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Factory-Original GT, 4-speed Manual, Poppy Red Convertible, 225HP A-Code Engine

For sale: 1965 Ford Mustang GT

Technical specifications

Item location:
Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Poppy Red (color code 3)
Engine size:
289 V8, 225HP
Number of cylinders:
4-speed Manual
Drive type:
Interior color:
Safety options:
Front Disk Brakes
3.89 H-code axle (Locking), Convertible
Vehicle Title:
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Ever wanted to be the proud owner of a piece of Americana?Here's your chance! This is the iconic American muscle car - a 1965 Mustang GT convertible in Poppy Red. Introduced in April 1965 the Mustang GT was only made for 4 months before the model year changed. VERY limited production and very few survivors 50 years later. Equipped like this one (a Poppy Red convertible with 4-speed manual transmission) there is only a very small number of survivors (by many estimates 100-200) out there and they seldom hit the market. This car turns heads and draws ooohhhhs and aaaahhhhs wherever she goes! Here's what you get:
  • ORIGINAL factory-built GT (NOT a GT "clone")
  • ORIGINAL 289 cubic inch V8 225 horsepower
  • ORIGINAL 4-speed manual transmission (Borg Warner T-10)
  • ORIGINAL Autolite 4100 4-barrel carburetor
  • ORIGINAL mileage of 126000
  • ORIGINAL Rally Pac gauges (tachometer and clock)
  • ORIGINAL Ford pushbutton AM radio
  • ORIGINAL fog lights
  • Like-new convertible top
  • Fully functional instrument panel (including ORIGINAL clock)
  • Chrome-tipped dual trumpets exhaust
  • 3.89 locking rear end
  • Styled steel wheels
  • Black interior and black convertible top
  • Front disk brakes
  • "Correct" 6.95x14 white-walled 4-ply nylon tires
  • One of the last ones made - assembly date July 27 1965
Every factory GT-identifier characteristic is here:
  • Front fog lights factory wiring harness (rear lights come on when the fog light switch is turned on)
  • ‘A’ code engine
  • Tight ratio HCC AX steering box
  • Front non-power disc brakes rear drums
  • Dual exhaust pipes run through rear valance ends in trumpet tips
  • GT badges and stripe
  • Five-dial instrument cluster
  • GT badge and stripes
  • Handling package with larger diameter sway bar heavy duty front coil and rear leaf springs.
  • Oversize master cylinder with a clip on cap and correct proportioning valve
  • Kelsey Hayes piston front brakes
  • Clean factory round cut along dash bottom to accommodate correct round speedometer
  • Ammeter gauge does not have the two posts sticking out of the back of it
  • Small metal backings for dual exhaust hangers and reinforced floor pan sheet metal area under the seat back
  • Reinforced tubular bar inside the holes in trunk.
  • Correctly-routed rear brake lines
This is a pristine true-to-its-origin specimen of a hard-to-find American classic. The ONLY "modernizations":
  • Electronic ignition
  • GPS anti-theft system
  • HumpHugger console
This vehicle has always been winter garaged and never driven in the rain. Professionally restored 10 years ago - ABSOLUTELY NO RUST OR BONDO. Engine rebuilt in 2012 - 170psi compression in all 8 cylinders. ABSOLUTELY NO FLUID LEAKS ANYWHERE. Conservatively appraised at and insured for $50k. Don't let let this one get away - opportunity won't knock twice!NOTE: This car is for sale locally - I reserve the right to end this auction early in the event that a local sale is completed before the scheduled close of bidding.

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