SLICK-BUILT A-CODE PONY, STRONG 289 V8, 4-SPEED, PWR FRNT DISCS, GREAT STANCE!!
Sometimes you just want a nice Mustang that drives well and doesn't give you headaches. This 1965 coupe is like that, offering a sweet-running 289, a 4-speed, and a handsome paint job that might help keep you out of trouble, it's exactly the right car for someone who likes to drive their vintage hardware.
Mustang coupes don't get the attention their convertible and fastback siblings do, but one look at this sleek-looking coupe and we think that's about to change. Thanks to a repaint about three years ago, it's very clean and the dark green finish is pretty close to code R Ivy Green, which was on the menu for 1965. There's also a striking similarity to a certain fastback driven by Steve McQueen, but let's focus on this coupe's true merits. The paint is quite nice, but not perfect, so you won't hesitate to drive it every chance you get, yet at the same time everybody will stop to admire this car and ask you what color it is. The finish is two-stage urethane, so it should look this good forever with just a modicum of care and the gaps are better than most early Mustangs that have led hard lives. The trim was also refreshed or replaced during the restoration, and both bumpers, the stainless window surrounds, and the pony grille are all in excellent condition. It's kind of nice to see a V8 Mustang that hasn't been given the Shelby treatment or even GT fog lamps.
An understated black interior is a pleasing contrast and a classic combination, and it is indeed the car's original arrangement. Again, it's a lot of fun to see a coupe with things like a console and a 4-speed, complete with Hurst shifter, while the rest is almost completely stock. The main gauges show bright, clear markings and shiny chrome accents, so the dash has surely been freshened and the chrome switchgear is mostly original stuff that looks good. The original radio is in the center of the dash, but it's an AM unit, so if you're going to drive this car, an upgrade might be in the cards. The back seat looks almost completely unused and the trunk is very tidy and includes all the correct plaid mats, plus a full-sized spare tire and styled steel wheel and a steel wheel under a matching plaid cover.
With Fords of this vintage, there's really no way to say conclusively that the engine is "numbers matching," but it definitely looks like factory-issue under the hood and this is a real A-code car. The 4-barrel 289 makes great noises and its bubbly, bouncy idle unwinds into a wonderful tenor wail as speed increases, so it's a joy to run through the gears. The chrome air cleaner dominates the engine bay, but there's correct Ford Blue engine paint on the block and simple painted up top with reproduction decals. A shock tower brace and Monte Carlo bar add noticeable strength to the front end, a worthwhile upgrade on any Mustang. There's also a new power brake booster for the discs up front. Underneath, it appears to be highly original although there's an oversized front sway bar and lowering springs that give it that awesome stance. For period-perfect rolling stock, look no further than a set of styled steel wheels with fat 225/60/14 BFGoodrich rubber.
This is a great-running coupe with a lot of desirable equipment. If you're a fan of driving, perhaps this lovely green Mustang is what you're looking for. Call today!
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Brakes
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Front Disc Brakes
- Title Documentation
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- Body Color
- Emerald Green
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- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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