1965 Ford Mustang
289 cu in V-8
Power Front Disc Brakes
We are happy to present this very nice mostly original 65 Mustang. The seller tells us that the car was in storage for 34 years. When it was time to sell it, he put new tires on the car, replaced a leaking convertible top ram. When we received the car, we recommended draining the fuel tank and cleaning the lines and rebuilding the carburetor. The owner decided to just find a Ford correct carburetor and just replacing it along with the fuel filter.
The interior is said to be original, as well as the convertible top. It does look like one of the seat covers may have been replaced. It is a bit different color from the rest of the interior. The door tag decodes to show that the color and interior are original colors. The paint is Ivy Green and the interior is Ivory Gold.
The dash does look very original. You can see some chips and normal wear on the areas around the glove box and gauge cluster.
There appears to have been paint work on the car. The seller purchased the car with most of it already done. We also had our paint correction guy do a small area in the rear lower quarter where there were several stone chips. The top is original. It has some minor flaws inside, but the top is still in very good condition. The trunk is very solid. Under the mat there is no rust. The engine compartment is in excellent condition. We didn't have to do much detailing here.
The 289 runs great with the new 2 bbl carburetor. There is a 5 in front of the F on the vin stamping. It is hard to see. The battery was also replaced when the car was brought out of storage. The undercarriage is very solid and also very original. You can see the floor pans have not been replaced. There is also this one spot on the passenger side door that is showing a tiny bit of rust bubbles. You can see some runs in the paint showing that there was some previous paint work. The outer top is in excellent condition. Being stored with the top up contributed to this.
This is a great beginner car for someone looking for that first classics. It's at that price point that makes it a great starter. Mustangs seem to always hold their value. They are also very easy to get parts for.