Classic good looks and bona fide collectability value to boot! This 1965 Ford Mustang has weathered the years in impressively good form and remains in solid, stock condition. It's running strong and stands ready to provide its next owner with future chapters of vintage motoring satisfaction that can only be found behind the wheel of one of the most pivotal of all classic cars.
It won't take more than a quick once over to see how well aligned this Pony is. Mustangs of this era have prominent body contours running their sides that clearly trumpet any unevenness, but there's no issue to be found - from hood to fenders to doors and back, it's an assembly of flush body panels and tight, even lines. The beige exterior hue has held up to the elements, and a nice wet sand and buff would have it looking its best. In contrast to the majority of its brethren still seen on the road - and those numbers are certainly dwindling - the chrome work on this '65 has also either shown resilience or has certainly benefited from shelter, as the bumpers fore and aft are level and unscathed, and its array of body trim shows no serious pitting. You'll also find clear glass featured on all four sides, surrounded by ding-free trim - another decided plus that adds to its still-fresh, road-ready appearance.
An updated Pony interior sits just inside the doors, with a pair of fresh-looking bucket seats up front and bench seat in back that don't show much evidence of use. Even the quarter trim panels flanking the bench seat remain free of any obvious scuffs - that's often one of the first places you'll find them. The pair of new-looking door panels sit flush in their frame, and while the steel surrounding them can use some fresh paint, that certainly isn't a complex job. Just in front of the woodgrain steering wheel, the dash area remains in its stock configuration, featuring an instrument cluster carrying clear gauges, and a supple, fresh-looking dash pad resting above. The dash has clearly been the beneficiary of some attention, with its smooth expanse of steel covered by nicely-applied beige paint. A compact-looking, retro-styled JVC AM/FM/cassette system also sitting in the dash adds a nostalgic element of its own. The trunk area in back carries the signature Ford plaid lining, straddled by a pair of rear wheelhouses that also show good alignment and no damage from shifting cargo.
Everything appears to have been left stock under the hood, with a 289 cubic inch V8 sitting between the shock towers and a collection of fresh-looking hoses and wiring within view. The small block is ready to hit the road right away - starting right up and running smoothly, it's paired with an automatic transmission that continues to shift with confidence-inspiring security. Ford was noted at the time for engineering power steering superior to most of its rivals as far as precision and road feel were concerned, and it's on display here, teaming with front disc brakes to give this Mustang the everyday driving manners you'd want when you get behind the wheel. A look at the undercarriage will reveal sturdy floor pans and suspension components that appear to have avoided any contact with the corrosive elements so often found on the asphalt. This pivotal Ford classic sits on set of 14” stock Mustang rims, wrapped with Toyo Extenza radial tires in front and Firestone FR721 radials in back.
This 1965 Ford Mustang represents the increasingly rare opportunity to own a sound, road ready Pony car still retaining its stock look. Call today!