Introduced in April 1964, the Ford Mustang led the 'pony car' stampede that would leave an indelible mark on US automotive history. While it was emulated to varying degrees of success by the likes of the Dodge Challenger and Pontiac Firebird, Ford’s first-of-breed would also prove the most enduring, with Mustang sales still going strong well into the 21st century.
The fastback version of the first-generation Mustang was introduced in 1965, just a few months after the model’s successful debut. Its swept-back rear windshield, stylish ventilation louvers, and voluptuous posterior, which produced lines more commonly exhibited by exotic European sports cars, proved as irresistible to buyers as the 4.7-liter Windsor V8 throbbing beneath its prominent hood.
On top of playing its part in launching a brand new automotive era, the 1965 Fastback also helped the original Mustang family establish the start of a successful dynasty on the silver screen -- a feat that would see sales rocket well past Ford’s initial expectations.
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