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Vintage 1965 Ford Mustang Ad Touts Practicality: Video

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Buyers of new cars in the ’60s were pretty much the same as buyers of new cars are today. Buyers want a car that looks good, performs, well, and is practical at the same time. In 1965, Ford had a commercial that aired for the Mustang fastback 2+2 coupe.

The commercial sounds like a school safety video but touts the fold-down rear seat that can turn from a seat into a flat cargo area when needed. Ford says in the ad that the rear seat can accommodate two children or a pair of adults on a short haul. The 1965 Ford Mustang also features a drop-down cargo door between the rear seat and trunk that could expand the carrying capacity of the car even further.

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The famous side vents directly behind the driver and passenger windows had a slider that opened to remove stale air and smoke from inside the car when it was being driven. Those louvered side vents are one of the most iconic styling features of the 1965 Ford Mustang. Ford also touts the multiple options allowing buyers to customize the 1965 Ford Mustang to their tastes.

Among those options were three different V8 engines with a 289 cubic inch high performance 4-barrel V8 as the top of the line choice to create what Ford touted as “snortin’, sportin'” rally-type car. Many Ford fans wish Ford would return to its ’60s ways of letting buyers customize their vehicles with what they want, not what Ford wants to sell in a few options packages. The problem that many people have with the way options are packaged today is that to get the one option you want requires buying a bunch you don’t want, and sometimes spending thousands of dollars on getting that desired option. Check out this 1965 Mustang that ultimately ended up as an all-out road racing machine.

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Source: Road and Track

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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