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1965 Ford Mustang Convertible - Indy Pace Car Tribute - Original California Car

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Convertible - Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 76,747
  • VIN: 5F08C282055
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 289 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White with Blue & Red accents
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Costa Mesa, California, United States


1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

Indy Pace Car Tribute

Original California Car

Ford officially debuted the Mustang in April 1964 with huge success and the following month Ford chose their NEW Mustang to replace the Fairlane as the Official Pace Car of the 1964 Indianapolis 500. Ford specially prepared two convertibles to pace the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway plus another 35 Mustang convertibles were used for the Festival Parade.

Both pace cars had modified V8 engines and suspension plus they each had two flag stanchions in the back, three grab handles (two beside the rear seat and one atop the windshield), Motorola two-way radio and a white interior that was altered by adding a blue a dash cover and blue carpet plus red armrests on the doors and red seat belts. (However, the festival cars weren’t modified and they came with a standard red, white or blue interior.)

Only one of the two original pace cars is known to still exist today with an estimated value of close to $1,000,000. Additionally, Ford later in 1964 created around 180-200 coupe replicas that were won by different Ford dealers and shipped to their dealerships around the country.

The car that is being offered for sale in this listing is a true 1965 Mustang convertible that was converted into a pace car years ago and it is a accurate representation of the two Mustangs convertibles that were specially prepared to pace the race at Indy. The Mustang that we are offering is equipped as follows-

  • Complete exterior pace car graphics
  • White interior with blue dash cover, blue carpet, red front armrests, red seat belts
  • Front and rear grab bars
  • Dual rear flag stanchions with removable checkered flags
  • Motorola two-way radio
  • Early style Monte Carlo bar
  • Pace car license frames
  • Front Indianapolis Raceway license plate insert
  • Indianapolis Raceway decals (air cleaner, dash, vent windows, underside of the hood)
  • Indianapolis Raceway key chain
  • 289 V8 with 2 bbl carburetor
  • Dual exhaust
  • Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission on the floor
  • Bucket seats
  • Power steering
  • Spinner style hubcaps
  • Whitewall tires
  • Dual exterior mirrors
  • Day/night interior mirror
  • AM radio (still works)
  • Spare tire with jack and jack handle/lug wrench
  • Trunk mat with spare tire cover
  • Blue pony floor mats
  • Convertible top boot
  • Owner’s manual

The California Title verifies that this unrestored Mustang is an original California car since being first registered in 1964. The car was recently gone through/serviced and it runs and drives very well. The pictures of this car were just taken for the listing. Until a couple of months ago, the car has been in storage for quite some time only being taken out and driven to keep all the systems in good working order.

Call (949)642-7447 for additional information about this great car or to set a time to inspect it in the Newport Beach area of Southern California. The buyer is responsible for picking the car up in Southern California or for shipping. We can assist the buyer in the shipping process if needed.