Skip to comments.Ford reintroduces the 1965 Mustang
Posted on 10/29/2011 7:56:00 AM PDT by Drew68
If all you wanna do is ride around, the classic convertible can be yours for $15,000.
Ford Motor Co. will soon sell brand-new 1965 Ford Mustangs for just $15,000 each. The only hitch: There's some assembly required.
As part of its Ford Reproduction business, Ford revealed today it had approved a new stamping of the steel bodies for first-generation Mustang that buyers could then build into their own 1964 1/2 through 1966 Mustang, using whatever engine, axles, interior and other parts they can find on their own...
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Very cool! I wonder what the licensing/registration requirements would be?
Not a good sign when a people starts looking back instead of looking forward.
The pervert in me says, “wow, I wonder if you could fit that on a Chevy Volt chassis?”
Cars were simply better then. When you wanted more power, you worked on it yourself, adding parts that you wanted. Now, you need to go to the dealership and have them hook up a computer.
..depends on the engine you put in it
My Uncle Junior had a red a black 69 Boss Mustang.
I have been advocating this all along. Chevrolet needs to market the 56’ Chevy.
By most objective standards cars are many times better now than 40 years ago
Damn, 15 grand for an unfinshed body?
Well remember our 1965 Mustang convertable, was $2,500.00 out the door. Was pretty swift even with just that little 289 engine, when parked , looked like it was ready to leap.
Great news for hobbyist and maybe us if this is true.
We’ve had a early like new 60’s differential in our attic for the last 38 years.
These car will have limited appeal, mostly to histical car buffs and restoration hobbyists. There's always been a market in classic car restoration and with the passage of time, there's fewer and fewer of these originals left in restorable condition. Kudos to Ford for seeing this market and filling it --and with better quality steel, rustproofing and tolerences to boot!
My hobby is guitars. Virtually all the major guitar and amp manufacturers from Gibson, Fender and Marshall offer point-by-point reproductions of their classic gear from the 50s and 60s in addition to their modern lineup. There's a market for this stuff and consumers willing to pay a premium.
Well yeah I agree, but what made the older cars better was the pride of working on them yourself. I see a bunch of people around here that have their cars tuned specifically to be loud, not for performance. It’s probably killing the engine; I wouldn’t know because I don’t know cars, but it doesn’t sound good.
The only new muscle cars I’d own are the Mustang and Challenger. Nothing else looks like they used to.
I guess "retro" really is the "in" thing these days....
People have always looked backward to classical designs.
I agree. The old cars are fun but when I'm driving my family around, I want to be driving a new car.
There's a saying. Back in the 50s when there was a car wreck, they towed the car to the body shop and the passengers to the morgue. Today they tow the car to the junk yard and the passengers walk away.
'55 or '57.
The '56 is a butt-ugly.
Case in point.....
Everything old is new again :-)
Why a kit?
Wake up Ford. If you want to sell a successful classic car, sell a successful classic car.
SELL IT READY TO DRIVE.
Case in point: The Jeep Wrangler. Which is hugely successful. Sold off the lot today, pretty much as it’s always been.
Commercial success. American jobs.
The above, are all good.
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