Ford Mustang Fastback Coupe
And then there were three. On October 1, 1964, Ford introduced the “true” 1965 Mustangs. The cars built since the April 17th debut, although officially 1965s, they were in a rapid stage of development and have been retrospectively called “1964-1/2” cars. With the revamped coupe and convertible came an entirely new model, the fastback coupe, a sleek 2+2 in the European gran turismo fashion. Although a niche car, it immediately became popular and even outsold the convertible.
225 bhp, 289.0 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and disc-front, drum-rear hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 108.0 in.
Part of the RM Auctions event for John Staluppi in December, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Teddy Pieper