ORIGINAL 289CI, ORIGINAL WARRANTY CARD, WIMBELDON WHITE, VERY CLEAN COUPE
We use the word "clean" quite a bit when describing some of our cars, but this lovely 1965 Mustang coupe pretty much defines the word. From the bright Wimbledon White paint to the crisp blue interior to the detailed engine bay, this car just looks right. It's not flashy, it's not built to tear up pavement, it's just a nice, well-maintained and very CLEAN little Mustang.
When you close your eyes and picture an early Mustang coupe, I bet you imagine a Wimbledon White one. The color has become iconic, and not just because it was Carroll Shelby's favorite. It simply looks right on the first Mustangs. However, the paint is recent and looks fantastic with that soft off-white glow that is Wimbledon White and excellent attention to the details. Look how well it lines up, how neatly the C-scoop and associated body lines move from panel to panel in uninterrupted fashion, and how snugly the deck lid fits; that kind of work doesn't just happen by accident. Then there's the 1965-only grille with cross bars, the brightly chromed bumpers, and two shiny tailpipes hanging out underneath, reminding us that the '289' badges on the front fenders aren't merely decoration.
With the white body, almost any interior would work, but one of the more subtle and sublime combinations includes the blue found in this coupe. It's all in excellent shape, and remarkably, only the driver's seat is new, which you can see if you look at the patterns, but the matching of colors and materials is impressive for an aftermarket effort. Fresh carpets and door panels look great and the original instrument panel with just a speedo and fuel level gauge is all you need. The transmission is a 3-speed manual with well-spaced gears and it's entertaining enough on its own, particularly when paired with a rumbling V8 soundtrack. The 84,547 miles shown are believed to be authentic and given the car's overall condition, it's quite likely. A Jensen AM/FM/cassette stereo fits in the original radio's spot and powers speakers in the kick panels and on the rear package shelf, so it sounds great. The trunk is finished with a plaid mat, along with matching spare tire cover, tool bag, and a few other Mustang-related accessories.
That's the car's original C-code 289 under the hood, rebuilt to stock specs with a few thoughtful upgrades like an electronic ignition system. Factory equipment like the carburetor and intake manifold live under the chrome air cleaner, and the black engine block and gold valve covers are correct for 1965 Mustangs. It doesn't have any power options, but steering is manageable even at low speeds, and disc brakes were added during the restoration to really improve the stopping power of the vintage pony. The undercarriage is completely untouched and shows remarkable preservation (remember the key word is "clean"), along with a fresh dual exhaust system that sounds racy. Recent shocks and shiny styled steel wheels round out the suspension and it wears 205/75/14 whitewall radials for a classic look.
Clean isn't just a word, it has a definition that looks a lot like this exceptional little Mustang. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
- Original Warranty Card
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Wimbledon White
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