Those who do not read/study history…

Selfies are NOT a new thing… They didn’t start with the advent of digital cameras/cellphones…

Care to guess what year the ‘first’ selfie was taken?

And another question- What iconic car debuted today in 1965?

1900… Yep, over a century ago… She’s standing in front of a mirror, with a wooden camera, probably with a glass plate negative.

The car is one that ANY car lover would ‘love’ to have… If you have a spare half a million these days…

All 1965 GT350s were painted Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rocker stripes. Very few GT350s were delivered to the dealer with the optional “Le Mans” (or “LeMans”) top stripes, which run the length of the entire car. Approximately 28% of the 562 1965 cars built had Le Mans stripes. Dealers often added the stripes, probably at the customer’s request.[5] Today, it is difficult to find a GT350 not so equipped.

Many ERT 1965 cars had the battery relocated to the trunk, which was changed mid-year from complaints of fumes, and featured over-rider traction bars, relocated A-arms, as well as other modifications. Over-rider traction bars are named so because of their design being on top of the leaf spring as opposed to underneath them. There was only one transmission available, a 4-speed Borg-Warner T-10 manual. The exhaust system in the 1965 GT350 was a side-exit dual exhaust with glass-pack mufflers. For this one year, the GT350 also featured special 130 mph-rated Goodyear “Blue Dot” tires, named for the prominent blue dot on each sidewall. The 1965 GT350 had a full size spare tire mounted in place of rear seats, making it a 2-seat-only vehicle (to be allowed to race under SCCA regulations as a “sports car”), and rode on either silver-painted steel wheels or special cast-magnesium center “Cragar Shelby” 15″ rims with chromed center caps marked with a stylized “CS”.  All 1965–66 cars featured the K-Code 271 hp (202 kW; 275 PS) 289 cu in (4.7 L), modified to produce 306 hp (228 kW; 310 PS). Marketing literature referred to this engine as the “Cobra hi-riser” due to its high-riser intake manifold. Beginning as a stock Mustang with a 4-speed manual and 9″ live rear axle, the cars were shipped to Shelby American, where they received the high-riser manifolds, Tri-Y headers, and were given larger Ford Galaxie rear drum brakes with metallic-linings and Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes.Total 1965 model year production was 562 units, including 34 GT350R models for SCCA racing.

Now the original R models are REALLY pricey… Start at a million and go up…

For a car that cost around $4000, brand new…


Sigh… — 17 Comments

  1. The Mustang came out while I was stationed in Japan and looked like just the thing for a returning veteran. But by the time I got back to the ZI, it had acquired the reputation of being the perfect high school graduation gift for Daddy’s darling daughter. So I bought a used VW.

  2. I owned a 1967 Mustang with the 200 ci six cylinder and an automatic transmission, and it was STILL fantastic to drive, like being in a space fighter, I thought. It was the second car I ever owned, and is still the sportiest car I ever owned. Had to sell it when I went into the Army in 1972, for $600.

  3. *Drools heavily* That’s “kids are now on their own. They can fight about the secret inheritance clause in the will.”

    Never could quite afford payments and (worse) insurance on anything that sweet, and the later ‘Stangs were lamed for a decade or more.

  4. I’d commit several felonies and break at least 2 of the Commandments for that vehicle.

  5. Not I, sez I. It ain’t me. I had 3 different Porsches before getting married and a VW GTI after that…and then kids and a minivan.

  6. ’57 BelAir, w/B&M hydro
    ’55 Nomad w/4 speed
    ’61 ‘Vet w/4speed
    ’69 MGBGT w/4speed
    ’32 3 window coupe w/3speed
    Then she got pregnant.
    Station wagons….sigh.

  7. Pat/Rick- 67s were a helluva upgrade from the 65s… Just sayin…

    PK- Point…

    Stretch- You and a lot of other folks…

    Sam/Skip- LOL, yep, fun cars to ‘reality’ cars. Mine was a vette to a Volvo.

  8. Had a ’69 Mustang Mach 1 (Bought used in 1971.) with 351ci (Windsor, not the Cleveland) mill. Great car, got good milage, served me well for several years. Often wish I had it back.

  9. Had a ’65 2+2 4spd, with a two barrel 302 (170hp), in place of the blown 289. Never got around to upgrading the engine. Well, except the dual point distributor and top-loader trans out of a ’66GT Mustang.
    Small traction bars really helped. Came with a 2.80 rear end, not a 9″. Which I grenaded. Best I could find was a 3.00 to replace it. Car got better than 30mpg! Single exhaust. Handled like a truck, which was why I got rid of it.
    Did a full baby blue paintjob in my dad’s shop, swapped in a nice ’66 interior, and it took months to find a buyer for $600, in ’73. South NJ. Wish I had it back. Shelby front suspension parts would make it handle.

    Next Mustang was a ’71 with a 429 Super Cobra Jet. With auto trans! Even more of a truck-like handler.

  10. Hey Old NFO;

    Now why was your girlfriend taking a selfie….?

    I had a 1986 Mustang and took it to Germany. Still miss that car. Wish I had bought some of the older ones back in the day…now they are pricey.

  11. My Dad bought Mom a new ’65 in pale yellow, then later a red ’67 which was t-boned by a ’65 running a light. I had a ’66, then a ’69 GT, and finally a’90 GT. My two brothers had three others. Now I’d need help getting in and out.