Monday, March 22, 2010

1965 Mustang - A Post About The Front Seat

When I was in my teens, I had many, many, friends who drove old Mustangs. Back then, used ones were relatively cheap and easy to get parts for. They were dependable and if you got one with a V8 in it, it was straight line fun, too. I have been around a lot of 60s Mustangs. Until tonight, however, I had no idea the Mustang was available with a bench seat. I've never seen one before.

I should have seen at least one; just under 15,000 coupes and just over 2000 convertibles came this way. That's a small percentage of the 559,000 Mustangs built in 1965 (many were actually built in 1964), but still, that's a lot of cars.

It's an interesting bench seat. I can't imagine anyone would want to sit in the middle, but it provided the driver and front seat passenger with a nice, wide armrest. Now that I've seen one, I wonder why more Mustangs didn't come through this way.

The car above is a 1965 Mustang Coupe with a bench seat. It has a later 302 engine in it and a 3 speed automatic with overdrive.

Red over red is a great color combination for an old Mustang. This car appears to be in very nice condition. According to the seller, the car has never seen snow (not too hard to believe, being a Nevada car), has always been garaged and never in a accident.

Somewhere on the big list of cars I'd like to own one day is an old Mustang. It's not real high on the list, but it's on it. If I ever get to the point where I've owned all the other cars ahead of it, I'll buy a Mustang. After seeing this one, I'll buy one with a bench seat.

Located in Henderson, NV, click here to see the eBay listing.

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