This 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 2 door hardtop was built in the Kansas City plant. It has a 200 cubic inch inline 6 engine with Cruise-O-Matic Drive automatic transmission. It is painted in Wimbledon White with contrasting blue interior.
For 1965, the 200 cubic inch engine replaced the previous 170 cubic inch six cylinder boasting greater horsepower and smoother performance.
The Fairlane 500 series was the top trim level of the line including many trim extras, not least carpets rather than vinyl floor mats found in the standard Fairlane models.
This was the first year that Fairlane taillights were not round and featured chrome “cross-hair” accents across the lens face.
Ford built 41,405 2 door hardtops for 1965, although this figure doesn’t differentiate between the six and V8. One would have cost you $2,377 for the six and another $108 to upgrade to the 289 cubic inch V8.
Overall, 170,980 Fairlanes were produced during the ’65 model year.