1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
The Paint: Original color, Wimbledon White, repainted in base/coat, clear/coat
The Engine: Originally a 260 CID V8, now upgraded to a 289, completely rebuilt
The Transmission: 3 speed manual (as original), new clutch assemble, shift excellent
The Differential: Original Ford 8” 3.00:1 gear ratio, rebuilt
The Suspension: Original factory front independent, rebuilt
The Interior: Factory black, newer upholstered seats, door panels, dash pad, carpeting, original head liner, and
4 wheel drum brakes
All gauges work
All lights work
Heater, wipers, and turn signals, all work
Clean trunk compartment with spare and jack
Original wheels and wheel covers, with white wall radials, and 15” Styled steel wheels with radials
Nice sounding dual exhaust
I won't get into the whole Mustang saga, how well it began, how the specialty cars fed into the line-up, and how the Mustang continues today without missing a beat with it's offerings to those of the general public to ultra car enthusiasts, and knowledge collectors.
I'll keep it simple. This coupe is a prime example of how the Mustang world began, and launched an ongoing legend that's as American as the statement: “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness!
On February 9th 1964, the Beatles made their American Debut on the Ed Sullivan show. Just one month later on March 11th, Fords pony car, the Mustang began it's production...What a year! On April 17th 1964 the Mustang made it's public debut at the New Your Worlds Fair. By the end of the weekend, Ford had orders for some 22,000 units! Crazy! They couldn't hardly keep up.
Every once in a blue moon, a car comes along that somehow, some way, escaped the inevitable amateur restoration, teenager attempt at repairs, and just the overwhelming ravages of time.
This little 64.5 coupe is such a car! It’s had just 2 owners, and the last owner has had the car since 2000! No one has messed with it. It's completely in tact, and beautiful. It even starts, fast idles when cold, idles down, and drives like it did the day it rolled out of the San Jose factory.
All of the functions of this car work properly, the car rides nicely, and it's easy to drive. All codes on the data plate match the color combination, and equipment the car was born with.
This particular Mustang was painted in it's original color of Wimbledon white in base/clear and looks beautiful! If you have ever desired an early Mustang (and who hasn't:), or you have a family member you've been watching out for that wants a first generation Mustang.. This could be your car! Nice little Mustang!