The Ford Mustang of today is one with multiple engine trims and just hearing the name sparks images of drag strips and good times. Back in the day, however, when the first generation rolled out of Ford's factory floors, the car was built to be a pony car first and then a performance icon. It had to be affordable, look good, and be a game-changer. The first generation did all that and some more; the Mustang was not only iconic in its own right but also was responsible for the birth of cars like the Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro, and the Pontiac Firebird. Finding a first-generation Mustang has increasingly become challenging, and while the 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe we have today won't set records at the drag strip, it's a low mileage example with a reported 86,000 miles on the clock. It showcases what the Ford Mustang was set out to be, an affordable yet stylish way of getting around.
A quick search through Google shows you images of souped-up Mustangs decked with cosmetic upgrades to match the performance underneath its hood. You would rarely come across an image showing exactly what the Mustang looked like from the factory. Let us save you the Google search by looking at this 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe. With its blue exterior and original styling, this car has reportedly been freshened up through a recent repaint. The blue interior of the car matches the exterior and stands out beautifully. The interior is reported to be original and includes all its chrome components, from the factory steering wheel to the blue leather seats.
With the marketplace for Mustangs being filled with V8-powered examples that have either been built or are performance machines from the factory, it's rare to find early examples which have not been tinkered with to go faster. However, this 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe is a breath of fresh air; under the hood lies a 170ci (2.8 L) inline-six engine. Power is sent to the car's rear wheels through a 3-speed automatic gearbox. Body roll is minimized through the car's anti-roll bar, and driving in traffic is easier thanks to power steering.
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