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289 V8 Automatic, Power Top & Steering, Disc Brakes EASY RESTO Barn Find NO RUST

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: U/K
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1965
Mileage: 99999
VIN: 5R08C154427
Color: Black
Engine: 289 CI V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: C4 Automatic
Drive type: C4 automatic, rear wheel drive
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Glendora, California, United States

Description for Ford Mustang 1965


This auction is for a barn find 1965 Mustang 289 V8 "C" code Convertible, factory triple black, automatic with power top, power steering and disc brakes. Itwas in storage since the mid 70's belonging to a college professor who parked it in his garage 42 years ago when hepicked up his thennew Mustang Cobra II.

This car is perfect for a first timerestorerwho could invest a little time and money, drive it and make a small profit while learning. This car need no panel replacement, or rust repair. It is very original, rust free California convertible! This Mustang still has it original matching numbers 289 V8, C4 automatic trans, rear axle, remainder of the driveline, and most every fastener, anddate codedpart is original to this Mustang. I repairedthe only minor rust spot she had; a spot about the size of a dollar bill in the weld seamof the driver side foot box right below where your foot rests when it is on the accelerator. I plasma cut it out; bought a replacement panel, split it along the seam and flanged the edge to replicate the original seam; I then fit it and butt welded the panels sothe repair would be difficult to find. If, I didn't mention itno one would ever notice it, especially once the carpet is in. Anyway I prepped the floors and painted them with POR15. I also replaced the tail panel, and rear bumper because I guess the original owner had a hard time backing into places and hejust kept tagging the rear bumper until it came into contact with the tail panel. If you know 64-66 Mustangs, they have asubtle bow to the tail panel, deck lid, and bumper; I just couldn't get the contour correct without the panel wanting to "oil can" so I finally replaced it. Theleft front fender has also been replaced with a take off from another 65 Mustang. Otherwise its original sheet metal, including the core support and the cowl whichcan be very cost prohibitive to restore if it has rust damage; this one is in perfect condition. Same goes for the undercarriage, rocker boxes and sub frames are excellent. Cars basically ready for a high fill primer, block it and paint.

I rebuilt the carburetor, installed a new fuel line, gas tank and fuel sender to gether running. Then plugs and a PCV valve; the later the reason I'm guessing it was parked for the Mustang II, because the PCV valve spring was stuck open so it was sucking oil into the engine, they probably thoughtshe needed a set of guides. I went through the brakes; installingthe correct large discbrake master cylinder. Thehard lines were good but I did replace all the rubberhoses andproperly rebuilt the original Kelsey Hayes calipers andwas able to lightlymachine the original rotors to save them and the rear drums. The engine runs well now, and the trans shifts correctly. All the gears are present and operate as they should. The trans does leak from the pan gasket so I would suggest a reseal of it or a conversion to an AOD. The front end is tight, well as tight as 65 Mustangs are when they are stock...All the wiring and lighting work correctly; the charging system works as it should and thecharginglight works properly; actually, all the idiot lightsfunctioncorrectly.The exhaust needs to be replaced because it was shortened with turn downs just behind the mufflers, 60s style. Tires are newer red line reproductions, not sure the age but they aren't cracked.Power top assembly worksas it should with no leaksbutshe needs anew canvas.

Although not pictured all the seats areincluded and still in their original upholstery, they do need to be redone.

The original California black license plates are valid, the title is in my name, and the Mustang was placed on a certificate of non-operation so no fees are due.

Sheis a remarkable 50 year oldgirl that you could literally paint and put an interior and top kit in and be done as a driver. Maintain it from that point and this could literally be the last car you ever buy.

I looked for more than 3 years for a rust free 65-66 Mustang convertible core to restore for my for my wife to drive; she drove the carafter I got it this far and decided the hood was too long for her to see over. Our loss is your gain we paid more than $13,000 from the start and thenbegan buying parts and working on her. I would guess we have more than $17,000 invested not including my labor or sales tax. If your a first time restorer or local and seriously looking for an easy Mustang convertible project we encourage youtostop by and take a look.

We cannot store this car for you. You will need to make immediate plans for pick up.