1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
Advertisements became popular reminders of the Mustang's youthful spirit, such as one featuring two mature adults sitting in a new Mustang with the words, “Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.” It was the car to have it you were seeking the fountain of youth. The 1965 Ford Mustang was the car to have if you were looking to win over your neighbor or hit the road for fun and adventure. It was also a must-have for enthusiastic drivers and car enthusiasts who simply liked to drive.
A consigner noted “drivers' car” a couple of owners, maintenance records since 1982, and did I mention a good looker? Also, 68,275 original miles…not bad!
A Wimbledon White respray covers the exterior of this car. Remaining metal is mostly straight, and chrome and badging appear with some aging, pitting and rusting and dulling, although not terrible. Standard Mustang wheel covers on all 4 corners, rear trunk gaps are good, and exterior lighting is all functional.
Original buckets with square stitched Palomino colored cloth tufting in the center and smooth vinyl bolsters show in good shape, as does the rear bench in the same pattern. Gold carpet mostly clean, and fade free, covers the floors. The dash is original Mustang configuration for 1965 Model year, is black fields with a dark tan surround. Metal below and padded brown vinyl on top for safety. An original plastic steering wheel fronts the clean dash. All instruments work, and headliner looks good and tight.
Under the hood we see a 200ci Inline 6-cylinder with a 1-barrel carburetor, which was the standard fare for the 65 Mustang. A Ford 3.03 top loader 3-speed manual transmission is behind and pushes power back to a 3.20 rear.
Some surface rust can be seen, but this is typical of a “driver car”. Solid floor pans toe kicks, and rockers can be seen from underneath. Independent front suspension and rear leaf spring suspension is noted, and drum brakes are attached all around.
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!
T-Metuchen NJ Assy Plant
07-2 Door Hardtop
T-200 CUI I6
181532-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 65A-2 Door Hardtop STD Bucket Seats
COLOR M-Wimbledon White
TRIM 79-Palomino Fabric & Vinyl Standard Buckets
DATE 26T-June 26th Build Date
AXLE 3-3.20 Conventional
TRANS 1-3 Speed Manual