The 1965 Ford Mustang .... An American Sucess story
The Ford Mustang was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 1964. An advertising campaign on all three American television networks followed on April 19. The car was an instant success that set a new record for first year sales. These early cars are sometimes referred to as 19641/2 model year, distinguishing features include a generator instead of an alienator, and slight difference in the cars trim such as emblems, door handles and mounting hardware.The car was initially offered as a coupe or convertible ., The Mustang fastback was available to the public five months laterThe original car was built on the Ford Falcon chassis and featured all new body panels. The car was deemed to be a sporty, affordable car that appealed to a wide range of buyers The car could be ordered with a straight six cylinder engine, or a 289 cubic inch V8. The car could be outfitted with many different options, and thus could be customized for a variety of taste and budgets.
The 1965 Mustang body is identical to the 1966 Mustang car except for minor changes in trim. The second generation 1967 and 1968 Mustang body is similar to the earlier cars (except for the Fastback roof line that was extended to the trunk). The engine bay is larger to accommodate a big block engine, and the taillight, grill and interior are different. The 1969 and 1970 Mustangs got a makeover. The cars were lower and wider and had a more aggressive look. The Muscle Car race was in full swing and Ford competed with Chevrolet and Chrysler by offering different high performance engines. The Fastback (or Sportsroof as Ford called them) lineup included the 1969 1970 Mach One 1 with 351 Cleveland or Windsor engines or the 428 Cobra Jet and and Boss 302 429 cars. The Ford Mustang was one of the most successful mass produced cars in automotive history . To this day the cars have a big following. You can find project Mustangs For Sale in every major city in the U.S.A. There are aftermarket companies that manufacture and sell everything from radio buttons to door handles to complete interior kits, making the Ford Mustang a good choice for a first collector car.