Ready To Drive: 1965 Mustang Fastback 2+2!

This 1965 Mustang Fastback is located here on Kijiji in the Northeastern Ontario town of Englehart, Canada. According to the seller, this car was fully restored by its previous owner about 20 years ago. It was owned by an older couple and the husband passed away and his wife decided to part ways with the car because of the memories this car held. The seller is asking $58,000 CAD for this fine example of Ford’s 1st-generation Mustang. A total of 71,303 Fastbacks were built for this model year (out of a total of 559,451 for all convertibles, coupes, and Fastbacks).

The “Pony Car” era began with the introduction of the 1964 ½ Mustang. The Mustang took the automotive world by storm with its official debut at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. All Mustangs built between April 17th, 1964 and August 17th, 1964, are considered “early” 1965 models. This particular Fastback model only became available in September of 1964. It is commonly known as the 2+2 Fastback.

This previously restored Mustang comes equipped with the Rally-Pac instrument cluster, which was a popular option for 1965, dual exhaust, and automatic transmission. It is powered by a 225 horsepower – 289cc V8 (A-code). The owner is also including with the sale a treasure-trove of period-correct parts. Looking at the supplied photos, and personally talking to the seller, the car is as advertised. The blue paint shows well with some minor paint chipping but no rusting issues on the body or underneath. During the previous restoration of 20 years ago, new floor, frame, rear quarters and doors were replaced. The interior is clean and comes with the factory radio setup, though it looks like the rear decklid speakers are aftermarket. The engine bay is clean and tidy. As indicated to me by the seller, the engine currently in the car is not the original one but is a correct “A” code engine. Hence, it is not a numbers-matching car. The odometer shows 36,000 miles, though, the seller cannot confirm whether the odometer has turned over. The seller himself has put about 1000 miles on it since he purchased it. This pony has not accumulated many miles since its restoration 20 years ago.

Irrespective of which type of Mustang body style you have, the 1st-generation Mustang will always hold a special place in everybody’s heart. This 1965 Fastback is pretty well a buy-now, drive-now classic that can be enjoyed from the get-go. This is a fine example and certainly deserves to be included in someone else’s garage… or barn. Will it be yours?

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Comments

  1. angliagt angliagt Member

    When I first saw this,I thought something just didn’t
    look right.Then it dawned on me – it’s the hubcaps.I think the
    stock ones look better on these.

    When these were new,a friend of our neighbor’s brought
    one just like this (same color),& gave my friend & me a ride in it.
    We laid under that back window.See how far you get today doing that.

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  2. Bmac777 Member

    Let’s not forget the thousands of small children ( myself included) that won the privilege to squeeze into the death trap that was the VW bug storage bin,
    To get pressed up against the rear window only to realize you were now on top of a hot motor with the sun beating down from above.

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  3. Ralph

    Does anyone know what is surrounding the gas cap?
    Don’t think I have ever seen this before…
    Nice looking car, and asking a lot for it.

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  4. Tom l

    I dont think that’s a 2+2 from what I remember

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  5. Jon

    Nice complete driver. $50k seems high but original 1st Gen Fastbacks are sort after & only going up !!!!!

    Like 3
  6. Jb

    Pleaseese where do these people come up with these prices? 58k for a plane jane first
    Gen fastback 5 years ago you could have bought this for something close to 20, the prices see lately are driving most people out of the market.

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  7. WhiskeyCity

    $58k CAD = $47k USD. Still a little pricey for me but good luck.

    Like 4
  8. Stephen

    With the exception of the HiPo K Code cars (271hp, solid lifter, higher compression, etc), there are no “numbers matching” 1965 Mustangs. The K Code cars have (in most cases) the VIN stamped on the block. All the other 65 cars do not.

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    • Scott

      That always confused me. With other Mustangs, do you just look at the date codes to see that it is in the ball park? Thanks

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      • Stephen

        Not sure about other Mustangs generally.

        But the 65-66s have casting numbers on the block that date the block. So this date should be around (but not later than) the build date of the car based on the VIN. If these dates line up, then the engine is “correct” for the car. There is no way of knowing if that engine was original.

        Only the K Codes have the VIN stamped on the block – which gives you a “matching numbers” engine i.e., the number stamped on the block matches the VIN.

        Hope this helps.

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  9. Lonnie Glines

    The 2+2 I remember a friend having back in iowa was all original and had a bench seat

  10. Kman

    The 1965 year model line up DID NOT have a fast back.
    Where are they all coming from now?

    • Stephen

      Of course the 1965 model run included a fast back. 1965 was the first year of the fast back.

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    • Loy

      I have a 65 2+2. It was built in October of 1964.

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      • Stephen

        Roger that. I just bought a 1965 Fast Back – built May 25, 1965.

  11. chrlsful

    fav model (I know, I know – some of the modern specialty models R amazing). Local had one (late 60s may B he got it new?) seemed a lill darker blue. Real car guy as he wrked at the twn’s Sunoco. Flipped dwn the rear seat
    ‘n mounted his stereo in the face (surrounded by the rug).

    angliagt-Did U lie on the shelf made by the flipped dwn seats? FB, like AMX had no separate trunk. At least the FB hada seat all yrs.

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