1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
The Mustang was originally available as either a hardtop or
convertible, but during the car's early design phases a fastback
model was strongly considered. In 1965, a newly introduced fastback
body version with its swept-back rear glass and distinctive
ventilation louvers became available.
Imagine having the coolest new car on the block in 1965, the Ford
Mustang. Then ramp that up and imagine the coolest version of said
wildly popular Mustang, that being the Fastback version. Couple
that with a 289ci V8 and strap a 4-barrel carburetor on and now you
are living large. One of the most desirable built versions of this
ultimate cool, we give you this fastback to grace your driveway and
also give you the ability to turn the key then drive away. Who
wouldn't want this restored version of one of the most popular cars
From the galloping pony on the front honeycomb grille, to the fog
lights which frame the nose vents that sit beside the single
headlight, all the way back to the sloping rear roof line with the
iconic louvers this beautiful pony car possesses little faults.
It's all about awe with the respray in Springtime Yellow, which
presents with some inclusions and evidence of body work in the
lower panels, restored chrome and brite-work, and 14" chrome styled
steel wheels wrapped in Hankook rubber. Then for giggles, let's
throw in a tasteful black tri bar racing stripe right above the
rocker. Bringing up the rear is a galloping pony emblazoned gas
filler cap, chrome encircled through holes for chrome tipped
exhaust, and chrome reverse light bezels. It just does not get any
better than this.
Hold that last thought...because throw open the doors and reveal a
pristine black colored vinyl interior seating setup of 2 bomber
style buckets. In back a large fold down flat carpeted hinged floor
can be magically transformed into a rear 2 plus 2 black covered
vinyl bucket/bench. This is grounded by fade free black carpet and
a simple long stem chrome gear shift lever mounted in the black and
silver center console between the buckets up front. Looking at the
dash, we see a wonderful amalgamation of padded vinyl topper and
black colored painted lower all fronted by a standard black plastic
3 spoke steering wheel. A standard black face gauge cluster is
within a black crinkle finish camera case bezel and mounted atop
the column is a 2 gauge rally pack which includes the tachometer
and clock. In the center of the dash, we see a retro style
AM/FM/Cassette stereo and just below is the controller and outlets
for the dealer installed AC.
A pop of the hood and you'll be transported back in time as you
gaze upon the fully restored black engine bay. A proper 289ci V8
resides between the fenders painted in black. A gold air cleaner
assembly and chrome valve covers dress up the well restored bay
nicely. This mill is fed the proper mix of air and fossils from a
rebuilt 4bbl carburetor. Attached is a Toploader 4-speed manual
transmission which sends power back to Ford 8" conventional axle
with 3.00 gearing.
A nice view underneath with a mix of black paint, patina, factory
undercoating and surface rust. The unibody rails and rockers are
rust free and the flooring show signs of replacement, while some
smaller areas of rust are noted. Good suspension, which includes
independent coil springs for the front, and leaf springs are on for
the back. Manual drum brakes are on all 4 corners and we see a
stock style dual exhaust system snaking its was rearward. All
buttoned up and looking just dandy.
Slipping inside I gazed at the new instruments, cranked up the
radio, and I was off to the test track. Here I could feel the 289ci
pulling me forward while being pushed backwards into my seat.
Smooth shifting, good handling and bias free braking from the drums
were noted. The tachometer and clock weren't working during my
drive but all else was perfect.
Flashback to 1965, suburbia in the driveway, hottest car to come
along in years, and it's in your neighbor's driveway. Fast forward
we are in the new millennium, same car in your driveway, and the
car looks and performs just as good as it did when it left the
showroom. Come on down, where we only have the coolest of the cool
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
A-289ci V8 4bbl 225hp
379200-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 63A-Fastback, Standard Bucket Seats
COLOR 8-Springtime Yellow
TRIM 26-Standard Black Vinyl
AXLE 1-Ford 8" 3.00 Conventional
TRANS 5-4 Speed Manual
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.