Sept 2015 / Estimate: $27,000 - $35,000
Chassis Number: 5F09C341222
Decoded: 5=1965; F=Dearborn, MI plant; 09=Fastback hardtop; C=289 cid 2V V8; 341222=Serial
Engine: 289 cid OHV small block V8
2-barrel Carburetor/200 bhp
3-Speed C4 Automatic Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
First Year Model, Most Desired Body
Authenticity in Restoration and Presentation
Outstanding Color and Equipment Selections
The Model –2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang and there are no signs Ford plans to cut that wild pony out of its herd in the near future. When Mustang was first introduced only two body styles could be ordered, the smart little coupe and popular convertible. In the Fall of 1964, they were joined by the fastback 2+2, the same car that Carroll Shelby decided to base his GT350’s on. These cars were pure in their design and Ford could not make enough of them to meet demand. At the Rouge factory in Dearborn, three shifts were operating around the clock while two other plants scurried to switch over to Mustang production. Mustang has been a winner from day one.
The Car – Finished in beautiful Raven Black it carries the GT inspired red-line stripe along lower body side complimenting the Style Steel wheels which wear red-line tires. The interior is fitted in correct pattern vinyls and mounted to the steering column are the Rally-Pack gauges that only an experienced motorist would have ordered back then. The dashboard is plain and simple and had not been cut, sporting the heater-defroster controls and that so-cool transistorized push-button AM radio. Under the hood is reported to be tidy and complete. The restoration work on this car was completed a few years ago but its build looks showroom fresh. The Mustang was a relatively simple machine, which might be one of the reasons that so many love their little pony cars. Mustang created a whole new market and this 2+2 is sure to be a leader wherever it goes.