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Original 1965 Ford Mustang Press Kit and Media Drive
We just brought you the speech given by Lee Iacocca – then Vice President of Ford Motor Company -- back on April 13, 1964 when he presented the 1965 Ford Mustang to the media at the World’s Fair in New York, NY. Following the unveil of the new Mustang, writers set off on a 750-mile drive back to the Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn, Michigan to demonstrate the reliability and durability of the new Mustang while attracting crowds along the way.
The press kit for the 1965 Ford Mustang has been released, the same Press Kit that the media received that day back in 1964 during Iacocca’s speech. The 1965 Ford Mustang Press Kit and Media Drive covered everything anybody wanted to know about this “new” pony car.
The Press Kit starts out with the “Styling” throughout the interior and exterior. It then moves on to the “Power Team Selections.” Moving on from there, you can read about the different engines offered followed by “Transmissions.” Eight engine and transmission choices were offered by Ford to create your perfect pony whether it was just styling, performance or a little bit of both.
Transmissions came in 3-speed, 4-speed, and Cruise-O-Matic and could be paired with a 170ci six-cylinder engine, 260ci V-8, 289ci V-8 or 289ci high-performance V-8 engine.
After that, the kit goes on about the “Mustang Rear Axle and Driveline”, followed by the “Chassis.” The next topic explains the different “Mustang Bodies” available in its first year. Next up is the “Specifications” and “Standard Equipment Features”, with “Options and Accessories” last but not least.
You can find the full press release kit here.