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- Burnt Orange Metallic
- Seller: StreetsideDallas
- Phone: 855-877-2707
Admit it: if you were going to build a cool Mustang resto-mod, it would be something very much like this 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback. With updated 347 Stroker V8 power, a quick-shifting 5-speed manual gearbox, a custom suspension providing superior handling, and a first-class Burnt Orange over Black leather appearance package, it's everything that's great about an early Mustang Pony with the volume turned up to 11.
This isn't a car for the purist looking for a stock, survivor-type pony. There's no question that it's been upgraded with high-end stuff throughout, and you can see it everywhere you look. But at the same time, it's classically beautiful, with the perfect proportions that make the early fastbacks some of the most highly-sought pony cars of all time. Painting this one a high-impact color like Burnt Orange Metallic gives it a modern look that suggests some high tech work, but adding a few Shelby-inspired design details ties it to the past, making for a formidable combination. Check out the not-so-subtle hood scoop, the custom front billet grille, and the requisite Shelby stripes down the middle and at the bottom portion of the car – blacked-out to provide nice contrast to the shiny finish. Lower body molding, a GT racing gas cap, and exhaust trumpets through the rear valence are other worthy ties to the car's '60s styling, while the HID headlights, and slick two-stage urethane paint job are pure 21st century. There's only 4,149 miles on this build so even today the finish quality is darn near immaculate, with little to no imperfections to speak of and a deep, lustrous shine that matches the high-quality of the bodywork and excellent panel gaps all around. There's no doubt that cubic dollars were required to get it this Fastback looking this nice. Fresh chrome bumpers look great against the hot orange paint and all the stainless has been buffed to a blinding shine, so the whole car looks fresh wherever you look.
The completely restored/upgraded interior offers that same smooth blend of old and new on the exterior, starting with sporty, deeply bolstered bucket seats up front upholstered in high-quality leather hides. A Shelby-style wood-rimmed wheel warms things up a bit and original door panels with Cobra badging keep the ties to 1965 very much alive. The original woodgrain instrument panel has been filled with aftermarket AutoMeter gauges laid out in a similar configuration to the original GT cars, although those modern units now keep a more accurate eye on the feisty small block under the hood. Splitting those soft, racing-style front seats is a custom center console that houses a trick 5-speed shifter painted to match the exterior finish, along with switches for the power windows and an Alpine double-din touchscreen head unit that handles the car's entertainment through a system of great-sounding speakers/subwoofers/amplifiers. Original-style under-dash A/C blows ice cold thanks to modern hardware working behind the scenes, and with flashy touches like the racing pedals and chrome e-brake handle, this car practically begs you to go fast. The cabin feels tight and nicely sealed, mostly due to the plush black carpets with Cobra mats, the taut headliner above, and extensive use of sound-deadening materials throughout the interior. And the 2+2 fastback might just be the most practical body style, with room for two in the back seat and a good-sized trunk that houses some of the car's high-end stereo equipment.
No early Mustang feels right with anything but a small block under the hood, but this one is packing some additional firepower in the form of a 347 cubic inch stroker motor built by Keith Craft. Quick to rev yet surprisingly torquey, it makes this fastback feel quick without working too hard. The engine is a work of art itself, with flashy polished aluminum valve covers, chromed accessories pulled tight to the block via a serpentine belt/pulley system, a polished intake, and fresh plumbing/wiring that all make for an attractive engine bay. Even the inner fenders and firewall were beautifully finished and coated with matching Burnt Orange paint, contrasting perfectly off of the blacked-out air cleaner, shiny aluminum radiator, and billet hood hinges. Thanks to a set of AFR aluminum heads, a QuickFuel 750CFM 4-barrel carb atop an Edelbrock polished intake, and ceramic-coated long-tube headers, the 450HP rating seems conservative, but that's okay because there's more power here than you'd ever really need. A quick-shifting Tremec 5-speed manual handles all that power with ease, spinning a heavy-duty Currie 9-inch rear end filled with 4.11 gears. Underneath, a custom Flowmaster dual exhaust system with an X-pipe set-up sounds spectacular with that familiar 5.0 performance sound, and one-quick look at the chassis and you can see where a lot of the money was spent during the rotisserie restoration. The subframe, axles, suspension, and pans were all painted to show off, and there's a laundry list of performance goodies that help the car's handling, highlighted by the tubular A-arms, sway bar, and coilovers up front, power rack-and-pinion steering, Baer 4-wheel disc brakes all around, and a set of air shocks out back that help set the stance. Halibrand-style alloy wheels with spinner are a perfect fit, and they're wrapped in staggered 235/45/17 front and 245/45/17 rear Falken performance radials with plenty of grip.
Fastback Mustangs never stick around for very long, and if you want one of the best we've seen that you can still drive and show, this is an excellent choice. Call today!