SLICK PONY, 289 V8, C4 AUTO, FLOWMASTERS, R134A A/C, PS, GREAT DRIVER COUPE!!
What could be more fun than a clean 1965 Mustang coupe with a slick silver blue paint job, handsome original interior, and a sweet-running A-code 289 under the hood? Ultra-clean from top to bottom, this Mustang has been built as an all-around performer that you can be proud to show at the local cruise nights.
There really isn't much you can do to an early Mustang to improve its looks, so the fellow who built this one focused on getting it straight instead. The sheetmetal is all original so you know this was never a rusty car. Two-stage urethane creates the shine, and the paint is a refreshing change from all the bright red and black Mustangs you usually see at car shows. It also works really well with the slightly more formal coupe body, which helps it keep a low profile. It's got a few signs of use now, as it was painted a few years ago, but it's always a relief to see a mostly stock Mustang and that they resisted the urge to add stripes and scoops and spoilers. This was how they looked in the '60s and there aren't many folks who don't love the way these cars look. It also glitters like jewelry with lots of new chrome, including the bumpers, taillight bezels, and new stainless window trim. And this one comes by that '289' badge on the front fenders honestly, as it's a real-deal A-code V8.
The car's white interior is almost entirely original, which will tell you about how well-preserved the car is overall. The standard bucket seats are still comfortable and the seat covers don't show any major splits or wear. The floor is covered with original-style carpet, and the door panels are in very good shape considering they just celebrated their 50th birthday. A standard color-matched steering wheel is perfect for the '60s vibe of the original pony car, and the original gauges are in good order, covering the basics. The A/C looks like the same unit you would have received as a dealer-installed option in 1965, fully restored and using R134a refrigerant so it blows ice cold. Entertainment is compliments of a modern AM/FM/cassette stereo system that has been nestled into the original radio's spot in the dash, right where it's been for decades. The trunk is properly outfitted with a plaid mat and full-sized spare with cover.
As I mentioned, power comes from what we believe to be the original A-code 289 cubic inch V8. Chrome dress-up pieces are appropriate and the open-element air cleaner uses a reproduction decal to capture a factory look. The A/C compressor dominates the view, but it's always nice to see a power steering pump hanging on the front of a Mustang's engine, meaning this one is friendly enough to drive every day. It's backed by a C4 3-speed automatic transmission and 8-inch rear end with 3.00 gears inside, so it's a very easy cruiser. A newer Flowmaster dual exhaust system gives the 225-horse 289 a great soundtrack and the undercarriage is in great condition. Classic styled steel wheels always look right on early Mustangs, with these wearing fat 215/70/14 BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Great Mustangs are still out there, and many of them are still very reasonably priced. This one has already had a lot of attention and effort lavished upon it, and it shows. With an elegant paint job, that handsome interior, and a nice-running small block under the hood, it's the kind of fun car that populates most local shows and cruise nights. Give us a call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
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