Reader Mongoose recently sent us the link to this 1965 Mustang which he felt was a bargain. We have no idea how much of it is original, but the seller does mention that a lot of work has already been done. It looks clean and the 289 engine is a plus. Find it here on craigslist in Janesville, Wisconsin with an asking price of $8,900 obo.
The exterior looks very clean, so we are assuming it has been resprayed. We would just want to inspect every cranny for rust and make sure there is no body filler hiding under that shiny surface. I almost bought one of these as my first car when I was 15. It was also equipped with the v8 and automatic. I do regret not buying it, but just as today, I prefer a manual transmission.
Everything inside looks very clean so it has either been restored or this is one of the best surviving ’65 Mustangs around. These cars were basically re-bodied Falcons when they were first released. I have even heard of some of the early cars having the horn buttons with the Falcon logo still on it. Under the skin they were essentially the same. Funny how the Mustang went on to become the icon that it is today.
This Mustang looks like a clean driver to us and at the asking price, that is exactly what we would do with it. Many classics get stashed away in their owners garages in an attempt to preserve the rare and valuable. With this Mustang you can feel good about driving it. Production was plentiful and the parts catalogs are full. So drive it for a few years and sell it on for more than you paid. Thanks to Mongoose for sending this in.