Smoking: ’65 Ford Mustang K-Code
A potentially good or great Mustang is a hard car to pass up. Thankfully, Ford made a record number of them so there are plenty to choose from any given day. But in the Mustang World, there are a few Mustangs that you need to give serious consideration to even if there is just a hint of it being a good one. And those Mustangs carry the letter “K” in the 5th spot of the Vehicle Identification Number. That “K”, means it is a 289cid, 271hp, solid lifter Hi-Performance Mustang. Typical of the period, special engines came with a host of other performance pieces to make the entire package work well.
So a K-Code has a 9” rear end, 4-speed toploader, disc brakes, 8,000 rpm tach and much more. Today’s Mustang, we are told, is a one owner Coupe with a few extra goodies like a Pony Interior and a vinyl top. It is finished in a rare color we believe to be Smoke Silver Metallic. The listing says something else. We are also told it has 88,000 miles believed to be original. You can fake a K-Code so you need to be careful and substantiate the VIN (if you look at where the VIN should be on the inside fender you can’t see anything). It feels real to us so it is worth a look. Click here for the listing.