This 1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback has a cool color combo,
desirable features, updated V8 power, and four-on-the-floor. And
when it comes to first-year fastbacks, you know the price is
The fastback is the one we all want, and this one is even a factory
Rangoon Red car. It was resprayed later in to give it a refreshed
finish. It isn't perfect, and that may just be the way you want
this car. As you dig a bit deeper, you'll see this was made for
driving. So it's good to have one that doesn't make you nervous to
leave the driveway, and it can still get respectful nods at the
stoplights. For those who need concours-level paint and chrome, the
value price on this one should leave that room in your budget.
There is no window sticker to give this a 100 percent GT
verification, but it is an A-code car with many of the right pieces
in place. You have the fog lights in the grille, triple rocker
stripe, correct GT badging, and the dual exhaust coming through the
rear valance. Plus, the styled steel wheels with double redline
tires not only add to the sporty style, but also look awesome
against this red and chrome total package.
Black interiors always look sharp against red exteriors, and the
trim tag tells us this Mustang was born with this ideal color
combo. There are nice details, like the fold-down rear seat and
working courtesy lights. There is some room for improvement. For
example, you have the ultra-desirable Rally Pac there for display,
and since it's a worthwhile feature, you may decide to have this
tach and clock combo working again. Plus, this already feels like a
well-done driver's machine today with the front bucket seats,
grippy sports steering wheel, and upgraded Hurst shifter.
The A-code cars added more power to Ford's 289 cubic-inch V8, and
this one takes that spirit up a notch. It's a clean-looking motor
that's really distinguished with matte black valve covers and red
inserts to match the exterior. The V8 inhales deeper with a Demon
four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with added power and
authority as headers feed a dual exhaust w/Flowmasters. There's
even an aluminum radiator w/electric fan to help keep this package
running cool. The four-speed manual transmission gives you firm
control over the power and its rumbling soundtrack. And it feels
solid out on the road with features like front disc brakes and a
modern tread on those classic-style tires.
A first-year fastback will always be in-demand. Especially when you
have a classic that's' built to drive. So don't miss this deal.