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1965 Ford Mustang Spec Explorer
In 1965, a brand-new model; the fastback($2589), joined the hardtop($2372) and convertible($2614) as Mustang entered its first full year of production where 559,451 units would be built. The fastback had a larger backlight glass, a shorter trunk lid, functional fresh air vent on the B-pillar, and a folding back seat. All 1965 Mustangs where identical from the window line down and offered one of a 120hp(200ci 6-cycle), 200hp(289ci V8), 225hp(289ci V8), and a high performance 271hp(289ci V8). The new sporty GT package came with the V8 engine, special GT grille with built in fog lamps, a five-dial instrument cluster, an optional GT paint stripe, dual exhaust, and a special handling package. Luxury options included wood-grained vinyl trim, embossed bucket seat inserts, steering wheel with chrome rivets, and door armrests and courtesy lights. "Cobra Kits" where also first offered this year which included engine chrome dress-up parts, a Cobra distributor, performance options, dual exhaust,cam kit, heavy-duty clutch, and induction kits. Ford advertised that the Mustang could be "factory-customized" to play out your alter ego or change your life.

Example of a Mustang from 1965
Sales Brochure cover
1965 Mustang Sales Brochure pages (click on to view)

After a few months of production for the 1964 or 1964.5 Mustang, this is the 1965 Ford Mustang Promotional Brochure. On the cover is a Rangoon Red Mustang fastback with optional Steel Styled wheels New to 1965 is the GT options group, fastback body style, Interior Decor options group, the Pony interior, and much more.



Available 1965 Mustang exterior paint colors

Raven Black

Honey Gold

Dynasty Green

Arcadian Blue

Caspian Blue

Champagne Beige

Rangoon Red

Silver Smoke Gray

Wimbledon White

Tropical Turquoise

Prairie Bronze

Ivy Green

Vintage Burgundy

Silver Blue

Poppy Red

Twilight Turquoise

Phoenician Yellow

Springtime Yellow

1965 Engines
code   engine  
T 120hp 200ci standard 6-cylinder
C 200hp 289ci optional V8
A 225hp 289ci optional V8
K 271hp 289ci High Perf optional V8
Styles, Models & Special Editions
Hardtop, Fastback, & Convertible
Mustang GT
Shelby GT350
T-5 Ford
Players Special Edition

Other years: 1964 [1965] 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014