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25 Greatest Mustangs: 1965 Hi-Po 289

Carroll Shelby famously called the first Mustang a secretary’s car. But the introduction of the K-code Hi-Po 289 and then the fastback gave him something to work with.


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I still have my 65 fastback, 225 HP and I ran it "strictly stock" at Atco Dragway in NJ in the 60s. It turned a consistent 15 sec time, best 14.97. Best speed was 97 MPH . I was surprised to see the 14.7 time for the 271, as I usually beat them. Maybe the ones I ran against did not shift as good as the one doing 14.7? Member, Mid Florida Mustang Club.