I was very surprised to see a Ford Mustang Fastback in Budapest, and quite frankly I was also surprised to see this black 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe in Paris. The pony cars just seem out of place in the continent where Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Fiats, or Citroën are the norm. However, this has been a super popular car over the years, and so we find it overseas.
This was a tricky photo shoot. It was rainy, and it was a very busy Boulevard Voltaire that runs towards Place de la République, so I had some cars to dodge.
So, lets check out this good looking two-door hardtop!
Interesting paint job on the car. It comes from Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof“. The owner of this Mustang must be a fan.
This is a great view of that long hood that made this car so popular over the years. Nice shiny chrome bumper. Very cool white steering wheel.
Looks like we have a prop in the back window.
Here’s a look from the rear. I love those red vertical line tail lights wrapped in chrome. They must look really cool at night time.
I’m not quite sure what the number 79 is all about.
This car is all about raw power. As it was revised over the years, the dimensions and engine size got bigger.
Here is a look from the rear of the car, and a better look at those amazing brake lights. I like how this first edition has mini fins. Nice Mustang emblem on the back.
Nice little mini fins
That’s some good looking white leather interior.
The first Mustang rolled out of production in 1964, but was 6 months late in the year. So, it was often called the “1964½” model.
And so, it was this 1965 Ford Mustang coupe that saw the first full year of production. 1965 and 1966 were the two biggest years for American sales.