Journal: Ford Salesman's Guide Sold Style in 1965

Ford Salesman’s Guide Sold Style in 1965

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
May 8, 2013
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The sixties was a very special time for Ford, with many of their most iconic and best-remembered designs stemming from this creative and forward-thinking time in their corporate history. Nearly across the entire blue oval range, styling was distinct and successful, with not only the Mustang and Thunderbird looking crisp and modern, but with worthy efforts in the forms of more utility-biased machines like the Econoline, F-series trucks, Falcon, and Ranchero—all of which are beautifully illustrated here on a period salesman’s guide to facts and figures for the 1965 range.

What’s your favorite 1960’s Ford?

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65Mustangman
65Mustangman

My dad was a Ford dealer in the 50’s and 60’s. I was a lucky 16 year old kid drving 65 Mustangs. In 1987 I purchased a 65 Mustang fastback and had the car restored. The 4 speed and the 289 4 barrel engine in the red fastback bring back those glory days so that model is my favorite.

Andreas Lavesson
Andreas Lavesson

There are so many! I like the ’63 and ’65 Falcons, the ’64 Fairlane, ’63 Galaxie and all the first gen Mustangs. However, if someone were to hand me the keys to a 60’s Ford of choice, I’d have to go for the ’69 Mustang Boss 429.

Andre L Hulstaert
Andre L Hulstaert

Hello: Fond memories, naturally the Mustang. I had a load of them from a 1965 fastback to a 1967 Convertible and, the icing on the cake; a matched pair (only 7 vin numbers difference) of 1967 Shelby Cobra’s, a Bullit style fastback and a convertible (only 414 ever made in the 350 ) I bought the Shelby coupe used and it had been repaired with a regular Mustang nose, but the rest was correct, the rollbar, the engine, transmission and so on. I loved the Shelby convertible on which I which I used as my daily car for quite a… Read more »

Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman

back in ’65 i was driving a little vw beetle…

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Adam Holter
Adam Holter

Favorite ’60s Ford…hmm. As far as ones I’d most like to drive, ’63 Falcon, Ranchero, and Econoline. But as far as absolute favorite, that’s tough. Probably it’d be the ’67 Galaxie 427.

Andre L Hulstaert
Andre L Hulstaert

I can concur with that, actively sought one once it was too late to buy them new. Never really got round to having one though. I did have a 1974 Gran Torino Sports wagon with a Police Interceptor engine. Nobody really knows how that got in there, but, there it was for me to enjoy. A big, fast and enjoyable car.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

Well, I had a 1965 Mustang GT. Coupe, Hi-Po 289, front disc brakes, 4 speed, factory mags and distinctive Cobra valve covers. I put a LOT of miles on that car working the heavy clutch up and down the California coast.
Not quite sure why I sold it… seemed like a good idea at the time. Doh! That car was so easy to work on and made great power from that 289.

Back then we didn’t realize there would be websites like this to put salt in the wound.