Exciting Take on a Family Car: 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2

  • January 27, 2021
The Rundown

-Desirable Fastback 2+2
-Original 289 V-8 with 4-Barrel Carburetor
-Automatic Transmission
-Period-Correct 15x7 American Racing Wheels
-One Family Ownership From New

Why We Like It

We not only like this car, we love it! Sporting its original Rangoon Red on red color scheme, this early A-code Mustang fastback is a stunner. The interior features new carpet and correctly reupholstered front bucket seats, and the recent addition of period-looking 15x7 American Racing Wheels greatly enhance the muscle car aura in our opinion, uncommonly fitting in a sea of tacky aftermarkets that typically make us cringe. The engine bay is detailed to look showroom and the underside appears just as clean as the finish, chrome, glass and interior.

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Under the care of one family since new, it still retains its original 289 engine, Autolite 4100 carburetor and automatic transmission, as well as the original owner’s manual. Recent refurbishing and upgrades include a front suspension rebuild, new rear leaf springs and axles, rebuilt carburetor, KYB shocks on all four corners, transmission service and best of all, Wilwood front disc brakes with Wilwood dual master cylinder. These cars are really fun to drive, easy to maintain and look undeniably fantastic, especially in fastback form. It all adds up to one great looking Mustang that sounds like it’s received the right care when needed throughout its 55+ years from one single family.exciting-take-on-a-family-car-1965-ford-mustang-fastback-2-200e0e 4phGTBOGVRgz 0t20CI 1200x900

exciting-take-on-a-family-car-1965-ford-mustang-fastback-2-200h0h XjuWv7OSPVz 0i909E 1200x900Hagerty values a #2 “excellent” condition car like this at $50,400, and a #3 “good” condition one at $36,800. This is echoed by a survey of ‘65 and ‘66 Mustang Fastbacks sold in the last year, with the range spanning between $27k to $50k, and GT models bringing considerably more. Fastbacks, even those that aren’t GTs, visually evoke power, possessing the same silhouette as the much-celebrated Shelby at a price that doesn’t require a second mortgage. Couple those great looks with this car’s recent updates and restoration work, plus its charming one family history for over half a century, and we feel this Mustang makes for a great value.

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