This 1965 Ford Mustang actually emerged from the assembly in
mid-'64 to join a pivotal group of classmates that would go on to
change the car industry landscape while giving rise to an entirely
new breed of automobile - the Pony Car. It greets the present in
very clean condition, carrying its original engine under the hood
and wearing its original colors both inside and out, and will pull
into its next owner's garage with a collection of build receipts
and restoration photos on hand to chronicle the process that's
taken it to its current impressive state.
The Sunlight yellow shade is the same one this pony wore as it
pulled into its Salt Lake City destination to await its initial
sale and you can make a pretty solid case that it's the color most
closely associated with this early first generation of Mustangs.
It's in very solid shape, with no glaring issues in sight and has
an even pigmentation from front to back. Its assembly of exterior
fittings all look sharp - the corralled running horse mounted in
the front grille carries no obvious pitting, both the front and
back bumpers are straight and level, and the badging on all sides
remains securely in place. Clear glass surrounds the cabin, with
the front and rear windshields sporting fresh looking rubber seals
and trim that really presents well. More than 40 years of service
would have presented plenty of opportunities to knock its body
alignment off kilter but that, too, remains strong, with all panels
blending well and sitting flush.
The black vinyl interior features all the vintage charm you could
hope for and is also in very clean condition. It's been refurbished
to its original condition and while the dual textured seat covers
in front and back mirror those this Mustang began with, you don't
see them nearly as often as you do their completely vinyl
counterparts, so they're a welcome change. The level of
functionality on hand here is impressive - all the gauges in the
instrument cluster work as they should, as do all the control knobs
and switches. The manual windows roll up and down smoothly and even
the door locks, often an Achilles heel on classic cars of this age,
are in good working order. A JVC AM/FM/cassette player stands by in
the center of the dash, while the pad running the width of the
cabin shows no cracks and still looks supple. Directly above, the
headliner looks very fresh and fits nice and snug. An underdash air
conditioning system was added to the mix and it's running in good
form to keep you and your occupants comfortable. The trunk area in
back looks good, as well. While the plaid vinyl lining its floor
could stand to be replaced, the exposed metal is well-treated and
lines up nicely.
Pop the hood and you'll see an engine compartment that looks very
much as it did when this car began life in the mid-'60s. The 260
cubic inch V8 sits at the center with its block, air cleaner and
valve covers painted in proper Ford blue. It's running very
smoothly - this classic is very much ready for the road as soon as
you get it home - and combines with a 3-speed automatic C4
transmission whose reputation for dependability has been
well-earned over the decades. The view from below is reassuring -
you'll find some discoloration that would be expected with age, but
everything is looking solid. Smooth power steering makes this
Mustang an easy driver as it turns heads on its 14" stock wheels
with branded Mustang hubcaps that are wrapped with steel belted
With its timeless looks totally intact and combining with a
rock-solid running condition, this 1965 Ford Mustang is a definite
"must see". Call today!
1965 Ford Mustang
Exterior Color:Sunlight Yellow
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