1965 Mustang Fastback
Exceptionally Rust Free & Original Panel Fastback
Factory Rangoon Red
Factory A-Code 289 4V
Factory 5-Code 4 Speed Car
Upgraded to 5 Speed
Factory Front Disc Brakes
Factory Power Steering
We have seen hundreds of Mustangs come through our doors here at Mainly Muscle Cars, everything from trailer queens to basket cases. So when we get a clean example like this ’65 we are super happy to have it.
It began life in San Jose, California as a very well optioned car that was bound for shipping to the Seattle area. We ended up picking this one up in Northern Idaho just outside of Spokane, WA home of dry hot summers and garage stored winters. The Mustang survived very well with its original floors, quarters, frame rails and torque boxes still in very nice condition. Obviously the car has been restored but the original bones are there in excellent condition.
The paint on this Fastback is nice and was done as a complete repaint from the ground up. The panels line up very well and the paint has a nice, deep luster. The door jams & hood jams all attest to the quality of the repaint. When the paint was done the Shelby Hood Scoop and Gold Stripes were added. The gold really sets the car off with a rich look that doesn’t contrast as hard as the typical white stripes do.
Inside the interior the Black & Red Two Tone works very nicely. Often we see the red interior cars are well, just too much red. The black interiors are just too dark & absorb too much summer heat. This interior combo really has found what perhaps that perfect spot in the middle. The seats are comfortable, the trim is bright and a hidden sound system can be found in the glove box. A very nice place to spend a cruise.
Under the hood the 289 has been nicely pumped up with one of Ford’s own Aluminum Intake Manifolds, Performance Camshaft, Ceramic Coated Tri-Y Headers and More! The engine fires up easily and has a nice, healthy lope to the idle.
It is backed up by a 5 speed transmission complete with a low 1st gear and an overdrive 5th so you always have the right gear for the situation. The shifter is a really nice piece from Mustangs Plus. The shifter is moved right to your normal range of movement. The shift pattern is shortened up as well. This provides you with a crisp, intuitive feel for more precise shifts. It is a very nice upgrade you will really appreciate.
The wheels are the iconic American Racing Torque Thrust Wheels with the classic flat center caps with front cut-outs. The tires show very little wear. They fit excellent and really give the car that classic vintage look.
The suspension has been upgraded with a larger front sway bar and upgraded KYB shocks. This Mustang handles like its Shelby Inspired look would with a crisp turn in, flat stable set in the corners and the ability to nicely put the power down coming out of them.
If you are in the market for a nice, solid, well optioned example of a great Mustang Fastback you need to see this one!