1965 FORD T5 (MUSTANG)! A VERY RARE AND HIGHLY OPTIONED EXPORT VEHICLE! ALL ORIGINAL SHEET METAL CAR THAT HAS NEVER BEEN MOLESTED! 289 "A" CODE, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER STEERING, & POWER BRAKES! BELIEVED TO BE AN ORIGINAL 65K MILE CAR! A RARE GARAGE FIND!
This Mustang is in fact an original T5 car. Which means that it was produced specifically for the German market. In 1965, Ford did not own the Copyrights to the term "Mustang" as it was already in use by a company in Germany which manufactured trucks and motorcycles. Fords only solution was to use the name that they had originally called the Mustang. Low and behold the T5 came to life. Many of the T5's were known to have a heavier duty suspension which was the same suspension that you would find on the Shelbys. Not many of these T5's are still left in existence and only a small number were shipped back in to the United States.
The T5 that you see below is mostly original. There isn't much that is keeping it from the survivor category. The body has never received any kind of body or paint work from what I have gathered. It is unmolested and ready to be taken to the next level. All of the interior is original to the car as is all of the chrome, glass, and bright work. The motor and transmission also seem to be original to the car. I do not believe either of which have ever been removed. The AC, power brake booster, power steering, all of it appears as if it has never been removed or taken out of the engine bay. From my evaluation, this T5 matches up perfectly with its trim tag. It is an original Raven Black car with Palomino interior. As it sits today, it does run and drive but will require some TLC to be truly roadworthy. One could easily spend a weekend and have a very decent cruiser. It would not take much to get it to that point.
Body: The body on this Mustang is fairly solid considering its age. It does have its issues but nothing that can't be remedied. The most problematic areas I have found has been within the passenger side floor pan which you will see photos of located below. It will need replaced and I have already ordered a new floor pan. The quarters are also going to need work. They could possibly be repaired. The rear valance is solid but as you will notice, it has a slight ding in it which also damaged the rear marker light. The light itself will need replaced but I do believe the valance can be salvaged. The trunk, trunk drops, rear sill, cowl, hood, trunk lid, roof, doors, fenders, they are all very solid. The car does retain its original Raven Black paint. It has never been through a repaint. As you can see, it is faded and has had some touch up work done in small areas. The bumpers I would suggest replacing but all of the trim through out the Mustang is in actually in very good shape with no major pitting or dings. All of the glass through out the Mustang is in excellent shape and also appears to be original to the car. The Mustang does sit on its original wheels and also has its original T5 hupcaps.
Engine & Mechanical: The 289 within this Mustang appears to be original to the car. I do not believe that it has ever been removed. It does run and it does not smoke or make any odd noises. I do however know that it is going to need a tune up as well as the fuel system flushed. The gas is a bit old. I can also tell you that the original four barrel carburetor has been replaced with a newer Edelbrock four barrel carburetor. The C4 automatic transmission is also in good shape. The Mustang shifts out with no problems. From what I have gathered, I believe it too has never been removed from the car. Another interesting item is the rare Export Brace which is still in good shape and still retains its straps on each side. The AC system on the Mustang appears as if it has never been removed. It does not blow cold but the internal system is operational. The power brakes are still in good working order as is the power steering setup. One thing that I find truly remarkable is that everything still works on the Mustang (with the exception of the radio). The turn signals, headlights, beams, windshield wipers, even the horn still works (all of which can be viewed in the video located below).
Interior: The interior within the Mustang is quite interesting. Many of these old barn finds, you find that after time, most items that are plastic or vinyl just seem to dry out and crack. For some reason, that is no the case with this Mustang. The dash has no cracks in it, the Package Tray is not peeling up in the corners, the headliner is still in tact and isn't falling in any places, and the seats are in relatively decent shape. Even the door panels are still in excellent condition. The interior alone is a true testament to how well preserved this Mustang was.
Included within this sale will be an entire folder filled with paperwork and literature on this T5. I will also be including what little bit of additional parts that came with the car. I will also be including the items which I purchased for the Mustang which entails two brand new quarter panels and the passenger side floor pan.
I have looked high and low for other T5's and I simply could not find any that were comparable to ours. Anyone who has had one has restored it and are holding on to them. So here is that rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history and to put yourself within that rare crowd of car collectors. There are plenty of Mustangs out there to choose from but a real T5, you just can't find them. Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns that you might have.