a pink 1965 mustang surfaced and the owner was looking to sell. It seemed to be in great shape, but the only downside to it was that it was missing the door plate. Unfortunately, without the original plate, there is no way to know if the car was a factory special order or just another mustang that someone painted at a later date. In the cars defense, I’ve looked at it closely, and I don’t see a reason to believe it isn’t, but the plate is still very important, especially since a Marti Report can’t be ordered on a 1965 Mustang.
If you notice in the pictures, the body is in excellent shape, and the paint has been recently re-done. The odd part to the car is that the engine bay doesn’t match up to what a 1965 Mustang should be. The ’65 V-8′s didn’t have blue air cleaners or valve covers, and most of the exterior chrome (including the lower rail mouldings, this isn’t a GT) is missing.
I spoke with both the seller and a few potential buyers who asked my opinion. Here’s my take: If you’re looking for a concourse correct car, don’t bother. You can’t honestly prove it’s a factory pink car without the data plate details. However, if you’re looking for a pretty pink driver that will get lots of attention and with a little money invested win the local car shows, you’ve got that potential here. Last I heard it was listed for $15,000. If you can get past the lack of provenance, you’ve got a great price for a 1965 Mustang Convertible with a V-8 Engine!
Another Pink 1965 Mustang
came up for sale this past week down in Rome, GA. This one is in nice shape as well, does not seem to be originally pink from the factory, and has an inline 6 engine instead of a V-8.
As far as condition is concerned, this car is really tops! The interior is excellent, the engine detail looks great, and the only downside to the condition is the color difference in the drivers side rear quarter and the drivers door. The paint color looks to be 1967 Pink, not the 1965 shade, but it doesn’t really matter considering the car is probably not originally pink and does not have the original door plate.
This is the sort of car that doesn’t need anything to turn heads at a car show, but isn’t something to consider if you’re looking for a concourse correct vehicle. Essentially, this looks like an awesome weekend driver!