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1965 Ford Mustang
1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

1965 Ford Mustang

In 1965 the Ford Mustang debuted as a simple sports car powered by a 170 cid six cylinder with a pair of V8's as options. Originally named for the fighter plane, the P-51 Mustang and later the horse Mustang became the emblem. Buyers loved its low price, long hood, short trunk styling, and its many options and Ford loved its high volume sales. In mid 1964, Ford introduced the sporty 2+2 fastback body style to go along with the hardtop coupe and convertible. Enthusiasts also cheered the new "K-code" 271bhp 289 cid V8 that finally put some performance to match the Mustang's good looks. For those that wanted more, the legendary Carroll Shelby and Ford collaborated to produce the Shelby GT-350. This was a fastback specially tuned by Shelby. The 289 V8 produced 306bhp in street tune and around 360bhp in special GT-350R race tune. These Shelby's had no back seat, were only available in white and were fully race ready.

 

1965 Ford Mustang Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Mustang Series
N/A 65A (07) 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 4P $2,372 2,465 lbs 409,260
N/A 63A (09) 2-dr FastBack Coupe - 4P $2,589 2,515 lbs 77,079
N/A 76A (08) 2-dr Convertible - 4P $2,614 2,650 lbs 73,112

Notes:

  1. Total series output was 559,451 units including both sixes and V-8s.
  2. Series output includes 22,232 Luxury hardtops; 14,905 hardtops w/ bench seats; 5,776 Luxury fastbacks; 5,338 Luxury convertibles and 2,111 convertibles w/ bench seats.
  3. In figures rounded off to the nearest 100, the output included 198,900 sixes and 360,600 V-8s.

Body Type Identification

63A = 2+2 Fastback 65C = 2 Dr. Hardtop
63B = 2+2 Fastback 76A = Convertible
65A = 2 Dr. Hardtop 76B = Convertible (Luxury Trim)
65B = 2 Dr. Hardtop 76C = Convertible

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Mustang 108 in 181.6 in 68.2 in 56 in 56 in 6.50 x 13/7.00 x 13//7.00 x 14

Vin Number Decoding - 1960 - 1969 Ford (All Models)

Location: stamped on top upper flange of left front fender apron. Located on top of dash visible through windshield. On lock face of left front door.
 
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1960 1 = 1961 2 = 1962 3 = 1963 4 = 1964 5 = 1965 6 = 1966 7 = 1967 8 = 1968 9 = 1969
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta L = Michigan Truck
B = Oakville N = Norfolk
C = Ontario P = Twin Cities
D = Dallas R = San Jose
E = Mahwah S = Pilot Plant
F = Dearborn T = Metuchen
G = Chicago U = Louisville
H = Lorain W = Wayne
J = Los Angeles Y = Wixom
K = Kansas City Z = St. Louis
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Mustang 2 Dr Hardtop 51 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom)
02 = Mustang 2 Dr Fastback 52 = Ford 2 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
03 = Mustang 2 Dr Convertible 53 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
10 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan 54 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Galaxie 500)
11 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan 55 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (Galaxie 500)
12 = Falcon Station Wagon 56 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
20 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Futura) 57 = Ford Convertible (Galaxie 500)
21 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan (Futura) 58 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
22 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Bucket Seats) 60 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (XL)
23 = Falcon Station Wagon (Futura) 61 = Ford Convertible (XL)
30 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop 62 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
31 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan 63 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback Coupe
32 = Fairlane Station Wagon 64 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (LTD)
33 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop (500) 65 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
34 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan (500) 66 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
35 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500) 70 = Ford Station Wagon (Ranch Wagon - 6P)
36 = Fairlane Convertible (500) 71 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 6P)
37 = Fairlane Station Wagon (500) 72 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 10P)
38 = Fairlane Station Wagon (Squire) 73 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire - 6P)
40 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 XL) 74 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Sedan - 10P)
41 = Fairlane Convertible (500 XL) 75 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -6P)
42 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 GT) 76 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -10P)
43 = Fairlane Convertible (500 GT) 76 = Fairlane Convertible
47 = Fairlane Ranchero 83 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop
48 = Fairlane Ranchero (500) 84 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
49 = Fairlane Ranchero (GT) 87 = Thunderbird 4 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
Fifth Symbol - Engine
A = 8-289 Q = 8-427
B = 6-240 R = 8-427
C = 8-289 S = 8-390
E = 6-240 T = 6-200
F = 8-260 U = 6-170
J = 8-302 V = 6-240
K = 8-289 W = 8-427
L = 8-221 X = 8-352
M = 8-390 Y = 8-390
N = 8-429 Z = 8-390
P = 8-428  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st.
6 4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st.
T Cruise-O-Matic (FMX-L)
U C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case)
W C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case)
X Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
Y Cruise-O-Matic(C.I. case)
Z C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case)

