Talk about a car stuck in a time capsule! Almost all original, the inspector said, "nearing investment grade"
Comments from inspection report:
Unit starts, runs, and drives at time of inspection. Test drive presented no immediate mechanical concerns. Overall condition may be described as healthy historical survivor. Inspector would rate condition above average to very good. Unit appears to be well preserved time capsule, no major rust, decay, nor corrosion penetration detected. Engine bay appears clean and well kept, majority of compartment shows recent restorations. Unit appears well serviced and maintained. Lots of new parts and updated assemblies visible. Paint appears factory original condition with light touch ups in areas. No major surface rust nor corrosion detected to lower rockers, sill, nor quarter bellies. Trunk shows new fuel tank installed, big plus when shopping this early generation Mustang. Exhaust appears recently overhauled block back. Interior appears fresh and crisp, very near showroom condition. Seats are in great shape. Removal of rear seat reveals no major rust nor rot concerns, solid car with strong oors. Undercarriage shows natural factory ooring. Spare tire and jack present. Original owners manual with owner ID stored in glove box. Floor and trunk mats are like new. Wheels and tires appear road ready condition, hub caps appear factory originals. Couple minor rock and paint chips noted in areas. Rear driver quarter shows splotchy paint touch up application. Rear chrome bumper dented. Three minor dime coin size dings noted, hood and driver side panels. Gold pin striping shows scuffs and decay in areas. Undercarriage is well preserved, light surface rust and patina noted in areas. Inspector suspects vehicle has been stored in cool dry environment majority of previous ownership. Car shows ample signs of being garaged. Steering and suspension assemblies show good health. Light wetness seepage noted around oil pan gasket, easy x. Trans pan shows seepage with newer parts installed. Exhaust appears newer. Shocks and leaf springs are dated. Vehicle assembled 21st of July 1967 at the Metuchen, NJ plant and sold new off showroom out of JC Hess Ford in Philadelphia. Trim tag decode as follows: 65A- Coupe w/ Standard Interior, X- Vintage Burgundy Metallic Paint, 2A- Black Standard Buckets. Inspector would place buy recommendation on this unit, nearing investment grade quality.