All-Original 1965 Ford Mustang GT Ready to Rock After Spending Years in Storage

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Ford Mustang GT, officially known as the GT Equipment Package, came with a series of extras over the standard model, including fog lamps mounted on the grille, disc brakes, as well as several interior upgrades such as a new instrument panel with custom speedometer, fuel, temperature, and oil pressure gauges.
Needless to say, the 289 engine originally offered on the GT was the one that most people were interested in, as it developed 225 horsepower and was therefore among the top choices on the 1965 and 1966 Mustangs.

The ’65 Mustang GT that we have here still retains the original 289 (4.7-liter) that came with the car, but as the Craigslist seller explains, it has already been rebuilt, so in theory, everything should now be in mint condition, ready to rock if you’re interested in a daily driver.

Worth knowing, however, is this Mustang spent “many years” in a garage, according to the owner, and this is why it now features a fresh paint. And while it’s no longer the original finish, it’s the correct paint that matches factory specifications.

The car still sports all GT goodies, including the disc brakes and the factory interior, so overall, this Mustang is certainly worth considering if what you’re looking for is a car that can be used for occasional drives with only a few fixes here and there.

At the first glance, the rust shouldn’t be a concern, and this is also good news for those who might be thinking of a possible restoration to bring everything back to mint condition.

But if this is indeed the plan, then the final costs of a restoration could be way too high, especially given the acquisition cost for this Mustang GT. The Craigslist seller says they are willing to sell the car for $39,500, though other offers might also be taken into consideration, they claim.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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