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AJ's Car of the Day 1965 T-5 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback
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Car: T-5 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback

Year: 1965

What makes it special: The ultra rare 1965 T-5 Ford Mustang 2+2 were Mustangs that were exported to Germany thru the military PX system in cooperation with local Ford dealers for the U.S. Serviceman and the German public for purchase. But since copyrights to the Mustang name was already held by a large truck and heavy equipment manufacturer in Germany named Krupp, the name Mustang could not be used. If you look closely at the side badging next to the galloping horse, it say's "T-5" instead of "Mustang" in the rectangular chrome emblems.

What made it famous: The name T-5 that was selected was the name of the original mid engine, two-seater Mustang project of the early 1960's. For the German T-5, the iconic galloping horse emblem stayed, but fender badges, rear gas cap, and steering wheel brandings were all changed to T-5. Other than the branding, the mechanical changes to T5 were mostly limited to replacing the exterior lighting to meet European regulations, as well as some suspension tuning changes and installation of the shock tower brace from the Shelby GT350 to better suit continental roads. There are only 76 1965 T-5 Mustang's known to exist worldwide, consisting of 33 coupes, 17 convertibles, and 26 fastbacks.

Why I would want one: Its very rare, and it's different. It's a way cool variant to the Ford Mustang, and that makes it stand out just a little more than the others.

Fun fact: Mustang was sold in Germany as the "T-5" until December 1978.

( 1965 T-5 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback photo from BlogSpot.com )

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