When the Ford Mustang hit the streets in mid ’64, it was the car to have. It had great looks, plenty of power, and was fun to drive. To broaden the appeal, Ford decided to add a 2+2 Fastback to the lineup in ’65. The mixture of European and American styling made the Fastback an instant hit. This ’65 Mustang Fastback has been kept in a barn in Georgia for many years, but is now on the market. It’s currently located in Canton, Georgia and can be found here on eBay with a BIN of $9,500.
This Fastback isn’t the GT model, but it does have the 289 cui V8. It is a C code car, but has had a four barrel carburetor installed. The seller claims it is currently running and driving. Our major complaint here is the automatic gearbox.
The Mustang is one of the most iconic American cars to ever be built. Even if you aren’t a fan of the Mustang, you have to at least appreciate what it did for the American sports car. Without the Mustang, the Pony car wars of the mid to late ’60 would have never happened and we would be without all the other great Pony cars.
The interior is believed to be original and looks decent. The carpets obviously need to be replaced and the floor pans are in rough shape. The underside of this car has some rust issues that may make it a costly project. The rest of the car looks solid enough to make it worth saving, but be prepared to replace most of the sheet metal underneath.
The exterior of this car looks solid, with only minimal rust in the rear fender lips, but the underside is a different story. Parts are plentiful and typically affordable. Given that the car is from Georgia, we would check if for rust hidden around the windshield and rear window. Bidding is still well below the BIN price, but reserve has yet to be reached. This could be a good project for the DIYer that is handy with a welder. Would you take this one on or leave it in the barn for someone else?