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1965 Ford Mustang Overview
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1965 brought a few changes for the Mustang. The biggest change was the availability of a new fastback model, which was to become the basis for Carroll Shelby's GT 350. The 120-horsepower, 200-cid, 6-cylinder engine replaced the 170-cid, 6-cylinder; the 289-2V, 200-horsepower V8 replaced the 260-2V; the 289-4V was upgraded to 225 horsepower; and the 289-4V hi-po remained unchanged. Other changes for 1965 included: an alternator instead of a generator, relocation of the oil filler, integral power steering pump and reservoir (most 64.5's had a remote-mounted reservoir), a wire retaining ring was added to the gas cap, the horns were smaller and relocated, and the interior carpet was continued up the sides of the rocker panel and under the sill plate.
A new interior option was added, the interior decor group (known as the pony interior), which featured special seat covers with running horses across the back, special interior door panels with integral armrests and pistol-grip door handles, a five-gauge instrument panel, woodgrain steering wheel, and woodgrain appliques on the instrument cluster, glovebox, and optionally on the center console. Another option introduced in April of 1965 was the GT equipment group. Available only with one of the two four-barrel engines, the GT group included five-dial instrumentation, disc brakes, larger sway bars, a quicker steering ratio, dual exhaust that exited through the rear valance panel, grill-mounted foglights, and special lower body side stripes. A total of 559,451 Mustangs were produced for the 1965 model year.
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Ford Mustang Questions
Won't Shift Into Drive
My Son's "65" Mustang has a newly rebuilt motor and a dated freshened auto (289/c4). The car has sat for approx 12 years, but the trans was freshened prior to the long period of sitting. Fluid is br...
Im Looking At A Car To Purchase And Restore But Engine Code Stamp Ed Letter...
The car is completely disassembled and is only the shell. Owner has a good title.
I Have An Original Hangover 65 A-code Mustang, It Was Built On Jan. 2nd,196...
The 65 Mustang I'm describing has the Factory carpet that does not go all the way up to the doors, like a 64 1/2. It has a lot of Factory goody options, such as Factory AC, Tinted windows, Console, Ra...
Is There A Half Year Car Made By Ford?
was there a half year made by Ford Mustang in the 1960's?
1965 Mustang Wheel Options
My '65 Mustang came with 14x5 stock wheels. What OEM wheel cover styles were available for the 14" rim? Plus, did Ford also offer a 15" OEM size wheel for the 289 equipped model?