19 November 2004

Happy Anniversary To Ford Mustang!

In 1964, more than 92,000 Ford Mustang Hardtops and close to 29,000 Ford Mustang Convertibles reached dealer showrooms, much to the appreciation and pleasure of American consumers. Forty years later, the Mustang is as popular as ever – a staple of our nation’s driving culture.

In honor of its 40th anniversary, we’ve highlighted some Ford Mustang trivia with the help of the experts at NADAguides.com (www.NADAguides.com), a leading vehicle information website.

  • The Ford Mustang was introduced in 1964 ½ but was registered as a 1965
  • In 1965, the car’s official first year, Ford manufactured 559,451 Mustangs
  • The 1965 Ford Mustang Hardtop’s base price:$2,427
  • The 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible’s base price:$2,663
  • The vehicle came available in a standard hardtop or standard convertible design, manufactured in 17 different exterior colors and 40 different interior trims
  • Ford also introduced the Mustang Fastback that year at a base price of $2,639
  • Slight design changes were made between 1964 ½ and 1965, including dash panels, headlight buckets, door handles and seat modifications
  • The 1965 Ford Mustang engine choices included a standard 101HP 170CID I-6 Cylinder, a 164 HP 260CID V8, or a 210HP 289CID with either a three speed manual, three speed automatic or four speed manual transmission.

So what’s the 1965 Ford Mustang worth today? Here’s a look at the NADAguides.com high retail book value for each of Ford’s popular 1965 Mustang models.

1965 Ford Mustang Hardtop base parice - $2,427

1965 Ford Mustang Hardtop high retail price today - $22,000

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback (2-2) base price - $2,639

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback (2-2) high retail price today - $31,000

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible base price - $2,663

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible high retail price today - $33,000

 

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