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Original and Unrestored 1965 Ford Mustang Parked for 35 Years Is 100% Complete

The 1965 Mustang introduced not only a new fastback model but also a series of changes under the hood, with the 170ci (2.8-liter) 6-cylinder officially dropped and replaced by a new 200ci (3.3-liter) 6-cylinder developing 120 horsepower.
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Furthermore, the 260ci (4.3-liter) unit was removed from the Mustang lineup and replaced with a 289ci (4.7-liter) engine producing 200 horsepower, while the 289ci 4-barrel received a power upgrade to generate 225 horsepower.

The Mustang that we have here comes with a 289 2-barrel V8, and probably the most surprising thing is the engine is still running perfectly after all these years. At least, this is what eBay seller forddr.ofmn claims, adding that the Mustang spent over 35 years parked in the same place.

The matching-numbers V8 under the hood is original and untouched, and the odometer indicates 89,500 miles (144,000 km).

Everything is fully original, complete, and unrestored, so in theory, it’s a rare survivor that can eventually be worth a small fortune with a proper restoration to factory specifications.

And while the car does come in a decent shape and still sporting a working engine, this doesn’t necessarily mean everything is in tip-top shape. There’s obviously some rust, and the interior, including the seats, seems to require major fixes, especially if what you’re aiming for is a mint condition.

So overall, this all-original Mustang does require a full restoration, but on the other hand, it appears to check all the boxes when it comes to a solid candidate for such a project.

But getting your hands on it won’t be easy. The car has already received over 30 bids as part of the eBay auction, and at the time of writing, the top is already at $22,500. And what’s even more important is that the auction is projected to come to an end in just a few hours, so if you want to secure this Mustang, you really need to hurry up.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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