1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
- Same Owner Since 1985
- True Fastback 4 Speed Car
- X Code Vintage Burgundy Paint
- C Code 289/200hp V8
- Upgraded 5 Speed, Column Tach, Retro Radio
- Oklahoma Car
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“If one car embodies 1960s Americana, it's the 1965–66 Mustang.” Hagerty, January 2021
Hagerty chronicled the 1965 Mustang's origin: “If the Volkswagen Beetle was the most significant car of the twentieth century with 21.5 million sold, and the Ford Model T was second with 14.7 million produced, the Ford Mustang must occupy third place. For one thing, it's still in production in the 21st century, with nine million built to date, but it's also right up there with the other two in terms of cultural significance."
“Lee Iacocca's brainchild was a brilliant combination of humble Ford Falcon underpinnings with a long-hood, short deck coupe that still looks just right. Introduced in April of 1964 as an “early” 1965 model, its European flair could be traced to designer Roy Lunn, who had worked for Aston Martin, ex-Packard engineer Roy Misch and Ford stylist Eugene Bordinat. The first prototype was built in 100 days in the summer of 1962."
Offered here is a largely original, true 1965 Mustang Fastback in original-color Vintage Burgundy over Palomino. Delivered in Oklahoma, the car has been owned by the same individual since 1985. Data on the car's riveted-in-place data tag indicates originality on these fronts: year-of-manufacture, body style, engine, bucket seats, Palomino interior trim, and 2.80 axle. The original 4-speed manual transmission has been replaced with a 5-speed manual. The Mustang's full decoding is shown below:
5- Model Year 1969
F- Dearborn Assembly Plant
C- 289 2V
662867 – Serial Number
Body Code: 63A (Fastback with Standard Interior)
Exterior Paint: X (Vintage Burgundy Paint)
Interior Trim: 29 (Palomino Vinyl with Palomino Trim)
Build Date: 13Q (13 March 1965)
District Sales Office: 65 (Oklahoma City)
Axle: 6 (2.80)
Transmission: 5 (4-Speed Manual)
The car's original Vintage Burgundy paint has been professionally refreshed and shows perfectly across all body panels. The paint finish is evenly glossy, and the trunk interior, door jambs, and underside of the hood are all properly finished. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Panel fit is generally within period manufacturing specifications. The fastback roof is in excellent condition. Chrome work—including the bumpers, mirrors, door handles, window trim, taillight trim is in very-good-to-excellent condition. The front grille emblem has been removed. All other badging—the F-O-R-D letters on the hood, “Mustang 2+2” logo lower-fender emblems, “298” engine badge, and Mustang-logo gas-cap—is properly located and in overall excellent condition. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and uncracked. BFGoodrich® Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires are mounted on 15-ich, factory styled-steel, chrome-trimmed wheels with running-horse Mustang-logo center caps.
The car's Palomino interior remains largely stock in overall appearance. Horizontally pleated Palomino vinyl seat upholstery covers the front buckets and rear, folding bench seat. Similarly finished door-trim panels show the same excellent condition; lower door-jamb trim pieces with Ford-script logos are in excellent condition. Light brown carpets cover the cabin floors. A replacement 3-spoke, chrome-trimmed steering frames the standard instrument cluster augmented by a steering-column-mounted Sun® tachometer. The refreshed, padded-top dashboard has an aftermarket, period-style, push-button AM-FM radio mounted; the passenger-side glove-box cover has the proper Mustang-logo emblem mounted. The car's trunk is very clean with light staining on the metal floor.
Under the hood, the 289-cubic-inch, 200-horsepower Ford V8, wearing correct blue engine-block paint, sports an “Edelbrock”-embossed, open-sided, chrome air-cleaner cover and “Cobra”-branded, finned aluminum valve covers. Shock towers and supports are undamaged. The engine bay is extremely clean and free of shine-enhancing sprays. Viewed from below, the car's chassis is straight, undamaged, and complete. Expected surface rust is evident on some untreated metal. The racing-style exhaust headers and full-length dual exhaust system are highlights.
While the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '65 Mustang in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Few American cars have held the attention and interest of the public and the auto enthusiast as completely as the early Mustangs. Since the model's launch was heralded on the covers of both Time and Newsweek, right up to the present day, these sporty cars capture some real sense of the American spirit. No wonder they've become such a valued collectible.