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65 gt

Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by spitse, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. spitse

    spitse New Member

    I got my eye on a 65 gt for sale. However I’m wanting to make sure it is a real as can be GT.

    What is confusing is there are hard rules, yet dealers could add stuff to make a a code a GT as well.

    Few questions. Can there be a build date of Jan 65 and still be a GT? I’ve seen April 65 would be earliest and then feb 65 on another website so needing clarification. Then if a dealer could take a A code and add the gt package to it, why not on a Jan 65 built car?

    Can a 65 GT have the reverse lights?

    Should I be suspicious if the drivers door does not have the interior light/marker but the passenger side does.

    Same for the metal “mustang”lettering on the fender. What if you only have the stripe and not the letters. (It does have the gt emblem).

    One final concern was the fuel cap. It looks to be a standard type and not showing the gt lettering.

    I know the color is not original and pretty sure fenders are not original metal.

    If I posted in wrong section please move to correct section.

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  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    this info may be of some help

  3. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Not the concourse expert here but I would very strongly suggest you disregard the superficially easy to fake stuff and dive deep to inspect for the structural elements to find signs of authenticity. Craig's post about lists some this stuff.
  4. spitse

    spitse New Member

    Horseplay. I plan on it. I just did not want to get my hopes up if the vin build date is the killer.

    I am going on photos and vin plate numbers as the car is physically 4 hrs from my location. So commitment is needed.

    I did read about checking the sway bar with a 3/4 open end wrench to have a quick verification if it is the larger one or not.

    It seams as most of the stuff is there outside the build date question. Manuel steering and factory disk brakes. The 5 Gauge instrument bezel (66 style), the disk break logo on the brake peddle. Gt Fog lights and dual trumpet exhaust through rear valence.

    I have looked a bit more on some pics and realized there may be a accident repair on the drivers side and that is why the mustang lettering and lights on inside door are missing.

    Obviously I don’t want to pay gt price for a non gt. So I wanted to be ready with info if I decide to go look at it hands on.

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  5. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Jan 1965 is too early for the GT; I believe production started late February, according to In Search of Mustangs.
    About the only thing difficult to replicate on a non-GT car is the support tube on the rear axle for the dual exhaust. The foglamp switch should be a D-shaped hole. The dash hole should have a dip just above the steering wheel for the centered speedometer.

    Another check is to pull the engine gauge feed harness from the firewall. A 65 GT will have 7 used pins, which is unique to this car. However, it is easy enough to replace all of the wiring from a 65 to a GT. Another thing to check is whether the heater is 2 speed or 3 speed: the changeover occurred about the same time; if 2 speed, then it definitely is not a GT.

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