By Alex a car fanatic who works for a company selling kitchen accessories and wine glasses
The Ford Mustang of 1965 was first unveiled to American citizens April 17th 1964, it was the start of now famous cars history, and it clicked right off the bat. Before the end of the year more than half a million were sold with precedent-setting sales for the Ford Motoring Company. Mustang’s appeal was its adaptability to cater to everyone. It’s classic style (middle-class mini-luxury vehicle) represented an economical six-cylinder car that took an attitude of a performance sports car for the young crowd.
The 1965 Ford Mustang was first described as a sports car (what was one of Ford’s first medium-sized cars), starting as a former Ford Falcon. More loosely it was the suspension and the chassis that came from the Falcon and Fairlane. The 1965 Ford Mustangs history is different from any other Ford manufactured car because:
1. It broke every sales and production record of Ford cars as well as other number in that year.
2. The car earned the honour of the Gold Tiffany Medal was the first American car to do so.
3. Mustang was Car of the Year in 1974 and 1994 courtesy of motor trend.
4. Mustang in 5 non-consecutive years was on the Car & Driver Best Ten List.
That appeared shortly after the 1964 Ford Mustang, which was selected as pace car for the Indianapolis 500 in 1964. That same year, Ford Mustang when taking part in the Tour De France international rally, won the 1st and 2nd place. It was a drag racing debut in the 1965 competition sponsored by the dealer. Five of the 1965 Mustangs (driven by the 427 V8s) were entered in the National Hot Rod Association Experimental Class and then went on to get qualification for the Factory Stock Eliminator Class. The driver that won was Bill Lawton.
The road race was another sport that the 1965 was superior at. GT 350 R (racing version of the Shelby GT 350) was an astonishing car, of the six Sports Car Club divisions in the United States in 1965 the Shelby won five. There were many variations of the 1965 Ford Mustangs history but there can be no doubt it was a winner illuminating the skyline of the American motor scene.