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1965 Red Ford Mustang

$ 43,995


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Fort Worth, TX   76137 Model Year: 1965 Mileage: 362
VIN: 5F07F162431 Engine Displacement:
Exterior Color: Red Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
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The wonderful thing about vintage Mustangs is their interchangeability. Not only do you get a wide variety of performance and styling parts you can use to customize your pony, but thanks to the long-running Ford small block V8, upgrades can come from the factory as well as the aftermarket. Dig this 1965 Mustang Restomod, a killer-looking cruiser with a powerful fuel-injected 351 Windsor heart, great options, and a performance stance thanks to a custom suspension that really turns heads.

But before we talk about the hardware, take a look at how pretty this coupe is. Appearing to borrow shades from a late-model color pallet, the uber-clean Cranberry Red style paint looks right on the iconic coupe's bodywork. Perhaps a descendant of Rangoon Red married with Vintage Burgundy from the 1965 color palette, it has a great shine from the metallic flake inside and a very deep luster, plus an inviting look that doesn't hide the Mustang's identity behind the extra flash. Instead, it shows off smooth sheetmetal, good gaps, and a lot of love that went into the bodywork before the deep layers of paint were applied. Clearly someone was thinking carefully about this car as it was going together, and they kept it simple; no stripes, no wing out back, nothing but a trumpeted rear pan for the dual exhaust and a blacked-out grille that deviated from the classic look. Bright chrome trim is all quite nice, given that the aftermarket is full of replacement stuff, and the whole car has a very polished look with an astonishing amount of curb appeal. And with only 362 miles on this build, it's going to be turning heads and impressing the local car show scene for years to come.

At first the two-tone white-and-dark red interior from TMI might look quite stock, but upon closer inspection you'll find some nicely selected aftermarket touches. The low-back buckets seats up front and the bench in the rear wear fresh seat covers, as do the new door panels with matching pleats, along with fresh red carpets on the floor, a firm red dash pad, and a taut headliner above that finish the all-together look inside. The original instrument panel was swapped out for a unit filled with Classic Instruments white-face gauges in excellent condition, and they include auxiliary dials to watch over the strong Windsor under the hood. That slick TCI shifter almost looks like it belongs on a manual transmission, but it's actually managing a built-up C4 3-speed automatic transmission, which makes this Mustang a great highway cruiser. A wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel atop a Flaming River tilt wheel is always a welcome addition, as is the ice cold Vintage A/C system neatly installed under the dash, and the stereo is a retro-style AM/FM/AUX unit designed to fit neatly in the original slot. Out back, the trunk is neatly finished with a carpeted mat and a relocated battery.

The interchangeability of the Ford small blocks means that you can shoehorn a few extra cubes under the hood of an early Mustang and nobody will be the wiser. In this case, it's a built and FiTech fuel-injected 351W cubic inch V8 doing all the hard work, further augmented with a Comp ""Motha Thumpr"" cam, roller rockers, and long-tube headers adding a huge boost of performance to this little Pony. It's also nicely dressed with Ford Racing valve covers, that unique air cleaner, and a few other niceties, but the real goal was making it reliable and fast with an otherwise OEM look. In that regard, the new aluminum radiator and electric fan are definitely a help, as is the fresh X-pipe dual exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers that sound absolutely wicked singing through the GT rear valence. The aforementioned built C4 with upgraded internals feeds a mini-tubbed and narrowed 8.8-inch rear end with 3.55 limited-slip gears, and power Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes are fitted all around for impressive stopping power. The front suspension is a custom Mustang II A-arm and rack-and-pinion CPP power steering set-up, there are adjustable QA1 coilovers all around and a 4-link out back, which means this Mustang absolutely devours corners. Cool blacked-out Cobra-style wheels are always in fashion and they carry staggered Sumitomo rubber that fits the car's personality perfectly.

Given the price of this recent build and the quality of the paint, interior, and drivetrain, we have no choice but to call this car a screaming bargain. And like most restomod Mustangs here at Streetside Classics, we doubt it'll last long. Call today!


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