1965-1973 Mustang Production Numbers

1965-1973 Mustang Production Numbers

Last Updated April 30, 2020 | Meghan Drummond
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The first generation of Ford Mustang officially began in 1965 and ran through 1973. Though this makes it one of the shorter generations, it was also the most popular. By 1966, over a million Mustangs had sold.

There’s no shortage of first-generation Mustangs, but each model’s rarity varies from year to year. The 1966 Mustang was the best-selling year, but within that year some options are very rare. This makes it hard for would-be restorers who have their heart set on a particular body style.

Bright red Mustang hardtop

Knowing the production numbers for each year can help with understanding rarity and help to narrow down a purchasing hunt.

Select Mustang Production Year:

1964-1/2 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973

1964.5 Mustang Production Numbers
Body CodeBody StyleDescriptionTotal Produced
07 65A Hardtop 92,705
08 76A Convertible 28,833
1964.5 Mustang Production by Color
Paint ColorCodeMustangs Produced
Raven Black A 10,087
Pagoda Green B 2,431
Pace Car White C 190
Dynasty Green D 1,458
Guardsman Blue F 7,171
Caspian Blue H 8,994
Champagne Beige I 608
Rangoon Red J 20,054
Silversmoke Gray K 3,038
Wimbledon White M 28,075
Tropical Turquoise O 608
Prairie Bronze P 8,629
Cascade Green S 4,375
Sunlit Yellow V 4,132
Vintage Burgundy X 7,049
Skylight Blue Y 6,198
Chantilly Beige Z 600
Poppy Red 3 7,778
Phoenician Yellow 8 Less Than 600
1965 Mustang Production Numbers
Body CodeBody StyleDescriptionTotal Produced
07 65A Hardtop 372,123
07 65B Luxury Hardtop 22,232
07 65C Hardtop w/Bench Seat 14,905
08 76A Convertible 65,663
08 76B Luxury Convertible 5,338
08 76C Convertible w/Bench Seat 2,111
09 63A Fastback 71,303
09 63B Luxury Fastback 5,776
N/A N/A Shelby GT350 525
N/A N/A Shelby GT350R 37
1965 Mustang Production by Color
Paint ColorCodeMustangs Produced
Raven Black A 32,481
Honey Gold C 30,801
Dynasty Green D 12,320
Arcadian Blue F 15,680
Caspian Blue H 54,321
Champagne Beige I 6,720
Rangoon Red J 66,082
Silversmoke Gray K 15,120
Wimbledon White M 78,962
Tropical Turquoise O 8,960
Prairie Bronze P 22,400
Ivy Green R 52,641
Vintage Burgundy X 44,241
Silver Blue Y 43,121
Poppy Red 3 22,401
Twilight Turquoise 5 20,160
Phoenician Yellow 7 10,080
Springtime Yellow 8 19,600
1966 Mustang Production Numbers
Body CodeBody StyleDescriptionTotal Produced
07 65A Hardtop 422,416
07 65B Luxury Hardtop 55,938
07 65C Hardtop W/Bench Seat 21,397
08 76A Convertible 56,409
08 76B Luxury Convertible 12,520
08 76C Convertible W/Bench Seat 3,190
09 63A Fastback 27,809
09 63B Luxury Fastback 7,889
N/A N/A Shelby GT350 1,438
N/A N/A Shelby GT350-H 936
N/A N/A Shelby GT350 Convertible 6
1966 Mustang Production by Color
Paint ColorCodeMustangs Produced
Raven Black A 23,178
Arcadian Blue F 21,958
Sahara Beige H 11,589
Nightmist Blue K 46,356
Wimbledon White M 76,244
