If you like getting involved with your driving, perhaps this 1965 Ford Mustang coupe will be invigorating. Packing a snarling 302 under the hood, a gracefully updated interior, and wearing that gorgeous dark blue paint, this is everything you wished for in a vintage Mustang.
Lets start with the bodywork, which is designed to attract attention everywhere it goes. The Mustang coupes shape is instantly recognizable, even when its painted a non-stock color like this. In fact, the dark blue metallic paint seems to emphasize the Mustangs many interesting details, particularly the peaked fenders and neatly creased hood, items that lighter colors seem to wash away. Workmanship is pretty throughout, although there are signs that this pony has been driven and enjoyed, and theres no shame in that. The paint is like nothing that was on the Mustang color chart in 1965, but it sure works on the classic shape, and with some selective shaving of emblems, it takes on a sleeker look. The chrome is also quite good, particularly the bumpers and the classic running horse grille emblem, but the taillights are awfully nice, too. They gave it a unique look without erasing the classic Mustang personality, and it works rather well.
The updates continue inside with original-style seats and pleated seat covers, reproduction door panels, and simple black carpets. However, theres also a gorgeous Grant GT wood steering wheel framing the original gauges, along with a vintage-looking tach on the steering column. Down low there theres a factory-style under-dash A/C system along with a custom console between the seats, complete with cup holders. Youll note that the Hurst shifter now shows five gears instead of four, but the fit is so natural youd think the factory built it that way. An AM/FM stereo has been stuffed into the original AM radios location and theres still a stock back seat so your friends can come along, too. The trunk isnt detailed, but conveniently includes a full-sized spare and a secure battery box right on the right side where it can do the most good.
The 302 cubic inch V8 under the hood is ready to rock and does a pretty good impersonation of a stock 289. A Summit Racing intake manifold and 4-barrel carburetor live under that open-element air cleaner, and a set of chrome valve covers were installed to match. A big aluminum radiator keeps it cool, assisted by electric fans and it offers power 4-wheel disc brakes and power steering to make driving it easy, not taxing. A new exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers exits just under the rear bumper and offers that traditional 5.0 Mustang sound, and with that 5-speed manual gearbox and a rugged 9-inch rear, acceleration is explosive off the line. It offers just the right stance, due in large part to the 17-inch wheels from a late-model Mustang and wearing 225/45/17 front and 245/45/17 performance radials.
With all the "nice" Mustangs out there, its cool to see one with a bit of swagger in its step. Fast, flashy, and heavily fortified for speed, this one is a lot of fun for not a lot of cash. Call now!