1965 FORD MUSTANG GT 2+2 “K-CODE” FASTBACK
Designer: Joe Oros
Estimate: $75,000 - $90,000
Chassis Number: 5F09K750440
Decoded: 5=1965; F=Dearborn (The Rogue), MI assembly; 09=2+2 Fastback body; K=Hi-
performance 289 cid V8; 750440=350,440th 1965 Mustang scheduled for assembly at Dearborn
Engine: 289 cid OHV “small-block” V8
4-barrel Carburetor / 271 bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes
● Genuine K-Code HiPo V8
● Exclusive Mustang Color
● Well Appointed Sport-Compact
The Model: Even after Ford had made big news with the new Mustang, they had one more card up their sleeve in the way of a 2+2 fastback model. This was the car that Carroll Shelby would favor for the GT350 project, and all his cars were ordered with the proven high performance “K-Code”, 271horse, 289 V8. With the Mustang already keeping three of Ford’s assembly plants working around the clock to meet demand, all this new model did was add to the excitement. A total of 77,079 2+2 fastbacks were produced during the 1965 model year and today they are one of the most sought after models. Of course the K-Code V8 is also a hot commodity fitted with a special Autolite four-barrel carburetor from the factory, solid valve lifters, and 10.5:1 compression ratio, there were the best bang for the block small blocks Ford ever built.
The Car: This 2+2 was built at the home of the Mustang, the famous Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn. For 1965, Mustang offered one exclusive color for their new sport compact, Poppy Red, which is the color this GT fastback is finished in. Riding on a set of factory accessory Style steel wheels, it carries the rare driving light option in the grille, as well as GT badging and rocker panel stripes. Inside the car black vinyl seats cradle the driver and passenger with a fold- down rear seat. Mounted to the steering column is the Rally Pack, meant only for drivers who knew how fast these cars could go. The center console with simulated wood trim features the four-speed shifter, which isn’t simulated, its real. Under the hood features a chrome dress up kit for the V8, plus a authentically detailed engine compartment. Simply put, this is the ultimate stock Mustang for 1965.