2013 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction
Lot
36

1965 Ford Mustang 'GT350 Clone' Fastback (RHD)

$43,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine 289cu V-8
Gearbox 3-speed automatic
Body Work Fastback
Colour Red/White
Interior Cream
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Cast Alloy
Brakes Disc/Drum

Description

This lot is no longer available

One of the keys to the success of the Mustang was the extensive list of options and powertrain combinations that allowed the buyer to personalise his or her car to unprecedented levels. The Mustang was the first in a new wave of personal sports compact cars and even coined the name "ponycar" used to distinguish them. From a relatively tame six-cylinder, automatic cruiser suitable for shopping or taking the kids to school through to a fire breathing V8 more suited to the racetrack, the Mustang was all things to all people from the time it was launched in 1964. Few changes were made to the first generation Mustang- such was the speed they were being snapped up by eager buyers. For 1965 the range of body styles was extended to include the original notchback coupe, convertible and new fastback 2+2 that formed the basis for the super-performance Shelby GT-350 road and race cars. Many Mustangs have subsequently been rebuilt to pay tribute to the legendary Shelby and, done well, provide all the excitement at a price far more accessible to the masses.

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