It's among a class of first generation Mustangs that are collectively seen by many as the most aesthetically endowed version of the model ever to greet the public and this 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback offers some compelling visual evidence for that opinion. Clad in a great looking shade, this Pony is sure to bring a smile to your face at first glance and it's propelled by a period correct drivetrain that's in top form and teams with some well-chosen interior upgrades to make for a very comfortable driving experience.
Did this model ever change the game when it was introduced! By no means was it the first muscle car to debut, but it soon became an absolute sales dynamo that left its competition in the rear view mirror, causing Ford's manufacturing counterparts to go back to their respective drawing board to come up with a strategy to deal with its incredible popularity. It may be hard to believe, considering this specimen's singular appearance, but fastbacks weren't a part of the initial plan - Ford's designers crafted the variation's shape in secret and when their handiwork was finally shown to Lee Iacocca, he greenlit the project on the spot. The ultra-appealing blue paint this '65 wears is a dead ringer for the Silver Blue Poly selection on the original Mustang color chart, so it really affords an authentically vintage presence - there's already exceptional curb appeal on display here and a comprehensive detailing will have onlookers staring in admiration as this classic of classics cruises by. The assortment of chrome throughout the exterior is in uniformly good shape and the locking hood pins up front are a nice added touch.
A pair of leather bucket seats from a post-2000 Mustang provides far more comfort and support than the original seating. With neatly embroidered running horses on their backrests, they straddle a striking center console wearing woodgrain accents and there's a nicely upgraded bench seat in back to match. Below, the carpet lining the floor is in great shape. Woodgrain panels also ornament the instrument panel just beyond a very sharp aftermarket steering wheel, although the gauges themselves will need some attention to return to full functionality. In back, the trunk area is in good order, with clean carpet lining the floor and a full size spare on hand, should the unforeseen happen.
There's no doubt that this is a classic that can be enjoyed with no delay as soon as you get it home. Its 289 cubic inch V8 is nicely dressed, with a pair of chrome valve covers at its sides and a properly badged chrome air cleaner, under which sits an Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carburetor. The small block is running strong, receiving a nice, strong spark from its Pertronix Flame Thrower ignition and sending an appealing deep note out of its dual aftermarket exhaust as it teams with a top loader 4-speed manual transmission to provide just the “hands on” driving experience a car like this deserves. Both the transmission and clutch were recently replaced, so putting this beauty through its paces is an absolute joy. Power steering makes this Pony a breeze to maneuver, while front disc brakes help bring it to quick, fade resistant stops. A set of 14” American Racing Torq Thrust rims wrapped with Goodyear Eagle GTII tires adds the perfect finishing touch.
You'd be hard pressed to find a more iconic classic than a first generation Mustang and the outstanding overall appearance and strong running condition of this 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback makes it an awfully compelling opportunity. Call today!