Ford Mustang 1965

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Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

1965
Country:
USA
Engine:
6 and 8 Cylinder
Capacity:
170ci - 289ci
Power:
101-360 bhp
Transmission:
Manual and Automatic
Number Built:
680,989 (all models)
Collectability:
5 star
Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang debuted as a simple sports car powered by a 170 cid six cylinder and a pair of V8's.

Originally named after the much lauded World War 2 fighter, the P-51 Mustang, preliminary allusions were made to the horse, and the horse motif quickly became the emblem for the Mustang.

Buyers loved its low price, long hood, short trunk styling, and its myriad of options. Ford loved its high volume sales and visibility.

In mid 1964, Ford introduced a sporty 2+2 fastback body style to go along with the hardtop coupe and convertible.

Enthusiasts also cheered the new "K-code" 271bhp 289 cid V8 that finally put some performance to match the Mustang's good looks.

For those that wanted more, the legendary Carroll Shelby and Ford collaborated to produce the Shelby GT-350, a Ford Mustang fastback specially tuned by Shelby.

The 289 V8 produced 306bhp in street tune and around 360bhp in special GT-350R race tune. These Shelby's had no back seat, were only available in white and were fully race ready.
1965 Ford Mustang
Production:
2 Door Hardtop 501,965
Fastback 77,079
Convertible 101,945
Engines:
170 Inline 6cylinder - 101 bhp
200 Inline 6 Cylinder - 120 bhp
260 V8 - 164 bhp
289 V8 - 225 bhp
289 V8 - 271 bhp
289 V8 - 306 bhp (GT-350)
289 V8 - 360 bhp (GT-350R)

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Also see:


Ford Mustang Identification
Ford Mustang Prototype
Ford Mustang Engines
The Ford Mustang Story
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