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1965 Mustang With DSO code 83 - Government

I recently purchased a 1965 Mustang with a DSO code 83 - Government

So far, in searching the Internet I haven’t been able to find any others like it.

Was hoping someone could tell me how unique or rare this, if at all...
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Yeah, A pretty RARE DSO for sure. I'm not surprised at all that it's a "PLAIN JANE" Mustang coupe either. It was most likely a U.S. Government owned vehicle most likely for a normal Government worker. I would be interested to see one area of the car. The UPPER Cowl area where the car's winshield washers are located. If there is a "Reinforcement plate" there, It was an Exported car for a Foreign Government. No plate, Then it was U.S. Government.

Nice DSO... You most likely won't find many more like it.... I can tell you that. So, Does it make it more valuable..?!? No, Not really, (Not in the current Market) but it certainly does add an interesting history to the car which buyers certainly like... and eventually may add some "extra" value years down the road.

PS: The car has the wrong year hubcaps. Your car currently wears 1966 Hubcaps. It should have 1965 Hubcaps, or '65-'66 Wire wheel Hubcaps. All sold through NPD if you need any of them...

It would be interesting to see any Original paperwork that you got with the car.... Do you have any?!??

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Did a little searching and it looks like every other search turned up one of your posts on various forums asking the same question. Doesn't seem to be a lot of info out there. I thought it was very interesting that there was a DSO 85 for the America Red Cross?! Did the ARC order that many cars?

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"DSO 85 for the America Red Cross?! Did the ARC order that many cars? "

Most likely Trucks and Station Wagons if I had to guess... Probably No Mustangs.

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Thanks for the post. It does seem to be a plain Jane car. Someone else pointed out the hub caps being 66' on another forum so thanks for confirming that as well. There was a box with 3 hub caps in the trunk when I bought it so I'll check those tonight to see if they are the originals.

I'll also check out the cowl area tonight and let you know.

There was a stack of books in the trunk as well, but for original paperwork, just the Manual and Wiring guide book...

A couple of other notable things:

- The dash, steering column, and doors are blue while the rest of the interior is black. It seems to be original but I'm not an expert so I can't be 100%
- My mechanic pointed out to me that a support for the frame was extended from the middle of the car to the back. Guess that's not normal since the frame usually only goes to the middle of the car?

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Tony, A Good, Honest Name....lol...

In order to decode your car, We'll need to see a pic of your Driver's door Dataplate. You can Blurr the last 3 digits of your VIN# if you wish.

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Hi Tony,

Here you go:
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i think I need to take off the dash in order to check out the cowl so I'll do this in a day or two and post the result
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Can you post a pic of the actual dataplate?? .and a pic of the interior...??

Instead of results from an Internet de-coder...

How about a pic of this Rear Frame Extention? Post some pics of that as well.

Your car has me very curious.... Some strange stuff going on here..

*Also, Since it's a Metuchen, NJ built car, There should be an "EXTRA" Body Buck Tag on the Fender Apron...either on the Driver's side or the Passenger side of the car. That will tell us lots! Post a pic of that It will look just like the one pictured below..

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Hi Tony,

Here you go:
Plant code T is Metuchen but that build date of 05H (August 64) does not compute. Metuchen began Mustang production in February of 1965. Here's the coding line up. Double check what you are reading in that vin....

C.....March 1964
D.....April
E.....May
F.....June
G.....July
H.....August
J.....Sept
K.....Oct
L.....Nov
M.....Dec
A.....January 1965
B.....February
Q.....March
R.....April
S.....May
T.....June
U.....July
V.....August

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Here ya go! I’ll check for the other one later
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The shade of blue used on the interior of your car does not look like any standard Mustang interior color I have seen before. My guess is a PO had a couple of cans of blue spray paint..... and a DIN modern in dash radio that would not fit in a standard '65 Mustang dashboard.

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Plant code T is Metuchen but that build date of 05H (August 64) does not compute. Metuchen began Mustang production in February of 1965. Here's the coding line up. Double check what you are reading in that vin....

C.....March 1964
D.....April
E.....May
F.....June
G.....July
H.....August
J.....Sept
K.....Oct
L.....Nov
M.....Dec
A.....January 1965
B.....February
Q.....March
R.....April
S.....May
T.....June
U.....July
V.....August
Not sure of the accuracy of your dates of manufacture at the Metuchen plant. Mine was manufactured 8 days after the official introduction of the Mustang and built at Metuchen.

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TDel, Can we have your VIN# minus the last three digits.. 5T07TZZZxxx

I need the "Z" numbers listed above...don't need the "x " last three Numbers.....

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That Blue paint on the dash is some cheap "Spray Bomb" Blue paint from a hardware store... They even painted the Heaterbox... ;o)

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