For Sale: 1965 Ford Mustang in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1965 Ford Mustang Coupe

Since it was introduced 4 months before the normal start of the 1965 production year the earliest Mustangs were referred to as the 1964.5 model by enthusiasts. Nevertheless, all 1964.5 cars were given a 1965 standard VIN at the time of production. Production began in March 1964 and serial number 1, (5F08F100001), was sold on April 14th, 1964 at the George Parsons Ford dealership in St. John's Newfoundland, Canada. The official introduction followed on April 17th at the 1964 World's Fair. The gentleman whose name will be forever written in Mustang history was Captain Stanley Tucker. He walked into George Parsons Ford and found an all too eager salesman who sold him the car....3 days before the model officially went on sale. The rest, as they say, is history.

While all first year Mustangs were titled as 1965's the early production cars are referred to as 1964.5 cars. Slight differences are noted between them, and the standard production 1965 Mustang and this car retains many of them. Purchased in 2011 by our consignor's in-laws then by our consignor. Since then, a multitude of repair and restoration work has been done including a repaint, floors repairs, replacement doors, fender and rear quarter panel work. During his time of ownership, the car was treated to a bunch of upgrades including a Bluetooth stereo and Vintage air, this is a car meant to be driven and enjoyed, not trailered from show to show.

Exterior
Before receiving a respray the body was sprayed with epoxy primer, then polyester primer, then white epoxy primer before being treated to 4-5 coats of 2011 Toyota Cardinal Red, a dead match to the Rangoon Red according to our consignor, then finished with 3 coats of clear before being sanded flat and 3 extra coats of clear were applied. The lower fenders and doors have not been wet sanded so any flaws noted could be remedied by a thorough wet sanding and follow up treatment. The restored metal is very straight and the thin mustache like chrome bumpers and bumperettes present well with a deep reflective shine. The corralled horse within vertical and horizontal chrome spears fills in the honeycomb style grille and looks just fab. All gaps are good, and the freshman year Mustang cove is showing off proudly. Bringing up the tail end are the iconic taillights and smiling thin chrome bumper below. 14-inch steel wheels with faux wire knock off covers adorn the corners and are wrapped in Uniroyal thin white stripe radial rubber. Our consignor even went so far as to do a bang up job restoring the trunk area with more Rangoon Red paint, a plaid mat and a matching plaid spare tire cover. Delicious eye candy!

Interior
Looking inside we are met with door panels covered in pristine black vinyl tuck and roll with black textured steel door frames and shiny chrome window cranks and door releases. Black standard buckets are up front and a rear bench that are keenly done with no marks or tears and have recently been replaced. A chrome T-handled shifter can be seen growing from the carpeted center hump and is well within the driver's reach. A dual eyebrowed dash pad sits atop the black full metal jacket dash which contains the original instrument cluster, various chrome knobs and sliders, AM/FM/Cassette/Bluetooth radio, under dash Vintage Air ducts and glove box door. A new black rimmed 3 spoke wheel is perched atop the fixed steering column and new clean black carpet floods the floors and is protected the correct sewn in black rubber mat on the driver's side. An ivory vinyl headliner hangs above with notable wrinkling.

Drivetrain
Under the hood in the well restored engine bay we see a 200ci inline 6 cylinder. This mill is of a 1965 vintage and had new valve seals installed along with being resealed and repainted during the redux. The transmission was leaking profusely so a rebuild was performed with new seals, clutches, bands, and torque converter. This is of the C4 variety which is a 3-speed automatic and pushes power back to a Ford 7.5" rear axle with 3.25 gearing. Of note is the 1964.5 specific generator has been removed and replaced in favor of an alternator, an electronic ignition system replaces the points, and an aluminum radiator was installed to keep things cool.

Undercarriage
Some surface rust can be seen but our consignor kept things this way to show off the originality of the metal below. Solid floor pans, toe kicks, and rockers can be seen from underneath with just a few patches noted that were performed during the restoration. Independent coil spring front suspension and rear leaf spring suspension are noted as are power drum brakes on all 4 corners. A single exhaust system snakes its way back through a stock style muffler.

Drivability
A pump of the gas and twist of the key and we were off like a prom dress. Acceleration was adequate from the 200ci I6, handling was good, and braking was bias free thanks to the power drums. All functions were functioning, and I enjoyed my time behind the wheel of this 1st year pony.

Not every car can be a number matching garage queen that is rarely enjoyed. If you are seeking a concours restored car that you want as a "queen" this is not your car. If you are an early Mustang aficionado and want to drive your classic car, then look here. A clean, nicely preserved car, smooth runner, this could be your pony...Uhhhh Mustang!

VIN DECODE
5R07U103530
5-1965
R-San Jose, CA Assy Plant
07-2 Door Hardtop
U-170ci Inline 6 Cylinder 1bbl
103530-Sequential Unit Number

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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Ford Mustang
  • Listing ID: CC-1627718
  • Price: $26,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Cardinal Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:344
  • Stock Number:4243
  • VIN:5R07U103530
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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