West Coast Classics are proud to present a beautiful example of this original southern California rust free 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 289 V8 5 spd Fastback built in San Jose, California and sold with an upgraded 302 bored V8 rebuilt engine and an upgraded Tremec 5 speed manual transmission and repainted in two stage paint in its original 'Wimbledon White' factory color with the correct original specification standard 'Red Vinyl with Red Trim' interior!
The car was comprehensively and restored with no expense spared a few years ago with all new paint with stripe kit and all new correct specifications interior, rebuilt engine bored .030, dyno@ 237 max power with 250 max torque, new pistons, new rings, new main bearing, new rod bearing, new cam bearing, new sprockets & chain, camshaft reground, new camshaft, new brass freeze plugs, assembled to short block, valve job with hard seats & bronze guides for unleaded fuel, new Melling oil pump, new Johnson hydraulic tappets, installed new upgraded Tremec 5 speed manual transmission with new hydraulic clutch assembly from original C4 automatic transmission, new 8" 3.55 28 spline limited slip differential rear end, all new rubber seals, all new chrome bumpers, all new wire looms, installed power brake booster & master cylinder, installed voltage regulator & solenoid, chrome valve covers, new exhaust manifolds, new power steering pump, new alternator, new fuel pump, new radio, new cluster, all new belts, plugs, wires, hoses, new radiator, fan shroud, oil sending unit, new fuel lines, new starter, etc.
Ford's biggest success of the sixties and the originator of the 'Pony car' concept was essentially a sporty compact car but with a now legendary long hood and short deck proportions, built on Falcon and Fairlane chassis and drive-train components, the Ford Mustang was introduced in April 1964 as '65 models and within a year became the fastest selling car of all time; with these early production cars now carrying special favor! The upgraded V8 from the Falcon six cylinder engine was the 260 c.i. V8 produced on the same assembly line with other 1964 Fords, the early models were titled as 1965 models although they were actually from the 1964 production era. After September 1964 the 260 V8 was dropped in favor of the larger 289 V8!
The car is very striking with a two stage repaint in its original 'Wimbledon White' factory color and with the original 'Red Vinyl with Red Trim' standard interior also having been restored! This is is one very fine example of this very collectible and desirable early production example of the legendary 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 V8 Fastback with an upgraded 5 speed Tremec manual transmission in turn-key ready daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning condition!