Rangoon Red: 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback “C” Code 4-Speed – Sold!
As pretty as the original Mustang coupes and convertibles are, it’s refreshing to come across an unmolested Fastback such as this 1965 Rangoon Red example featured on Craigslist in Towson, Maryland. Featuring a “C” code 289 cubic inch V8 and four-speed manual transmission, the current caretaker is asking $38,500, which checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms he has his Mustang priced $700 below the current #2 “Excellent” estimate of $39,200. While Ford launched the Mustang coupe and convertible in April 1964, beginning in August that year the company introduced the fastback version.
Unlike traditional Coupes, Mustang fastbacks sported a unique, 2+2 appearance that featured a fold-down rear seat that added a bit of practicality when needed. The Fastback became the basis for all performance-oriented Mustangs including the original Shelby GT350.
Here’s a mix of six Ford Mustang TV commercials from 1965:
While a nice example of an early Mustang fastback, the lack of either power steering or power brakes combined with a traditional cable-operated clutch likely make this 2+2 a bit of a handful when pulling and parking at local car shows. Other than that, it’s a great color combination equipped with the desirable deluxe interior. While originally a “C” code two-barrel topped 289 cubic inch V8, we like the subtle four-barrel and other underhood upgrades. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Offered is a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback. Rangoon red w/ deluxe black interior. 289 “C” code engine with factory 4speed transmission .This is a drum brake car with NO power steering or brakes. Extremely clean body,engine compartment and undercarriage with no evidence of accident damage. . A very nice original car that hasn’t been hacked up or modified. 38.5 k cash or wire transfer. NO checks or Paypal. I have little patience, no scammers or brokers offering to sell. Contact Gary/ 410-218-5992“
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