GREAT ENTRY-LEVEL CLASSIC, 200 CI INLINE 6, AUTO, RUNS/DRIVES GR8, PRICED 2 MOVE
Early Mustangs are just as awesome today as they were in 1965 when Ford sold more than a million of them. Six cylinder cars like this 1965 coupe make for fantastic entry-level hobby cars simply because they're stylish, reliable, and parts are incredibly easy to get and affordable. There aren't many cars that are more beloved than the first-generation Mustang.
Wearing a recent coat of metallic blue paint, this handsome coupe looks far more expensive than it is. Judging by the condition of the undercarriage, it's quite likely that this pony is still carrying all its factory sheetmetal and that since 1965 it's led a pretty good life. Nice, straight sheetmetal got a thorough once-over to ensure that it was in good order, then the two-stage urethane went on top, giving it a bright shine. Classic first-generation Mustang details like the chrome quarter panel ornaments and Mustang emblems on the front fenders mean that it was done to factory specs and it's great to see that they didn't try to add upgrades or turn it into something it isn't. A stock "corral" lives in the grille, the bumpers are probably original and still shine up nicely, and those taillights are among the most recognizable in the entire automotive kingdom. Oh, and check out how well that trunk lid fits!
Carrying a few nice upgrades, the blue interior obviously works well with the fresh blue paint, and the hues are close enough that they don't clash in the least. Most of the parts you can see or touch are new and the result is simply splendid, with reproduction seat covers, bright carpets that haven't been baked by the sun or worn down by passengers, and door panels with correct detailing and hardware. The instrument panel is the early style with a wide speedometer flanked by auxiliary gauges on either end, all framed by a color-matched steering wheel. Cars like this were typical daily drivers for many folks, so that explains the relative lack of frills, but with a newer AM/FM/iPod stereo, upgraded speakers, and an aftermarket center console, it's ready to cruise anywhere. Even the trunk is reasonably-sized for your gear and as you can see, it's in outstanding condition with a correct reproduction mat.
Don't make the mistake of underestimating the 200 cubic inch inline-six under the hood. This engine was a mainstay of Ford products throughout the '60s for good reason: it's smooth, torquey, and quite thrifty out on the open road. In today's climate, it kind of makes sense, doesn't it? It still cruises at modern highway speeds and pulls down fuel mileage that any modern Mustang would be pleased to own. Nice and tidy under the hood, it's wearing a few chrome pieces, a rebuilt carburetor, and a fresh tune-up for reliability. It fires quickly and easily with its characteristic grumble from the single exhaust, and with the 3-speed automatic transmission, it pulls the lightweight little coupe around with aplomb. A new gas tank and correct exhaust system with transverse muffler have been recently installed, so it's ready to enjoy immediately. Flashy wire hubcaps and 185/75/14 whitewall radials complete the bright look.
No other car in the world is as beloved as Ford's pony, and you can find out why for a very reasonable price. Call today!
- Vinyl Interior
- iPod Compatible
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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