1965 Mustang Fastback 2+2 - GT options
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- Type: Fastback
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: 5F09CXXXXXX
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 289 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Red
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Ford Mustang
Please take the time to read this auction from beginning to end and to carefully watch the video and review the pictures. If you are a serious bidder, that should go without saying. This description is not meant to be all-inclusive by any means, but I’ll be as detailed as I can. I have sold 5 of my personal classic Mustangs on ebay over the years and have had nothing but positive experiences; I want to keep it that way. I would prefer any interested bidders to inspect the car prior to bidding.
Mustang driving video: https://youtu.be/4GtL0QL8Zvg
Mustang running and walkaround video: https://youtu.be/g4-wFOnHmGA
You’re looking at a very special Mustang. This is one of the very first ever built Mustang fastbacks, produced in November 1964. They don’t get much earlier than this. What makes this car even more special, is that it’s a factory C code 289 with a 4-speed. Usually the C code 289 cars have 3-speeds when they’re manual cars.
This pony came from the factory as a Vintage Burgundy car, but is now very dark blue. It originally came with a red interior, and that has been kept the same.
It now has a factory 4V intake with a Holley carb. The Holley carb was rebuilt (I was told) just before I got it. I personally like Edelbrocks, but I’m sure a Holley fan will appreciate this carb. Sometimes you have to tap the gas to get it to stop sending fuel to the carb. And sometimes it whistles a little. I think there’s a vacuum leak at the carb. I hadn’t fixed it because I was going to replace with the Edelbrock and it doesn’t affect drivability.
The body is fairly straight overall. It’s a good driver quality car. The paint looks good from a few feet away. But if you want a concourse show car, you’ll need to paint it. There are some dings, a couple bubbles and a couple scratches. I got compliments everywhere I took it. You never see dark blue with red interior Mustangs, but it’s truly a stunning combo.
It has newer SSBC Disc Brakes up front with a dual bowl MC and proportioning valve. The car stops very well. This was an expensive kit new.
It also has a heavy duty sway bar up front, just like the GTs.
It also appears as if the engine compartment wiring harness is newer. The blower motor for the heater was never hooked back up. Don’t know why. I never bothered because I didn’t drive it in the cold.
The car sits pretty low and looks mean with the 15” GT style wheels.
Mechanically, I don’t think the car “needs” anything. I drive it all over the area and have had it on a couple 2-hour trips with no issues. I think it has had internal engine work done, as it seems peppier to me than other C code 289s I’ve owned.
With that said, I would not personally get in this car and drive it 14 hours. It’s 50 years old.
All electrical components work to my knowledge. Horn, turn signals, brake lights, etc.
Radio delete plate. No radio. I use my iPhone.
I have a LOT of money and time invested in this awesome pony. If you’re looking for a fastback to invest in, this is a unique one to have.
I am only selling this old girl because I need start-up capital for my business.
Average retail on this car is $35,475. Concourse restored, you’re looking at closer to $50k. I know it will need a little work here and there, so my start bid will be way lower. I have dealt in Fords and Mustangs (classics) for more than 15 years, so I know a lot about their values and history. As you can also see, I sell the parts. BUT, this is my personal Mustang and I am not a car dealer.
Work accomplished on Mustang:
New High quality carpet $250
New rear seat cover and rear seat carpet pieces installed $250
New dual exhaust system from headers to trumpet exhaust tips $400
New 15 Firestone tires $400
New 15” one-piece aluminum styled steel wheels $750
New Shelby-style steering wheel $240
Rebuilt shifter $300
Refinished/repainted all interior pieces ($200 in parts and materials)
New TMI custom high-end console $400
Rebuilt rear drum brakes $150
New mirrors $40
New interior door panels $75
Kick panels, scuff plates, dash bezel $75
Dual exhaust GT rear valance installed and painted with new reverse lights (lights need to be wired) $400
Newer battery $100
New antenna $20
Positive battery cable
Mustang finned valve covers
Hipo air cleaner
More than $4,000 in upgrades/fixes
New parts not installed, but included:
Complete leaf spring kit $300
Premium Gas tank kit with drain plug $180
RH and LH rear frame rail, partial sections $125
LH and RH trunk drop off sections $100
Exterior door handles $50
$700 in parts to install.
Things to note about this pony:
Rear frame rail section has rust on both LH and RH side where leaf spring mounts. This small section will eventually need to be replaced. Parts included. The trunk section should be refinished to be really nice. There will need to be some minor metal work done around the trunk supports.
Small patch on very front of both LH and RH floor pans. It's solid, but not pretty. To make it a show car, you'd want to put in correct stamped medal. Cosmetics weren't that important to me on the floor pans.
Rear leaf springs are old and worn out. Comes with new leaf springs to install.
Couple dings in body. Few light scratches. Couple bubbles here and there. Nothing horrible. Hood knicks the fender a little when it latches. Minor adjustment is necessary. Small dent where RH fender meets headlight trim. Could be popped out with paintless dent removal.
The odometer cable popped off after I re-installed the gauge bezel last summer. Currently inop. I use my Waze app for a speedo.
15" tires rub a little on tight turns or over speed bumps.
Driver’s side window popped off track. I’m going to try to get it back in place, but assume it will need to be fixed.
Turn signal cancelling cam wasn’t installed when I put in the new steering wheel.
Some windshield wiper swipes on the glass. They may buff out.
Front seats are a little faded, but no rips or tears.
I removed the rocker panel moldings. They were screwed on. You may want to put new ones on. I personally like the cleaner look.
$500 non-refundable deposit due to my Paypal account within 24 hours of auction end. Balance due upon pick up of vehicle or before. If paying in person, I accept cash or a cashier’s check from a bank. In either case, we will go to my bank so they can confirm the check is valid and deposit the funds. If you are the winning bidder, you will not have the opportunity to inspect the car or test drive it after the auction ends. Do all your inspections and ask all your questions before auction end. I will provide my cell number to any serious bidders and am happy to provide more photos or videos. No warranty. No return of the vehicle once it has left my possession and the transaction has been concluded.