I have an original Hangover 65 A-code mustang, it was built on Jan. 2nd,1965, hence the term hangover. Can someone please answer me why no 289 and Mustang emblem was put on the car 65A M 26 02A 84 1 6

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Asked by Oct 01, 2014 at 12:57 AM about the 1965 Ford Mustang Standard Coupe

Question type: General

The 65 Mustang I'm describing has the Factory carpet that does not go all the way up to the doors, like a 64 1/2. It has a lot of Factory goody options, such as Factory AC, Tinted windows, Console, Rally-Pac, Handling Package with the Bigger Front Sway Bar, Close ratio steering Box, Front Disc Brakes, The Big Brake Master Cylinder, Disc on the Brake Petal, Heavy Duty Coils and Shocks, Dual exhaust. It does not have any Factory side markings, No 289 emblem, No Mustang emblem, No Quarter Panel Ornaments, No Front or Rear Bumper Guards. It just looks like a Factory Sleeker. The Door code is 65A  M  26  02A  84  1  6.  Can anyone tell me what special kind of Mustang this is... If any..????     Does the "84" have anything to do with it being this way...???  Thanks.

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gulfcoastmustangcars it is a 65...1st 65A- 64.5 or 65 2nd M- Wimbledon white 3rd 26- thats your trim 64.5 had trim codes for 42-89. 65 had 22-68, and thats what makes it a 1965...the 84- is your DSO or domestic special order/ district code, where they shipped car to the dealer...84??????Home Office Reserve, very cool 11-90 where diff. citys they shipped them to. mine is a 43 Rockford il. The reason you dont have 289 emblems on it , is because the 1-is the gear ratio 3.00:1 and the 6-is the trans C-4...witch i believe was a 260 v8 the 5th digit on your vin# will tell the engine code..V-170 I6,T-200 I6, F-260 V8, C-289 2V, A-289 4V, D-289 4Vplus, K-289 HIPO hope this helps

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THE 65A- JUST MEANS HARDTOP

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gulfcoastmustangcars. some HOReserve cars were built for executives and they ordered them plan. so they could do them up, there way.....hence the BULLET CAR

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Appearing in this space is the two-digit number of the district which ordered the unit. Units built on special order, domestic or foreign, have the complete order number in this space. 11 Boston 12 Buffalo 13 New York 14 Pittsburgh 15 Newark 21 Atlanta 22 Charlotte 23 Philadelphia 24 Jacksonville 25 Richmond 26 Washington 31 Cincinnatti 32 Cleveland 33 Detroit 34 Indianapolis 35 Lansing 36 Louisville 41 Chicago 42 Fargo 43 Rockford 44 Twin Cities 45 Davenport 51 Denver 52 Des Moines 53 Kansas City 54 Omaha 55 St. Louis 61 Dallas 62 Houston 63 Memphis 64 New Orleans 65 Oklahoma City 71 Los Angeles 72 San Jose 73 Salt Lake City 74 Seattle 81 Ford of Canada 83 Government 84 Home Office Reserve 85 American Red Cross 89 Transportation Service 90-99 Export

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Interior Trim 1964-1/2 42 White Vinyl w/Blue Trim 45 White Vinyl w/Red Trim 46 White Vinyl w/Black Trim 48 White Vinyl w/Ivy Gold Trim 49 White Vinyl w/Palomino Trim 56 Black Vinyl & Cloth 82 Blue Vinyl w/Blue Trim 85 Red Vinyl w/Red Trim 86 Black Vinyl w/Black Trim 89 Palomino Vinyl w/Palomino Trim 1965 22 Blue Vinyl w/Blue Trim 25 Red Vinyl w/Red Trim 26 Black Vinyl w/Black Trim 28 Ivy Gold Vinyl w/Gold Trim 29 Palomino Vinyl w/Palomino Trim 32 Blue Bench 35 Red Bench 36 Black Bench 39 Palomino Bench 62 Blue & White (Luxury) 65 Red & White (Luxury) 66 Black & White (Luxury) 67 Aqua & White (Luxury) 68 Ivy Gold & White (Luxury) 69 Palomino (Luxury) 76 Black Fabric & Vinyl 79 Palomino Fabric & Vinyl D2 White w/Blue Trim D5 White w/Red Trim D6 White w/Black Trim D8 White w/Ivy Gold Trim D9 White w/Palomino Trim F2 White w/Blue Trim (Luxury) F5 White w/Red Trim (Luxury) F6 White w/Black Trim (Luxury) F7 White w/Aqua Trim (Luxury) F8 White w/Ivy Gold Trim (Luxury) F9 White w/Palomino Trim (Luxury) hope this helps

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There are no mustang emblems on the grill, (no horse), no F. O. R. D. on the edge of the hood, no mustang emblems on the side of the car, no side emblems on the rear quarters.... Also has a hard top chrome trim, with a white painted roof and a white painted body... The only place it says mustang is the gas cap that has a cable that's bolted to the back... Also, a lot of options... maybe a 65GT proto-type... very sleeker looking car, never have seen one like this one before...?????

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The car is all original, it's a factory A-code, even has the 4100 factory 4B carb. It looks like a Factory GT but has no fog lights, no emblems of any kind. Was built on Jan 2nd, to early to be a Factory GT but has all the special options.... Maybe a Ford Exec had some special reason for ordering the car this way,,,????

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Any thoughts or insights from Mustang Clubs or FOMO Elders...????

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rst429..... what else might ya know...?????

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Maybe a 65 BULLET CAR...???? Have a lot of pic's, and will consider selling the car....

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Any help from GWL or FordNut...?????

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It's like i said before, the cars DSO code is 84 , that Home Office Reserve, It was bought by the Ford Company for there executives..to do what they wanted with them,,,,Nice Fined, not to many 65's with a 84 DSO code....hope this helps

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gulfcoastmustangcars: you can give me any vin# , and the door plate codes,of any car, not just mustangs,and with in five minutes,i can find the true,build,from the color to what dealer it was ship to, what it was intended to be used for........it's not Rocket Science!!!!!!! hope this helps

"65 Red & White (Luxury) ... F5 White w/Red Trim (Luxury)" @rst429: Trim code 65 = RED (only) - there's no white at all Trim code F5 = WHITE (Parchment) with RED trim. Seats are ALL WHITE. Just sayin'...

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radojko: Pretty Reliable web site.....http://www.vintage-mustang.com/topics/decode/decode.html

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