1965 Ford Mustang Coupe - 289ci V8 - Automatic Transmission - 53k Miles Shown TMU - Orange Exterior - White Interior - Upgraded Radio Lee Iacocca and the Ford design team envisioned the Mustang as a sports car for the budding youth market. Based on the economical Falcon platform, the Mustang was produced on a tight design budget and the project was completed in record time for production, with Ford introducing the new model at the Worlds Fair in April of 1964. Ford projected to sell 100,000 units in that first model year, however by the end of the first day of sales being offered, dealers had sold 22,000 and selling over 120,000 by August of 1964. The new Mustang was marketed as a 1965 model, however with many mid-production changes introduced in the early Fall of 1964, many hobbyists like refer to those pre-August cars as 1964-1/2 cars, even though they are titled as 1965 cars. Available with a wide range of numerous options, perspective Mustang buyers could literally build the car they wanted from an economical and reliable daily driver to a high-performance muscle car ready to take on the competition on the boulevard or at the track! The concept launched a segment of vehicles that would later become known as the pony car market. At the end of the 1965 model year, Ford sold 681,000 Mustangs, far exceeding their original projections. Garage Kept Motors is excited to feature this 1965 Ford Mustang for sale. This car was treated to an older amateur restoration which is starting to show some age; however, this Mustang still presents very well. The custom orange hue is showing some age-related paint deterioration, yet still presents with a nice shine. The front and rear bumper chrome has some light patina but still shines with a nice luster. The trunk is clean and features new vinyl floor mats and matching spare tire cover. A striking feature of this Mustang is its stance. The vintage set of Crager S/S 15 chrome wheels have a set of 215/65R15 radial tires mounted out back and 205/65R15 radial tires in place up front which give this car a slight California Rake, with the rear slightly lifted to a slight drop up front. Inside the cabin the white interior has been likewise cosmetically restored. The carpet, seat upholstery, headliner and door panels look to have been replaced, but some time ago. There is some light wear on the upholstery and carpet, but overall condition is still good as shown in the accompanying photos. A Dual XD1222 AM/FM radio with CD player and AUX output has been installed in the stock location and powers a set of Dual DS Series 6X9 speakers mounted in the rear package tray. A Grant Classic foam rimmed steering wheel and a custom accelerator pedal have been installed. Between the factory bucket seats sits the floor mounted shifter and a matching aftermarket console with cup holders. Under the hood sits a 289 V8 with a 2bbl carburetor. The engine compartment has been lightly detailed and features a chrome open element air cleaner and valve covers. Power is transferred through a 3-speed automatic transmission to the stock rear differential. Underneath the chassis is unrestored but clean and the frame and floorboards present overall as solid. This Mustang is equipped with power steering and has been converted to front disc brakes. This car has a nice tone with dual exhaust flowing through a set of turbo mufflers with the tailpipes exiting out the rear with a set of chrome tips. This Mustang has the classic looks and a real head turner, sure to garner many a thumbs up and smile or two. This will make a great car to cruise in or make trips for a ice cream on a warm summer evening. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thanks for looking.