RECENTLY RESTORED FASTBACK, C-CODE, STRONG 302 W/ALUMINUM HEADS, AUTO, SWEET!!
When you build a custom car, it's important to have a theme. Too many guys just start throwing parts and paint at a car, and end up with something that never looks right. On the other hand, if you do it right, you get cars like this gorgeous 1965 Mustang fastback, which carries its Shelby influences throughout, creating a beautiful and highly functional vintage pony.
The paint is a variation on the Shelby theme, using traditional Wimbledon White but mixing it with gold stripes, perhaps borrowed from the Hertz rent-a-racer. Lots of attention to detail makes this Mustang stand out, and ultra-straight bodywork is the foundation. When you look closely at a Mustang, you really notice all the unique shapes, from the sharp crease that runs along the tops of the fenders, to the traditional side cove, and all those critical areas are expertly rendered and as the factory intended. There are no major issues and the overall look is of a car that someone cared a great deal about getting right. Of course, the paint certainly helps, with a deep shine that glows in the sunlight and super crisp stripes that echo the Shelby look precisely and are buried under the clear for a seamless look. All the original trim remains in place, including bright chrome bumpers, the quarter panel trim, and the unmistakable 3-element Mustang taillights, plus a familiar Shelby grille.
Inside, the gold theme continues with a beautifully crafted interior that uses original patterns and details with the handsome saddle-colored upholstery to create a look that's fresh but familiar. With just over 5200 miles on the build, the interior is still quite fresh and shows few signs of use or wear. Fresh carpets were installed and the door panels have been upholstered to match the bucket seats. The gauges have new white faces are framed by a wood-rimmed steering wheel on a tilt column, a useful feature on a vintage Pony. A custom center console frames the shifter and adds a pair of cup holders that are quite useful when you're actually going to use your Mustang. The stereo is an AM/FM unit with speakers in custom kick panels and in the rear side panels, so it sounds great, especially with some extra sound deadening materials under the surface. In back, the trunk is finished with a correct plaid mat and includes a full-sized spare tire assembly.
There are no badges or stickers to give it away, but that small block is a fresh 302 dressed in full period Mustang regalia. From the Shelby air cleaner to the finned valve covers to the black engine enamel, this one looks the part of a Mustang powerplant. Fully rebuilt with aluminum heads, an Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carburetor, and an MSD ignition system, it runs superbly, with that characteristic Ford small block snarl from the exhaust that any Mustang fan will recognize instantly. Billet aluminum pulleys shed some weight and an export brace and Monte Carlo bar add front-end stiffness that you can feel from behind the wheel. A C4 3-speed automatic feeds a 9-inch rear end and a fresh Flowmaster exhaust system sounds fantastic. Looking around, you'll also find an upgraded rack-and-pinion steering system that makes power assist unnecessary, and fresh Shelby-style alloy wheels wearing staggered 225/60/15 front and 235/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
A very clean early Mustang with a definite theme that looks awesome. What could be better? Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Transmission Spec
- Front Suspension
- Coil Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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