Clean 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback PrivateCars - Rancho San Diego - 107 views
This 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 fastback is offered by its second owner, who purchased it as a bare unibody shell from the original owner in 1997 and gave it a three-year nut-and-bolt restoration. GT items were added including grille lights, disk brakes, 15″ styled steel wheels, and exhaust through the rear valence. It sports a roller-lifter engine, T-5 5-speed, front disc brakes, upgraded suspension, and optional Pony interior. The seller says it has never had any rust and that all body panels are original.
The car started out as a C-code fastback with standard interior and was sold new by Center City Motors in San Diego in September 1965. It was made into a Shelby replica by its original owner at some point and retains some Shelby flavor with ’66 GT-350 quarter windows and a fiberglass hood with scoop. Paint is 1966 Mustang Candyapple Red and the black plates are are genuine and era-correct but added by the current seller under the YOM program.
Styled steel wheels are OEM-style 15x7s with 215/60-15 BFG rubber. The front suspension features Eibach springs, lowered control arm mounting points, and a larger front sway bar. The rear has heavy-duty leaf springs and Shelby under-rider traction bars. The car also has a Monte Carlo bar, NOS Ford export brace, and sub-frame connectors.
The car came new with the standard interior, which in ‘65 meant a Falcon-style rectangular instrument cluster with sweep speedo. GTs and cars with the Interior Decor Group had the five-dial instrument cluster with round speedometer like this car now has. The interior is very nicely executed, complete with console, “Rally-Pac” tachometer and clock, stock style shifter, folding rear seat, and matching trim around the quarter windows.
The engine came from a 60k-mile ‘85 Mustang GT and was professionally rebuilt. Bored .030“ over, it displaces 306 cubic inches and sports a balanced rotating assembly, Ford Motorsports B303 roller cam, World Products Windsor Jr. heads, Ford Motorsport repro Cobra dual plane manifold, Road Demon 625 CFM carb, and MSD ignition. Horsepower is estimated at 325, and we like the iconic open letter aluminum valve covers and Cobra aluminum “T” oil pan. The transmission is a Borg-Warner World Class T-5 with overdrive. The 8“ Ford rear axle has new 3.55 gears and an Auburn limited-slip unit.
The car was featured on the cover of HP Books’ “How to Restore Your Mustang.” This one offers some quality upgrades for more enjoyment on the road without making it scream “Shelby!” The excellent body, quality finish, suspension, and interior on this car help it stand out from the rest.