VERY HIGH QUALITY RESTO W/ A BUILT 5.0 V8, 5 SPD MAN, 4 WHL PWR DISCS, PS, SWEET
If someone gave you a blank check and told you to build the ultimate 1965 Mustang, it may very well look something like this sinister-looking fastback. Cost was clearly no object in this build and the result is a Mustang that looks incredible and drives even better.
Forget Shelby clones, everyone has one of those. When you show up in this spectacular Carbon Steel Gray fastback, people will definitely notice. You don't need flashy colors and stripes to stand out when the workmanship is this good, and the subtle paint emphasizes the impeccable finish work that probably took hundreds of hours. There's a silver undertone to the paint when it's out in the sun, and it's the kind of car that you will turn around and admire as you walk away from it. The color is unusual, so it will stand out at shows and you should probably get used to folks at stop lights and gas stations asking you, "Hey, what color is that?" Yeah, it's that nice. It also includes all the traditional custom tricks, including a full de-badging, blacked-out trim, and a super smooth look that hides the fact that this Mustang is more than 50 years old.
The judges would probably be pleased with the black interior, as well. Updated using high-back buckets seats with red stitching, a custom center console, and select original parts like the door panels, it is still undeniably Mustang. The fat leather-wrapped steering wheel is race-ready and there's a big red knob on the shifter for the 5-speed manual gearbox. A Vintage Air A/C system has been neatly integrated under the dash, with vents tucked under the dash, which is also full of white-faced gauges to monitor the engine. A fold-down rear seat makes this fastback eminently practical (note how neatly a set of racing slicks might fit back there) and the entire interior has been insulated with sound-deadening materials so the Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo and Pioneer 6.5 speakers sound great.
All the significant upgrades are found under the hood, starting with a 5.0 liter V8 borrowed from an '86 Mustang. Filled with Speed Pro pistons, a Comp Cams camshaft, and a blueprinted bottom end, and topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and an HEI ignition system, it barks and snarls like the nastiest Shelby ever built. They decided not to make it look stock, and instead gave it a modern look with black valve covers with red lettering, an open-element air filter, and a trick serpentine accessory drive setup. Other upgrades include a heady-duty cooling system with an aluminum radiator, a Monte Carlo bar, and a set of Scott Drake Tri-Y long-tube headers with a 2.5-inch Flowmaster exhaust system. You'll note the underside is impressively clean, a great foundation for the performance that lives within, and the suspension is augmented with polyurethane bushings and a pretty darned big front sway bar. 3.0 gears on a Track-Lok limited slip have been fitted inside the bulletproof 8-inch rear, and that subtle lowered stance comes from a set of custom springs and performance shocks. And while it's got plenty of go, you don't have to worry because there's a disc brake living at each corner, fitted with red calipers for a trick look. Gorgeous black VSR wheels are the perfect finishing touch, and wear 225/35/19 front and 245/45/19 rear performance radials.
If you were building it for yourself, this is probably how you'd do it. So why wait, own this show-stopper today!
- Engine Size
- 302 V8
- Transmission Type
- 5 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Carbon Steel Gray
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- 705 (Since Built)
- Interior Color
- Center Console