Make / Model – 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
Owner – Jeff
Nothing says muscle like an early Mustang. They must be one of the world’s most recognisable and wanted cars. Jeff is lucky enough to own a great example of this USA classic.
LW – So Jeff, how did you come about owning this classic piece of USA history?
Jeff – Back in 2012 I decided to shout myself a classic car, it had to be iconic and a V8. I was keen on an Aussie make but after doing my research I found that parts are hard to find and expensive when you find them. I was told a Mustang was the way to go. Due to their worldwide popularity there are heaps of parts and prices are very reasonable. I settled on this beauty as it was so well cared for and pretty much done up as I wanted it. I didn’t have to do anything except drive it, that’s the bit I love.
LW – Many owners name their cars, have you given it a name?
Jeff – No not exactly. My mates call it ‘The Beast’ on account of the sound it makes. I’m sure I’d be hassled by the cops in a modern car, but due to the vintage they tend to overlook it.
LW – The V8 rumble comes as part of the package. It must be great to get out on the open road. Do you drive The Beast much?
Jeff – Most weekends I like to get out in it. It has standard rego so I can go out whenever I like without restriction like they have on historic regoed cars. I can also do weddings and formals etc.
LW – Do you do many?
Jeff – Occasionally, it’s not the reason I bought the car but I do love to share it. Formals are fun and grooms love turning up in it, so why no help make the occasion I say.
LW – What’s the future plan? Selling or keeping?
Jeff – Definitely keeping. I love it and so does my 14 year old son, he has plans to drive it and possibly own it one day.
LW – Well Jeff, thanks for chatting. If we need a formal car for one of the Lennox locals how do we find you?
Jeff – Thanks for having us. Yeah, love to help out anyone who wants a ride. I have a facebook page hammo1965mustang feel free to drop me a message. We’ll do laps of the main street on the way!