AJ's Car of the Day: 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

Car: Ford Mustang Fastback

Year: 1965

What makes it special: It's the first generation of the highly successful Ford Mustang, which in 1964 was the launch and inspiration for the "Pony Car American class of automobile", defined as an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image.

What made it famous: The Ford Mustang’s styling, famous for its long hood and short deck, which proved wildly popular with the mid-1960's car fans.

 Why I would want one: Actually, I have had one before, but in the form of the "Coupe" two-door. I've never had a Fastback version, which would complete the trilogy. ( I did own a 1968 Mustang Convertible as well.)

 Fun fact: The development of the Mustang was a record 18 months, with Ford General Manager Lee Iacocca himself championing the project. Many give Iacoccoa the credit, but Ford designer L. David Ash is in reality the one credited with the actual styling of the Mustang