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I go with a black top, it makes for a classic color combo for an early Mustang. But then again I'm a bit biased; mines the same color.
 

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My 66 GT convert with the same combo came with a white top. White, although harder to keep clean, looks better IMHO.
 

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Funny this question came up....Just today I was looking at some original Ford promotional material.. In the 1965 Mustang Dealer Brochure it mentions "TAN" as an orderable option for a convertible top....and on an original 1965 Dealer order sheet, It mentions "Blue" as an orderable option...but no mention of "TAN".. Very Odd and strange...!!!!! A few couple original owners have come forward and said that their 1965 Convertibles actually came with the "Blue" tops...so I'm inclined to believe that the Blue was most likely out there... I haven't verified an actually Tan top yet, but I'm working on it... The order codes for both colors DO exist. I believe that if not one, but both were probably "special order"....for 1965 only. Sorry for opening this can of worms again!!!but it intrigues the hell out of me!!!!!lol...

Tony Kovar
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I would go for white.Because to many colors ain't good for the looks.
(and some red side stripes above the rocker??)
But thats my opinion.
 

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I've seen 'em both colors. Black does seem to be the most striking, though, IMHO.

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Vote for black. The Ford white is a bit on the tan side. Then you would have tutone white and it looks like ****!(Biased Opinion) Did a 65 cv in Tropical Turquoise with white interior. Ordered a white top(ford white) and it clashed. Called top co. and got a white top in a GM shade. It was not a white/white but it was perfect. Don't know if blue was available for 66. Would do it anyway. Of course, if your car is not original, like mine, went with a dark blue "Stayfast" cloth look top.
 
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Here's a '67 I put together last year. Wimbledon white with an off-white convertible top. Doesn't clash at all if you ask me.

http://www.early-mustang.com/charles/susan/6_16_08/6_16_08%20003.jpg
 

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CharlesTurner said:
Here's a '67 I put together last year. Wimbledon white with an off-white convertible top. Doesn't clash at all if you ask me.

http://www.early-mustang.com/charles/susan/6_16_08/6_16_08%20003.jpg
That top looks like the GM color white that I used. As Boss 9 mentioned the 65 white was creamy and the first one I got was. The top in pic is much whiter-looks great!
 

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No clash on my 68 with Wimbelton White paint. (Not crazy about the blue stripe my dad put on.)
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CharlesTurner said:
Here's a '67 I put together last year. Wimbledon white with an off-white convertible top. Doesn't clash at all if you ask me.

http://www.early-mustang.com/charles/susan/6_16_08/6_16_08%20003.jpg
Hey Charles,

Do you have a good source for the convertible top window 'hinge' as shown in your picture?

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My vote would be for a BLACK convertible top, as I have seen a few Wimbledon White Mustangs with a White top and to me its too much White and its really difficult to get the two Whites to match-(still too much White to me)
 

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I have a 65 C-Code convertible. Ivy Green Exterior with Palomino Interior (Trim #29). I am lucky enough to have the original invoice which lists the car as having a Tan top. I have the window sticker as well, however the top color is not listed on that.


Funny this question came up....Just today I was looking at some original Ford promotional material.. In the 1965 Mustang Dealer Brochure it mentions "TAN" as an orderable option for a convertible top....and on an original 1965 Dealer order sheet, It mentions "Blue" as an orderable option...but no mention of "TAN".. Very Odd and strange...!!!!! A few couple original owners have come forward and said that their 1965 Convertibles actually came with the "Blue" tops...so I'm inclined to believe that the Blue was most likely out there... I haven't verified an actually Tan top yet, but I'm working on it... The order codes for both colors DO exist. I believe that if not one, but both were probably "special order"....for 1965 only. Sorry for opening this can of worms again!!!but it intrigues the hell out of me!!!!!lol...

Tony Kovar
1966 Sprint 200 Convertible
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The "1965 Only" Ford Master Parts Catalog (printed January 1964) notes that "Before 8/17/1964", Black, White and Blue Tops were available, but "After 8/17/1964", only Black, White and Tan Tops were available as Options. The Mustang Sales Brochure printed 4/65, seems to support that, listing only the Black, White and Tan Tops as Options.

Bob
 
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