Classic Car Overview
Just as they were more than 50 years ago, Mustangs are fast, fun, and affordable ways to get around. Traditional ponies like this 1965 Ford Mustang coupe are a great way to own an icon without spending a ton of money, and when they carry a few clever updates, they make wonderful hobby vehicles that can still be enjoyed every day. Seriously, if you could own a classic V8-powered Mustang coupe for less than the price of a new one with a 4-cylinder engine, why wouldnt you leap at the chance? Especially one with A/C, power steering, and disc brakes? Nicely refinished, this Wimbledon White coupe carries all the timeless design cues that put these cars at the top of every enthusiasts wish list. Bodywork is well done, it has a classic color combination, and everything lines up well enough to really attract positive attention at local shows. The line that runs along the tops of the fenders is as sharp as a crease in Don Drapers suit, and the paint is shiny without looking too modern. Its got the correct front grille with the crosshairs in the center emblem, optional chrome trim on the quarters, and its nice that it hasnt been forced to wear stripes or wings like so many of its siblings. The chrome is in very shape, too, totally in line with the rest of the car, giving it a clean all-of-a-piece look. Red upholstery makes the interior a brilliant place to spend some time. Restored with the rest of the car, the interior offers a lot of new components, including seat covers, door panels, dash pad, and carpets, all of which show very little use. Factory gauges all work properly and youll note theres a custom center console with cup holders that is a modern addition that adds practicality. The original AM radio has been replaced by an AM/FM/cassette head unit and thats a recent A/C system tucked under the dash, not quite like it would have been in 1965 but still very slick. Power steering is a desirable option, even on the lightweight Mustang and the three-spoke steering wheel that controls it is in excellent shape as well. Even the trunk is correctly finished with a plaid mat and spare tire with matching cover. Classic performance in a Mustang means only one thing: a snappy 289 cubic inch V8. This is a C-code car, so you get a relatively economic 2-barrel carburetor that still delivers plenty of V8 punch. And when your car runs this well, theres really no need for upgrades and modifications, instead letting the spirit of 1965 flow through you whenever youre behind the wheel. It fires easily and has a snarky V8 exhaust note thanks to a fresh dual exhaust system. Ford Blue on the engine makes it look right, and its pretty much the way Ford intended, from the air cleaner to the big radiator, although the A/C compressor and power dual master cylinder are modern additions. The undercarriage is not shiny, but if youre into driving instead of polishing your car at static shows, youll never even notice, and front disc brakes have been added. A C4 3-speed automatic transmission spins the original 8-inch rear with tall gears inside, so its great on the highway. 14-inch styled steel wheels look great on any early Mustang, and theyre protected by 195/75/14 Goodyear whitewall radials. We seem to be getting lucky with early Mustangs here at Streetside Classics, but dont wait for the next one, you need to put this lovely 65 coupe in your garage right away! Call now!