1965 Ford T5 Mustang 289 Convertible 4-speed manual. Wimbledon White with Red interior with matching centre console, new white roof with red tonneau cover and chrome steel GT wheels with new radial tyres. Restored to factory specification and fitted with its original 289 V8 A-Code (GT) 4-speed manual gearbox and factory Power Steering.
The Ford T5 is a rare car. Produced for the European German market with only a few hundred being delivered. However, the name Mustang was already trademarked and owned by two German companies Krupp and bicycle manufacturer Kreidler. This meant Ford could not use the brand name “Mustang” without a potentially long-drawn-out legal battle and for reasons unclear today declined the offer from Krupp to buy the rights to the name for $10,000.
As Ford’s internal product name for the Mustang was T5 they decided to badge the German cars as such, removing all references to the word Mustang with only the radiator grille remaining as the last Mustang memento.
The careful and detailed restoration was carried out over several years with the intention of producing a car that looked just like it did in 1965 and very clearly achieving that goal. Comes with its spare wheel and tools, matching boot mat and wheel cover.
So here we have a very unusual and incredibly rare Mustang and as far as we are aware the only T5 Convertible for sale in the world. Presenting in lovely fully restored condition throughout and is a total pleasure to drive.
Just back from our workshop after pre-sale checks where it also received a new service, engine tune and replacement of the points with electronic ignition.
Read more about the T5’s history here – T5 – The Rare German “Mustang” History
This quintessential Mustang sold before hitting the market last time, so if you missed out previously here is your second chance.
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