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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

The Mustang was the original pony car, and it was one of the most important nameplates in Ford's heritage, and the 1965 fastback was an inspiration for many generations of car-enthusiasts.

To build the car, the engineering team and designers alike burned the midnight oil and finished the project in just 18 months when there were no computer-aided-design techniques. The result exceeded the expectations since it started a new car-segment.

Joe Oros designed the Mustang sedan with two doors and regular, three-box bodywork. Then, he secretly created the fastback, cast it in fiberglass, and showed it to Iacocca. The Big Chief agreed, and the legend was born. Joe Oros originated from Europe and had different ideas. He wanted the car to have a different stance and a unique front fascia. That's how the Mustang badge appeared on the grille and not the blue-oval. The round headlights were positioned a little bit backward than the grille. As a big difference apart from the regular coupe version, the greenhouse featured a sloped rear window and thick B-pillars with air-vents. Due to its sculptured side panels, the Mustang showed like no other American car on the road. For the 1965 model, Ford installed a specific badge behind the front wheels, on the fenders.

Inside, there were two bucket seats and a four-on-the-floor gear-stick. The instrument cluster resembled the front fascia, with two round dials on the outer sides and a linear speedometer between them and three lamps at the bottom. The car featured another pair of seats in the back, but they were so cramped that they could hardly be taken by anyone else than a toddler in a jumpsuit.

FORD Mustang 1965 - 1968 15 Photos
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FORD Mustang 1965 - 1968
  2 gasoline engines
  • 3.3L 3MT (117 HP)
  • 4.7L V8 4MT (275 HP)

FORD Mustang 3.3L 3MT (117 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.3L 3MT (117 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3273 cm3
Power
86 KW @ 3800 RPM
117 HP @ 3800 RPM
115 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
190 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
257 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-Speed manual
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.6 in (4613 mm)
Width
68.3 in (1735 mm)
Height
51.2 in (1300 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.4/56 in (1,407/1,422 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2606 lbs (1182 kg)

FORD Mustang 4.7L V8 4MT (275 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.7L V8 4MT (275 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4727 cm3
Power
202 KW @ 4800 RPM
275 HP @ 4800 RPM
271 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
312 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
423 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
129 mph (208 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
6.95 x 14
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.6 in (4613 mm)
Width
68.3 in (1735 mm)
Height
51.2 in (1300 mm)
Front/rear Track
56/56 in (1,422/1,422 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
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