Over a period of time, he restored the car back to its original condition, (although it had been very well taken care of.) But, obviously, unless a vehicle is just parked in storage and never driven, it is going to need some restoration after that many years.
'65 Mustang Fastback 2+2
Original Color, Engine, Trans, 2 Owner... Real Looker!!
This car has a rather interesting story..! It was purchased brand new right here in Sioux Falls, SD at the local Ford Dealer. After driving it for about 5 years, the owner traded it back to the same dealer on a new Boss 302 Mustang. Some 23 years later, he happened to drive by another local car dealer and saw a 65 Mustang Fastback sitting on the display lot for sale. Since he had purchased one new and this car was the same Poppy Red color with Black interior, out of curiosity he stopped to look it over. He couldn’t help but notice it also had the identical equipment of the one he owned. After looking at it for a bit, he had a premonition this could possibly be the car he purchased brand new about 28 years ago..!
After some further research, he found, to his great surprise, that indeed it was the car he had bought brand new clear back in 1965..! (And, all things considered, it was still in very good condition.) So, after doing some additional research he found there was only one other person that had owned the car the entire time.., and in fact that was the person that traded it to the dealer where he saw it sitting for sale. Well, needless to say, since he and his wife had driven that car from the church where they were married and also taken it on their honeymoon, he simply had to own the car back, (destiny calling), and consequently bought it from the dealer..!
Here is a list of some of the major things he did to the vehicle.
Keep in mind, this is not everything.., but only the major items that were done to the car.
Restoration List (Partial):
- Complete Repaint (original color, including door jambs, and under trunk and hood and engine compartment
- New Decals on Underside of Trunk Lid and Underside of Hood
- New Quarter Skins (although he said car was not rusty)
- Original Engine Completely Rebuilt
- Original Heads Rebuilt (also updated to run on Unleaded Fuel)
- Original Transmission Rebuilt
- New Chrome Headers
- New Chrome Engine Dress-up Kit
- New Gas Tank
- New Exhaust
- New Head Light Bezels
- New Front Bumper (including vertical bracket chrome trim)
- New Rear Bumper (including vertical bracket chrome trim)
- New Tail Light Bezels
- New Tail Light Lenses
- New Side “Fastback” Grilles
- New Rocker Panel Molding
- New Trunk Rubber Gasket
- New Trunk Mat and Spare Tire Cover
- New Interior Door Panels
- New Interior Carpet
- New Arm Rests and Pads
- New Gauge Cluster Trim Piece
- New Rubber Weather-stripping in Various Places
There are many more items that have been replaced/and or reconditioned or refurbished. As stated above, these are only the major items..!
**It also has the following Sound System professionally installed in the car.**
- Mustang Logo “Custom Autosound” Electronically Tuned AMFM MPX Receiver with Auto Reverse Cassette Player, (custom made for the “Great Classic Cars”)
- Pioneer 6-Disc CDX FM657 CD Player with “CD Text” and “Anti Vibration Chassis” Features and Wired Dash Controller
- Kicker “Impulse” IM-252 Amplifier
- Kicker (2) 6x9 “Impulse” I-690 Speakers
- Kicker “Comp VR” Sub-Woofer 8” Speaker
- Q-Logic Sub-Woofer Box
- Up-graded Speakers in Dash Speaker Grille
The gentleman that owned and did the restoration on the car told me the vehicle was NOT rusty and both the floor pans and trunk floor were in excellent condition when he found the car..! One can also look at the inner fenders under the hood and it is very plain to see they are not currently nor ever have been rusty.
This is just a very nice 1965 Mustang Fastback 2+2 with original color, original engine, original heads, original transmission and a very nice restoration done by a gentleman that had a lot of sentimental value and history attached to the car and as a result, took great pride in the restoration process..! After he had the car completed, he entered it in numerous car shows and has a LARGE group of trophies he won from the various events. (Many first and a few second places..!)
If you are looking for a great “Pony” era Mustang and want the Fastback and a car that really gets the looks, this car will give you a lot of enjoyment..! It was restored to drive and enjoy – not to haul around on a trailer to car shows, or sit in a building in the corner on blocks. This is simply a very fun car to drive, isn’t a gas hog, (like so many cars from the 60’s), and if you take care of it, will certainly continue to be a great investment..!
NADA Pricing...Current NADA BOOK Values are as follows: (with 289 V8 add..)
AVERAGE RETAIL: $26,250.00 (Average Retail Value = An average well maintained non-restored vehicle. A "20-footer". In other words looks great from 20 feet away until you get close.)
HIGH RETAIL: $50,000.00 (High Retail Value = This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition)
The question is: Where do you think this vehicle falls? It certainly isn’t average by any means, and yet it may not QUITE reach the “High” category definition, but it certainly falls somewhere in between very easily.