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1965 Ford Mustang

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It's all too often that guys get into a project and the budget goes out the window. We've all fallen in love with a car, and when the sparks are flying, it's easy to build something that's so nice, we just know we'll never get our money back out of it when the time comes to sell it. This 1965 Mustang fastback is such a car-someone went way overboard on the build and the result is an extremely nice, well sorted, and extremely fast early Mustang that has to be seen to be believed. The first ingredient in any great build is the body and paint work, and this Mustang is no exception. The finish is a gorgeous metallic strawberry that looks like a late-model Mustang color, so it works really well on the vintage sheetmetal. But a great color is only as good as the prep work underneath, and the guys who built this one really went the extra mile to get it straight and clean before any of that dazzling paint was sprayed. I'm guessing they knew they had to get it right, because this car also wears ghost flames applied by Latisha Woods from Orange County Choppers, and we have the photos of the work to prove it. Although the flames don't show up very well in photographs (they're GHOST flames, remember), they look brilliant in person, with just the right amount of depth and movement. They also added a custom hood scoop to the original hood, and it is seamlessly integrated and looks like it was installed at the factory. This is an extremely cool car. The interior is 100% Mustang, with black buckets that actually look like they might be excellent originals. There's not a lot of flash in here, but it's all business, and many guys like the industrial look of a no-console interior. The original gauges are all operational, including the auxiliary gauges ahead of the shifter, and the steering column is topped by a thick Grant GT steering wheel. In back, you'll find that the fastback is the most useful of all the early Mustangs, thanks to a fold-down rear seat that makes the cargo bay positively enormous. You'll also note Vintage Air A/C, which effectively cools the black interior on the warmest days. A powerful JVC AM/FM/CD/DVD player provides the entertainment and can be accessed by remote control. With a body like this, you know there are no disappointments under the hood, either. The engine is a built 351 cubic inch Windsor V8 built less than 1000 miles ago. With a taller deck than the 302, it's a tight fit in the early Mustang chassis, but thanks to careful planning and a set of custom long tube headers, it works just fine. With big torque and a willingness to rev, the 351 is the ideal engine for a street cruiser like this. The low-profile Edelbrock air cleaner looks like it was lifted directly out of the '60s, while the early style chrome valve covers add some eye candy. The ignition system is by MSD, and the bright red wires contrast nicely with the satin black inner fenders and firewall. All the lines and hoses have been carefully routed to keep the engine bay clean and sanitary, and a custom radiator shroud tidies up the nose. Underneath, you'll find a chassis built for acceleration. The transmission is a T5 5-speed manual out of a late-model Mustang, while the rear is packed with highway friendly 2.73 gears on a mini spool for maximum traction. Air shocks and traction bars add flexibility and tunability to the suspension, so it can be optimized for whatever surface you're running on. Wheels are timeless polished Torque Thrusts wearing modern radial tires. For documentation, this car comes with a thick build book full of photos and receipts, including shots of Latisha Woods applying the ghost flames. You can buy this one with confidence. You have to give guys credit when they build a car without looking too carefully at the bottom line. The fellow who built this Mustang had a vision, and spent big to make it a reality. This is a fully-sorted early Mustang that runs as good as it looks, and even things like the A/C work properly. With no needs and summer just around the corner, this is the machine you need for the next cruise-in or show. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 123505

as of 10/21/2011

Car 1965 Ford Mustang
VIN 5R09T250749 
Mileage 5,834 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
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