This 1965 Ford Mustang coupe was built in San Jose, CA in the 3rd week of September and was purchase new by the current owner. The original, and current owners drove away from their wedding and taught their three daughters to drive in this Mustang. Needless to say, they have always held it close to their heart.
Power is supplied by a C-code 289ci V8 paired with a three-speed manual transmission. The family conducted a mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment in 2007-2008 that included a glass-out repaint in the factory Wimbledon white finish. The receipt supporting receipts shown in the gallery documents total exterior, interior and mechanical work of over $43,000.00. Details include:
– Complete high quality two-stage respray with body being stripped using aluminum oxide treatment
– Repair of any damage with no indication of panel replacement
– All new exterior chrome, emblems, grill, weatherstrip, and other trim
– Complete Interior replacement including addition of front shoulder belts
– Complete engine and transmission rebuild including clutch and other needed components
– Addition of rear GT valance and dual exhaust kit
– Complete new front & rear suspension (less springs) and new braking system front & rear
– New alternator, starter, brake master, solenoid, heater outlet, windshield, windows lightly tinted,
The owner reports adding no more than 2K miles since the above work was completed including one trip into San Francisco and occasional drives to keep the Mustang in excellent operating condition
Finished from the factory in Wimbledon White (M), the car was disassembled and refinished in the correct white color during the refurbishment. The seller notes the paint quality as very high and free from all but the most slight imperfections that in no way detract from the cars appearance. Fitment of panels is very good as can be seen in the photo gallery. The car has This Mustang is now offered on consignment on behalf of the cars original owner and includes a clear California title,
Stock 14″ wheels are mounted with full cover spinner hubcaps and a matching set of Uniroyal Tigerpaw tires with date codes of 24th week of 2018. Goodyear bias-ply whitewall tires sized 6.95×14″ and bearing 2013 date codes according to the seller.
The interior features an interior that was completely refreshed in 2007-2008 in a similar material to factory original black vinyl (29) with a matching rear bench, door panels, and lower dash trim. The car retains its original factory AM radio and aftermarket center console complete with cup holder and Mustang logo floor mats.
Instrumentation includes a 120-mph speedometer and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The five-digit odometer shows just over 19k miles. Due to the age of the Mustang it is being sold as TMU (Total Miles Unknown).
The C-code 289ci V8 was rated at 200 horsepower when new and is mated to a three-speed manual transmission. The engine and transmission were rebuilt during the refurbishment, and a number of new components were added. The work was extensive totaling over $43K and is documented on attached receipts. .
The underbody was sealed; additional photos of the underside show the floors, suspension components, and more.
The vehicle warranty number reveals that the car is a 1965 Mustang coupe built at the San Jose, CA plant and powered by a 289ci V8 with a two-barrel carburetor. The data plate shown above decodes as follows:
- Body 65A – Mustang coupe with standard bucket seats
- Color M – Wimbledon White
- Trim 26 – Black vinyl
- Date 03J – 3rd week September, 1964
- DSO 72 – San Jose, CA
- Axle 6 – 2.80:1 rear axle ratio
- Trans 7– 3-speed manual transmission
Additional photos provided in the gallery document the refurbishment process. A walk around vide along with a drive video are included
All underbody photos are as the car was received from the original owner and unaltered