was a rapid development Ford did a fantastic job and today the early Thunderbirds are on top of the list of almost every car enthusiast in the world. This particular 1956 Ford Thunderbird is a very nice driver. Lady owned for the past 10 years and she took good care of her “Baby Bird” Olivia. For many people the cars from the 50’s are considered a piece of art. It is a pleasure to just walk around this turquoise Thunderbird and see the many details and the great craftmanship. After the walk around, you want to get in the drivers seat and take off in it. This Tbird is powered by its 292ci V8 engine and shifted by an automatic transmission. You will have a good time driving this one around town. A major plus is that the car comes with both tops, the port hole hardtop and a soft top. To put an additional soft top in an early Thunderbird would cost you between $4000 and $5000. Folks, this one has it already folded up behind the bench seat. The continental kit and the white wall tires are a perfect fit to the Bird. This is a great buy if you are not looking to spent a fortune on one. This is a great driver that is ready for new adventures. Let it ride. To see 100+ HD pictures and a video of this 1956 Ford Thunderbird, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view the car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954) 227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 312cid 245hp D-code
Transmission: 3 Speed Auto
Mileage: 86617 ( undocumented )

For sale in our Atlanta showroom is a sexy and sporty 1957 Ford Thunderbird. The last year of the small body style, this "Baby bird" was adorned with something it's predecessors didn't, wings. This '57 Thunderbird sports the lovely sounding 312 CID V8 “D-Code”, topped with the ever-so beautiful finned Thunderbird valve covers. Backed by a Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission, this Ford thunderbird is a pleasure to run through the gears. Ad in power steering and you have yourself one easy driving classic sports car. The exterior is sporty yet tasteful, painted in red, with matching top. The grill, hood scoop, and FoMoCo portholes give this car a sleek look that compliments all the curves of the car. With a nicely chromed front and rear bumper, it has just the right amount of flash that would be expected from a car born during the big bumper era. With wide whitewall tires, this '57 Thunderbird for sale has just as much class as it does sass! The interior is fresh, with gorgeous red and white vinyl seats. Adorned with a prism gauge cluster, prism trim, and white accents, this Thunderbird sports interior that would stay classic for decades to come! Options on this 1957 Ford T-Bird for sale, include: AM/FM radio, manual convertible hard top, vinyl interior, power steering, and wide whitewall bias ply tires. Now's your chance to own a restored beauty that's ready to hit the show circuit. Whether you're looking for show OR go, this 1957 Ford Thunderbird has what you're looking for! For more information please call the Atlanta showroom at 678-894-4833 or e-mail us at Atlanta@GatewayClassicCars.com.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 302 CID V8
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 1213 ( since rebuilt )

For sale in our Nashville Tennessee showroom is a sexy yet sinister 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. This Bird for sale has wings that are as wide a jumbo jet, a Ford 302CID V8 that is begging to be let loose and scream down the road. This power plant was plucked out of a 70’s era mustang and backed with a C4 Automatic Transmission. What a perfect parring under this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, you will be making Ford owners jealous all day while your 1957 Ford Thunderbird rumbles by them. You can zing on by down the interstate as this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible was made for cruising. The exterior of this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible for sale is a deep and dark Burgundy that has so much flake in it you would think it was a NASA engineered rolling solar panel, but still gorgeous. The Convertible top is a Bright white that will help to reflect the sun, make the lower half of the car pop and give you that two-tone look that every motor head loves. As you literally climb into the cabin of you soon to be 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible you can rest on a plush vinyl seat, jamb out to you favorite golden oldies and roll on down the road. Make us of that C4 automatic trans and carve some corners on the back roads. Options and features on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible include: AM/FM/Cassette player, Manual Convertible top, Power brakes, Power steering, Power seats, Tilt wheel, vinyl interior, Wide white wall radial tires that are wrapped around steel wheels and chromed beauty caps. For more information please call the Nashville showroom at 615-213-1800 or visit us on the web at Nashville@gatewayclassiccars.com

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1965 Ford Mustang

1965 Ford Mustang


Engine: 298 V6
Transmission: 4-Speed Auto
Mileage: 32999 ( undocumented )

We have a beautiful 1965 Ford Mustang here in our Milwaukee showroom. It is coated in a beautiful White paint with blue interior. It features a 289ci V8 with air conditioning, power windows, power locks, Power mirrors etc… This is an awesome car that runs great and looks fantastic! Several changes to the Mustang occurred at the start of the "normal" 1965 model year in August 1964, about four months after its introduction. These cars are known as "late 65's". The engine lineup was changed, with a 200 cu in (3.3 L) "T-code" engine that produced 120 hp (89 kW; 122 PS). Production of the Fairlane's "F-code" 260 cu in (4.3 L) engine ceased when the 1964 model year ended. It was replaced with a new 200 hp (150 kW) "C-code" 289 cu in (4.7 L) engine with a two-barrel carburetor as the base V8. An "A-code" 225 hp (168 kW; 228 PS) four-barrel carbureted version was next in line, followed by the unchanged "Hi-Po" "K-code" 271 hp (202 kW; 275 PS) 289. The DC electrical generator was replaced by a new AC alternator on all Fords (a way to distinguish a 1964 from a 1965 is to see if the alternator light on the dash says "GEN" or "ALT"). The Mustang GT version was introduced as the "GT Equipment Package" and included a V8 engine (most often the 225 hp (168 kW; 228 PS) 289), grille-mounted fog lamps, rocker panel stripes, and disc brakes. In the interior the GT option added a different instrument panel that included a speedometer, fuel gauge, temp. gauge, oil pressure gauge and ammeter in five round dials (the gauges were not marked with numbers, however.) A four-barrel carbureted engine was now available with any body style. Additionally, reverse lights were an option added to the car from August 1964 production. The Mustang was originally available as either a hardtop or convertible, but during the car's early design phases a fastback model was strongly considered. In 1965, the Shelby Mustang was born, it was available only in newly introduced fastback body version with its swept-back rear glass and distinctive ventilation louvers. The standard interior features of the 1965 Mustang included adjustable driver and passenger bucket seats, an AM radio, and a floor mounted shifter in a variety of color options. Ford added additional interior options during the 1965 model year. The Interior Decor Group was popularly known as "Pony Interior" due to the addition of embossed running ponies on the seat fronts, and also included integral armrests, woodgrain appliqué accents, and a round gauge cluster that would replace the standard Falcon instrumentation. Also available were sun visors, a (mechanical) remote-operated mirror, a floor console, and a bench seat. Ford later offered an under-dash air-conditioning unit, and discontinued the vinyl with cloth insert seat option, offered only in early 1965 models. One option designed strictly for fun was the Rally-Pac. Introduced in 1963 after Ford's success at that year's Monte Carlo Rally and available on other Ford and Mercury compacts and intermediates, the Rally-Pac was a combination clock and tachometer mounted to the steering column. It was available as a factory ordered item for US$69.30. Installed by a dealer, the Rally-Pac cost US$75.95.A 14" rim option was available for Rally-pac and GT350R vehicles widening front and rear track to 57.5". Reproductions are presently available from any number of Mustang restoration parts sources. A compass, rear seat belts, A/C, and back-up lights were also optional. This vehicle is located in our Milwaukee showroom. You can view this 1965 Ford Mustang in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video of it running and driving at Gatewayclassiccars.com. If you are interested in purchasing this vehicle or have more questions regarding it please call us at (262)-891-4253 or email us at Milwaukee@gatewayclassiccars.com.

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