1965 Ford Mustang Fastback - Today's Tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Iconic shape said to have had full resto

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback - Today's Tempter
Fastback Mustang is one of the all-itme great shapes.

There's no shortage of Mustangs out there, but high-end Fastbacks in factory fresh condition are thin on the ground.

The Mustang is one of the great automotive success stories. Ford started with what was the humble Falcon platform but developed it into a car with a far sportier look - in notchback and Fastback form - in the hope of capturing the youth market and overcome what was becoming a stodgy corporate image.

This was the car which helped to make Lee Iaccoca's career, thanks to his role as project leader.

The car far exceeded Ford's most optimistic expectations and, in the beginning, sold pretty much as fast as the factory could pump them out.

There's little doubt the design and image of the Mustang line lost its way for at least some of its 52 year history, though you could say it's found its 'mojo' again with the latest models.

While old Mustangs are actually quite plentiful, really good examples, particularly early Fastbacks, are not that easy to find, which might explain the substantial $85,000 price on this one.

It's a 289 manual, and claims to have been given a full restoration. Among its features are a full Pony interior, the luxury pack inside and GT pack outside.

The owner says it's in concours condition and it's located in Victoria.

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