1965 Ford Mustang 351 Auto - Muscle Car

1965 Ford Mustang 351 Auto

1965 Ford Mustang 351 Auto

1965 Ford Mustang2 Door Coupe5.7L V8

1965 Ford Mustang Automatic 351

Make & Model: FORD MUSTANG 351
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Date Registered: 01/01/1965
Body Type: Coupe
Engine size: 351 5751cc
Power BHP:300BHP
Gearbox type: Automatic
Mileage shown*: 6269
Factory Options:
Power steering, Power brakes discs front and rear, Air conditioning, Leather interior, Slot alloys


Here we have another special Mustang for the guy that wants the classic Mustang look with the addition of huge power and style.

This Mustang was born in 1965 at Fords plant in Dearborn Michigan. It left the factory as a C code, which denoted it was fitted with a V8 2 Barrel carb engine and the body was a hardtop coupe. The V8 and Hardtop coupe are the only similarities that exist now after restoration and the fitment of so many refinements.

When Alan Vanconant of Bakersfield California decided to invest in a classic Mustang his first thought was to find a good solid car. He found this one where it had been living in Southern California for most of its life, a good solid rust-free example. This was going to be his starting point for what we see here today. Bakersfield and the surrounding area is mainly agricultural, but in this location, there are many “car guys” who work with their local speed shops. It is not uncommon to find cars like this Mustang where the cost of the work far exceeds the end value of the car. Mechanically Alan spent a considerable amount, fitting a 351 Windsor V8 engine with a Performance camshaft and induction setup with a four-speed automatic transmission. To add to this Power steering, modern air conditioning and power disc brakes, front and rear. The performance of this Muscle car is exhilarating and is also matched by the stopping power and handling.

The Mustangs bodywork is Stratus Grey over Rhodium silver, the chrome mirrors, bumpers and chrome surround show these colours off superbly. An Eleanor style grille also features at the front, giving the car the menacing look. The period-correct slot mag alloy wheels in black and chrome are shod with BF Goodrich tyres which gives the Mustang the added stance. The large bore twin exhaust’s exit through the rear valance as per the GT, the note from these pipes when idling is a deep burbling, and on the throttle, well you can imagine!

A slight glance through the window will show the superb leather interior. This has been designed to coordinate with the exterior bodywork. The bespoke centre console and armrest is beautifully made and within the “cubby hole” lies the U.S.B connecter and phone socket. The chrome B.M. shifter locates the gears which is also made to measure, set into the console. The whole interior has been restored from headlining to the carpets. A modern Retro-sound period look stereo is also installed. The modern air-con system keeps the cabin cold, should the car be headed for a European Tour.

Under the bonnet stands the 351 proudly dressed in Aluminium rocker covers and a large colour-coded pan air filter with a Holley four-barrel carb hiding underneath. A set of racing headers helps the 351 breath correctly into the stainless exhaust. Electronic ignition if fitted for reliability and a huge triple-core aluminium radiator is there to keep it cool in the desert heat.

The car was driven by our Director Adrian after purchase some 130 miles to our shippers at Longbeach Californian and he thoroughly enjoyed the drive-in total comfort. This car has the look of the classic Mustang but also has the power, stance and handling of a later classic. This car can be driven easily around town or a long drive but also has the sound and power when needed. The Mustang has just arrived and is going through our 147-point pre-sale check. Please call for test drive and inspection.



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