A red 1965 Ford Mustang coupe is truly iconic. But as you take a closer look at this one’s profile, you start to pick up on details like the traction bars, meaner stance, and removable roll bar. Turns out that this obtainable classic also has a fire-breathing V8 and all the right hardware to back it up, too.
A first-year Mustang in a cherry hue is the all-American dream car. But this one seems to be a little brighter than most. That’s thanks to an investment in the vivid red paint a while ago to give it a modern clearcoat shine. But it takes more than luster to create the desire you see here. Bodywork is well done, creases are crisp, and everything lines up nicely to remind us all why we love this icon. Plus, the bumpers, badging, and trim have the kind of shine that can only come from quality pieces. Those Mag wheels with pony center caps are always a great finishing touch. While every ’65 Mustang is a car you want to show off, this one just seems to have a bit more attitude. This coupe is leaning forward with an aggressive stance that almost feels like it’s leaning in to whisper, “I’ll eat your car for breakfast.”
The black vinyl interior continues this aggressive attitude, and just like the exterior, there have been some nice investments for show and go. The dark seats, carpeting, headliner, and dash keeps this coupe feeling fresh inside. But this isn’t a full sea of darkness. There are plenty of bright accents on everything from the factory three-spoke steering wheel to the door panels that warm the atmosphere nicely. There are even some nice upgrades for comfort like a modern cup holder center console and a modern AM/FM stereo that can support the latest music players. But those aren’t really the features that draw your immediate attention. This interior is filled with competition-grade components like the Hurst shifter, Autopower removable, roll bar, fire extinguisher, auxiliary gauge trio, and the large AutoMeter tach with shift light. All of these are more great hints at this car’s performance… and that’s even before you twist the key and hear it roar.
One look under the hood, and you know there was a ton invested in this V8. This 289 cubic-inch motor is all about getting down to business. Even the attention-grabbing shining components add to the function, like all the extra bracing, Ford Racing valve covers, and aluminum radiator. This is a well-built V8 with Edelbrock heads, Edelbrock Performer 289 intake, Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, MSD ignition, and long tube stainless headers. That last feature not only adds power, but also it contributes to the roar of the FlowMaster dual exhaust. Best of all, you have full control over this monster motor’s full powerband and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to the toploader four-speed manual transmission. This feeds a stout Ford 9-inch rear end that’s geared for good all-around performance. And speaking of this coupe’s versatility, the suspension has been upgraded, too. The rear is supported by thick traction bars. Up front is a thick sway bar, newer urethane bushings, and a Wilwood disc brake upgrade.
Serious performance machines like this usually cost a ton more. So when you can get great value wrapped around an iconic classic body, you know a deal like this will be going fast. Don’t miss out, call today!