Ford unveiled the new 2005 Mustang
convertible at the
2005 North American International Auto Show in
Detroit from January 15-23, 2005, and production
began in February 2005. Stangs
worked with our US Dealers to make sure that we get
some of the first convertibles. We
always have some stock, please register
your interest early to avoid disappointment!
Availability & Pricing:
V6 Convertibles are easily available, but V8s are in
very short supply - we have been quoted $5,000
premium OVER LIST for us to purchase these (April
2005). A quick look around the Ford Direct web
site shows only a few of the V8s available across the USA (August
8, 2005). We looked in May, June and July
and we got the same, sad story. But a few
friendly dealers are offering us their 'Verts at a
small premium over list price - which has to be an
Seats Four: The new 2006 Mustang
convertible stays with Mustang tradition, seating four passengers
in comfort. The convertible top
design has been much improved over earlier years.
With a "cut-and-shut" style, the Convertible looks
meaner than the coupe. The fully
double-skinned hood brings insulation for both heat
and sound. The resulting cabin is snug as well
In Profile: The new 2005 open 'stang roof folds
electrically in a "Z" pattern
which gives a much cleaner and more striking appearance
when lowered. The leading edge of the soft-top
is actually hard, which means that the open 'stang
avoids the "bulge" commonly seen on convertibles at
What the Papers Say:
Sports Car International
raved about the 'vert, saying that "Cowl shake,
long the bugaboo of the topless set, is noticeably
The convertible's rear window is glass with a
defroster built-in. Flicking two latches (both
easily reached from the Driver's seat), and pressing
a single button above the rear-view mirror flips the
rear screen inwards, then folds the top back behind
the rear seats. The resulting line is clean
and smooth, and an optional "soft-top
boot" (pictured right on the red car) is available to cover this.
The convertible does have a
smaller boot, which can still hold a set of golf
clubs, but doesn't have the space of the coupe.
Sound fans will be pleased to hear that the optional Shaker
1000 subwoofer will still fit in the boot.
It's a real all-weather car:
The glass rear window has heater elements that
can keep the worst of the British winter at bay -
see pictures below of the before and after the HRW
button was pushed, taken during a frosty morning in
You can see the frost on the roof of the car and the bootlid hasn't melted one bit, but the rear window
Getting the top down.
The soft-top folds at the touch
of a button, folding neatly into the bodywork behind
the rear seats. See picture below right of the hood
stowed in place (black car, without the soft boot).
We also have some great new
pics to show you of the
car in our Gallery.
Thanks to All Ford Mustangs LLC,
and Brad Barnett's site
for the photos.