motodrome offer this utterly splendid  1965 Ford Mustang 289ci V8 Fastback manual,  finished in it’s original colour of Ivy Green   with black interior.


Supplied new by the Sample Hart Motor Co of Omaha Nebraska with the following options:

  • 4 speed manual transmission
  • Limited slip differential
  • Whitewall tyres
  • AM Radio
  • Special handling package
  • Tinted windshield
  • 2-speed wipers
  • Accent group
  • Undercoat
  • Wheel covers with knock-off hubs


CHASSIS no 5F09C714136

ENGINE no C50E-9125B

We have the most wonderful history for this one.

The original owner, Charles Metcalfe, bought it in May 1965 from Sample Hart Motor Co, and kept it until, we think, around 1990. Originally it was his daily driver before being honourably retired in 1982. A five-year restoration beginning with an engine overhaul then started, and he kept it as a high days and holidays car from 1987 to 1990, when it was sold to it’s second US owner. Thereafter, until now, it’s been used sparingly both in the US and following it’s arrival in the UK in 2005, including one UK owner 2005-21. Overall it’s had remarkably few owners – we think 5 including ourselves.

The restoration started at 94324 miles and it’s now showing just over 99000 miles, so you can see how much (or how little) it’s been used in the past nigh-on 40 years. Nevertheless I use it regularly and it performs superbly.

By clicking here, you’ll see a raft of underside photos and a video taken of the underside.

Highlights in the history since it’s been in the UK include:

  • Gearbox rebuild in 2016
  • Brake fluid change 2016]
  • New clutch and flywheel skimmed in 2011
  • New engine mounts 2006
  • Front brake rebuild 2006
  • Last serviced June 2021

Document-wise, obviously the history comproses a large file including

  • Original purchase invoice
  • the original owner’s handbook and pressed metal warranty card
  • a raft of intricately-detailed paperwork detailing the restoration
  • correspondence between the last US owner and UK owner
  • a raft of bills and old MOT’s documenting it’s life in the UK

It’s currently running on period-correct Crossply tyres which do tramline on poorly surfaced roads, as is their nature. This isn’t to everyone’s taste so I’m pleased to report we have a set of 4 genuine Minilite alloys (with the nuts and centre caps) shod with a very decent set of Vredestein radials, which will come with the car on sale.

It is, in my opinion, a very fine early Mustang.

At the very bottom of the page, you’ll find our usual 2 videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions, which form part of the description.

E & OE