COORECT COLOR COMBO, C CODE 289 MUSTANG, RALLY PAC GUAGES, GOOD/CLEAN STANG
In case you haven't noticed, we're having a lot of trouble here at Streetside Classics keeping early Mustangs in stock. If you're reading this, then this lovely 1965 Mustang coupe didn't sell immediately upon arrival, which has about a 50% chance of happening each time a new pony shows up. If there's one car you can bank on, it's the Ford Mustang.
You can't go wrong with factory colors and handsome code X Vintage Burgundy gives this coupe an elegant, upscale look that gets noticed. We like it when early Mustangs are honest, and this one doesn't need stripes, scoops, or wings to stand out, instead relying on the famous Mustang look that's one of the most beloved in the entire automotive world. Workmanship is quite good, and starting with a good southern car never hurts. The quarters are straight and clean, the doors fit well, and details stand out against the shiny paint. Check out the sharp crease that frames the side cove, the chrome insert, and the beautifully finished chrome bumpers that glitter. It's not perfect, but for a car that's going to get driven a lot, it's just right and you'll look forward to cleaning it up on weekends then hitting the road.
The Mustang's interior looks great in any form, and the black standard upholstery looks dressy when combined with Vintage Burgundy paint. It looks like most of the interior soft parts are new, including the seat covers, carpets, and door panels, and they all match the factory stuff exactly. The original dash carries factory instruments that have bright markings, as well as what appears to be a factory Rally-Pac with early sweep-style tachometer, a rather rare accessory today. The console and floor-mounted automatic shifter blend into the A/C unit, giving this Mustang a more luxurious and polished look than many of its more basic siblings. Entertainment comes from a newer digital AM/FM/iPod stereo radio in the original location, and the simple look helps camouflage it in plain sight (the original radio is also included with the sale of the car). The trunk carries a correct mat, full-sized spare, and a matching tire cover, as well as a bag for the jack.
This is a real C-code car, and the 289 under the hood is likely original, although with early Mustangs there's just no way to be sure. Unlike so many of its siblings, it remains mostly stock with the only major deviation being the finned valve covers, but they look so right, nobody will complain. The rest looks pretty much as the factory intended and there's evidence of lots of recent service work, including a rebuilt carburetor and fuel pump. The A/C system still uses R12 refrigerant and works as intended and the export brace and Monte Carlo bar add noticeable rigidity to the whole car. The C4 3-speed automatic is quick-witted enough to be a great dance partner when the road starts to twist and the door tag says it carries 2.80 gears, making this a great highway cruiser with the A/C. Disc brakes were added up front and the rear drums were recently rebuilt, much of the suspension parts are new, and with power steering, it's easy to drive. Wheels are gorgeous chrome Cragars with spinner center caps and Yokohama blackwall radials.
So if history's any indicator, the clock is ticking on this highly-optioned little Mustang. If you're interested, you really need to call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- iPod Compatible
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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