Data for 1965:

1965 Mustang Body Styles:

In 1965 a brand-new model; the fastback($2589), joined the hardtop($2372) and convertible($2614) as Mustang entered its first full year of production where 559,451 units would be built. The fastback had a larger backlight glass, a shorter trunk lid, functional fresh air vent on the B-pillar, and a folding back seat. All 1965 Mustangs where identical from the window line down and offered one of a 120hp(200ci 6-cycle), 200hp(289ci V8), 225hp(289ci V8), and a high performance 271hp(289ci V8). The new sporty GT package came with the V8 engine, special GT grille with built in fog lamps, a five-dial instrument cluster, an optional GT paint stripe, dual exhaust, and a special handling package. Luxury options included wood-grained vinyl trim, embossed bucket seat inserts, steering wheel with chrome rivets, and door armrests and courtesy lights. "Cobra Kits" where also first offered this year which included engine chrome dress-up parts, a Cobra distributor, performance options, dual exhaust, cam kit, heavy-duty clutch, and induction kits. Ford advertised that the Mustang could be "factory-customized" to play out your alter ego or change your life.

1965 Mustang Paint Color Codes:

* Only color for the Shelby GT-350

1965 Mustang Engine Codes:

1965 Mustang VIN Decoder:

Year: 5 = 1965

F = Dearborn Michigan
R = San Jose, California
T = Metuchen, New Jersey

07 = Hardtop
08 = Convertible
09 = Fastback

T = Standard 120hp 200ci 6-Cyl
C = Optional 200hp 289ci 2V V8
A = Optional 225hp 289ci 4V V8
K = Optional High Perf 271hp 289ci V8

Unit Number: 1965 Mustangs start at
5Fx0xx 250001
5Rx0xx 125001
5Tx0xx 100001

The VIN number is found under the hood on top of the driver's side fender apron. Under the hood.

1965 Mustang Special Models:

See Data for Other Years