Your way: ’65 Ford Mustang Coupe
This may look like a run of the mill ’65 Mustang and you want to know what? It is. Except it has traveled only 33,000 miles since new. That is pretty amazing. The Mustang is equipped with the venerable 289 V8, 2-barrel or as they say in the early Mustang world, a “C-Code”. Two more barrels in the carb and it becomes an “A-Code”. It is also an automatic, so it isn’t the sportiest of any early Mustang. But there is a market for these cars particularly for aging gearheads who are tired of shifting. The 3-speed automatic isn’t a bad transmission after all. The factory in San Jose built this one and the Mustang hasn’t left the state since it passed through the gates. With only one repaint, about 20 years ago, it is a perfect candidate for some serious updating. Nothing that disturbs the originality in a permanent way either. We’ve said this probably a dozen times before, but this exact body style and color was the basis for the Holman-Moody prepared rally cars campaigned in Europe. So if it were ours, we would pay tribute to those warriors faithfully.That requires serious suspension stiffening, a Monte Carlo bar, wheels/tires, massive driving lights and a few other exterior modifications. Then we would add that 4-barrel carb, exhaust system (headers to tailpipe). I’ll bet you could do the whole project including the cost of the car for under $20,000. Or you could leave it the way it is and spend only $10,900. Click here for the listing.