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Question of the Day: What is your opinion of the 1965-1966 Ford Mustang?

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What is your opinion of the 1965-1966 Ford Mustang?

Give us your take in the comments section.

Mustang assembly line: 1966
David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


  1. Completely new “feeling” of the driving experience,suddenly driving becomes style as well as substance,a new era has begun/beggining

  2. I bought the very first 1964 1/2 Mustang in Charleston SC. I had to leave it with the dealer to have in the showroom as it was the only one he had to show at the time. It was a white car with red interior, six cylinders, straight shift, white wall tires, radio and heater. I loved it and still wish I had kept it. t was a real head turner at the time. I believe the sticker price at the time was $ 2,500. Oh, for the good old days. I have always thought Ford should make an almost exact replica of that car. It would be a best seller.

    Tommy Hartnett
    Charleston, SC

  3. I love them. I had a used 66 289 4 spd GT back in 1971. That was a great car would love to have another. I have a 1989 fox body hatch with a 5.0 LX now and love it. Had a 1989 fox body GT hatch.

  4. I love them! I have an unrestored ‘65 that looks exactly like the one in the picture. It starts right up and runs great! I bought it in the mid ‘90’s for my daughters to drive to HS.

  5. Finest “sports car” Ford has made to date. Owned 8: 2 fastbacks (Hi-Po &Shelby Hertz) 6 convertibles (2GTs/ all 225hp/last 2 with a/c). Probably why, there are still outfits “manufacturing” replicas. Special Interest”: an outfit in Oakville Ontario used to be able to provide me with NOS parts (complete inventory) to allow me to restore each 1 to “factory original” AND sell accordingly. Not too bad, for a guy who had time on his hands AND the then ability, to have each and every component, repaired/re-furbished/restored by “craftsmen” who “specialized ONLY in that particular component/ a Generation, LOST forever.

  6. I’ve never see the appeal. The fastbacks are a nice looking car but the coupes look like a small runabout boat.

    The vast majority of them I’ve ever seen are automatics, which also limits their apple to me.

    They’re very popular, but quite a ways down on my list of cars I’d potentially purchase.

  7. Was a revolutionary design that took the auto manufacturers by storm and changed their direction 65 & 66 fastbacks were perhaps the best pony designs of all !

  8. I say it’s an early 65 Mustang. The 54’s and 65’s had a 260 cid. The 66 was available with the 289 cid. I stand on 1965 Mustang.

  9. God bless Lee Iacocca and his marketing genius! The very 1st will always be the iconic benchmark, for everyone else to follow. Decades ago, it was once said; “The first generation of the Ford Mustang will never reach “collector car” status, because way too many were made.” Haaaa! You want to really appreciate the 1st generation Mustang, then watch the movie Ford vs Ferrari!

  10. Nice car wished it was designed with frame and a Cleveland 351. My first car was a factory 1965 fastback 289 with C4 transmission canary yellow.

  11. I owned a 66 Ford Mustang hatchback when I was in college, paid $350. I loved that car until somebody broke out all the windows after it broke down on the side of the road. I finally purchased a used 2014 about four years ago.

  12. I owned a 64-1/2 2+2 289 exactly like the one in the picture but wimbledon white with green interior, I purchased when I was in high school, back in 1988 as project and partner with my dad, I was too ambitious to try to restore it to complete original condition, save as much pieces as we could, purchase as much ZZ spare parts and pretty few RR. Then I drove it in collage as a second car, it was pretty cool, how ever it wasn’t very confortable to drive it, sold it for 20K to pay my honey moon, worst mistake in my life. I know the guy that own it now, purchased from my neighbor that I sold to a few years ago, and He hasn’t need to do much after 30+ years., He own a couple of Porsches, Mercedes, Etc, His favorite one is the 2+2.
    I wish I had it to re do it, it wasn’t machining numbers, the engine didn’t match, so I guess I should go in a diferente direction not to the original look, but it was very beautiful from any angle at the end.

  13. My first car was a 1966 baby blue with blue interior (yes, it was a chick’s car) coupe with the straight six (no power). Lots of fun and memories. I really liked the fastback’s though…still think those are a great looking car. Off topic, but my next car in college was a 1969 Cougar with a 351. Those are very underrated cars.


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