1965 Ford Mustang Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: Last letter in the serial number. Look toward the back of the engine block on the right hand side, above the starter. You will find the casting number at this location.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
T 6-200 120 190 Cruise-O-Matic 1 BC
C 8-289 200 282 Cruise-O-Matic 2 BC
A 8-289 225 305 Cruise-O-Matic 4 BC
K 8-289 271 312 4-Speed Manual 4 BC

1965 Ford Mustang Options

Description Price Description Price
289-cid/200-hp V-8 $105.63 Accent Group (63A) $13.90
289-cid/225-hp V-8 $158.48 Ford Air Conditioning $277.20
289-cid/271-hp V-8 w/o GT Group $327.92 Back-Up Lights $10.47
289-cid/271-hp V-8 w/ GT Group $276.34 Heavy-Duty Battery $7.44
Cruise-O-Matic Transmission (6-Cyl) $175.80 Closed Emission System (Calif.) $5.19
Cruise-O-Matic Transmission V-8 $185.39 Full Length Console $50.41
4-Speed Manual Transmission (6-Cyl) $113.45 Console w/ Air Conditioning $31.52
4-Speed Manual Transmission (V-8) $184.02 Interior Decor Group $107.08
Manual Front Disc Brakes $56.77 Full Width Seat w/ Center Armrest $24.42
Limited Slip Differential $41.60 Tinted Glass w/ Banded Windshield $30.25
Rally-Pac Clock/Tachometer $69.30 Tinted & Banded Windshield (only) $21.09
Special Handling Package $30.64 Push-Button Radio w/ Antenna $57.51
GT Equipment Group $165.03 Rocker Panel Molding $15.76
Styled Steel Wheels $119.71 Deluxe Steering Wheel $31.52
Power Brakes $42.29 Vinyl Roof $74.19
Power Steering $84.47 Wheel Covers w/ Knock Off Hubs $17.82
Power Convertible Top $52.95 Magic-Air Heater Delete (Credit) $31.52
Emergency Flashers $19.19 Seatbelts Delete (Credit) $10.76
Padded Visors $5.58 6.50 x 13 White Sidewall Tires (6-Cyl) $33.30
Rear Seat Belts $14.78 6.50 x 14 Black Sidewall Tires (6-Cyl) $7.36
Front Deluxe Seat Belts w/ Retractors $7.39 6.50 x 14 White Sidewall Tires (6-Cyl) $40.67
Front & Rear Deluxe Seat Belts w/ Retractors $25.40 6.95 x 14 White Sidewall Tires (V-8) $33.31
Visibility Group $35.83 6.95 x 14 Black Sidewall Tires (V-8) $15.67
Accent Group (65A & 76A) $27.11 6.95 x 14 Red Stripe Tires (V-8) $48.97

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Not Available
4-Speed Manual Not Available
Overdrive Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case) Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic (aluminum case) Not Available
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
2 Overdrive
4 Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
5 4-Speed Manual
6 Cruise-O-Matic (aluminum case)

1965 Ford Axle Codes

 
 
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio
1 A 3.00
2 B 2.83
2 B 3.10
3 C 3.20
4 D 3.25
5 E 3.50
6 F 2.80
7 G 3.80
8 H 3.89
9 I 4.00 (Falcon)
9 I 4.11

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Raven Black
Lucite® Code - 88
Duco® Code - 44
Dulux® Code - 93-005

Q - Brittany Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4485L
Duco® Code - 4485
Dulux® Code - 181-96928

B - Midnight Turquoise (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4284L
Duco® Code - 4284H
Dulux® Code - 181-95606

R - Ivy Green
Lucite® Code - 4611L
Duco® Code - 4611
Dulux® Code - 181-97327
C - Honey Gold
Lucite® Code - 4612L
Duco® Code - 4612
Dulux® Code - 181-97328H
S - Charcoal Gray (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4618L
Duco® Code - 4618
Dulux® Code - 181-97334
D - Dynasty Green
Lucite® Code - 4486L
Duco® Code - 4486
Dulux® Code - 181-96929

