Certificate of historical and collectible relevance
The first, classic and fascinating Mustang, with a reliable six-cylinder engine, a special interior restored with great care and overhauled mechanics
Developed in record time on a shoestring budget, the Mustang was introduced in April 1964, achieving immediate success. Ford had expected to sell 100,000 cars in the first year, but dealers sold 22,000 on the first day.
Light, agile and fast, the Ford Mustang created a completely new genre of automobiles, known as pony cars, sports cars with attractive lines and good performance based on mass-produced mechanicals.
After just a few months, starting from August 1964, Ford made several changes to the original Mustang, of which 120,000 units had already been sold, adding the fastback bodywork to the coupés and convertibles for the 1965 model and offering a large number of accessories and trims, which allowed buyers to configure their Mustang in countless different ways.
Also starting in 1965, the six-cylinder engine was upgraded , offering more power and torque.
This fascinating 1965 Mustang Coupé comes with the improved 120 horsepower 200 six-cylinder engine, coupled to a three-speed manual gearbox. The seller informs us that the engine has been thoroughly restored like all the mechanics and is in very good shape.
This car is equipped with a beautifully restored interior featuring the special Interior Decor Group trim, also known as the “Pony Interior,” with seats decorated with a galloping Mustang horses theme, wood inserts on the dashboard and a special instrument panel.
The preserved bodywork is in fair condition for its age, with some visible flaws on the paint, such as scratches and chips, some bubbles and a few rust spots.
In Italy since 2020, it is equipped with updated Italian registration documents, is registered with the ASI (Italian Historic automotoclub) and comes with a Certificate of Historical and Collectible Relevance.
Elegant, well finished and well equipped, this Mustang retains all the purity of the original design of one of the most loved and well-known American sports cars ever.
Outfitted with a rare and very charming interior, reliable and well-tuned mechanics and an original bodywork which despite presenting some defects due to its age appears mostly solid, it is ready to give great satisfaction to its next owner, who will be able to enjoy its fun driving experience and to show it at any classic car event, where it will be admired and the centre of attention.
THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK
Originally sold in the USA
In Italy from 2020
Updated Italian registration documents
Registered with ASI (Italian Historic automotoclub)
Certificate of Historical and Collectible Relevance
MOT valid until 2025
Originally sold in the United States, this Mustang was imported into Italy in 2020.
Coming with Italian registration documents, it has been registered with the ASI (Italian Historic automotoclub) since 2020 and is accompanied by a Certificate of Historical and Collectible Relevance.
Fully restored special interior
Efficient and comprehensive special instrument cluster
Knock-off steel wire wheel covers
Bumpers, brightwork, exterior trim and badges in good condition
The interior of this Mustang, professionally restored a few years ago, is impressive and enhanced by the rare and much sought-after special Interior Decor Group trim, or "Pony Interior".
The seats are upholstered in two-tone vinyl, and feature an embossed decoration with galloping Mustang horses on the backrests. The vinyl door panels with a nice ribbed finish are equipped with the original pistol grip handles
The dashboard is more refined than the standard one, with wood trim on the glove box lid and on the special instrument cluster, which features five circular dials with chrome bezels.
The setup is completed by the original radio, pedals with chrome side profiles, a special chrome finish on the side panels and the beautiful sports steering wheel with three steel spokes and wooden rim.
Everything appears well preserved and in nice condition, with surfaces free of visible flaws and intact and clean headliner and carpets.
The exterior, in the elegant original Champagne Beige shade, displays the great charm of the pure and essential lines of the first series, enriched by precious style details, such as the small chrome rear-view mirrors, the knock-off steel wheel covers and the chrome bumpers integrated into the bodywork.
All brightwork appears in good condition, with some age-related imperfections.
The preserved bodywork is in fair condition, compatible with age, with scratches and cracks on the paint, some bubbles on the lower part of the doors and of the front fenders and on the door sills and traces of rust in the right door frame.
200 Thriftpower 3,3 litre inline six-cylinder engine with 120 hp
Three-speed manual gearbox
Thoroughly restored engine
Overhauled braking system
Efficient and reliable
The engine compartment appears clean and tidy and houses the famous 3,3 litre Thriftpower six-cylinder engine, new for the 1965 model and significantly improved, which remained in production until 1984 and which has proven over the years to be extremely robust and reliable, becoming popular among racing enthusiasts due to the high power and torque values that could be obtained with simple modifications. This Mustang is also equipped with the nice three-speed manual transmission.
The seller informs us that all the mechanics have been carefully restored, paying particular attention to the engine, which has been completely overhauled and is in good working order and that the braking system has been thoroughly overhauled.
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