1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback

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.  While all the trimmings and trappings are there to denote this car as a GT, there is no papertrail to back this up, but going forward we will refer to this car as a GT.  One of the most desirable built versions of this ultimate cool, we give you this fastback GT 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 ever built.


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 the correct Rangoon Red which presents with a few minor inclusions all framed by restored chrome and brite-work.  Adding a touch of menace to the overall look are chromed and polished Cragar S/S wheels in 14-inch format that are wrapped in staggered width BF Goodrich T/A radials from the 33rd week of 2020.  Then for giggles, let’s throw in a tasteful white tri bar racing stripe right above the rocker.  Don’t let all this excitement get the best of you, as you simply cannot overlook the iconic freshman year hockey stick cove and GT badging sprinkled throughout the body.  Bringing up the rear is a galloping pony emblazoned gas filler cap, chrome encircled through holes for chrome trumpet tipped exhaust, and smiling mustache thin chrome rear bumper.  It just does not get any better than this.


Hold that last thought…because throw open the doors and reveal a pristine red and white colored luxury vinyl interior seating setup of 2 bomber style buckets.  This is the pony package interior with the embossed galloping steed in the seat backs that perfectly compliments the smooth red bolsters and white tuck and roll inserts. 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 that match the front buckets perfectly.  This is grounded by fade free red carpet and a simple long stem chrome gear shift lever mounted in the red, silver, and applique trimmed center console between the buckets up front.  Looking at the dash, we see a wonderful amalgamation of a red padded vinyl topper and white colored painted lower all fronted by a wood rimmed 3 spoke steering wheel.  A GT black face gauge cluster is within an applique dressed bezel giving the driver the perfect view of all of the engine vitals.  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 inner fenders painted in black.  A chrome 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 4-barrel carburetor and attached is C4 3-speed automatic transmission which sends power back to Ford 8″ conventional axle with 3.20 gearing.


A nice view underneath with a mix of black paint, light road dirt, and an almost imperceivable amount of surface rust on the untreated components.  The unibody rails and rockers are rust free and the flooring show no signs of rust.  Good suspension, which includes independent coil springs for the front, and leaf springs are on for the back with new leafs and new shocks.  A new drag link is on for the power steering and power disc brakes are noted on the front while power drum brakes are seen in the rear.   We see a Xlerator muffler equipped dual exhaust system snaking its way rearward and things are all buttoned up and looking just dandy.


Slipping inside I gazed at the clean instruments, cranked up the radio, and I was off to the test track.  Here I could feel the 225 horses generated by the 289ci pulling me forward while being pushed backwards into my seat.  Smooth shifting, good handling and bias free braking from the power brakes was noted.  The only real flaw to speak of is a bit of harsh engagement from the transmission while shifting into reverse, but all else was working as designed.

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 hanging around!



R-San Jose, CA Assy Plant

09-Mustang Fastback

A-289ci 4bbl V8 225hp

230527-Sequential Unit Number

Price: $50,000

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