1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Project

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“Rust free” rarely means zero rust, and sometimes it means you don’t pay extra for all that rust. Despite this 1965 Mustang’s Woodstock, Connecticut address, undercarriage pictures seem to back up the seller’s claim of a California classic with minimal corrosion. Five slot aluminum wheels set the clock to the ’70s or ’80s. The fastback Ford’s missing engine and transmission, combined with limited documentation suggest no barriers to a custom or resto-mod build. Bidding here on eBay has risen beyond $10,000 among at least 13 bidders.

The claimed original Palomino interior shows its age, but finding replacement parts for a classic Mustang should prove an easy task, and not too costly, relatively speaking, thanks to the Mustang’s popularity and competition among parts manufacturers. The right door looks like Springtime Yellow or Phoenician Yellow, and the driver’s door jambs show a burnt orange color that may be custom or the 1967 Burnt Amber. Either way I’d vote original if you like the interior, or wipe the slate clean and do it your way!

Wide-angle pictures make for some distorted proportions on this flipper find. Someone spent some quality time in the body shop with this Mustang before the project took a hiatus. The 2+2’s fastback styling lends a sporty look that most performance-minded enthusiasts prefer to the more formal hardtop. Thanks to Lov2xlr8 for some details.

New and original parts litter the cargo area. Every part saved puts money in your pocket.

A claimed original 9 inch rear end and front disc brakes remain, and credit the seller for including a number of undercarriage pictures. Everything looks solid and, aside from one nicely-done floor patch, original. The seller boasts this classic will sell under the cost of a Dynacorn body, and a VIN and paperwork (not shown but mentioned by the seller) will save time at the DMV compared to the Dynacorn. How would you build this early 2+2 Mustang?

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  1. Maggy

    If I had a LOT of money like well over 100,000 l ‘d let some recommended high quality shop do a classy restomod.Built 347 Roush small block with a supercharger and a Tremec 5 speed and the list goes on. The fastback 2+2’s are a really nice body style.Medium gray metallic with black stripes.

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  2. Davey Boy

    My twin brother bought one of these back in 81 when we were not quite as experienced in the ways of rust. The car was a beautiful maroon with tan interior. 289 4 speed. Swayed by this, he didn’t look past that and after purchase he decided to check for a spare tire. Opened the trunk, no spare tire and “no trunk floor”. Just 2 2×4’s bolted together in an x pattern bolted to the leaf springs and the body just sitting on them to give the appearance on normalcy. Learned an expensive lesson about looking closer. But man that thing was fun to drive.

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    • 433jeff

      While the new steel technology has to be much better, having a rust free original fastback body with a Tag is much more valuable than the Dynacorn, i agree with the seller and will be surprised if the bidding doesnt go much higher

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  3. DA

    Doesn’t look like such a great buy. No engine, transmission, no list of included parts. Appears there is also no fuel tank. It does have rust, and it is going to need way more than might be seen at first blush.

    Love these cars, always have – but I’d rather buy a well finished model than someone’s partial effort.

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  4. Tom

    If that is truly a 1965, then it is a GT. GT dash and front disc brakes!

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