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LOOK: 1965 Ford Mustang - 289 performance BUILT motor - RESERVE LOWERED!

1965 Ford Mustang Pony

Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: coupe
Trim: Pony
Year: 1965
Mileage: 2,001
VIN: 5R07C244325
Color: Tan
Engine: 289 V-8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: parchment
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Description for Ford Mustang 1965

Bid with confidence - great feedback! NOTE: Fluid in pics is just water (I just got done hand-washing it :-) )

For serious, cash buyers - for sale is an outstanding 1965 Ford Mustang. I've owned it around 7 years now, and since the resto work I've put around 1,500-2,000 miles on it. I purchased it as a project car from someone in Boise, ID. It had been sitting for 2+ years, so it was in much worse condition than I had hoped. That lead me to restore almost everything mechanical / electrical on the car in 2012/13. I thought I'd do it myself, but because of time constraints, I shipped it to a reputable shop that had experience with classics & had them do A LOT of work on it. They are ASE-certified master techs, and complete gear-heads. I trust & have experienced that they did great work. This mustang always turns heads, sounds mean, & is fast. I have NEVER drag-raced it, not even on the street against another car. I just cruise around in it. :-)

This is no show queen, but it is about 90% restored & a lot is like-new. Here's the gist: It could use (but not mandatory) some minor interior work + minor dash cluster work (2-3 gauges need to be replaced), and if you really wanted to go the extra mile, some minor body work. Everything else is almost new. It'll make a great classic for another owner.

I will do my best to disclose what know about this vehicle & its condition. Clear title. It has undergone extensive work. It is in great mechanical order & drives great, but realize it is a classic car. As such, I cannot warranty the vehicle. It is being sold as-is. That said, I'm an open book & want you to get your money's worth. Ask me questions. Come see the car.


  • V-8 289 block bored .30 over.

  • Performance carb / intake / heads / headers / exhaust / ignition.

  • 3-speed original (overhauled) transmission. Bullet-proof.

  • Pony (repro) interior, parchment.

  • Front disk, rear drum brakes.

  • Power brake booster aftermarket install.

  • 3-point shoulder harness seat belts in front.

  • Only premium gas + full synthetic oil ever used.

List of work done by reputable auto shop (I have receipts):

  • 289 Engine COMPLETELY newly built (essentially a custom crate motor) ground-up by reputable shop / ASE-certified master tech:

    • 289 block machined, inspected, bored .30 over.

    • New aluminum high performance heads.

    • Machined crankshaft.

    • New mid-level performance cam.

    • New pistons / rings / rockers / rollers / bearings / connecting rods / gaskets.

    • Painted block & oil pan.

    • Edelbrock performance intake.

    • QFT 600cfm 4-barrel carb.

    • Ford black air filter / valve covers.

    • High-performance spark plugs & custom wires.

    • Pertronix electronic ignition system.

    • New water pump.

    • Custom fuel lines.

    • Rebuilt starter.

  • Ceramic Tri-Y headers.

  • Flowmaster 40's stainless steel dual exhaust w/x-pipe.

  • 3-speed Ford Manual Transmission rebuild.

  • New clutch.

  • New 3-row radiator & hoses.

  • New overflow reservoir.

  • New battery.

  • Complete PAINLESS wiring harness installation.

  • New voltage regulator.

  • Aftermarket brake-booster installation.

  • New front brake pads / rear shoes.

  • Machine rear brake drums & install new hardware.

  • Machine front brake rotors.

  • Overhauled front brake calipers (very difficult to find!)

  • New shocks all around.

  • New rear leaf springs.

  • Service rear differential.

  • New rear axle bearings, grease / pack.

  • New gas tank + filler neck + gas cap + sending unit.

  • New fuel filter.

  • 2 new front tires to match rear.

  • New headlight switch.

  • New parking brake handle & adjustment (works, needs adjustment).

  • New rear seat belts.

  • New front seat belts - 3-point aftermarket shoulder harnesses.

  • New interior LED light bulbs - original white colors.

  • New side-view mirror.

  • New fuel gauge.

  • New fan shroud.

  • New dash cover (dash underneath is in perfect condition!)

Needs work:

  • I recently had some issues w/the gauge cluster, and found the voltage regulator to be bad. I replaced that and the fuel gauge, which now works. I think the other 3 gauges don't work because of that one malfunction, and need to be replaced. The oil pressure gauge starts to rise, but the needle flips back to "0" & then rises several times, so I think the gauge is just old. All minor fixes, I think.

  • Head lights could stand to be re-aimed.

  • There are small body imperfections (see pics). Yes, this mustang (like 99% of others) has bondo, I'm sure. Paint is a 7.5/10.

  • Could use new carpet & some internal door hardware. The doors lock, but they are stiff.

  • Needs rear window panel cover / carpet.

  • It is carbureted. This means whenever it gets to you, you'll most likely want to tune / adjust it. Right now, it starts right up & is timed / tuned for warm temps.

  • Once it warms up, it tends to idle a little high at a stop & sometimes needs to be kicked down. Not a big deal, but I haven't had time to make the adjustments.

  • There is 1 missing circular silver insert in the steering wheel.

  • Radio is inoperative. No speakers in car. I personally prefer the sound of 91 Octane exploding in symphony. :-)

Again, it's a great classic, and has a really nice paint scheme. It sounds great & is fun to drive. I've done extensive work to it! I'm embarrassed to even say how much $$$ & time went into this car. PLEASE - NO LOW-BALLERS. If you don't have cash in the bank, don't waste our time. I am not in a rush to sell it. I don't have time to drive it & would like to buy another project car eventually when my time frees up. I'll do my best to get back to your questions.

I will also be here to assist with shipping / pickup as much as possible, but buyer is responsible to arrange & pay for shipping / pickup.




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