1965

First-car memories fueled the revival of this 1965 Chrysler Newport – Matt Litwin @Hemmings

Do you remember Susie, the Little Blue Coupe? As the title hints, it was an animated short about a cute sporty car that flirted its way out of a dealership window and into the hands of its first, proud owner. During… Read More ›

Buyer’s Guide: The 1964-1965 Ford Falcon covered the spread from fuel miser to sport coupe – Thomas A. DeMauro @Hemmings

Just because the Falcon was a low-priced economy car, that didn’t mean that it wasn’t satisfying to own. Ford referred to the redesigned 1964 and 1965 editions as its “Total Performance” compact. That philosophy also extended to the larger models… Read More ›

1966 Ford Mustang “Shelby GT350” Clone Packs Supercharged 302 Cobra V8 Surprise – Mircea Panait @Autoevolution

Mustangs have always been quick, powerful cars, with the notable exceptions of the underperforming models the Ford Motor Company sold during the Malaise Era. Some of the best-handling ponies from the Blue Oval feature motorsport-inspired mods from a Texas chicken… Read More ›

One of 19 sold, an original-body 427 competition Cobra heads to auction at Amelia Island – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

The 427 competition Cobra was to be Shelby American’s secret weapon, the production car that would soundly defeat Ferrari in sports car races on its European home turf. Complications with FIA homologation delayed its international racing debut (and ultimately limited… Read More ›

Ford built five GT40 roadsters, but only one raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

After disappointing performances in 1964 and 1965, Ford’s GT40 coupes dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1966-’69. The automaker experimented with GT40 roadsters, too, building five prototypes for endurance racing before abandoning the project. Four of these open-top… Read More ›

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