Antique Bronze P 14,639
Ivy Green R 48,186
Candyapple Red T 84,173
Tahoe Turquoise U 33,547
Emberglo V 34,157
Vintage Burgundy X 34,767
Silver Blue Y 43,916
Sauterne Gold Z 34,767
Silver Frost 4 20,738
Signal Flare Red 5 15,859
Springtime Yellow 8 47,576
1967 Mustang Production Numbers
Body CodeBody StyleDescriptionTotal Produced
01 65A Hardtop 325,853
01 65B Luxury Hardtop 22,228
01 65C Hardtop w/Bench Seat 8,190
02 63A Fastback 53,651
02 63B Luxury Fastback 17,391
03 76A Convertible 38,751
03 76B Luxury Convertible 4,848
03 76C Convertible w/Bench Seat 1,209
N/A N/A Shelby GT350 Fastback 1,175
N/A N/A Shelby GT500 Fastback 2,050
1967 Mustang Production Numbers by Color
Paint ColorCodeMustangs Produced
Raven Black A 10,526
Frost Turquoise B 19,556
Acapulco Blue D 25,001
Beige Mist E 2,818
Arcadian Blue F 8,844
Diamond Green H 5,017
Lime Gold I 73,760
Nightmist Blue K 20,704
Wimbledon White M 42,903
Diamond Blue N 2,667
Brittany Blue Q 24,843
Dusk Rose S 2,395
Candyapple Red T 52,158
Burnt Amber V 18,708
Clearwater Aqua W 21,778
Vintage Burgundy X 25,228
Dark Moss Green Y 42,783
Sauterne Gold Z 14,757
Silver Frost 4 4,219
Pebble Beige 6 7,979
Springtime Yellow 8 38,065
1968 Mustang Production Numbers
Body CodeBody StyleDescriptionTotal Produced
01 65A Hardtop 233,472
01 65B Deluxe Hardtop 9,009
01 65C Hardtop w/Bench Seat 6,113
01 65D Deluxe Hardtop w/Bench Seat 853
02 63A Fastback 35,585
02 63B Deluxe Fastback 7,661
02 63C Fastback w/Bench Seat 1,079
02 63D Deluxe Fastback w/Bench Seat 256
03 76A Convertible 19,224
03 76B Deluxe Convertible 3,573
03 76C Convertible w/Bench Seat 2,579
N/A N/A GT350 Fastback 1,253
N/A N/A GT350 Convertible 404
N/A N/A GT500 Fastback 1,140
N/A N/A GT500 Convertible 402
N/A N/A GT500KR Fastback 933
N/A N/A GT500KR Convertible 318
1968 Mustang Production Numbers by Color
Paint ColorCodeMustangs Produced
Raven Black A 5,245
Royal Maroon B 15,718
Acapulco Blue D 27507
Gulfstream Aqua F 20,275
Lime Gold I 42,724
Wimbledon White M 26,932
Diamond Blue N 14,419
Sea Foam Green O 14,281
Brittany Blue Q 12,733
Highland Green R 25,382
Candyapple Red T 34,146
Tahoe Turquoise U 8,244
Meadowlark Yellow W 23,093
Presidential Blue X 11,115
Sunlit Gold Y 24,971
Pebble Beige 6 4,687
1969 Mustang Production Numbers
Body CodeBody StyleDescriptionTotal Produced
01 65A Hardtop 118,613
01 65B Deluxe Hardtop 5,210
01 65C Hardtop w/Bench Seat 4,131
01 65D Deluxe Hardtop w/Bench Seat 504
01 65E Grande 22,182
02 63A SportsRoof 56,022
02 63B Deluxe SportsRoof 5,958
02 63C Mach 1 72,458
03 76A Convertible 22,037
03 76B Deluxe Convertible 3,339
N/A N/A GT350 Fastback 1,085
N/A N/A GT350 Convertible 194
N/A N/A GT500 Fastback 1,536
N/A N/A GT500 Convertible 335
1969 Mustang Production by Color
Paint ColorCodeMustangs Produced
Raven Black A 5,328
Royal Maroon B 11,982
Black Jade C 29,693
Pastel Gray D 8,990
Aztec Aqua E 7,304
Gulfstream Aqua F 9,467
Lime Gold I 27,787
Wimbledon White M 21,320
Winter Blue P 23,398
