No Reserve Pony Project: 1965 Ford Mustang

Here we have a no reserve auction with 3 days remaining for a 1965 Ford Mustang. You may notice that the front end is sitting a little high and that is because the engine has been removed. You can see more pictures and information on this vehicle here on eBay. Currently, the car is bid to $1,425 after 25 bids. The Mustang is located in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

The original six-cylinder engine and automatic transmission have been removed but come with the car. The car has a Louisiana inspection sticker on it and the seller states that it has been stored indoors. He planned to put a 289 cubic inch V8 engine in it but lost interest in the project. The paint appears faded and it states that it does have rust and a dent in the passenger side door. The seller discloses that there is Bondo around the roof.

The interior looks better than the exterior with good seats, dash, and headliner. The Mustang even has factory air conditioning. The car comes with extra parts including kick panels, bolts, sill plates, carpet, and some miscellaneous screws. The car will need brake work in addition to the drivetrain installation. For someone who has a lot of Mustang parts already, this could be made into whatever you want.

This car comes with a 200 cubic inch inline six-cylinder that only produced 120 horsepower and 190 ft-lbs of torque. You could install a 289 cubic inch V8 like the owner installed if the rust bug has not gone too far on this one. Just remember that it is no reserve and the bid is only $1,425 so you might be able to get a lot of car for the money.

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  1. Mark_K Member

    It also appears that this may be one of the very early Mustangs that sported 13″ rims. I’ve only ever seen 2 of them, but they were both 6 cylinder models, and the tires and rims in these pictures look small enough to be 13s.

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  2. Classic Steel

    Yes, i agree a 289 or 351 Cleveland installed would be cool but…. just remember six banger means wrong rear end and four lug wheels all around means upgrade rear end to a 9 bolt or find the mid size late model fords with disc breaks and better gears.

    V8 swap means upgrades…

    New higher gear five bolt rear end

    Put a disc brake conversion in front with five lugs

    New radiator to handle more cooling

    Different trans auto or four five six speed manual plus Motor bought

    Do it yourself or add four more grand to labor ..
    Probably 11 to 16 grand depending on skill set…
    Then paint 6-9 grand …

    Cost of vehicle

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    • Robert Davis

      351 Cleveland ??? will not fit unless you do some major shock tower work as the 351 Cleveland is to wide for a just drop in , 289,302, and 351 Windsor will drop right in …:)

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  3. TimM

    I had a 260 V-8 in a 65 mustang and it only had a 8-3/4 in rear in it!! This could be a good project if the body doesn’t need to be worked over then you could concentrate on the mechanicals!!!

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