1965 65 Mustang Fastback 289 4V A-Code 4-Speed 3.00 Trac-Loc Project

Price: US $15,000.00 Item location: Hartland, Michigan, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • Trim: Fastback
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 99,999
  • Engine size: 5.0L
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

Relisting due to non-paying bidder. If you are going to come out to look at the car to make a deal, please make sure you have money in the bank first.

Update: I have located the vent window assemblies as well as all the exterior trim (no grill, no bumpers). Also, I have had multiple questions from people asking about not including the engine, transmission and fuel injection stuff, as well as the fiberglass stuff. I am willing to work with a buyer on this if you contact me prior to using the buy-it-now. Please message me first.Original engine and trans are gone, but a 5.0L and T5 5-speed manual trans from a 1990 Mustang GT are included.

If you aren't interested in the fiberglass panels, I will take $600 off the price which will cover the cost of buying two new fenders, a hood and a deck lid from NPD with money left over, and I'll hang on to the fiberglass parts. If you don't want the 5.0L and 5-speed conversion stuff, I'll take another $1,000 off and hang on to those parts.

Please ask all questions prior topurchasing. Using Buy-it-Now is your commitment to purchase, not to inspect the vehicle. If you would like to inspect the vehicle prior to using Buy-it-Now, please contact me to make arrangements. I have a bunch of additional photos that I couldn't add that I can provide if you request. Thank you!
Up for sale is my '65 Mustang Fastback project. This is a factory A-code, 4-speed with a factory trac-loc rear end. I have a Michigan title for it in my name and the original door tag. The original engine was frozen and transmission was gone. The original rear end is still present.
I picked this up a few years back and have collected many parts for it. All rust has been repaired and panels replaced except the legs of the panel separating the trunk from the cabin, and I have that as new metal (I have the entire assembly, so you can replace what you like). I also have new, heavy gauge floor supports as the originals show their age (dings and dents from jacking). Significant sheet metal has been donated for the repair (basically a rebody). The hood, fenders (need to be fit), side scoops and decklid are all fiberglass from KAR. The fenders are flared, and I do have fiberglass flares for the rear quarters to match, but are not installed. If you don't like the flares, I do have a second set of glass fenders with flares, but they will need a little bit of work (really, not much) and you can take them instead. I do have good used headlight doors as well as a new GT-style rear valance. I also have a fiberglass panel for converting the tail lights to the wide, sequential Shelby style lights.
Here is the good:

- Original '69 Shelby 2-piece 15" x 7" mag wheels (chrome was sanded to paint and magnesium centers need polish, but good wheels - original center caps also included)
- Rebuilt quick-ratio steering box
- New front suspension (lower control arms have been boxed) with oversized front sway bar and a used rear sway bar
- Shelby drop on suspension
- New heavy duty export brace

- new boxing plates for shock tower base

- New Monte Carlo bar with curve for air cleaner
- Factory front disc brakes (added)
- Tubular frame ties
- New Caltracs

- Not pictured, but I found a box with used power steering links, tie rods, ram, brackets, idler and other parts
- New 20 gallon (71-73 Mustang) gas tank with correct conversion fill tube and sending unit
- Complete fold-down seat assembly (including good seats)

- Good original trap door (not cut for speakers)
- All rear fiberglass trim and panels (not cut for speakers)

- New aftermarket padded door panels with integral arm rests and brushed aluminum inserts and mounts
- New original-style arm rests

- Center console with new 4-speed insert and nice original trim

- Window and fold-down trim
- Factory front bucket seats
- Super rare, Goldfinger (the 007 movie) front fiberglass valance (search Goldfinger Mustang)

- New rear no-drill louvres (light shelf wear)
- New FlowMaster (17273) performance dual exhaust kit
- Good '90 5.0L complete motor with accessories and matching 5-speed transmission

