1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
The 1965 Mustang set an all-time record for first-year sales of any
new model. Today's auto market is too fragmented with different
types of cars for a single model to ever get the wildly
enthusiastic reception of the first Ford Mustang in America. The
top-selling car in 2008 was the Toyota Camry, which found 436,616
buyers, in 1965 Ford sold 607,500 Mustangs. Ever since its arrival,
the Mustang has been a highly visible part of the American auto
scene. Owners have included everyone from former President Bill
Clinton and baseball star Reggie Jackson to Hollywood celebrities
Jay Leno and Cher. Most likely, you've either owned a Mustang, or
knew someone who did.
For consignment a resprayed in red restored 1965 example of the
original Generation 1 Mustang. With a red interior and white vinyl
covered hardtop, this car, with its new jacket is a stunner!
With all rust removed, steel was smoothed and carefully sanded then
give a coat of Red. The paint is overall good, with some inclusions
of dirt and a few minutely small "fisheyes". The white vinyl top is
unmarred and an overall clean surface. Plenty of chrome is attached
at the bumpers, quarter panel insert, rocker trim, doors and
mirrors, and around lighting and windows. Badging is correct, and
exterior is looking sharp! Don't forget the original polished
Mustang wheels and wheel covers, wrapped in skinny whites.
Save for the aftermarket stereo, the interior is looking much like
original with vinyl seats nearly perfect. Dash is clean, and full
metal jacket, original steering wheel is fronting it, and the
chrome on it, is slightly corroded and not perfect. Door panels are
as pristine as the seating, and the plastic center console houses
the automatic gear selector and shows a hole in it at the driver's
side seat bolster area. Aluminum and black trim molding runs down
the center of the console and presents as patina. Rubber floor mats
cover a nicely preserved/restored? deep red carpet.
An original(?) appearing 289ci V8 sits in an unrestored engine bay.
There is documentation of recent repair work that has been
performed on the car. This 289 is fed by a 2-barrel carburetor, and
has a C4 3-speed automatic transmission, and an 8" 2.80 gear
Appearing mostly original, with patina and surface rust, the frame
is solid, and has undergone repair work. Also, there is invasive
rust at the back of the floor pan on the driver's side, and lower
body panel rockers are rusted. It appears as though a newer front
suspension was recently put on, as well as a rack and pinion
steering system. Drum brakes are all around.
A good example of a 1965 Ford Mustang, the original model, with
some restoration work, and maintenance performed. A bit of invasive
rust, and surface rust is seen underneath on the rockers and
floorpans. Mechanically sound it starts quickly and drives
T-Metuchen NJ Assy Plant
07-2 Door Hardtop
C-289 2BBL V8
136120-Sequential Unit Number
BDY 65A-2 Door Hardtop Standard Bucket Seats
COLOR M-Wimbledon White
TRIM 25-Red Vinyl
DATE 24B-February 24th 1965
DSO 23-Philadelphia, PA
AX 6- 8" 2.80 Gears
TR 6- C4 Cruise O Matic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.