Lot #41: 1965 Ford Mustang Pro-Touring Custom Fastback (Not Available)
A must see to be believed over-the-top example of the rare '65 Fastback
- Top-quality Pro Touring build retaining great Mustang character
- Restored and built to impeccable show-quality standards
- Ford Racing GT-40 high-performance, aluminum-head engine
- Completely updated and upgraded brakes and suspension
- Stunning paint finish by SoCal Paint Works; full leather by Armando
- Celebrating the iconic first-generation Mustang with today's performance
(150 mi since build)
A stunning Pro Touring-style restoration and build with totally updated and upgraded mechanicals and interior that nonetheless retains its essential and original Mustang character and presence. Built to brake, handle, and perform while providing an amazing experience and comfort with full leather upholstery by Armando, air conditioning, custom sound system. Painted by SoCal, this wicked Mustang rolls on "one-off" Boyd-built wheels designed by Chip Foose.
Specifications: Ford Racing GT-40 302 cu. in. V-8 engine, 340 BHP, Tremec 5-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with torque tube and semi-elliptic leaf springs, and Wilwood four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 108"
Launched in 1964 as a mid-year model, Ford's sporty new Mustang created an overnight sensation that established a completely new market. Its landmark debut remains historic as the most successful new-car introduction of all time. In fact, the Mustang's significance and its profound influence on car culture simply cannot be overstated. In addition to its handsome body design, including convertible, coupe, and fastback styles, the Mustang's brilliant success came in large part from its unprecedented combination of a compact and sporty car that was remarkably affordable. A comprehensive options list gave buyers the ability to design and have a Mustang built to fit their personal needs and budget.
Reportedly, while Ford Motor Company's market planners projected first-year Mustang sales around the 100,000-unit mark, this conservative figure was reached in just four months following release! By 1966, one million Mustangs were on the road and Shelby's GT350s were chasing Corvettes back onto their trailers in racing across America. The Mustang and its success immediately triggered competition from every major American car company, but none of them achieved the Mustang's enduring level of success, especially when one considers that the Mustang nameplate has been in continuous production for over 50 years from launch to the present day. Not even its closest rivals, GM's F-body Camaro and Firebird, can claim that honor.
While rooted in Ford's "Total Performance" era of the 1960s, the first-generation Mustang also benefits extremely well from the deft touch of today's builders and customizers - especially those from California. This sleek 1965 Mustang 2+2 Fastback is a perfect case in point, with a show-quality restoration and custom Pro-Touring style build that elevates its performance and presence by a quantum leap while maintaining its great essential character. Beginning under that long hood, the Mustang is powered by a Ford Racing GT-40 style 302 crate motor with aluminum heads and roller -cam valvetrain, mated to a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission feeding a Currie 9-inch limited-slip rear end located by a set of traction bars and a torque tube. The front underpinnings are equally sophisticated, with adjustable independent front suspension and directional control via precise rack-and-pinion power steering. Braking g is far better than stock with a set of four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes. The interior features full custom leather upholstery by Armando and comfort is heightened with tilt steering and a wood-rimmed custom wheel, Sanden air conditioning system plus a killer custom audio system. Finished off with stunning custom paint by SoCal Paint Works of Santee, California, this showpiece rolls on a set of "one-off" custom Boyd wheels designed by Chip Foose.
|Bid Date||Bid Amount||Bidder|
|Aug 21, 2016 - 12:12:30 AM||USD 87,000.00||i6566|
|Aug 21, 2016 - 12:12:06 AM||USD 82,000.00||i6566|
|Aug 21, 2016 - 12:11:52 AM||USD 77,000.00||i6566|
|Aug 20, 2016 - 11:58:34 PM||USD 66,000.00||i6566|
|Aug 20, 2016 - 7:52:42 PM||USD 55,000.00||i6375|
|Aug 20, 2016 - 3:30:57 PM||USD 50,000.00||i6564|