2-Owner 1965 Ford Mustang 5-Speed
Current Bid: $12,300 (USD) by:
Santa Rosa, California
This 1965 Ford Mustang is a two-owner vehicle that has been with the seller for 20 years and has traveled only 4k miles since restoration. A 302ci V8 now provides power, and it is paired with a 5-speed T5 manual gearbox. Upgrades consist of an MSD ignition, four-core radiator, power steering, rebuilt suspension with Shelby drop springs, four-wheel disc brakes with a dual-reservoir master cylinder, 3.80 gears, a modern sound system, and much more. This first-generation Mustang is finished in light blue metallic over a new navy blue interior and is offered with photos of the restoration and a clear California title in the seller’s name.
The body was stripped to bare metal before being refinished in its factory silver blue metallic during the restoration completed in 2004. All original sheet metal, chrome trim, and badges were refinished and reused per the seller.
Silver American Racing 15” Torque Thrust D wheels with custom Mustang logo center caps are wrapped in 215/60 BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. The car is equipped with a Borgeson power steering box and four-wheel disc brakes with 11.5" front and 10.5" rear rotors.
An all-new interior is trimmed in replacement navy blue vinyl upholstery with matching door panels and carpet, and Dynamat insulation/sound deadening was added. Features include the factory 3-speed shifter paired with a 5-speed transmission, a modern AM/FM/CD head unit mounted in the trunk with a remote front panel hidden underneath the dash, rear seat belts, and more.
Instrumentation is framed by a wood-rimmed 3-spoke steering wheel and consists of a 140-mph speedometer, a column-mounted tachometer, and gauges from a 1966 Mustang for fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure, and voltage. The 5-digit odometer shows approximately 94k miles, 4k of which have been added since restoration 17 years ago. True mileage is unknown.
The replacement 302ci V8 motor has been upgraded with an MSD electronic ignition system and a four-core radiator. Though originally equipped with a 3-speed manual and retaining the corresponding shifter, power is now sent to the rear wheels by way of a 1990's Borg-Warner 5-speed T5 manual gearbox with 3.80:1 gearing. Per the seller, the fuel tank and fuel sender are new, the battery was recently replaced, and an oil change was performed in March 2021.
The suspension has been upgraded and rebuilt with Shelby drop springs in the front and new leaf springs in the rear. Additional photos showing the underside are available in the gallery.
The sale includes a new under-dash air conditioning unit that is not installed.