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1965 Owners Manual - First Printing

Just wondering how rare and/or valuable a first printing 1965 owners manual is in good condition ?
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Most in good shape seem to have sold for around $20-$25.

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That's a solid range. $20-$25.

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The oldest version of the 65 owners manual I can find on ebay, or anywhere else for that matter, is the fourth printing.

I am talking about the very first version of printing of the 65 Mustang owners manual released with the earliest 64 1/2 cars.

If you look inside the front cover of the owners manual it tells you which printing it is.
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Just wondering how rare and/or valuable a first printing 1965 owners manual is in good condition ?
I think it's worth $1000 but I can't pay you until the second Thursday of next week. Will you hold it for me if I send you $1 now?

The easiest and fastest way I know of to determine the value of any item is to post it on Fleabay. Put a $10,000 Reserve on it if you don't want to sell it.
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I think it's worth $1000 but I can't pay you until the second Thursday of next week. Will you hold it for me if I send you $1 now?

The easiest and fastest way I know of to determine the value of any item is to post it on Fleabay. Put a $10,000 Reserve on it if you don't want to sell it.
I'm not looking to sell one, I am merely inquiring as to the value. Making a conversation of it maybe ? Discuss the differences and other subtle nuances ?

With old books, the earlier the edition, the more it is worth when condition is comparable. I have to assume the same is true for the earliest Mustang owners manuals.

If you don't know, fine, whatever, but I will never understand spammish replies like this ^^^^^.
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I'm not looking to sell one, I am merely inquiring as to the value. Making a conversation of it maybe ? Discuss the differences and other subtle nuances ?

With old books, the earlier the edition, the more it is worth when condition is comparable. I have to assume the same is true for the earliest Mustang owners manuals.

If you don't know, fine, whatever, but I will never understand spammish replies like this ^^^^^.
If you want to know the actual value look for one in the "Sold listings" on Fleabay. If it as rare as you say then perhaps none have been sold recently and it will be difficult to determine a value. Of course some supposed Mustang collectible dealer can pick a value out of thin air but if none have sold recently how does he know what it's worth?
Some famous art dealer might say a Picasso painting is worth $5,000,000 but I personally wouldn't pay $5 for one.

I wasn't spamming you- if you want to know the value of anything look on Fleabay. But take that with a grain of salt because we are all aware of shill bidders.

I read your post in such a way that it appeared you have one and are thinking of selling it. If all you wanted to do is to talk about what one may be worth you should have stated so.
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They still made a whole s^%tload of '65 Mustang owners manuals, even the "1st printing". That's why even early-'65 Mustangs are still affordable, when compared to other significant automobiles of the era.

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Although mine is a second edition printing (May 1964, which corresponds with my May 25,1964 production date), I believe I paid about $80.00 for a mint original.
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