Stock # EV533
Mileage: 72,262
Springtime Yellow

1965 Ford Mustang
Complete History From New
Restored in 2002
72,262 Miles
Springtime Yellow
Factory A/C
289cid V8 / Cruise-O-Matic Trans
Vin # 5R08C234299
5: 1965
R: San Jose, CA Assembly Plant
08: Convertible
C: 289cid 2v V8
234299: Production Number
Body: 76A (Convertible, Standard Interior, Bucket Seats
Color: 8 (Springtime Yellow - '65 Only
Trim: 26 (Black Vinyl
Build Date: 17T (June 17th, 1965
DSO: 73 (SLC, Utah
Axle: 6 (2.80
Transmission: 6 (C-4 Automatic
Evolve Motors and Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1965 Mustang Convertible
What We Know
We purchased this lovely Mustang Convertible from an elderly woman in Chicago who had owned it for the last 40 years, having bought the car from the original owner in Utah in 1975 and taken it with her when she moved to Chicago in 1995. Due to health issues in the late 2000s, she was no longer able to drive the car and retired it to her garage. She was massively enthusiastic about the car throughout her ownership, having the car meticulously maintained, as evidenced by the 50+ page stack of work receipts we have in-hand. A number of handwritten communications between the car's owner and a local body/mechanic shop manager detail many thousands of dollars worth of work performed and repeatedly fondly refer to the car by its name, Ms. Daisy. These letters go on to document the beginning of the owner's health troubles, with one note from 2002 describing her feelings about how, she no longer felt comfortable driving more than just within the neighborhood. Unfortunately these issues became severe shortly after the car was treated to a thorough body restoration, which included new metal in both driver and passenger front and rear floors, both rockers, trunk floor, both quarters and doors, and a fresh coat of factory-correct Springtime Yellow. At this time, the car had just shy of 73,000 miles on it. In the following years, use of the car dwindled and it was eventually parked for good in 2009 with 76,260 miles, which is where it remained until recently, when we pulled it out of that garage. When we got to the car, it was dusty, but clearly had been very well taken care of prior. When we got inside the car we found a daisy sitting atop the factory A/C unit mounted under the dash; we've since gotten Ms. Daisy back on the road and returned to her former glory
The Exterior
First off, paint. Springtime Yellow, which was only available for a year, is the original color and suits the car very well. The car was repainted in 2002 following the aforementioned extensive metal work. Paint shows very, very nicely; it shines bright and shows almost no signs of age. The only blemishes on the car are a chip at the forwardmost point of the hood, and some bubbling beginning to form under the paint at the lowest corner of the driver rear quarter (see photo). There are no scratches, scuffs, running, or cracking in the paint. There are no dents or dings to be found on the car. The inside of the wheel wells are free of signs of rust. Chrome shows some light oxidation, with the most significant spot being a small surface-rust concentration on the passenger side of the front bumper. Wheels are free of curb rash, though the chrome hubcaps on the front wheels do show a couple dings. White vinyl convertible top is powered and is in very nice shape, with no scuffs, stains, or tears. Overall, the car presents very well and looks absolutely phenomenal sitting in the sun with the top down
The Interior
Then unrestored interior is in fantastic shape. There are no scuffs whatsoever on the black vinyl bucket seats, the dash is crack-free and free of fading, and all interior chrome shines bright