K-Code 1965 Ford Mustang 4-Speed PrivateCars - Mission - 38 views
This 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe is a factory K-Code model that was delivered new in September 1964 to Keats Ford in Trenton, New Jersey. The car remained with its original owner until 1991 and is powered by its original HiPo 289ci V8 paired to a 4-speed manual transmission. The second owner conducted a refresh in the 1990s that included a glass-out repaint in the original Prairie Gold Metallic finish. Several Shelby engine components fitted by the original owner were also replaced at that time with the factory K-Code items. Though service records are minimal, several documents are included in the sale including oil change receipts showing 19k miles in 1977. The car is offered by the selling dealer with a clean Kansas title.
Manufactured in September 1964, this early example shares many features unique to the 1964 1/2 model and is one of just over 13k factory K-codes per the Mustang registry. Reported to have been placed in longterm storage by the original owner, the car was purchased in 1991 by the second owner, who performed a glass-out repaint in the original Prairie Bronze Metallic color after replacing the front fender.
The finish is said by the seller to present well, with imperfections reportedly limited to some swirl marks from from previous detailing. Factory glass retains its Carlite etchings as shown in the gallery below. Styled steel wheels are fitted with a matching set of redline radial tires.
Aside from the installation of new sill plates, the interior is reported to be original and was removed and cleaned by the previous owner. The odometer shows 24,199 miles and is believed correct by the seller based on the service documentation shown below.
A former owner of several Mustangs and Shelby models, the seller and states that this interior is once of the nicest he has ever seen. Well preserved details include its factory Studio Sonic Reverb radio unit, Rally Pac, cardboard glovebox liner, factory grease pencil markings on the floor metal, and a handwritten build sheet in the driver’s footwell that can be seen in the gallery. Service tags included in the sale document mileage up to 19,300 miles.
Apart from a few noted tears in the liner, the seller reports that the trunk is unrestored and remains in very nice condition with its factory spare and toolkit in place. Ink stamps on the underside of the trunk mat and gas tank are reported to be factory marks and are shown in the gallery below.
The original owner fitted GT350 valve covers, a Cobra intake, a Shelby Holley 715 carburetor, and Shelby tri-Y headers. The second owner was a professional mechanic and reinstalled the original K-code specific components during the 1990s refresh. Photographs in the gallery verify the numbers matching factory drivetrain, which is accompanied by its date coded Dearborn HIPO radiator. Recent service work includes an oil change 100 miles ago. The dealer has added approximately 200 miles and reports no issues.
Several shots in the gallery highlight the condition of the undercarriage and mechanicals. The transmission, driveshaft, and rear assembly were removed, cleaned, and refinished by the previous owner, and the factory 3.89 rear end was replaced with a 3.50 ratio unit. The car features the unique three-muffler setup used on late 1964 1/2-early 1965 models. Other early ’65-specific features noted by the seller include drum brakes on all four corners.
The video above provides a walk-through of the car.
A second video shows the engine idling.
The car is offered with documentation including the original owner’s manual with the owner registration card, New Jersey inspection notice, and several inspection slips. The service slips date from 1968 to 1977 and go up to 19,330 miles.