1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
- 289 V8
- 4 Speed Manual
- White over New Red Interior
- New Flowmaster Exhaust
- Cragar SS Wheels
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“The 1965 Ford Mustang is still America's most popular classic car” – Hagerty, June 2019
“Noting that Boomers were fast approaching car-buying age in the early 1960s, and that more Americans were getting second cars, the folks at Ford got clever and combined the compact Falcon platform with an exciting long-hood, short-deck body. They then gave it a cool name. And then there was the media blitz. It was so huge that the '65 Mustang became as much a piece of Americana as automotive history. TV commercials, print articles, and newspaper adverts all surrounded the car's official debut at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Ford reportedly took 22,000 orders on the first day….”
Offered here in white over red is a 1965 Ford Mustang Notchback Coupe. The car has been respectfully upgraded to make it as enjoyable a present-day road car as it is as a collectible. The car's VIN decodes and identifies the car as an original notchback coupe with 289 cid engine, produced at Ford's Dearborn, Michigan assembly plant.
The white exterior paint—an excellent choice to showcase the purity of the car's design—has been professionally applied. The finish is uniformly glossy with no obvious defects or damage. All factory badges—including the F-o-r-d letters on the hood, the center-grille running horse, the “289” and Mustang-logo front-fender emblems, and rear-center Mustang-logo fuel-filler cap—are properly in place. Dual exhaust exits through the rear valance in the GT style. Chrome bumpers and limited chrome body trim is in well-maintained, original condition. Cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks or notable wear indications. Chrome Cragar® SS wheels are mounted with Firehawk indy 500® raised-white-letter performance tires.
The red interior adds excitement. Horizontally pleated, red-vinyl upholstery covers the front buckets and rear bench seat. It's also present on the door-panel inserts. Carpeting is matching bright red. An added, full-length console in black (with metal trim) bisects the bucket seats and houses the 4-speed manual transmission shifter. A wood-rim, Mustang-logo, 3-spoke sport steering wheel with brushed metal trim frames the original factory instrument cluster. The dash combines a padded top over lower freshly red-painted metal; a factory-style replacement Mustang-branded radio is mounted.
Under the hood, the legendary 289 cubic-inch V8 powerplant (not the original engine) occupies a clean, well-ordered, and tidy engine bay. The engine block is painted Ford-blue, with finned-aluminum valve covers and a chrome air-cleaner cover added for flair. The presentation is thankfully free of shine-enhancing spray-on products. All components are properly mounted; all hoses and wiring are properly routed. Viewed from below, the car's chassis is straight and complete. A full-length Flowmaster® exhaust system is a focal point. (If you haven't already done so, be sure to sample the car's exhaust note in the video linked in the listing.)
The car's sheet-metal-embossed VIN identification is present on its inner front fender, and its data tag is affixed to the body. Both can be seen in the photo gallery.
While the more than 155 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '65 Mustang in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Hagerty summed up the car's appeal: “Regardless of engine or body type, the 1965 Mustang never goes out of style. If you own one, everyone you'll meet will want to talk to you about the one they (or their dad, or their cousin, or their sister's roommate's friend, etc.) used to own. And you'll never hear, 'Hey, what kind of car is that?'”