for my 16th birthday my dream has been a red convertible 1965 mustang. i think i will be able to save up enough to buy one but i don't know if i can handle gas. does anyone know how many miles per gallon a 65' mustang gets?
The gas mileage on a 40 year old classic Mustang is not very important when you are 16. Think about insurance, repairs, license, and initial cost on any decent convertible, before you worry about handling the gas cost at $5 per gallon. What did they teach you about car costs in Driver's Ed?
99% of 65 rag tops had 289ci 2V carb engines in them. You can look for 15,17 mpg from a well tuned car. Or you can buy an after market eltronic fuel injection kit from edlbrock and get 20,21 mpg. After that you could install a gear venders over drive and get 30,32 mpg. When that car was made gas was 26.9 a gallon so milage was not an issuie. I hope you understand that to get a nice #4 car you need about $35,000.00 or for a perfect #5 $60,000.00