T - Navajo Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4489L
Duco® Code - 4489
Dulux® Code - 93-96932

E - Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4280
Duco® Code - 4280
Dulux® Code - 181-95602

U - Patrician Green (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4297L
Duco® Code - 4297
Dulux® Code - 181-17008

F - Arcadian Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4070L
Duco® Code - 4070
Dulux® Code - 93-94122

V - Emberglo (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4700LH
Duco® Code - 4700H
Dulux® Code - 181-97770H

G - Pastel Yellow (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4617L
Duco® Code - 4617L
Dulux® Code - 93-97333
W - Rose Beige #2 (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4498L
Duco® Code - 4498
Dulux® Code - 181-96942

H - Caspian Blue #2
L Lucite® Code - 4693L
Duco® Code - 4693
Dulux® Code - 181-97568

X - Vintage Burgundy
Lucite® Code - 4490LM
Duco® Code - 4490H
Dulux® Code - 181-96933H

I - Champagne Beige
Lucite® Code - 4613L
Duco® Code - 4613
Dulux® Code - 181-97329

Y - Silver Blue
Lucite® Code - 4692L
Duco® Code - 4692
Dulux® Code - 181-97547

J - Rangoon Red
Lucite® Code - 4294LM
Duco® Code - 4294H
Dulux® Code - 93-95616H

Z - Chantilly Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4488L
Duco® Code - 4488
Dulux® Code - 181-96931

K - Silver Smoke Gray
Lucite® Code - 4482L
Duco® Code - 4482
Dulux® Code - 181-96925

3 - Poppy Red (Mustang only)
Lucite® Code - 4602LH
Duco® Code - 4602H
Dulux® Code - 93-97249H
M - Wimbledon White
Lucite® Code - 4480L
Duco® Code - 4480
Dulux® Code - 93-96923
4 - Frost Turquoise (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4610L
Duco® Code - 4610
Dulux® Code - 93-97326
N - Diamond Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 2770L
Duco® Code - 2770
Dulux® Code - 93-830203H
5 - Twilight Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4607L
Duco® Code - 4607
Dulux® Code - 181-97323
O - Tropical Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4608L
Duco® Code - 4608
Dulux® Code - 93-97324
7 - Phoenician Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4491LH
Duco® Code - 4491
Dulux® Code - 93-96934
P - Prairie Bronze
Lucite® Code - 4603L
Duco® Code - 4603
Dulux® Code - 181-97250
8 - Springtime Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4699L
Duco® Code - 4699
Dulux® Code - 93-97769
NOTE: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination YM on a Ford would indicate the body finished in Silver Blue and the roof area in Wimbledon White.) Paint code for all models are shown on the plate on the rear face of the left front door.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

White
Lucite® Code - 9138L (semi-gloss)

Medium Green
Lucite® Code - 9093LH (semi-gloss)

Light Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9145L (semi-gloss)

Light Aqua (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9144LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Beige
Lucite® Code - 9051LH (semi-gloss)

Light Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9149LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9156L (semi-gloss)

Medium Aqua (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9154LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9155L (semi-gloss)

Medium Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9148LH (semi-gloss)

Light Palomino
Lucite® Code - 9134L (semi-gloss)

Dark Aqua
Lucite® Code - 9153LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Palomino
Lucite® Code - 9137LH (semi-gloss)
Light Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9140LH (semi-gloss)
Light Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9143LH (semi-gloss)
Light Blue
Lucite® Code - 9147LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9151LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Blue
Lucite® Code - 9135LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9150LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9139LM (semi-gloss)
Light Ivy Gold (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9142LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9152LH (semi-gloss)

Light Ivy Gold
Lucite® Code - 9133LH (semi-gloss)
Red
Lucite® Code - 9091LM (semi-gloss)

Medium Ivy Gold (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9141LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Red (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9146LM (semi-gloss)

Medium Ivy Gold
Lucite® Code - 9136LH (semi-gloss)

Burgundy
Lucite® Code - 9041LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Ivy Gold (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9132LH (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88 (semi-gloss)

NOTE: To obtain a gloss comparable to the original interior finish add approximately 1 oz DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.


Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Turquoise 389-262

 

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