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Unread 04-28-2006   #1 (permalink)
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My wife and I have an original 1965 fastback painted in tropical turquiose with the white interior. I have spoken to a couple of people who feel this is a very rare combination in a fastback. However, I have not been able to find anything which can tell me how many fastbacks of this type were built.

First of all, does anyone know anything about this combination, or can you direct me to something which tells me how many of each color were made....

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Default Re: Is this a rare 1965 fastback

Unfortunatly, it is my understanding that Ford was more interested in making enough 'stangs to meet demand than they were in keeping in depth records for 65-66. Understandable considering they had no clue that things would go the way they did. It's probably a fairly rare color combination, peoples tastes havn't changed all that much. White has long been the favorite color with car buyers and only recently been passed by silver. Red is also a regular favorite. I haven't seen to many cars on the road in your color over the years so it's a safe bet it's not too common. I don't think it makes the car any more or less valuable though.

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Hello. Actually Ford kept very good records about these cars, down to the most trivial of minutia.They just destroyed them all.Those punch cards took up some room.After the warranties had expired, Ford didn't care about the cars anymore.Ford was in the new car business, not the historian business.Tropical Turquoise was a little more common than you would think from looking at the cars now.Many people now don't like that color so they paint them a different color and get themselves a new door tag.It's probably not as rare as, say, Silver Frost, but I bet it doesn't miss it by much.Being a fastback would knock the numbers down a whole bunch, though.Fastbacks were generally thought of as 'guy' cars, and a lot of guys have a problem with a color like that.So, yeah, I bet that is pretty rare.Especially if it still is that color.
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My wife and I have an original 1965 fastback painted in tropical turquiose with the white interior. I have spoken to a couple of people who feel this is a very rare combination in a fastback. However, I have not been able to find anything which can tell me how many fastbacks of this type were built.

First of all, does anyone know anything about this combination, or can you direct me to something which tells me how many of each color were made....

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Oh wow, I wish you had pics of your car. I am not exactly sure what tropical turquiose is. I had a 1965 2+2 fastback that was what I called baby blue with white interior. It may have really been tropical turquiose. I can tell you I was the only one with one that color, in all of southern Idaho, in 1969 thru 1971. I sold it and bought a 1969 with a faster motor. Which I also sold. Yep, I would give my right arm to have either one back now! I kid you not, I didn't pay more than $2500 for either of them. :handball:
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Arent they all kind of rare anymore?

Have you gotten around to seeing if the build sheet is in it still?
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Default Tropical Turquoise fastback

My first stang was tropical turquoise. It was a 64 1/2.
That was the O code and was only utilized for 1 year. Your car being a 65 was likely made in the early part of 65 and if it is truly the O code is not only somewhat rare but "still" a head turner.

It was totally a chicks color as other posts suggest but acted more like a magnet for both sexes. I worked in a body shop betweeen semesters of college in the middle 70's and restored my 64.5 to the original O code tropical turquoise and then sprayed it with clear enamel (this was before polycoat wasinvented).

Couldn't take it anywhere even back in '75 without drawing a crowd.
Keep it and will it to your family members!
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Those punch cards took up some room...
Punch cards - that's a blast from the past. They each held a whole 80 characters of data.

Wouldn't have done much good to save them anyway; how do you read those cards on an iPad?
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I think the Turquoise would be awesome with a white interior. When I was learning computer programming that's what we used. 800 card deck and drop it slippin' on the ice going to class. They all had to be in numerical order or your program would crash.:kooky:
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My fastback was originally Springtime Yellow with a pony interior. Still have the interior but as you can tell the car is now White. Ford destroyed all records prior to 67. Sigh
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