Champagne Gold S 13,118
Candyapple Red T 38,118
Meadowlark Yellow W 17,312
Indian Fire Y 14,298
New Lime 2 12,848
Calypso Coral 3 411
Silver Jade 4 30,211
Acapulco Blue 6 23,331
Bright Yellow 9 649
1970 Mustang Production Numbers
Body StyleBody CodeDescriptionTotal Produced
01 65A Hardtop 77,161
01 65B Luxury Hardtop 5,408
02 63A SportsRoof 39,470
02 63B Luxury SportsRoof 6,464
03 76A Convertible 6,199
03 76B Luxury Convertible 1,474
04 65E Grande 13,581
05 63C Mach 1 40,970
N/A N/A GT350 Fastback 315
N/A N/A GT500 Fastback 286
1970 Mustang Production Numbers by Color
Paint ColorCodeMustangs Produced
Raven Black A 1,970
Royal Maroon B 25
Black Jade C 16,656
Competition Yellow D 12,758
Gulfstream Aqua F 1,171
Medium Lime G 24,838
Grabber Blue J 9,871
Bright Gold K 13,302
Wimbledon White M 14,336
Pastel Blue N 7,384
Medium Blue Metallic Q 12,353
Nugget Gold Metallic S 5,187
Candyapple Red T 18,945
Grabber Orange U 5,703
Chestnut Metallic Y 2,400
Grabber Green Z 4,219
Calypso Coral 1 12,368
Light Ivy Yellow 2 9,240
Silver Jade 4 19
Acapulco Blue 6 15,739
Bright Yellow 9 1,233
1971 Mustang Production Numbers
Body CodeBody StyleDescriptionTotal Produced
01 65D Hardtop 65,696
02 63D SportsRoof 23,956
03 76D Convertible 6,121
04 65F Grande 17,406
05 63R Mach 1 36,499
1971 Mustang Production by Color
Paint ColorCodeMustangs Produced
Raven Black A 2,662
Maroon B 2,600
Dark Green C 12,719
Grabber Yellow D 9,546
Prairie Yellow E 9,000
Grabber Lime I 6,632
Grabber Blue J 6,153
Wimbledon White M 9,538
Pastel Blue N 4,581
Medium Green P 9,957
Light Pewter V 17,513
Grabber Green Z 5,196
Bright Red 3 17,136
Medium Ginger 5 15,165
Bright Silver Blue 6 15,813
Light Gold 8 4,997
1972 Mustang Production Numbers
Body CodeBody StyleDescriptionTotal Produced
01 65D Hardtop 57,350
02 63D SportsRoof 15,622
03 76D Convertible 6,401
04 65F Grande 18,045
05 63R Mach 1 27,675
1972 Mustang Production by Color
Paint ColorCodeMustangs Produced
Bright Red 2B 13,691
Maroon 2J 1,511
Light Blue 3B 7,083
Grabber Blue 3F 4,282
Bright Blue 3J 11,773
Bright Green Glow 4B 213
Ivy Glow 4C 5,828
Bright Lime 4E 3,806
Medium Lime 4F 9,263
Medium Green 4P 3,602
Dark Green 4Q 7,671
Light Pewter 5A 8,361
Medium Ginger 5H 10,690
Medium Yellow Gold 6C 4,713
Medium Bright Yellow 6E 7,374
Gold Glow 6F 7,656
Wimbledon White M 17,175
1973 Mustang Production Numbers
Body CodeBody StyleDescriptionTotal Produced
01 65D Hardtop 51,480
02 63D SportsRoof 10,820
03 76D Convertible 11,853
04 65F Grande 25,274
05 63R Mach 1 35,440
1973 Mustang Production by Color
Paint ColorCodeMustangs Produced
Bright Red 2B 14,827
Light Blue 3B 8,196
Medium Blue 3D 5,710
Blue Glow 3K 13,201
Bright Green Glow 4B 8,141
Ivy Glow 4C 6,469
Medium Aqua 4N 4,436
Medium Green 4P 1,227
Dark Green 4Q 6,583
Light Pewter 5A 3,798
Medium Ginger 5H 7,516
Medium Copper 5M 11,923
Saddle Bronze 5T 3,928
Light Yellow Gold 6B 3,529
Medium Yellow Gold 6C 2,139
Medium Bright Yellow 6E 11,026
Gold Glow 6F 10,257
Wimbledon White 9A 11,263

