Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 41,656 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,995.

Average user score
4.8 5 stars
Based on 70 reviews

1965 Ford Mustang Overview

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.


What's your take on the 1965 Ford Mustang?

1965 Ford Mustang Top Comparisons

Users ranked 1965 Ford Mustang against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Have you driven a 1965 Ford Mustang?  
Rank This Car

Cars compared to 1965 Ford Mustang


Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 41,656 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,995.

Have questions?   Ask a question

Ford Mustang Questions

Selling 1965 With Missing Fender Vin

I bought my mustang 65 10 years ago. I do have the title matching the door tag with the VIN number. But the vin tag on fender is missing. Is the door vin number reliable? Is it going to be difficult ...

Where Can I Buy A Straight Six Cylinder Engine For 65 Mustang.

Where is the best place to buy and install a 1965 straight six cylinder engine for my mustang.


Can a 1999 Mustang frame be used under a 1965 mustang

Do Any Of The 1965-1972 Mustangs Have Air Conditioning Put In?

Antique Car Vin Numbers

I need to look up a car report for a 1965 mustang. Problem I'm having is, when I put the 11 character Vin number in, it says I need 17 characters. How do I find the report for this car with 11 cha...