1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Coupe
The most important American car from the postwar era, Ford’s Mustang used a collection of prosaic components to create an automotive and cultural icon. Using the foundation from the Falcon, Lee Iacocca created a masterpiece of design built on a hefty dose of marketing acumen. Designer Roy Lunn and his small team constructed a prototype in just 100 days, allowing the car to debut at an affordable price in 1964 as a 1965 model. While all first-generation Mustangs are special, the fastback coupes are more so, with styling that has become an icon of muscle car design.
This 1965 Mustang with an upgraded 351 2V Windsor motor is presented in a vintage burgundy paint with black hood stripes and black interior. The 1965 Mustang is always a thrill to drive and this one is no exception.
ENGINE/DRIVE TRAIN: Originally a 289 V8 motor would sit under the hood of a 1965 2+2 Mustang. This has been replaced by a 351 2V Windsor engine with a two-barrel carburetor and is coupled with a C4 automatic transmission.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The engine compartment is clean with no rust and has zero evidence of accident damage. The blue paint on the 351 Windsor motor is in brilliant condition.
EXTERIOR: The vintage burgundy paint is in good driver condition featuring black twin stripes along the hood which complements the black interior superbly. The body panels and chrome trim are straight. The trim shows blemishes in small areas.
INTERIOR: The interior is in good condition. Black leather seats match the carpet, dash and door panels perfectly with zero cracks, rips or tears evident. Dash is in original condition with all dials and gauges in good working order.
Auction Estimate: $20,000-24,000