1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
Mustang, Mustang, Mustang! to quote the television advertising in
1965. All the while urging you to walk on your wild side, and your
personality will go from dull to a thriller when you get behind the
wheel of a 1965 Ford Mustang!
For consignment, a tasteful car that has been built to improve on
the original and harken back to the early 1970's. A 1964.5 Mustang,
born a U code 170 inline 6 now sporting a worked 302 and a 4-speed
manual transmission. All rust remediated, a new paint job, new
interior, upgraded suspension and brakes this car is ready to
cruise to the local burger joint and maybe partake in a less than
legal drag race on the marked off 1/4 mile. Read on and hold on,
this one is gonna go fast!
Before undertaking the paint work this Mustang was gutted to a bare
shell, sandblasted and had all rust remediated. The floors, cowl
panel, trunk drop offs, rear cross member, 1/4 panels, outer wheel
houses, and the right door are just a few of the areas touched.
Then beautiful black paint was applied and buffed to perfection,
with just a few minor faults definitely which are unremarkable.
Dual wide white painted stripes run from stem to stern and draw
attention to the straight steel of the exterior of this car. A
fiberglass cowl induction hood was installed along with Shelby hood
springs. Original 15" and 14" chrome Cragar wheels are bolted on
and are wrapped in blackwall 15" Mickey Thompson rubber in the
front and period-correct L60-14 rubber in the rear. Giddyup!!!
Looking inside we are met with original door panels covered in
pristine black tuck and roll vinyl mounted in the white textured
steel door shells. Ultra clean white buckets up front and a rear
bench are looking like new and not showing a single mark. A Hurst
super short shifter can be seen on the hump and lets you row the
gears with ease. There is a newly installed dash pad, original
cluster and an added in Shelby style gauge pod with a CS tachometer
and oil pressure gauge. The original AM radio is still within its
original mounting location with the heater controls and ashtray
just below. New black carpet floods the floors meanwhile a black
6-point roll bar has been installed to keep the occupants safe in
case of an errant rollover. A crisp, tight white headliner hangs
above. All wrapped up in here like a freshly pressed tuxedo!
A beautiful blinged out 302ci V8 which has been bored over .30 and
had a fairly radical hydraulic cam installed. Also, aluminum heads
have been bolted on along with roller rockers, an original dual
point distributor, an Edelbrock Airgap intake manifold and a
beefed-up Holley 700cfm 4bbl carburetor. Keeping all this
performance cool is an aluminum radiator with a temperature sensing
electric cooling fan. A rebuilt Toploader 4-speed manual
transmission with a 2.88 first gear is bolted to the back and sends
power to a Ford 8" rear axle with a 3.80 TracLok gear set.
All good under here with no rust, new rear leaf springs have been
installed along with Shelby style rear traction bars. Front disc
brakes from a 1968/69 Torino have been added and drum brakes bring
up the rear. Headers feed into Turbo mufflers before exiting
through Shelby style side exhaust. A newer fuel tank along with
fuel lines and brake lines are also noted.
All the candles lit right up, running on all 8 cylinders, and gave
us a real ride and a beautiful symphony from that Shelby style
exhaust. No complaints here on form or function. I had my eyes open
on my drive to see if I could drum up an impromptu street race but
all I found was the drive thru lane at McDonalds and my healthy
lunch of nuggets and fries. One item to note is this car is tuned
to run on 110 leaded race fuel but can easily be detuned to
accommodate common pump gas.
Keeping its original exterior with just a few modifications, and
most of the interior, this consignor did a fab job on the add ons.
Visually it's stunning, and speaking from the seat of my pants,
it's powerful! The white stripes and the chrome Cragars bring it
right down to earth in a heavenly way. All original cars are cool,
but this slightly tweaked in design and performance is definitely
the way to go with a galloping pony.
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
07-2 Door Hardtop
U-170ci I6 1bbl
199440-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 65A-2 Door Hardtop Standard Interior
COLOR D-Dynasty Green
TRIM 46-White & Black Vinyl Buckets
DATE 13G-July 13th 1964
AXLE 3-Ford 7.25 3.20 Gears Conventional
TRANS 6-C4 Dual Range Automatic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.