1965 Ford Mustang

Streetside Classics-Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA

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Lithia Springs, GA



Year 1965
Mileage 47750
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Ford
Model Mustang

Mustang 1965

Title Status --
Exterior Color Rangoon Red
Interior Color Black


There's a hierarchy when it comes to 1965 Ford Mustangs, and the 2+2 with the K-Code HiPo 289 is king. This was the inaugural year for the highly sought-after fastback body, and this is a comprehensively restored example that has a very correct look and some exciting documentation. It all makes this exceptional coupe in its own league of extraordinary.

We're told this coupe has a frame-off restoration completed in 2002, and the level of quality and care since continues to give it an exceptional style For example, the factory-correct Rangoon Red has the kind of smooth shine that lets the sunlight roll evenly across the well-fitting body panels. This is important, because after all, we are looking at the first-ever fastback pony car. Something this significant also gets its details right. The trim is complete and brightly shining; the gaps are tight and uniform; and the doors have a smooth and confident action. And while K-code cars have a rarity by the handful, these fastbacks are usually in GT spec. So it makes this standard standard-spec K-code coupe the kind of uniqueness that gets singled out by true enthusiasts. And besides, with the correct styled steel wheels and double redline tires coordinating with the paint, this fastback car is not lacking speedy style.

The factory-correct black interior is arguably the most attractive package against the bold exterior red. And just like the outside, there was a solid investment inside to give you an inviting atmosphere with like-new fundamentals that include the clean upholstery, plush carpeting, and smooth panels. You'll love it down to details like the working AM radio and the courtesy lights that greet you when the door opens. This has a desirable center console, and boldly protruding from the center is the stick shift. That will be your favorite place for your right hand, and your left one will love the gloss black classic steering wheel. Beyond that is the desirable optional Rally Pac tach and clock on the steering column.

As much as you'll love the interior and exterior, it's the rare K-code HiPo 289 cubic-inch V8 under the hood that will impress even the most fickle Mustang enthusiast. It's the motor that took home the trophies around the globe, and so it's great to have it so well presented here. That's why you have nice details, like correct 1965 K-code castings for the four-barrel carburetor, intake, and four-speed manual transmission (these items are correct for the car, but are not confirmed original.) The Ford nine-inch rear end is also right for the HiPo car, and it has versatile 3.50 gears to give it plenty of punch around town but still cruises reasonably at highway speeds.

You're going to really want to take a look over every inch of this car. It shows a detailed restoration, right down to the clean red oxide paint underneath. It's an impressive car that even comes with the window sticker and owner's manual. Rare opportunities like this are fleeting, and forever regretted when missed, so call today!


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