1965 Ford Mustang T-5
Finished in factory-correct Ivy Green with Ivy Gold interior, this extremely rare T-5 is an amazing piece of Ford Mustang history that is as elusive as it is desirable. With 132,000 cars registered to U.S. Army staff in Germany in 1965, Ford knew it needed to make selling its new Mustang there a priority. However, with the Mustang naming rights already being held by two other German companies, Ford was faced with a dilemma: pay $10,000 to acquire the naming rights, or call the Mustang something else. Ford chose the latter and badged all German market cars with the name T-5, which had been Fords internal name for the Mustang during development. The name Mustang is found nowhere on the car, making for a very unique car when closely inspected. There were also several small differences made to meet German road regulations, as well as being equipped with a beefier Shelby GT-350 suspension to handle the more unforgiving European roads.Production numbers for 1965 and 1966 cannot be verified, but numbers from 1967 and later total only in the low hundreds per year. With 559,451 Mustangs produced in 1965, finding an example that numbers in the hundreds at best is incredible. It was estimated that just under 300 T-5's were made in 1965, whereas 76 exist today. Only 26 fastbacks remain in existence today, and only 2 happen to have the 200ci inline 6. This incredibly rare T-5 is on the T-5 registry. This car remains with only 5,370 ORIGINAL miles, after its assembly date of January 14th, 1965, with only about 400 miles on the professionally rebuilt engine. Upon returning to the United States in the early 1970's, this T-5 remained in a climate controlled storage and started up often. In the early 2000's it was restored by a museum in Saint Louis, Missouri with well over $100,000 invested. In 2013 this car sold at a Rolls Royce auction for $125,000. In the time I have owned it I have only put 200 miles on it, I start it up 3 times a week and usually drive it out to car shows every 2 or 3 weeks.This is a museum quality vehicle with an engine capable of driving from New York to Los Angeles and back without an issue popping up whatsoever. It is the most original classic automobile you will find, even with the original battery check stickers, jacking instruction stickers, glove box and windshield wiper fluid stickers, ect. If you have any questions, want addition pictures or a video walk around of the car feel free to email me! Thank you.