As Ford was getting ready to debut its 1965 Mustang, including the 1965 Ford Mustang convertible, the company was confident that it had a winner. Of course, they had to let the country know just how much this amazing car had to offer. This led to a large scale marketing blitz that eventually made this sports car one of the most well known and discussed from one side of the US to the next.

Although the 1965 Ford Mustang shared many parts with the Ford Falcon, it was anything but a clone. By simply looking at the two cars it is easy to see that the Mustang is much sportier – this is what made the car so popular in the 60’s and what has kept it a classic for so many years.

One of the brochures used by Ford to sell the car says it all: “The Mustang with its galvanized structural members and torque boxes is designed for strength and rugged support of both chassis and body components. The uninterrupted tunnel which runs straight through the center of the platform from the toe-board to the rear axle kick-up gives firm support, and the whole structure is reinforced by a practical use of ribs and reinforcements.”

As you can see, Ford believed that this car was more than just a sports machine. They also played up the fact that it was built to last and durable enough to suit the reliability needs of Americans.

The base 1965 Ford Mustang had a 101 horsepower V6 engine that it shared with the Falcon. Of course, you know that this was only one option. The car also came with four different V8’s – a feature that helped to take this car to new heights. The options included: 260 with 164 horsepower, 289 with 195 horsepower or 210 horsepower, and finally the hi-performance 289 with 271 horsepower.

The 1965 Shelby was a limited edition Mustang that offered even more than the models detailed above. Most notably was the race ready 1965 Ford Mustang gt with up to 360 horsepower. This car was put into production to be a “Chevrolet Corvette beater” and many people agree that Ford was successful.

Options for the 1965 Ford Mustang ran deep. The first choice was automatic or manual transmission. From there, buyers decided on power steering, power brakes, tinted windows, whitewall tires, wheel covers, and of course, air conditioning.

The 1965 Mustang is one of the most popular cars ever produced by Ford.

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