Original Owner Buys Back ’65 Mustang Convertible At Auction After Nearly Five Decades Apart
In 1965 Leon Fake purchased a brand new 1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in silver blue. He managed to put 85,000 miles on it before he sold it. Now almost five decades on Mr Fake wanted it back. Luckily for him the car was tracked down and amazingly he was able to buy it back at the RM Spring Carlisle auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
“I tried to buy it back a few years ago for $30,000, but the owner wouldn’t let it go. It’s a good thing the bidding stopped when it did, because I was at my limit.” Mr Fake said. After purchasing the car back for $34,100. “I put 85,000 miles on this Mustang and sold it,”
The A-code Mustang GT convertible is finished in Silver Blue with complementary two-tone blue interior and white top, and a white triple-stripe on the lower body matched that of the Ford GT40 race car competing at the time. Under the hood is a 289-cid, 225-hp V-8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor and mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The car also has the GT equipment group that includes five-dial instrument cluster, GT badging, hood accent molding, front disc brakes, fog lamps and dual exhaust with flared chrome extensions. Other options on the Mustang include the factory full-length floor console, radio, whitewall tires and Rally Pac comprised of tachometer and clock.
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