Man buys 1965 Mustang from family of a serviceman and there’s one thing that’s extremely rare about it

  • Ford made over 680,000 Mustangs in the first of production
  • This one is unique because of the Tropical Turquoise colorway
  • Only around 6,000 Mustangs in this color exist

Published on Jul 09, 2024 at 12:13 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on Jul 09, 2024 at 3:48 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

This 1965 Ford Mustang is rarer than the owner initially realized for one specific reason.

It’s in great condition, and 1965 was a great year for Mustangs, but the thing that makes it rare is the color.

It is finished in a unique shade of blue, one of the rarest color options for 1960s Mustangs.

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Very few cars in the world have the same appeal as the Ford Mustang.

Just like other automotive icons, the Mazda MX-5 (a new model is expected shortly, by the way) for example, the Mustang is still one of the most coveted cars in the world even though it is as mainstream as it gets.

It is unusual for a car to remain appealing even when it’s attainable and, generally speaking, inexpensive.

A unique colorway for a 1965 Ford Mustang

Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964 and expected to sell 100,000 units by the end of 1965.

They ended up selling 680,000+ Mustangs in the first year on the market.

The thing is, even though Ford offered more than 20 different colorways, the one you see here, dubbed ‘Tropical Turquoise’, accounted for around 1.6 percent of all Mustangs produced between 1964 and 1965.

This means only around 6,000 of these were made, and presumably a few of them were either damaged or destroyed in the last 60-odd years.

A car with a sad story

The car was bought new by a guy who then sold it to a young soldier who didn’t get the chance to enjoy it for long.

Shortly after buying the car, the soldier was deployed to Vietnam and unfortunately never came back.

His family left the car in a barn for about 30 years.

And now they finally decided it was time to let it go and put it for sale.

The Ford Mustang is and always has been an icon, and the fact that Ford is now using the name for cars that are not technically a Mustang – as we know it, anyway – won’t change that.

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Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.