Officially 1965 is when the Ford Mustang came on the scene even though we know the 1964 ½ was first and it was still called the 1965. The 1965 Ford Mustang brochure found here will display all the power plants, options, comforts and conveniences that made Mustang a big hit with the car buyer of the 1960s.
The true 1965 Ford Mustangs were built after August 17, 1964. The popularity of the Mustang in 1965 was staggering when you look at the numbers. Ford actually produced nearly 660,000 Mustangs in a variety of configurations. Take a look at this 1965 Ford Mustang brochure and you will see the 70 options and upgrades that were available at the time.
The 1965 Mustang was available in several configurations that included the coupe, convertible and fastback. However the most popular was the standard coupe, which was responsible for more than half of the vehicles manufactured. The number of standard Mustang coupes built was 372,123 units with the standard Fastback Mustang coming in at 71,303 units. Prices remained the same as the 1964 ½ models with the coupe starting at $2,320, Fastback $2,533 and the Convertible at $2,557. After looking at this PDF 1965 Ford Mustang brochure there is no doubt that you would want to add some of these options.
The power plant was also upgraded when you compare the 1965 Ford mustang brochure to the 1964 ½ Mustang catalog. The standard engine is now a 200 CID 6-cylinder engine with a single barrel carburetor with 120 hp. There are 3 options for a V-8 engine that include a 289 CID with a 2 barrel, 289 CID with a 4 barrel and a 289 CID High Performance engine with a 4-barrel rated at 271 hp.
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