1965 Ford Mustang 39499 Miles Rangoon Red Coupe 302 cubic inch V8 Automatic

Price: US $22,900.00
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 39499
  • VIN: 5T07T188396
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 302 cubic inch V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1965 Ford Mustang

Great colors, strong-running 302 cubic inch V8 with dual quads, rebuilt transmission, recent exhaust and tires. The classic Mustang look, impressive V8 power, clean sheetmetal, and fun to drive. Lots to love!
Experts will glance at the serial number and quickly realize that this Mustang started life with a T-code 200 cubic inch 6-cylinder under the hood, but that’s irrelevant today. Thanks to a lot of recent work, including paint and a freshened 302 cubic inch V8, it’s a flashy driver that delivers the true Mustang experience loud and clear. There’s a newer coat of Rangoon Red paint that is the ideal color on a Mustang, particularly a coupe, a neat blend of traditional and sporting. There’s a reason most of the Mustangs in the ads were red. It’s not perfect and there are a few minor prep issues that keep it from being show-quality, but it has a nice shine that looks awesome going down the road or with a casual glance at the local cruise night. Correct emblems have been installed, including the ‘289’ badges on the front fenders that advertise the V8 under the hood and the unique 1965 cross-hair grille gives it a slightly aggressive look. Nice chrome bumpers glitter against the red paint and someone has added a GT-style rear valence with the trumpet-style exhaust tips poking through.
The black standard vinyl interior is surprisingly stylish for being “standard” issue. Comfortable bucket seats wear newer seat covers and matching door panels are surprisingly dressy for the bargain-priced Mustang. All 1965 Mustangs received the same wide instrument panel with the speedometer in the center flanked by the fuel gauge on the left and temperature gauge on the right. The deep-dish wheel has a leather wrap that makes the skinny plastic rim feel a little more substantial in your hands and the rest is simple and to the point: AM radio in the center, basic heater controls, and a T-handle for the automatic transmission between the seats. The back seat is spacious enough for adults on short trips, so it’s a practical little car, and the good-sized trunk features a new plaid mat.
OK, the T-code six is gone and the ‘289’ emblems aren’t quite telling the whole story. The great thing about the Windsor family of V8s is that they all interchange, so there’s a later 302 cubic inch V8 living under the hood today. Rebuilt with a mild cam, it’s a great runner, particularly with those two Holley double-pumpers on top. It looks a little radical, but it’s actually quite docile, starting easily, idling nicely, and pulling the lightweight coupe around with real authority. I mean, make sure this sucker is pointed where you want it to go before you mash the pedal. It’s also neatly finished with Ford Blue engine enamel, a set of late-model 5.0 Mustang aluminum valve covers, bright blue ignition parts, and those cool little chrome air cleaners on top. It looks well-dressed, but not over-the-top, and offers a nice little surprise for the folks who want to peek under the hood (and for guys on the street, too!). Other goodies include an aluminum water pump, dual master cylinder, and an electric fuel pump to feed both carbs. Vintage-style “Tri-Y” headers feed a rumbling dual exhaust system that can’t quite disguise the fact that there’s a late-model 5.0 under the hood.
Underneath there’s a snappy C4 3-speed automatic transmission feeding an 8-inch rear end with 3.00 gears inside, making it a comfortable highway cruiser. It also features all-new floors to eliminate the Mustang’s most common issue plus a fat front sway bar that helps keep the V8 on an even keel. The factory brakes offer a firm pedal and plenty of stopping power for the Mustang’s modest curb weight and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by just how well a vintage Mustang rides—surprisingly plush! A new gas tank hangs out back and it sits on traditional Mustang steel wheels with spinner hubcaps along with 195/75/14 whitewall radials with only a few hundred miles on them.
If you haven’t owned a vintage Mustang, maybe it’s time. They occupy a special place in collectors’ hearts, and everywhere you go in this bright red coupe, you’ll be a celebrity. That’s the magic of the Mustang. Call today!
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