- Chassis: 5F07C741839
- 2,100 Kilometers (~1,300 Miles), TMU
- 347ci Stroker V8
- 5-Speed Manual Transmission
- Repainted Red
- Black Vinyl Interior
- Silver 17" Alloy Wheels
- 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
- Chrome Bumpers & Trim
- Racing-Style Bucket Seats
- Autometer Instrumentation
- Bluetooth-Enabled Stereo w/Kenwood Speakers
- Trunk-Mounted Fuel Cell
- Service Records
- Refurbishment Photos
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This 1965 Ford Mustang was acquired by the seller in 1983 reportedly from the first owner, after which it was refurbished and modified including the replacement of exterior body panels before repainting the body in its current shade of red and reupholstering the cabin in black vinyl. The car is powered by a replacement small-block Ford V8 that was stroked to 347ci and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and an Eaton limited-slip differential. Additional equipment includes a chrome rear bumper and exterior trim, four-wheel disc brakes, racing-style front bucket seats, Auto Meter instrumentation, and a Bluetooth-capable stereo with Kenwood speakers. This Mustang coupe is now offered in Canada with British Columbia registration.
The body was finished from the factory in Springtime Yellow and repainted in its current shade of Flame Red in April 2020. The weatherstripping, door seals and rubber parts were replaced at that time. The fenders, door skins, and rear quarter panels were replaced, and a fiberglass Shelby-style front valance and a rear valance made to accommodate the dual exhaust outlets were installed as part of an earlier refurbishment performed in 1992.
Gray-finished 17″ US Mags Rambler-style alloy wheels with polished lips are mounted with BFGoodrich g-Force Sport tires measuring 225/45 in front and 255/40 out back. A tubular front subframe was reportedly fabricated by the seller and installed in 2004 along with Rod & Custom-sourced Mustang II independent front suspension components and Aldan Eagle coilovers. A power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system has been fitted, and braking is provided by dual-circuit four-wheel discs using Wilwood six-piston calipers in front and components sourced from a 1994 Mustang rear axle out back. The chassis has been reinforced with welded-in subframe connectors, and the rear leaf spring suspension has been modified.
The cabin is said to have recently been refurbished with front racing-style bucket seats upholstered in black vinyl accompanied by a matching rear bench and a replacement dashboard, door panels, and carpets protected by Mustang-branded floor mats. The rear-bench upholstery and interior brightwork were reportedly simultaneously replaced. Dynamat sound-deadening material was applied throughout the interior, and amenities include push-button ignition, a full-length center console with a concealed emergency brake, and a Bluetooth-capable aftermarket stereo linked to Kenwood speakers. The turn-signal switch needs to be replaced.
An aftermarket Grant wood-rim steering frames replacement Auto Meter instrumentation housed in a fabricated dash panel consisting of a 190-km/h speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and gauges for fuel level, water temperature, and oil temperature and pressure. The digital odometer indicates 2,100 kilometers (~1,300 miles), all of which were added since the completion of the build. Total chassis mileage is unknown.
The replacement small-block Ford V8 was reportedly stroked to 347ci under current ownership and fitted with the following components:
- 347-style Eagle crankshaft with girdle and crank scraper
- Forged Eagle H-beam connecting rods
- Forged Mahle flat-top pistons for 10.5:1 compression ratio
- TWM/Borla individual throttle bodies
- AFR 1420 Renegade cylinder heads
- Solid-roller camshaft by Comp Cams
- Jesel Sportsman shaft-mounted roller rockers and lifters
- MegaSquirt MS Pro 3 engine management system with E85 sensor
- Coil-on-plug ignition system
- Hooker Competition exhaust headers
- 3″ ceramic-coated exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers
- Moroso seven-quart oil pan
- External Peterson oil pump, oil filter, and 25-row Setrab oil cooler
- Fabricated aftermarket valve covers
- Aluminum four-row radiator with two electric fans
The wiring system was reportedly replaced as part of the aforementioned refurbishment, and recent service reportedly included a throttle body and valve adjustment as well as an oil change.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a World Class T5 five-speed manual transmission reportedly sourced from a 1994 Mustang and equipped with a Lakewood scatter shield, a McLeod kevlar clutch, a fabricated driveshaft with Spicer universal joints, and an Eaton limited-slip differential with a 3.27:1 final drive ratio. A trunk-mounted fuel cell by FuelSafe has been fitted, and additional photos of the underbody are viewable in the gallery below.
Decoding the trim tag reveals the following information:
- 65A – Mustang coupe with standard interior
- 8 – Springtime Yellow
- 26 – Black interior
- 27S – May 27th build date
- 81 – Ford of Canada DSO
- 6 – 2.80:1 standard differential
- E – Four-speed manual transmission
Photos of the car in various states of refurbishment and modification are included in the sale along with service records.