Lot Description

This 1965 Ford Mustang Hardtop is a wonderful example of one of the most recognisable American classics, presented in a smart green-over-black colour scheme and in impressive restored condition. Under the bonnet is the 200ci (3.3-litre) straight-six, coupled to a three-speed automatic transmission. The odometer indicates 38,436 miles.

Built at the San Jose, California factory and first registered in 1965, this Mustang eventually found its way to British shores in 2018, and was re-registered in September that year. There is only one previous UK keeper, before the current owner acquired it around 18 months ago. He has kept the car carefully stored in a private collection, and has never taken it on the public highway.

While the vendor knows little about the car’s history, the excellent condition of the bodywork and paint shows that this has clearly been restored. The shut lines and panel gaps are impressive, and its Dark Green retains a smooth, glossy appearance, with few blemishes or stone chips to speak of. Its original colour, as indicated by the plaque on the door shut, was Phoenician Yellow.

The first-generation Mustang is adorned by a smattering of chrome trim pieces, all of which are in very good order on this example. It rides on a set of 14-inch American Racing Outlaw II alloy wheels, which complement its classic styling and present very well. A full-size spare wheel and tyre is also stored in the boot.

On stepping into the cabin, you are met with a handsome black vinyl interior, which has been re-trimmed. It features fluted upholstery on the seats, with matching door card inserts, and appears to be in excellent condition, with little wear to any of the materials. The three-spoke steering wheel and dashboard are also very smart, as is the black carpeting, while there is a contrasting chromed automatic gear selector, window winders and instrument gauge surrounds. There are no known faults with any of the buttons or switches, but the vendor notes that the handbrake is slightly weak.

Described as driving superbly, this Ford Mustang is in very good mechanical order, though unfortunately there is nothing in the way of prior service history to evidence what work has been done. Exempt from mandatory tests due to its age, this Mustang’s last MOT test was conducted on 10 September 2018 at an indicated 37,975 miles, when it achieved a first-time pass without a single advisory.

All four wheels are fitted with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tyres in size 215/70 R14, which the seller states are in great condition with ample tread remaining.

An undeniable automotive icon, the first-generation Ford Mustang has graced the silver screen, television sets and bedroom posters for decades, and for good reason. Featuring a handsome colour scheme and benefitting from an evidently high quality cosmetic restoration and re-trim, this wonderful hardtop coupe would be a stylish addition to any collection, and could be an ideal entry point into classic American car ownership.

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Car Overview

  • 38,436 miles (indicated)
  • automatic
  • LHD
  • Dark Green
  • Black leather
  • 3.3L
  • VIN5R07T168168

Lot Overview

  • Lot #02193
  • private Sale
  • Hornchurch, Essex, United Kingdom


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