Revealing the Spellbinding Discovery Within a 1965 Ford Mustang Barn Find's Engine Bay -138

There are plenty of 1965 Ford Mustangs that are waiting for a full restoration out there, but without a doubt, choosing the right one for your project isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Most people looking for a Mustang to restore typically want an original engine and a condition that allows for everything to be brought back to mint condition as easily as possible.

And while this 1965 Mustang doesn’t necessarily tick all the boxes in this regard, it’s still worth checking out by someone who is willing to give it the restoration treatment it deserves.

First and foremost, let’s start with the basics that anyone can figure out by simply checking out the photos. The car doesn’t come in its best shape, and eBay seller $hardtimes$ claims some rust still exists despite the fact it has already been repainted.

So in theory, some bodywork is still required, so most likely, another repaint and getting rid of the rust should be on top of the priority list after buying the car. The body damage, however, isn’t necessarily surprising, as the car spent some 10 years locked in a barn, according to the seller.

The under the hood part, on the other hand, comes with mostly unclear specifics. While we do know it’s a 289 in there, very little has been said about it. The engine still runs, the owner claims, but on the other hand, we don’t know if it’s the original unit or if it ever received any fixes or has already been rebuilt.

The ’65 Mustang has been offered with a 200 (3.3-liter) six-cylinder, a 289 (4.7-liter) Windsor V8 2-barrel, as well as a 4-barrel version of the same unit.

Certainly, this Mustang is worth checking out, but on the other hand, a visual inspection is definitely recommended to be able to determine what needs to be fixed and what doesn’t. The auction is currently under way, with the top bid at the time of writing set at over $5,500.

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