A 1965 Ford Mustang, Awakened After 25 Years, Roars Back to Life with Flair!

Ford started the production of the Mustang back in 1964, and the engine lineup began with a 170 (2.8-liter) six-cylinder that developed approximately 105 horsepower.

Known as the 1964 1/2 Mustang, these early cars rather got a bunch of refinements for the model year 1965, including refinements brought to the engine lineup.

As a result, the aforementioned 170 was pulled, with Ford introducing another six-cylinder, this time in the form of a 200 (3.3-liter) unit developing 120 horsepower.

The same engine is also powering the 1965 Mustang that we have here and which was previously purchased by a dealer with a full restoration in mind. The good news is the six-cylinder started right up recently when the owner installed a new battery and cleaned the carburetor, all despite the car spending the last 25 years in storage.

Traded in to the dealer, the Mustang is, by all means, a project car, and the photos that we included in the article pretty much speak for themselves. Almost everything is there, except for the windshield wipers and the wheel covers, and the interior itself looks pretty good, especially considering the age of the car.


The Mustang isn’t yet ready for the road, but given the engine is still alive and the transmission shifts properly, the car is definitely a solid candidate for a thorough restoration.

Needless to say, whoever ends up buying the car will also have to take care of the occasional rust on the body, and as usual, a close inspection in person is definitely recommended to figure out just how much damage it has produced so far.

There are nearly 50 bids for this Mustang, though the reserve set by seller woklejas2q6d is yet to be met. The top offer at the time of writing is a little over $4,000, with a bit more than a day remaining until the auction comes to an end.

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