1965 Ford

Mustang Fastback $79,995

$642 /year Figure based on a stock vehicle with IL rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits including GOLD towing package. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by American Family Home Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 1-888-803-3913 to speak with a Collector Specialist or apply online.


Admit it: if you were going to build a cool Mustang Fastback, it would be something very much like this recently restored and absolutely dialed-in 1965 Ford Mustang. With updated 302 V8 power, choice options like power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes, a comfortable interior, and a first-class Black paint job punched up with Burnt Orange Metallic stripes, it's everything that's great about an early Pony with the volume turned up to 11.

This isn't a car for the purist looking for a stock, survivor-type pony. There's no question that it's been upgraded with high-end stuff throughout, and you can see it everywhere you look. But at the same time, it's classically beautiful, with the perfect proportions that make the early fastbacks some of the most highly sought pony cars of all time. Painting this one in miles-deep Black paint give it a modern look that suggests some high tech work underneath, and adding those killer Shelby GT350-inspired racing stripes ties it to the past, making for a formidable combination. Check out the Shelby-style fiberglass hood and not-so-subtle hood scoop, the custom front billet grille, and the requisite Shelby stripes at the bottom portion of the car – also Burnt Orange Metallic to provide nice contrast to the shiny, black finish. If you're going to paint your car black, it had better be straight as it is the most unforgiving color when it comes to hiding bad bodywork, and the sheetmetal underneath this top driver-quality finish is laser-straight. Calling it top driver quality is almost a misnomer because this Fastback is likely to bring home every trophy at the car show, but we'll let the mustached aficionados decide what is in fact a real 'show car' that never leaves the trailer, all we know is this Mustang was finished to drop jaws everywhere it goes. There's less than 1000 miles on this build so even today the finish quality is darn near immaculate, with little to no imperfections to speak of and a deep, lustrous shine that matches the high-quality of the bodywork and excellent panel gaps all around. There's no doubt that cubic dollars were required to get it this Fastback looking this nice. Fresh chrome bumpers look great against the deep paint, and all the stainless (and there's a ton of it that distracts from the finish) has been buffed to a blinding shine, so the whole car looks fresh wherever you look.

The completely restored/upgraded interior offers that same smooth blend of old and new on the exterior, starting with sporty, stock-style, low-back bucket seats up front and the matching fold-rear seat upholstered in high-quality Carbon Fiber TMI hides and stuffed with new foam. A sporty 3-spoke steering wheel warms things up a bit, while stock-style new door panels and fresh carpets keep the ties to 1965 very much alive. You've probably already noticed that insanely cool GT350-inspired dash, complete with carbon fiber accents from end-to-end, a trio of auxiliary gauges below, and the bulging center-mounted panel that houses oil pressure and tachometer instruments that keep an accurate eye on the feisty small block under the hood. Splitting those soft, comfortable front seats is a floor shifter for the rebuilt C4 below that's been finished in matching carbon fiber material, and you also get GT350 style seatbelts, Shelby Cobra embossed floor mats, and a taut headliner above. The cabin feels tight and nicely sealed, mostly due to the extensive use of sound-deadening materials throughout the interior, which also help the retro-style AM/FM/AUX stereo sound fantastic as it blasts tunes through the upgraded speakers in the kick panels. And the 2+2 fastback might just be the most practical body style, with room for two in the back seat and plenty of storage space behind the fold-down rear seat and inside the neatly finished trunk.

No early Mustang feels right with anything but a small block under the hood, but this one is packing some additional firepower in the form of a recently rebuilt 302 V8 motor. Bored .30 over, augmented with a mild cam, and timing and tune set for battle, the fresh small block is running strong with just under 1,000 break-in miles logged. Quick to rev yet surprisingly torquey, it makes this fastback feel quick without working too hard. The engine is a work of art itself, with flashy polished aluminum valve covers, chromed and billet accessories pulled tight to the block via a modern belt/pulley system, a polished Edelbrock intake, and fresh plumbing/wiring that all make for an attractive engine bay. Even the inner fenders and firewall were beautifully finished and coated with satin black paint, contrasting perfectly off of the blue filter in the open-element air cleaner, blue plug wires, and shiny aluminum radiator. A fully rebuilt and smooth-shifting C4 automatic transmission handles all that power with ease thanks to an added shift kit, spinning a rebuilt 8-inch rear end filled with 3.11 gears. Fresh shock tower bushings and a new engine brace help keep the body stiff in and out of the corners, as does the brand-new suspension (front and rear) underneath. This Fastback also got an added sway bar up front and traction bars in the rear to help with performance, but what's really helped with maneuverability on the streets is the Borgeson power steering kit and new power 4-wheel disc brakes. The Flowmaster H-pipe dual exhaust system sounds spectacular with that familiar 5.0 sound, and one look at the painted chassis and you can see where a lot of the money was spent during the restoration. Halibrand-style alloy wheels with Shelby spinners are a perfect fit, and they're wrapped in staggered 225/45/17 front and 235/45/17 rear radials with plenty of grip.

Fastback Mustangs never stick around for very long, and if you want one of the best we've seen, this is an excellent choice. Call today!

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302 V8
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3 Speed Automatic


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Buckets With Floor Shift
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