The 1965 K-Code Mustang convertible is very rare car that stands out among classic Mustangs. It was the only Mustang to feature the legendary, powerful, and rare high performance ‘K-Code’ engine, making it one of the most sought after cars in the Mustang lineup. At the time of its release, the K-Code Mustang was well ahead of its competition in terms of power train technology. Its Hi-Po 289 V8 engine boasted 271 horsepower, which was substantially more than other Mustang models available at that time. The motor featured an upgraded camshaft, pistons, cylinder heads, carburetor, lifter heads, and connecting rods, giving the K-code a competitive edge over other vehicles on the road and racetrack alike. In fact, Carrol Shelby himself chose a modified version of this motor to put in his racing performance GT350 and GT350R Mustangs. The K-Code option also included Ford’s Special Handling Package that included upgraded springs, shocks, and front stabilizer Only 7,273 Mustangs in all were equipped with the K-Code package for 1965, however this beautiful example is far rarer as one of only 181 Mustang K-Code convertibles produced for 1965. This Mustang was originally purchased from Abbate Motor Sales, Inc. in Fox Lake Illinois brand-new in 1964, and remained in his possession until 2016. The current owner purchased this car from its original owner with plans for an extensive restoration. From 2016 to 2020, the car underwent well-photographed no-expense spared rotisserie restoration, retaining its original numbers-matching motor and original factory colors. Only about 1,000 miles were driven since the restoration’s completion, and it has always been stored in a climate-controlled building ever since. This is a well-documented car, and includes the original owners manual, car invoice, bill of sale, options sheet, receipts for work done, 4 albums of restoration photos, and more. This Mustang is in excellent condition all-around, including the super-clean undercarriage, and is guaranteed to turn heads wherever it goes. The motor starts right up and runs perfect, and the factory 4-speed transmission shifts flawlessly. Inside, you’ll notice the factory “Rally Pac” tachometer and clock mounted above the steering column, which is also original to the car, along with the factory radio. 3 sets of keys + 2 extra trunk keys and 5 unused US Royal dual red stripe 6.95 x 14 4-ply tires will also accompany the sale of the car. The Ford Mustang is a timeless classic beloved by many today, and this K-Code convertible is no exception. It’s no wonder why these beauties are highly sought after amongst collectors who appreciate their special qualities and rarity.
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4118 U.S. HWY Rt 12
Richmond, IL 60071