RRS COIL OVERS, 347 STOKER W/ 500HP, 5 SPEED TRANS, 3 STAGE PAINT, MUCH MORE!
Looking at the photos and the price, you've already deduced that this is one special 1965 Ford Mustang fastback. And indeed it is, having been professionally built to exacting standards and featured in the pages of "Ford Builder" magazine. This is resto-mod done right!
There's a little bit of GT, a little bit of Shelby, and a lot of attitude built into this gorgeous Mustang fastback. The body is one of the straightest early Mustangs we've ever seen, and there are obviously hundreds of hours tied up in getting it to look this good. Check out the laser-straight crease running back to the C-scoop on the quarters, the sharp peak of the fenders, and the miles-deep finish that only comes from tedious hand labor. The hood is a fiberglass piece, wrapped in steel that looks a lot like the GT350 pieces Shelby was using, but the scoop is a little flatter, a little wider, giving this Mustang its own personality. The three-stage urethane paint is drop-dead gorgeous and show quality in every way, and the way it glows in the sunlight will make people stop and stare everywhere you go. A vented front valence is like a Shelby GT350R but with the chrome bumpers in place, it takes on a whole new look that's functional as well as aggressive. Proper badges and emblems, a GT light bar, and exhaust pipes poking through the rear valence are all part of the GT look.
At first glance, you'd think those were aftermarket seats, but no, they're the original frames that have been thoroughly re-worked with headrests and some additional bolstering to help hold you in place. Custom two-tone upholstery replicates the original Pony patterns exactly and a custom fabricated center console seems right at home. The instrument panel is now filled with Auto Meter Phantom dials, all framed by a new custom steering wheel resting on a tilt column. The shifter shows five forward gears instead of the usual four all pushing through a G-Force Racing transmission capable of plenty of torque and horsepower. The back seat is fully upholstered to match and still folds down to make a huge cargo area with custom built-in speakers for the AM/FM/Cassette stereo head unit (iPod Capable).
Mechanically, it's still got Mustang roots with a 347 cubic inch stroker motor built from a 1988 5.0 roller block. Built by noted engine guru Mark Jones, it features fully reworked Edelbrock aluminum heads with a matching intake manifold, a Holley HP750 4-barrel carb, a custom Isky camshaft, and an MSD ignition system to light the fires. All told, it makes about 500 horsepower and 480lb of torque moving the lightweight pony with frightening authority. It's also detailed with satin black panels, lots of polished aluminum, and red details to really set it off. The G-Force 5-speed manual spins a 9-inch rear with 3.73 gears with Trac-Lok and Moser 31-spline axles. A custom stainless exhaust system uses an X-pipe to create that LeMans soundtrack and subframe connectors reinforce the Mustang's unibody in a way that you can really feel. Sound won't be an issue either as this pony has Dynamat sound deadening on every panel that's exposed to the outside world. From the floor, roof, doors, cowel, kick panels and all the way down the the side of the car into the trunk. The usual tin can sounding muscle car doesn't exist here. 4-wheel disc brakes (with internal parking brake) are probably a good idea when you have 500 horsepower on tap and the entire undercarriage was covered in spray-on bedliner for a clean look that'll last practically forever. Custom Boyd Coddington wheels were made expressly for this car and wear 235/45/17 BFGoodrich G-Force T/A radials all around.
Now let's get into how this beauty rides. The front suspension is right out of modern muscle. It features a coil over strut system allowing a solid comfortable ride without being stiff. No upper control arm to get in the way of cornering. With ride height adjustable springs you can dial this bad boy in just the way you like it. This is NOT a Mustang II set up for those of you in the know. This is a bolt in system that doesn't take anything away from the original look both inside and out. Coupled with a linear rack and pinion steering system to provide you with excellent road feel and control. The lower control arms are reinforced to take the added pressure on the suspension. Additionally, the caster rods are made with aircraft spherical bearings to ensure there's no bump steer and better control. Between the modern suspension up front and a rear suspension system that includes a custom adjustable sway bar and forward stacked leaf springs will ensure you won't have any trouble at all putting your foot down on strait roads or pushing it through corners.
One of the most impressive resto-mods we've ever seen, this is the pinnacle of early Mustang performance and comfort. Nothing radical, just a winning combination executed to show standards. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 347 V8
- Transmission Type
- 5 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 12,008 (Since Built)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console