Looks Promising: 1965 Ford Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback

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The owner of this 1965 Mustang has listed it for sale as a GT, but it is missing a few of the distinctive GT items that would make it a bit special. The information that the owner provides is also a bit sparse, so we just have to work with what we have. There are obviously a few people out there who see some promise in this car because bidding has risen to $10,900. The Mustang is located in Groveland, California, and is listed for sale here on eBay.

As seems to be my common mantra when it comes to cars like this, I wish that the owner would provide more photos, and definitely more information on the state of the car. What we can see looks to be promisingly free of rust, although we don’t get any information or photos which indicate the condition of the floors, frame rails, torque boxes, or any of those other vulnerable areas. The owner has advertised the car as a GT, and it does have what appear to be the correct stripes running down the sides of the car. However, the distinctive grille garnish with the fog lights is missing, as is are all of the GT badges.

The interior is going to require some work, but in this photo, we can also see that if this Mustang is a GT, then it is fitted with the wrong gauge cluster. What should be there is the cluster that features five round gauge faces. The other thing that we don’t get any information on is the engine and transmission. The stance of the vehicle indicates that there is something under the hood, and the fact that the shifter is in place shows that the car was fitted with an automatic transmission. The badges also tell us that the engine is or was a 289ci V8, but that’s as much as we know. If the car is a GT, then it should also be fitted with front disc brakes, while you can see that it has also been fitted with air conditioning.

The new owner of the Mustang is going to be faced with the task of completely refurbishing the interior. The most positive thing that I can say is that the interior does appear to be complete. However, it does appear that virtually every upholstered surface is going to need replacement. In addition, the padding in the seats is badly deteriorated, and it looks like that will also require replacement. Thankfully, being a Mustang, all of these parts are readily available.

This Mustang is such an unknown quantity, and that really is frustrating. What little we can see really shows some promise, but it is a car that will require a thorough inspection to determine how good it is. The car also has one other strike against it, and I haven’t mentioned that to this point. The owner has no paperwork for the car. They believe that they do have it, they are looking for it, but they can’t guarantee that they will be able to locate it. However, even with all of these strikes against it, there are five people who have seen enough promise that they have chosen to bid on it. Will you be the sixth bidder?

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  1. Ridge Runner

    There must be another way to shift into park, you can clearly see the shifter will never go to park because of the AC unit, since it is supposedly fitted with AC

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    • Mark

      Actually it looks like the interior portion of the AC unit is disconnected from the dash and is just sitting there. Possibly it’s not even connected.

      Like 11
  2. leiniedude leiniedudeMember

    Looks to me like they are cleaning out there junkyard. I see the LADY455 TA that was posted here 12 hours ago from the same seller. Wondering also about the 3 stangs posted here from another sellers collection. I am confused the way this site is going now, perhaps it has something to do with more concentration on the Rat site?

    Like 4
    • thegoingthing

      I can see the fog light switch under the dash on the left side. That would only come with the GT. Along with exhaust ports out of the rear valance. The five dial instrument cluster came with the interior decor group or better known as the pony interior on the 65 model.

      Like 7
    • 71FXSuperGlide

      Yeah, it is odd. Perhaps an estate sale of some kind.

      Either way, the FB has been pulled from eBay.

      Like 1
  3. David Duivesteyn

    Yes seems odd that they would have no photo of door tag or inner fender stamping showing the A or the K in the serial number?

    Like 1
  4. John P

    …black plate California car with appropriate dealer plate surrounds.. it’ll be a good buy for whoever gets it—

    Like 1
  5. Bob McK

    The knowledge that many of the BF readers is amazing. Wish I knew what many of you have forgotten.

    Like 2
  6. Rick Rothermel

    Shoot it Dark Ivy Green, black guts, get a set of Keystone mags and do a SPENSER clone…

    Like 3

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