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Andy Warhol Inspired: 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

In my younger days, most of my free time was spent wrenching on whatever jalopy I was fixing up at the time or attending car events around town, with not many hours left in the day for going to art galleries or researching paintings.  But I do know who Andy Warhol was, the guy famous for designing the legendary soup cans, and it turns out he also had a passion for painting horses and western-themed artistry.  It just so happens that a previous owner of this 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback here on eBay was a huge fan, to the extent that he put some Warhol or similar type artwork down the sides, plus added a couple of more custom touches to the pony car.  But the time has come for it to exchange hands, and if you’ve been in the market for an early Mustang project this one is probably worth checking out.  The car is located in Gresham, Oregon, with bidding up to $15,600 so far.

The story goes that this one was originally painted Wimbledon White when it was new, but from the looks of things, the car has probably sported its present look for decades.  But the body is said to be straight, although a previous owner wanted to put wider tires in the back so he flared out the quarters by 2 inches, and from what I can tell it looks like a commendable effort, if you’re into that sort of thing.  Some more customizing can be found on the rear panel, which has an extra set of taillights plus what appears to be maybe a homemade hump of some sort on the trunk lid.  A part of me thinks these touches look kind of cool, while I’m sure others are wishing it was stock, but some good news is body rust is said to not be a problem, so the outside is probably good to work with whichever direction the next owner decides to go in.

Many of the interior components are in at least decent condition, with both the front and rear seats looking respectable if a driver is all you’re going for.  The dash pad has survived well and doesn’t show any cracking, but the door panels are going to need some attention.  Another issue is the floorboards, as there were a few rusty areas that were cut out a long time ago by the previous owner before the car was parked.  The driver’s side frame rail is also going to need replacing, but fortunately, all the parts needed to make all these repairs come with the sale.

The seller believes the 289 under the hood is the original motor, though beyond this we don’t get any more information about the engine’s current state other than it isn’t running.  There’s also a 4-Speed manual with few details about the transmission either, but the original rear-end gears are said to have been changed from 2.80 to 3.80, so when the next driver gets this one going again there should be some good low end.  I sort of like this unusual Mustang and feel like it will make a pretty good project for somebody, what do you think?

Comments

  1. Avatar photo mike

    Ok but what is that thing on the trunk lid??

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    • Avatar photo Ike Onick

      Pneumatic trunk release.

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    • Avatar photo Little_Cars Member

      Hemorrhoids?

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    • Avatar photo angliagt Member

      Spoiler – makes it go 50 MPH faster!

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  2. Avatar photo Bud Lee

    Warhol can paint a soup can, but he ruined this Mustang.

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  3. Avatar photo Big Bear 🇺🇸

    Mike…The Duck Tail? I guess instead of doing a spoiler across the whole trunk. Like on the Lincoln Mark 3 trunk. But did you notice the painting of Big Foot on the front hood? This Stang is going to look cool if the next owner cleans it up and fix the floor and rail. And leave the paint designs. 🐻

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    • Avatar photo Hammer

      70 duster tail lights?

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      • Avatar photo Rbrown

        It appears the original lens frames were molded into the panel from the inside.

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  4. Avatar photo Dave

    It can be fixed.

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  5. Avatar photo Big C

    Unless that paint job is signed by Warhol? Get the DA out, ASAP. This Mustang screams 1973 “custom.” Needs a new trunk lid and back valance, too.

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  6. Avatar photo John Eder

    Are those mini-Mustangs painted on the sides?

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  7. Avatar photo steve

    Well, at one time it was a really nice car, but I can’t say that about it now.

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  8. Avatar photo dogwater

    I learned a long time ago it harder to sell a car that you have personalized, most people might not have your vision

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  9. Avatar photo Robert PARKER

    Yes to all the comments. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Point in question. It can be turned back into its original condition pretty easily as all parts are available fairly cheap to restore. Any case the fastbacks are an excellent investment. It does have street appeal, which to me, that is the most important issue. I am not looking for a garage Queen. If I were wanting to change it, I would make a GT350 Clone and do a great restore for tons of bucks.

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  10. Avatar photo Keith McConnel

    hopefully, who ever got this car, put it on the road with the modifications in place as the original builder intended. Personally I love what was done, it showed his or her style and it appeared well executed. bottom line is ..whether for it or against it… it has your attention and has started a friendly conversation. I call that a success.
    Be well

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