1965 Ford Mustang

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Overview


The 1965 Mustang saw the introduction of a new style, the 2+2 Fastback. Originally named after the P-51 Mustang fighter plane, a Mustang horse served as the emblem


The 1965 Mustang saw the introduction of a new style, the 2+2 Fastback. Originally named after the P-51 Mustang fighter plane, a Mustang horse served as the emblem. Carroll Shelby and Ford collaborated to produce the GT-350 that was a fastback specially tuned by Shelby and produced 306hp in street tune, but 360hp in special GT-350R race tune. The Shelbys had no back seat, and were only available in white and were fully race ready. A new package, the GT, was introduced and included an upgraded instrument cluster, dual straight-through exhaust system with flared, chrome tailpipe extensions and four-inch fog lights in the grille, among other features.

Production Numbers


2-Dr Hardtop 409,260
2-Dr Fastback 77,079
2-Dr Convertible 73,112
Total Production 559,451

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
I6 200ci 1x1bbl 120hp @ 4400rpm 190 lb-ft @ 2400rpm - -
GT-350R 289ci 1x4bbl 360hp n/a - -
GT-350 289ci 1x4bbl 306hp n/a 6.5 sec 14.9 sec @ 95 mph
Challenger High Performance V8 289ci 1x4bbl 271hp n/a 7.6 sec 15.9 sec @ 89 mph
Challenger Special V8 289ci 1x4bbl 225hp n/a - -
Challenger V8 289ci 1x2bbl 200hp n/a - -

Transmission


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Cruise-O-Matic

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Raven Black
Honey Gold
Dynasty Green
Caspian Blue
Champagne Beige
Rangoon Red
Poppy Red
Silversmoke Gray
Wimbeldon White
Tropical Turquoise
Prairie Bronze
Ivy Green
Sunlight Yellow
Vintage Burgundy
Silver Blue
Springtime Yellow

Interior

Black
Blue
Red
Aqua
Ivy Gold
Gold
Palomino
Burgundy
White
Emberglo

OEM Brochures


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