1965 Ford Mustang Packing a snarling 289 Hi-Po under the hood, a race-ready interior, and wearing that searing yellow
paint, it ain't subtle but sometimes nothing succeeds like excess.
Let's start with that outrageous bodywork, which is designed to attract attention everywhere it goes.
The Mustang coupe's shape is instantly recognizable, even when it's painted eyeball-searing yellow.
Add in a fiberglass hood with locking pins and a massive scoop, a chin spoiler, and a wing on the
rear deck and the mild-mannered Mustang becomes something quite different. Drawing from the
racing world, there are details throughout that suggest that this Mustang is more than just pretty,
although the workmanship is good throughout. The paint is like nothing that was on the Mustang
color chart in 1965, but it sure works on the classic shape, and with some selective shaving of
emblems, it takes on a sleek look. Note that the rear panel has been shaved, including the fuel filler
cap which now houses a master shut-off switch. The chrome that remains is also quite good,
including both bumpers and the factory-style '289' badges on the front fenders.
The race ready theme continues inside with matching black and yellow race buckets and 5-point
harnesses that grab you and hold you in place no matter what you're doing with the accelerator
pedal. There's also a gorgeous Grant GT wood steering wheel framing the original gauges, along
with a big Auto Meter monster tach on the steering column. Down low there are oil pressure and
temperature gauges and a factory console with the shifter for the manual valve body C4 automatic so
it shifts like a manual without a clutch. An AM/FM/cassette stereo has been stuffed into the original
AM radio's location and there's still a stock back seat so your friends can come along, too. With the
fuel filler being shaved, you won't be surprised to find a fuel cell in the trunk, along with an Optima gel
cell over the right rear tire, exactly where it belongs.
The 289 under the hood is ready to rock and was put together just 8000 miles ago. An Edelbrock
intake and Demon carburetor live under that cool open-element air cleaner, which also wears
reproduction 289 decals for a touch of whimsical originality, and there's an Edelbrock cam in the
middle of the block that has a great idle and pulls like a freight train. A big radiator keeps it cool,
assisted by both mechanical and electric fans and an MSD ignition system lights the fires. Long-tube
headers and a custom exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers and side exits just ahead of the
rear wheels add a racy soundtrack, and with 4.11 gears in the 9-inch rear, acceleration is explosive
off the line. It offers just the right stance, due in large part to the 16-inch KMC alloys wearing
225/50/16 front and 245/50/16 Firestone radials.
With all the nice Mustangs out there, it's cool to see one with a bit of swagger in its step. Fast, flashy,
and heavily fortified for speed, this one is a lot of fun for not a lot of cash. Call now!