Motorsport billet flywheel got wet and should be cleaned up / turned before use

- New 7 qt ribbed aluminum "T" oil pan

- Used E303 Ford Motorsport roller cam

- New Felpro Head Gasket rebuild kit
- American Automotive (510125) Mustang-specific complete vehicle harness
- Conversion trans mount and yoke for T-5 in early Mustang
- Harnesses and A3M computer

- VAM (2), tubing, cold air setup and other parts for fuel injection conversion

- New aftermarket dual-reservoir power brake booster conversion for disk brakes

- New parking brake cables (Raybestos BC95862)
- New reproduction GT-style exhaust trumpets

- Pair of Shelby/Thunderbird tail light bezels (some pitting)

- One GT and two non-GT instrument clusters
- Original rear glass
- New windshield
- 2 good right and 1 left door glass
- All internal door hardware (used)
- Very nice used reproduction wood steering wheel (complete, see pic)

- Very nice restored grill center coral with running horse
- Nice original hang-on A/C unit

- Original factory A/C condensor
- New reproduction hood pin kit with cables
- Set of bumper guards - nice used
- Multiple boxes of used parts with extras
The bad:
- The previous owner's body guy was lazy and didn't replace the floor braces. They are used and have dings and dents from jacking. I bought heavy-duty new to replace and they are included.
- As stated above, the two small patch panels need to be replaced on the panel between the trunk and cabin. I have the new metal and they are easy to do. In fact, I purchased it as an entire panel for about $350 as I was going to replace the entire panel. It is included.
- The floor was replaced with a one-piece unit, but the welds on the underside are on the ugly side, but solid (not awful, but I would clean them up) - drip welds. If you undercoat, it will cover them. I was going to grind them smooth and add plug welds from the inside. If you don't want make extra work, nothing to do here except maybe clean them up a bit. Or not.

- The VIN was recorded off by one number in its past. I checked into having it corrected, but they will not inspect the vehicle's VIN until it is operational. Honestly, there is no reason needed to worry about this (this is a common issue) as I have a title in my name.

I don't have every part needed to put this back together, but most of it is here as can be seen in the pictures. I believe I still have some other parts which I will look for tonight. I have parts from three other projects, so there is a lot to sort through.
My plan was to turn this into a daily driver with a secure suspension, good brakes and the convenience of fuel injection and A/C. But, I'm having trouble finding the time to actually get to work on it. I don't have to sell, and if I can't get what I want out of it, it will be a project for next year (hopefully).

These cars are about as easy as it gets to restore. Parts are easy to find or available in reproduction and the assembly is not complex. I finished a '65 coupe two years ago, so I know what is involved. This is a great project for the money, especially when you look at the cost of the reproduction bodies that they sell.
Thanks, and please ask all questions before purchasing.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 1:27PM

I went back through my stuff and located a number of other items to be included in the sale.

- set of steel Comp Cams roller tip rocker arms (missing 4 studs...no idea where they went)

- Original power steering ram, pressure valve, hoses, center link, and mounting brackets in nice, as-pulled condition

- NOS in the box M - U - S - T - A - N - G letters

- New 4-speed shifter rubber boot/seat

- New battery tray

- NORS headlight switch

- Good used mirror

- Very nice set of stainless steel dash trim (4 pieces)

- New horn index

- Restored radio brackets

- New ignition cylinder and keys

- New floor plugs and covers kit

- Original A/C firewall plate and hose seal

- 5.0L extension jumper harness (a must have retrofits)

- Used seat plastic trim

- Another used arm rest base and reproduction pad

- Full set of all of the little brackets and mounts for the fold-down seat fiberglass trim panels

- Very nice original fold-down seat latch

- two fold-down seat locks

- Good used Fastback decklid hinges and torsion rods (the original hinges are in place, but I had to find the torsion rods which is near impossible)

- New lightweight hood hinge springs (must-have so you don't crack your hood)

- nice used headlight trim rings

Thanks for checking out my Mustang!