Parked and Forgotten 1965 Ford Mustang is a great find unless you’re looking under the hood
The Mustang 65 we have here is a compelling project car, there is no doubt about it, although, on the other hand, it is a mysterious find with very few details.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to say the car isn’t in its best shape right now.
Judging from the photos posted by the car owner on Craigslist, this 1965 Ford Mustang has been sitting for a very long time. And car enthusiasts certainly know what that means.
Rust has obviously taken its toll on this Mustang fastback, and it would likely take a lot of ironwork before it’s ready to hit the road. Of course, you can more accurately assess its condition by checking everything in person, as this is the only way to know whether the car is worth saving or not.
At first glance, it looks like it does, although neither the exterior nor the interior brings good news. Both require a ton of work, and it’s not very clear if any large parts are missing.
On the other hand, there is a part that certainly needs more information. While some of the images included in the sale announcement seem to indicate that the engine is still there, no information about this has been shared, so at the moment it’s hard to say what you are getting and if it is. is still alive or not.
Considering the general condition of the car, you shouldn’t be very surprised if the engine under the hood no longer starts. If anything, it could still be returned by hand, and that would obviously be good news for a full restoration, but it’s something you can only figure out with an in-person inspection.
The 1965 Mustang was available with a new six-cylinder, this time as a 200 (3.3-liter) replacing the 170 (2.8-liter) previously offered on the 1964 Mustang 1/2. The V8 lineup no longer included the 260 (4.3 liters), so it was now reduced to the 2 and 4 barrel versions of the 289 (4.7 liters).
Is this Mustang worth saving? If we are to trust everything we see in these photos, and assuming there is still life in the engine under the hood, then it certainly is. However, bringing this Mustang home won’t be cheap, as the owner is only willing to let it go for $ 7,500. Other offers may be considered as well, so be sure to contact the seller if you are interested in an offer.