VERY COOL CLASSIC MUSTANG! STRONG 302 CRATE V8, 4 SPD MAN, FRONT DISCS, SHARP!
No reason that all Mustangs have to be stock, right? This neatly modified 1965 Ford Mustang coupe still has all the things we love about Ford's pony car, including stout V8 power and a 4-speed, but adds an aggressive look that makes it stand out in a crowd.
A little bit of Shelby, a little bit Mustang GT, and even a little bit Kansas City Chiefs with the color scheme, this cool Mustang definitely looks the part of an aggressive street brawler. And we love some of the work that was done to enhance the conservative looks of the Mustang coupe without altering the clean lines and classic shape. And in that regard, it's a big success. You probably notice the stripes first, a pair of Shelby-style gold stripes running the length of the car. They're joined by GT-style stripes down low that run wheel-to-wheel on each side, and they're all painted on, not decals. The hood scoop up front is an aggressive touch that really makes this coupe look nasty, and combined with the molded-in quarter panel trim and twin tailpipes, the car is definitely intimidating. The work was done several years ago, so there's some use and age on it, but after the wows that everyone gives this car, they'll never notice. Chrome bumpers, a correct cross-hair Pony grille, and bright stainless trim are all details that remind us a 1965 Mustang is still one of the best-looking pony cars ever built.
The interior sticks to the Mustang formula with buckets up front and a bench in back. Even the upholstery is very similar to the original, with very grippy black vinyl that shows little wear, which makes the seats better suited to aggressive driving. The black dash is in great shape, with no visible cracks or blemishes, as are the correct door panels and plush carpets below. The factory-style wood-rimmed steering wheel and gauges are your primary interface, although there are white-faced auxiliary dials tucked under the dash and a big tachometer mounted on the dash to help monitor revs. And those very revs are controlled by the Hurst shifter atop the trans tunnel, which practically begs you to drive this Pony with reckless abandon. There's also a neatly trimmed trunk that's a lot more luxurious than your average Mustang, suggesting someone spent some time and money getting it finished.
The original C-code 289 is gone, replaced by a great-running 302 Crate V8, which is a direct bolt-in for an early Mustang like this. There's plenty of power on top and the block has a great snarl, and with a big Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor up top, throttle response is instantaneous. Other upgrades include an aluminum intake manifold, finned valve covers and a matching air cleaner, and a stock radiator up front to keep it cool on the hottest days. Ford Blue paint looks right in the satin black engine bay and block-hugging headers feed a Flowmaster dual exhaust system that sounds great. The top-loader 4-speed manual transmission shifts crisply and the original-style 8-inch rear end hangs out back with highway-friendly gears inside. Handsome Eagle Alloy wheels round out the list of mods that make this car look right, and they're wrapped in performance radials at each corner.
If you like the look, this '65 Pony will make you very happy. It runs great, has plenty of power, and handles better than most early Mustangs. More proof that a modified Mustang can always be the center of attention. Call today!
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Cassette Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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