Body Styles

In 1964, when the Mustang was first introduced, it was available in either a hardtop or a convertible. 1965, the first proper year, saw one new body style: The Fastback.

Fastbacks gave the Mustang, already a sporty car, an even sportier profile. It’s no coincidence that the first Shelbys were all built on fastback bases. Eventually, the name “sportsroof” replaced fastback, a nod to the style’s sportiness.

Despite the enduring legacy of the Mustang fastback, the first gen hardtop was more popular. In some years hardtops outsold all other models at a 2:1 ratio.

Three bright red 1965 Mustangs in fastback, convertible, and coupe styles

Performance Mustangs

Through the first generation, Ford released many Mustang variants. At one point, there were no fewer than six performance Mustang options. Many may have worried this kind of production would weaken the still new Mustang brand. But the opposite was true.

If anything, years with more options saw increased sales. These special editions have also contributed to the Mustang’s appeal.

Most of the Mustang variants, like the Boss, Shelby, and Mach 1 Mustangs, focused on power. These Mustangs had performance enhancements that appealed to people who wanted a fast car.

Other variants, like the Mustang Grande, focused on increasing the Mustang’s comfort and luxury options. Some variants like the California Special appealed to regional interests. There’s little doubt that the most talked about Mustangs are the performance ones.

Shelby Mustangs

The Shelby Mustangs were introduced in 1965, right at the start of the Mustang. By 1971 though, Shelby had stepped away from car manufacturing for a few years.

It’s hard to believe that first-generation Shelby Mustangs were only manufactured for five years. They’re among the most popular and sought after Mustangs.

Unfortunately, at least part of that desirability comes from their rarity. The 1967 GT500 Fastback was the Shelby with the largest production number, at 2,050. That’s not many by any standard. It’s only common in comparison with other Shelbys. The rarest, a 1966 GT350 Convertible, only had six ever produced.

A bright red Mustang convertible

Mustang Grandes

The Grande was supposed to represent the most luxurious Mustang. First introduced in 1969, it was available through the end of the first generation. Though not ever very popular, there aren’t any years where a Grande could be considered a rare choice. The least popular year still saw more than 13,500 Grandes built.

The Grande was only ever available as a hardtop.

Mach 1 Mustangs

The Mach 1 was originally intended to be a sporty option for those who didn’t want to splurge on a Boss Mustang. Mach 1s were only available as fastbacks, or SportsRoofs. The Mach 1 debuted in 1969 and was in continuous use through the Mustang’s second generation.

The Mach 1 was so popular that it took the place of the Mustang GT. The GT nameplate wasn’t used again until 1982.

Mach 1s look a lot like a Boss 429. This similarity has led many people to convert Mach 1s into Boss 429 lookalikes. This was the method that producers of the John Wick series used to create a Boss 429. An actual Boss 429 would have eaten into the budget.

Blue Fastback with black window louvers and sidestriping

Rarity and Value

Some options are incredibly rare, but rarity alone doesn’t increase value. Convertibles with bench seats were very rare, but only because people preferred bucket seats, both then and now.

If you’re trying to establish how rare your particular combination of body style, paint code, trim code, and engine code are, then you’ll want a Marti report. Kevin Marti creates reports for Mustang owners that give a history of their Mustang and tell them the rarity of their options. Marti’s data sets are the most complete, and his reports are the most thorough.

If you want a general idea of all the production statistics, you can also check out Marti’s book.

When shopping for a classic Mustang, keep in mind that many things can be changed.

Features, paint color, and engines are areas where people tend to get creative. You can add seats just like the Mach 1’s, or apply badges to make your own California Special.

The one thing that’s very difficult to change is the body style. You won’t be able to turn a hardtop into a convertible, so you should do the legwork now and find a used convertible.

Check out our guide on buying your first classic Mustang, and sign up for our newsletter to get deals on parts.

1965-1973 Mustang Production Numbers

The first-generation Mustang was popular, but which options were the most popular? If you have a first-generation Mustang, you’ve likely wondered how many Mustangs there are like yours. These production numbers offer some insight into how popular your body style and color are.