Hi everyone! some of you may know me from the 96-04 area since I have a 1999 GT (click here
) and a 1997 Cobra(click here
). I recently picked up a 1965 Mustang that has been stored in a garage since May of 1993! Probably wondering how I picked it up so, the town i live it had and old service garage that was built in the 1930s the owner of the garage passed away a few years ago. this left his family with the garage and the contents inside of it.
Fast forward to this past Saturday, There was a public auction held at the garage where they auctioned off nearly everything you could think an old garage would have. There were two classic mustangs inside, a 1968 Dark highland green coupe with a 289. And a 1965 Mustang coupe. While I love all classic mustangs and fastbacks aside, I really like the 67/68 coupes for some reason. When the 68 went up for auction it quickly went out of my budget. Turns out the cars original owners family was there and wanted it back for sentimental reasons and they deserved to have it.
Now the 1965 is up for auction and after few people dropped out I ending up having the winning bid of $3,600! Which I think is a pretty good price for the car in its condition. It does have rust as to be expected but i've seen far worse. However considering the options is has, it is complete and appears to be all original and numbers matching (have to check the block #'s at a later time) I am happy with my purchase and can't wait until it's roadworthy!
In the past few days of owning it i've done a few things here and there to get it closer to being roadworthy. First up was to give it a quick wash from 25 years of garage dust and dirt building up on it. After that I rolled it into the garage so it stays out of the elements. Since the car hasnt really ran since the early 90s I decided to play it safe and pull the spark plugs and spray oil in the cylinders to let it sit for a while before i tired to turn it over by hand. Luckily it turned over by hand really easily so I was super excited about that! My father and I disconnected the fuel lines, hooked a battery up and tried cranking it and it cranks with no problem!
I am playing it safe and ordered a new fuel tank, fuel lines from tank to pump and fuel lines from pump to carb as I don't know how much or how old whatever gas was in the tank and lines. judging by the smell id say pretty old, but I have no doubt the motor should start
Seeing as i've never owned a car this old before, hell i've never owned anything carbureted before lol im definitely going to have questions and i'll post them in this thread.
Anyways if you've read this far you probably want to see and know about the actual car lol so below are some photos of it, Let me know what you think!
289 C.I. V8
Auto (C4 I think)
* I think the A/C setup is an old school aftermarket unit. Reason being is the tag on the compressor says "Eaton" and the inside vents say "Sears." I would love to know more about this as people have said it is odd that the compressor is on the passenger side?
I found a set of hubcaps in the trunk and decided to put them on for now