For sale is a 1965 Ford Mustang fastback. This well-preserved and coveted car is in very good condition, and runs and drives exceptionally well.
Mustang Mania swept the country after the car was introduced at the 1965 New York World’s Fair, creating a new automotive market segment, better known as the pony car. To say that the first Mustang was a success is an understatement. Following the introduction, the Mustang was on the cover of both Time and Newsweek. On the track, the Mustang was quickly establishing itself in many motorsport arenas, and in 1965 the Mustang assumed the role as Ford’s rally car. Also in 1965, Ford brought a few changes for the Mustang. The biggest change was the availability of a new fastback model, which was to become the basis for Carroll Shelby’s GT350. In 1965 there were 71,303 standard Fastback models produced.
This 106,150 mile California car features code J Rangoon Red paint, and is equipped with an immaculate black crinkle vinyl interior, padded dash, stock black seats and carpet, GT badging on the front fenders, rocker panel stripes, instrument gauge cluster, and grille-mounted fog lights. The headliner is in perfect condition and all gauges currently work. The car is powered by an A code 289 cubic-inch 225 HP 10.0:1 compression engine, Holley 4 bbl, and is backed by the stock Ford Toploader 4-speed transmission with a Hurst shifter. Headers and Flowmaster mufflers have been added to increase the horsepower, and the car has the popular trumpet-style dual exhaust exiting through the rear valance. It features disc brakes up front, a front stabilizer bar, and has a curved chrome Monte Carlo bar added for added structural support and increased handling stability. Vintage 45 Series wheels are wrapped in BFGoodrich Comp TA P245/50ZR16 tires in the rear, and P225/50ZR16 tires in the front. In addition, there is a Ford cassette player with Pioneer speakers.
The car is in the Seattle area and offers someone the opportunity to own one of the most influential collector cars in history. The car has a clean title and the asking price is $33,300.