This 1965 Ford Mustang coupe is a factory K-Code example powered by its original 289ci HiPo V8, which is equipped with a four-barrel Autolite 4100 carburetor and paired to a 4-speed manual transmission. This car was completed on February 16, 1965 in San Jose, California and is finished in Raven Black paint over Black Crinkle Vinyl upholstery. Accompanying records show ownership history in Arizona, Alabama, and San Francisco, where the car most recently resided in a private collection. This K-Code displays an older restoration, Carlite etched side/rear glass, and factory steel wheels. It is now being offered by a Texas dealer with its with owner’s manuals, jack, spare, emergency equipment, and a clean California title.
The seller states that this Mustang is recognized in the K-Code Registry and presents as a solid driver with cosmetics holding up well after an older, high-quality restoration. In these pictures, the Raven Black paint carries a consistent shine over good panel gaps and straight body work.
The chrome bumpers and exterior brightwork appear clean, while 14″ steel wheels are wrapped in Firestone Indy 500 tires at all four corners. Behind the wheels are modern Baer brake calipers clamping down on drilled/slotted rotors up front, though the rear axle retains its factory drum system. The luggage compartment contains a proper matching liner, spare tire cover, and jack bag with emergency accessories. The redline spare tire is dated 1982.
Inside, this car was fitted with bucket seats and the Rally Pac gauge cluster along with its original Ford radio and seat belts. Factory identification tags remain clipped to the seat springs as highlighted in the photo gallery below.
Overall, the cabin appears correct with clean carpets, door panels, and factory trim. The odometer displays 42,540 miles, which the seller states as correct based on known history of the vehicle. Both correct owner’s and parts manuals are kept in the glovebox.
The original 289ci HiPo V8 is equipped with a four-barrel Autolite 4100 carburetor and linked to a 4-speed manual transmission. The engine features solid valve lifters and a 10.5:1 compression ratio, which helped raise power to 271 horsepower at 6,000 rpm in stock form.
Both upper and lower stampings match the door-mounted data tag and inner-left fender stamps per the seller, which are highlighted in the photo gallery below. Compression is strong and consistent across the board, reading 165, 180, 170, 170, 160, 170, 162, 170 psi respectively, with a picture of each reading also shown in the gallery. An Edlebrock Performer intake manifold was installed in 2012, while long tube headers and a dual Flowmaster exhaust system round out the performance modifications. A tune-up and inspection of the entire vehicle was recently completed by the seller.
Underneath, this Mustang is said to be solid with factory spot welds and stampings seen throughout the undercarriage. Additional pictures are provided in the photo gallery.
Engine stamping #187391 can be seen above and is confirmed as original by the data plate.
The factory data plate information for this particular K-Code is shown above, confirming numbers-matching mechanicals and the factory colors/specifications. A video of this Mustang is shown below: