About This Vehicle
- Mileage: 108,500
- Engine: A code 289
- Body Style: Coupe
- Transmission: Automatic
- Exterior Color: Rangoon Red
- Interior Color: Black Pony
- VIN: 5R09A173042
FULLY RESTORED, GORGEOUS, A-CODE 1965 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK READY TO SHOW OR GO!
START 2011 OFF WITH AN INVESTMENT YOU CAN DRIVE AND ENJOY!
Everyone knows that the great state of Kentucky is known for it’s horses. Well, I recently found not one but two great Pony thoroughbreds in KY and you are about to see and read about the first one I am offering for the next owners enjoyment and investment. After all, if you are gonna bet on a pony you should really know more about it and be able to judge it for yourself before laying your bet, or in this case, bid. This 1965 A-Code Mustang Fastback is an awesome example of a well restored car that has been enjoyed as they should be. Restored in the early 90’s it has always been meticulously cared for and kept in a warm stable when it has not been in use. I bought this one from a gentleman who had owned it for the past 8 years and only put about 7000 miles on it during his ownership. This is a very high quality, older restoration that has been extremely well cared for and will make its next owner proud on the road or at shows! I will do my best to honestly describe this Fastback and provide enough pictures and a couple of videos at the end of the auction to allow you to see the true condition and quality of this Pony.
As I mentioned, this Mustang underwent a professional restoration in either the late 80’s or early 90’s and was babied ever since. I have several pictures from the restoration that shows the body taken down to the bare metal and no sign of any rust or patches or replacement panels that I could see. This Mustang started off as a California car and is a San Jose Production, code R. It is finished in the original Rangoon Red Paint code that it came with from the factory and the paint job is top quality. Keeping in mind that this is an older restoration, this paint job still looks better up close then most paint jobs you see these days. The body panels are extremely straight and the body panel fit is excellent. Doors close with ease, nice and tight. I wish I could say it was flawless but it is not. However, it is in fantastic condition and better then most you will find here or anywhere. The small cosmetic blems along the body I noticed include a tiny bubble on the front edge of the bottom of the drivers side door, very small chip in paint on the top inner edge of the drivers side door, 2 small nicks in the paint on the top of the driver side quarter panel where the previous owner said a detail guy was careless with his buffer, a very tiny door ding on the passenger rear quarter that most people would not notice, and a small chip that was touched up on the right inner edge of the trunk that was professionally touched up and can barely be seen. None of these flaws take away how outstanding the condition of this body is and I do not think any of them are noticeable in the pictures. You should be able to see how straight the body is and how much reflection the paint has on this Rangoon Red beauty in the pics below. I also did a walk around video at the end of the auction for another look as well.
This awesome Fastback also has the Deluxe Luxury Black Pony interior just like it did when it left the production facility in San Jose CA. It appears that the interior was also completely redone at the time of restoration and it is in beautiful condition throughout with no tears, cracks os issues. The Woodgrain deluxe steering wheel looks great as do the woodgrain gauge and glove box door panels. A more modern Am/Fm stereo was neatly placed in the original whole in the dash. The black dash pad looks new. There is a brand new set of Lloyds deluxe carpeted pony floor mats and the carpeting itself looks great. Center console, Door panels, kick panels, seat belts front and rear, fold down rear seat…..everything looks great and is ready to show or enjoy! The only gauge that does not appear to be working correctly is the fuel gauge which i will try to investigate to see if it is a wiring issue or perhaps time for a new sending unit. The interior is truly in fantastic condition and needs nothing!
Everyone knows that as important as the body and interior are on these Classic Mustangs the undercarriage is just as important. Well, this one shines in this category as well. In fact is further evidence of the quality of restoration this car under went years ago. The floorpans appear to be all original with absolutely no rust issue whatsoever. They appear to have been painted the color of the car at the time of restoration and if someone wanted to spend a few hours washing them and applying some wax they would probably shine as nice as the paint on the body. The rear differential cover was painted with the the correct red-oxide primer and still had the original tag on it. The underside of the doors is also free of any rot or rust that is common when the drain holes clog up over time. The trunk drop offs still have original drain plugs. This pony also rides on a set of almost brand new Dual Redline Radial tires mounted on original styled steel wheels that look like new as well. In the trunk you will see it is nicely detailed as well and is also rock solid, rust free and has a 5th Red Line mounted on a Styled steel Wheel as well. This car shouts quality everywhere you look!
Under the hood of this fine Pony is the original A-code 289 4bbl that was rebuilt at 100k miles so it now has approximately 8500 miles since it was rebuilt. The only alteration I can see is the addition of some Cobra Valve covers that look great. The motor pulls strong and the Automatic transmission shifts smooth and is ready to cruise. The 289 breathes out original manifolds and back through a newer dual exhaust with tips neatly tucked under the rear valance. It has just the amount of soft rumble you would want from this Pony! Not only is it an A-code but it also has Power Steering and Power front disc brakes that stop on a dime! Not only does she sound great but she is one easy pony to drive. Listen to the video at the end to hear her running.
OK, BEFORE I GET TO THE VIDEOS I WILL PUT A FEW TEASER PICS HERE TO SHOW YOU A GLIMPSE OF THE SECOND GREAT PONY I FOUND IN KENTUCKY RECENTLY ALSO. THE OTHER ONE IS A 1966 FASTBACK THAT IS A C-CODE CANDY APPLE RED CAR WITH RED/WHITE DELUXE PONY INTERIOR AND IT IS A 4-SPEED CAR!! IF YOU LOVE THESE LIKE I DO MAYBE THE IDEAL SITUATION IS TO OWN THEM BOTH AND MAKE THEM A HIS AND HER PAIR!! THE ’66 IS IN SAME FANTASTIC CONDITION AS THE ONE LISTED HERE AND WILL BE PUT UP FOR SALE SOON AS WELL. FOR NOW, THIS AUCTION IS ONLY FOR THE AWESOME ’65 FASTBACK DESCRIBED AND PICTURED THROUGHOUT THIS AUCTION.
DRIVE THE DREAM!!