Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
1965 Ford Mustang A-Code GT Coupe oTrue GT A-Code coupe oFactory 289 CID V-8 engine with factory four-barrel carburetor (Code A) and dual exhausts oC-4 three-speed automatic transmission (code 6) and 3.00 gearing (code 1) oWhite vinyl roof over red exterior with white rocker panel stripes oCorrect Red Pony vinyl interior (Code 65B) oVintage air-conditioning, power steering, foglights and factory front disc brakes oRally-Pac gauges oRedline tires, styled wheels and rear luggage rack oComplete brake and suspension rebuild Some classic Mustangs are more show than go while others might be too much go for some owners. What about one that's "Just Right?" We think we have that kind of compromise in this 1965 Mustang A-Code GT Coupe. This example was made in Ford's San Jose, California factory (DSO 72) on June 15, 1965, and it remained in the San Jose district sales area, where it was originally sold. The previous owners referred to it as "My Baby" and they drove it regularly since May 2019. Dressed in red under a white vinyl roof, the car's exterior is in overall excellent order. The bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the battery looks new, there's a rear-mounted luggage rack for extra storage and the chrome bumpers fit tightly to the body. This Mustang rolls on Goodyear Power Cushion red stripe radials, size 6.95-14 at every corner. Each tire is mounted Mag 500 GT wheels. The wheels and tires are all in very good order. This car has also reportedly had a complete brake and suspension rebuild. Beneath the hood is a factory 289 CID V-8 engine with factory four-barrel carburetor and breathing via dual exhausts that exit the car's rear valence panel. Paired with this motor is Ford's C-4 three-speed automatic transmission (code 6) and 3.00:1 rear end (code 1). Driver convenience features include vintage air-conditioning, power steering, foglights and factory front disc brakes. Inside, the car's red Pony vinyl interior is in excellent order, as is the matching carpet and headliner. There's a three-spoke rimblow steering wheel that is ready to go. The red dash with faux woodgrain panels for warmth, looks fantastic, as do the inner door panels. This example has the Rally-Pac gauges resting atop the steering column but the horn is inoperable. A center console, console-mounted shift lever and an aftermarket AM/FM stereo round out the interior. The Mustang GT version was introduced as the "GT Equipment Package" and included a V-8 engine, grille-mounted fog lamps, rocker-panel stripes and disc brakes. In the interior, the GT option added a different instrument panel that included a speedometer, fuel gauge, temp. gauge, oil pressure gauge and amp meter in five round dials (the gauges were not marked with numbers, however.) The DC electrical generator was replaced by a new AC alternator on all Fords (a way to distinguish a 1964 from a 1965 is to see if the alternator light on the dash says "GEN" or "ALT"). The standard interior features of the 1965 Mustang included adjustable driver and passenger bucket seats, an AM radio, and a floor-mounted shifter in a variety of color options. Ford added additional interior options during the 1965 model year. The Interior Decor Group was popularly known as "Pony Interior" due to the addition of embossed running ponies on the seat fronts, and included integral armrests, woodgrain applique accents, and a round gauge cluster that would replace the standard Falcon instrumentation. Also available were sun visors, a (mechanical) remote-operated mirror, a floor console, and a bench seat. Ford later offered an under-dash air-conditioning unit and discontinued the vinyl with cloth insert seat option, offered only in early 1965 models. The 1965 and 1966 Mustangs are differentiated by variations in the exterior, despite the similar design. These variations include the emblem on the quarter-panels behind the doors. From August 1964 production, the emblem was a single vertical piece of chrome, while for 1966 models the emblem was smaller in height and had three horizontal bars extending from the design, resembling an "E." The front intake grilles and ornaments were also different. The 1965 front grille used a "honeycomb" pattern, while the 1966 version was a "slotted" style. While both model years used the "Horse and Corral" emblem on the grille, but the 1965s had four bars extending from each side of the corral, while these bars were removed for the 1966s. The Mustang's only direct competition at this early stage was Plymouth's Barracuda, which came out a mere 16 days before the Mustang. The A-Code engine lends this car more than enough oomph to keep up with modern cars on the freeways yet it's not overwhelming. This is a classic driver with several extras. You should take Goldilocks' advice and stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to see this classic Mustang that's
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