1965 Ford Mustang

Salt Lake City, Utah | Mar 3, 2018

289 V-8 Automatic

Salt Lake City, Utah
2-Door Coupe
289 V-8

1965 Ford Mustang Coupe 

Original example
Only 74,124 miles covered
Original 289 cid C Code V-8 engine
Original Cruise-o-Matic automatic transmission  

An original 1965 Ford Mustang with just 74,124 miles covered since new, this very special example wears the original Wimbledon White paint with the contrasting optional black vinyl roof to perfectly complement the iconic, and original, Pony interior in red. A wonderful driver that starts immediately, then settles into a delightful idle, this is a true collectible given the outstanding originality and clear evidence of a life spent in careful custody. 

DRIVETRAIN: The original C Code 289 V-8 resides under the hood, featuring the stock 2-barrel carburetor and increased 9.3:1 compression ratio that allowed this base unit to produce 200 hp. The engine compartment is tidy and rust-free, showing no evidence of prior accident damage. The original Cruise-o-Matic automatic transmission remains, and is in good operating condition.

CHASSIS: The frame is clean and straight with no visible rust or collision damage.  
 ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Then engine compartment is clean with no rust and has zero evidence of accident damage.  

EXTERIOR:  As shown in the photographs, minimal surface rust is visible, but the body panels are free from rot or substantive corrosion. As expected for such an original example, the bodywork displays a pleasing patina, with some dents, chips, scuffs and blemishes consistent with the automobile’s age. The chrome trim is straight and undamaged except for some minor blemishes in the plating.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: The trunk compartment is solid, clean and completely rust free.

INTERIOR: The original Pony is in excellent condition, with the seating surfaces and bolsters free from rips or tears. The only blemish present is a small tear in the interior door handle on both driver and passenger sides. The dash is free from cracks and presents in excellent condition, while the headliner and carpets are in a similar carefully preserved state. The wood dash and gauges are in beautiful shape and the entire interior wears a wonderful patina that cannot be replicated at any price. The air conditioning unit works perfectly, as do the adjustable seats, making the entire cabin a comfortable place to drive and ride in.
 With so few originals left, this Mustang will almost certainly attract more attention than many fully restored examples, making it one to treasure. 

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