Although designated a 1965 Mustang,
this car is of early '64 manufacture.
Sometimes called ' 64 1/2 cars. Distinguished by having a generator
(instead of an alternator) and other minor differences from later cars.
Data Plate numbers: indicate
Manufactured in Dearborn Michigan, March 17 , 1966
The code also indicates that the car has a tight ratio 3.00:1 traction lock rear end. Although the car is not a San Jose born California car, it does have the old black California plates, I will say with confidence that the original, practically rust free undercarriage indicates the car has spent much of its life in a dry climate.
Manual ( non power) top, Correct GT options including dual " Trumpet" exhaust, front disk brakes and fog lights.Correct GT "badging" and stripe.Correct tight ratio GT non power steering box. #'s HCCAX 6C10B
Optional ( non GT package) "rally pac"...very nice !Styled steel wheels. ( red "center caps" on wheels cosmetically poor/ sun cracked plastic....these are replaceable.... wheels themselves very good!)
All in all, although there were no Ford data plate codes that prove that ANY car is a factory original GT for the '65-'66 era Mustang, I would say that their is a very high probability that this one is.
Paint very good , older job still high gloss with no signs of peeling. checking, fading. Body panels very good, rust free, minor "wave" when looking down the side of the car (indicateting some bondo), parking lot dings and several very small 3mm by 3mm gravel chips. All in all very presentable and impressive to the casual observer ( not looking eyeball to paint for flaws).
Interior fair to very good showing some wear/minor flaws. Bumpers, bright work all very presentable. Window regulators all good, go up and down. In Dash electricals: Horn, lights, turnsignals, wiper, heater fan, oil pressure, water temp, and amp meter all OK
Under hood: "Driver"
clean but not detailed engine compartment with typical oil grudge.
Under Carriage: Unmolested rust free/ typical fluid leaks .
Car started immediately, held idle, runs smooth. Accelerates briskly, did not pull right or left. The car has some front end shake noticeable on acceleration might be due to "old hard tires" ( Although the car has what appears to be very good tread Dunlaps, he believes they have been sitting on the car for many years).
Compression tested the car previously and represents that the brakes are good with new wheel cylinders, compression 130 - 140 all around.
Overall conclusion: This
a solid #3 condition, rare, factory original 4 speed GT, well worth
the 20K final negotiated price. Even if the engine was shot/ not running
( not the case) and/or the car in need of front end or other work...it
is a great investment/ proud car to enjoy and keep.
Ford color Rangoon Red with with
redone as original as indicated on the data plate code
This original "D" code car boost
a correctly detailed engine
compartment with 4-barrel carb, power steering, and power brakes.
Other options include the original
factory air conditioning and center console.
Note the optional "Rally-Pac" with a clock
on the right and 6000
RPM tachometer on the left of the steering column. The unit bolted
to the column and sat below the speedometer and other gauges
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