GREAT 1965 Ford Mustang - 289 performance BUILT motor, < 2,000 miles since resto

Price: - Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • Type: coupe
  • Trim: Pony
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 2,001
  • VIN: 5R07C244325
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: 289 V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: parchment
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Ford Mustang Pony

Bid with confidence - great feedback! NOTE: Fluid in pics is just water (I just got done hand-washing it :-) )

For serious, cash buyers - for sale is an outstanding 1965 Ford Mustang. I've owned it around 7 years now, and since the resto work I've put around 1,500-2,000 miles on it. I purchased it as a project car from someone in Boise, ID. It had been sitting for 2+ years, so it was in much worse condition than I had hoped. That lead me to restore almost everything mechanical / electrical on the car in 2012/13. I thought I'd do it myself, but because of time constraints, I shipped it to a reputable shop that had experience with classics & had them do A LOT of work on it. They are ASE-certified master techs, and complete gear-heads. I trust & have experienced that they did great work. This mustang always turns heads, sounds mean, & is fast. I have NEVER drag-raced it, not even on the street against another car. I just cruise around in it. :-)

This is no show queen, but it is about 90% restored & a lot is like-new. Here's the gist: It could use (but not mandatory) some minor interior work + minor dash cluster work (2-3 gauges need to be replaced), and if you really wanted to go the extra mile, some minor body work. Everything else is almost new. It'll make a great classic for another owner.

I will do my best to disclose what know about this vehicle & its condition. Clear title. It has undergone extensive work. It is in great mechanical order & drives great, but realize it is a classic car. As such, I cannot warranty the vehicle. It is being sold as-is. That said, I'm an open book & want you to get your money's worth. Ask me questions. Come see the car.


  • V-8 289 block bored .30 over.

  • Performance carb / intake / heads / headers / exhaust / ignition.

  • 3-speed original (overhauled) transmission. Bullet-proof.

  • Pony (repro) interior, parchment.

  • Front disk, rear drum brakes.

  • Power brake booster aftermarket install.

  • 3-point shoulder harness seat belts in front.

  • Only premium gas + full synthetic oil ever used.

List of work done by reputable auto shop (I have receipts):

  • 289 Engine COMPLETELY newly built (essentially a custom crate motor) ground-up by reputable shop / ASE-certified master tech:

    • 289 block machined, inspected, bored .30 over.

    • New aluminum high performance heads.

    • Machined crankshaft.

    • New mid-level performance cam.

    • New pistons / rings / rockers / rollers / bearings / connecting rods / gaskets.

    • Painted block & oil pan.

    • Edelbrock performance intake.

    • QFT 600cfm 4-barrel carb.

    • Ford black air filter / valve covers.

    • High-performance spark plugs & custom wires.

    • Pertronix electronic ignition system.

    • New water pump.

    • Custom fuel lines.

    • Rebuilt starter.

  • Ceramic Tri-Y headers.

  • Flowmaster 40's stainless steel dual exhaust w/x-pipe.

  • 3-speed Ford Manual Transmission rebuild.

  • New clutch.

  • New 3-row radiator & hoses.

  • New overflow reservoir.

  • New battery.

  • Complete PAINLESS wiring harness installation.

  • New voltage regulator.

  • Aftermarket brake-booster installation.

  • New front brake pads / rear shoes.

  • Machine rear brake drums & install new hardware.

  • Machine front brake rotors.

  • Overhauled front brake calipers (very difficult to find!)

  • New shocks all around.

  • New rear leaf springs.

  • Service rear differential.

  • New rear axle bearings, grease / pack.

  • New gas tank + filler neck + gas cap + sending unit.

  • New fuel filter.

  • 2 new front tires to match rear.

  • New headlight switch.

  • New parking brake handle & adjustment (works, needs adjustment).

  • New rear seat belts.

  • New front seat belts - 3-point aftermarket shoulder harnesses.

  • New interior LED light bulbs - original white colors.

  • New side-view mirror.

  • New fuel gauge.

  • New fan shroud.

  • New dash cover (dash underneath is in perfect condition!)

Needs work:

  • I recently had some issues w/the gauge cluster, and found the voltage regulator to be bad. I replaced that and the fuel gauge, which now works. I think the other 3 gauges don't work because of that one malfunction, and need to be replaced. The oil pressure gauge starts to rise, but the needle flips back to "0" & then rises several times, so I think the gauge is just old.

  • The 3-row radiator is brand-new (less than 2,000 miles on it), but has started to show signs of small leaks around the top. They are inexpensive to replace or repair. The car does not overheat or blow out any coolant. I have driven it 45 minutes on a hotter day in Las Vegas (100+ degrees), with zero issues (other than sweating my ass off).

  • Head lights could stand to be re-aimed.

  • There are small body imperfections (see pics). Yes, this mustang (like 99% of others) has bondo, I'm sure. Paint is a 7.5/10.

  • Could use new carpet & some internal door hardware. The doors lock, but they are stiff.

  • Needs rear window panel cover / carpet.

  • It is carbureted. This means whenever it gets to you, you'll most likely want to tune / adjust it. Right now, it starts right up & is timed / tuned for warm temps.

  • Once it warms up, it tends to idle a little high at a stop & sometimes needs to be kicked down. Not a big deal, but I haven't had time to make the adjustments.

  • There is 1 missing circular silver insert in the steering wheel.

  • Radio doesn't operate. No speakers in car. I personally prefer the sound of 91 Octane exploding in symphony. :-)

Again, it's a great classic, and has a really nice paint scheme. It sounds great & is fun to drive. I've done extensive work to it! I'm embarrassed to even say how much $$$ & time went into this car. PLEASE - NO LOW-BALLERS. If you don't have cash in the bank, don't waste our time. I am not in a rush to sell it. I don't have time to drive it & would like to buy another project car eventually when my time frees up. I'll do my best to get back to your questions.


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