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One Sad Pony: 1965 Mustang Fastback

1965 Mustang Fastback

This sad looking Mustang has definitely seen better days, but on the upside it’s a Fastback and who doesn’t love a ’65 Fastback? It also is a V8 car that’s matching numbers! The seller believes it has been parked out here for 40+ years, which would explain why the body is so riddled with rust. They even admit they aren’t sure it’s worth trying to fix this chassis up. I like their honesty and got a kick of their statement about taking a close look at the photos, “because believe me the car doesn’t get any better in person”. It really is a mess and restoring it would be a monumental task, but thankfully you can buy freshly manufactured Mustang bodies. While that’s an option, I think this one might just be a parts donor, but what do you think? Find it here on eBay in Hudson, New York with a current bid of $1k!


  1. BillB

    Your garden variety C-Code; 289 2V, 210 HP V8. A total restoration where you’ll never get your money back. A sad state, but a good project for a beginner welder to hone his skills, if it goes for $3K. But, unfortunately it looks like the reserve is higher than that.

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  2. Brian R

    Not much salvageable. $1000 for the VIN and build tags and a engine to rebuild, and maybe some original glass for a concours car? The top could be cut off to make a coupe into a fastback.

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  3. JW

    I must admire his honesty !!!

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  4. MH

    Looks like junk to me

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  5. grant

    Josh, it isn’t fair to break my heart like this before I’ve had coffee.

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  6. That Guy

    On the plus side, you can return that soda bottle and get the ten cents deposit back.

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  7. Dolphin Member

    Bidders beware: in the Ebay world if you make a bid that doesn’t meet the reserve the seller can lift the reserve, end the auction early, and then you own it—-in this case a car that was put onto a pallet because the owner was concerned it might fall apart.

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  8. DolphinPorsche

    Those bits and a cheap mustang 6 will make an expensive fastback, I’ve seen bodies re-created as convertibles, roadsters, etc.

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  9. Rando

    So with the VIN and such, one could buy a Dynacorn body and eventually have a “new” mustang, right? Just saying it COULD be done. And eventually that part of the story would be forgotten and it would be a survivor barn find? Or a pro touring? What have ya got to lose, right?

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  10. Howard A Member

    Just when you think you’ve seen the roughest one, another comes along. I think THIS is the roughest one yet.

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  11. Mike Williams

    That is sad, all that’s left is good for parts, some stainless and driveline parts.

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  12. Prowler

    At least the seller realizes it’s not the jewel of the Nile and is being honest
    Doesn’t happen enough in the car world

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  13. Adam Wright

    Only one town away, and I think I’ll pass. My fastback is coming out of the shop this month.

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  14. Loco Mikado

    When the spring and shock towers are full of rust holes and the entire trunk pan is gone. it is a very few parts car.

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    • grant

      Old Mustangs didn’t have trunk pans. The gas tank has been removed.

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  15. stillrunners

    Wait – sad – say it isn’t so….just think of it this way – for up North this car was driven until the salt got to it and was unable to make another year.

    Now it’s vin/tags – like was said – will most likely find the way onto another built car….it’s what they were doing with the convert tags back in the 80’s….my dad ran many a Mustang coupe shell up North – full of door shells and the like…..

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  16. Charles

    Go to eBay find all the Mustangs you want, any year, model and price! Why bother with this junker???

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  17. skloon

    Only good as a parts and vin donor for a Dynacorn build- should probably be shipped in a dumpster

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