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  • 427 cubic inch Smeding Performance V8
  • Borg Warner T5 5-speed
  • Currie nine inch rear end that's complete with 3.75 gears
  • Rod & Custom Mustang II front suspension
  • Chris Alston's Chassisworks 4-link rear suspension
  • Wilwood power disc brakes
  • 16 inch Centerline Legend wheels
  • New Pony Interior
  • 458 dyno-proven horsepower
  • $22K invested in paint and body work
  • The sale includes $112K in build receipts

Savvy gearheads can build 'custom' muscle cars in backyard garages all day long. But when it comes down to sinking big money into a reliable purchase, is that really the car you want? Unless you're just as savvy, and know how to fix one-off pieces if someone miscalculated a bit, probably not. It's not that there's anything wrong with guys building awesome cars themselves. In fact, we'll be the first folks to drool over a really nice custom that shows the creativity of a dedicated enthusiast. But, we also have the ability to offer you professionally built classics that were designed and assembled by some of the best names in the hobby. Fully detailed and ready to rumble, this '65 Mustang fastback is the beneficiary of a fresh, six-figure restoration that transformed it into a world class pro-tourer. From its Smeding Performance 427 to its Chris Alston's suspension, this Ford is the stuff dreams are made of. And if you're looking for an awesome muscle car that you can spend time riding in, instead of time working on, it's an excellent place to park your money!

Steal a glance at this Mustang's super slick body and you'll see what high quality craftsmanship that's performed by a dedicated group of individuals truly looks like. Those individuals knuckle down at a place called Autoworks International in El Cajon, California. And, through $22K in paint and body work, they transformed this tired old mare into a show stopping thoroughbred. The car's high quality reboot began with a complete strip and a bit of first rate metalwork. After intense labor blended that metalwork into excellent fit and finish, a glossy layer of Burgundy basecoat was sealed under a durable clearcoat shell. And eventually, this classy pony emerged as a first rate classic that mixes the best design of Ford's Iacocca era with the modern build techniques of a top notch restoration shop.

It's obvious that Ford has always sweated the details on the Mustang. And with its completely new brightwork and bolt-on pieces, this fastback presents a professionally finished appearance that goes far beyond nice paint. At the front of the car, bright halogen headlights anchor an intricate mesh grille between a painted “F O R D” header script, a fresh chrome bumper and bullet-style parking lamps. At the top of that grille, pristine glass and familiar Shelby quarter windows ride behind new stainless wipers, an aggressive hood scoop and a small, chrome mirror. At the sides of that glass, a traditionally sculpted profile lays the groundwork for painted fender emblems and classic chrome handles. And at the back of that profile, a second show worthy bumper reflects factory fresh tail lights, a highly detailed fuel filler and integrated, stainless exhaust tips.

Hoist this coupe's snug fitting hood and you'll find 427 cubic inches of Smeding Performance V8 that twists 458 dyno-proven horsepower into 543 pounds of stump-pulling torque! Based on Ford's 351 Windsor race block, this buff welterweight wraps a micro-polished 4340 crank, ARP bolts, 4340 H-beam connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons and a custom-grind cam in a full array of trophy winning aesthetics. At the top of the Jet Black mill, a polished air cleaner utilizes a reusable filter element to marry wind to a big Holley carburetor, braided Earl's fuel lines and a familiar Earl's pressure gauge. The resulting air/fuel mixture makes its way from an Edelbrock Victor Jr. 351W intake to CNC'd Smeding Performance heads that hide stainless valves and slick roller rockers under attractive, textured covers. When those heads flood the cylinders, an MSD points distributor sequences fire from an MSD Blaster coil to loomed Ford Racing plug wires while spent gases are jettisoned through ceramic coated, long-tube headers. The big engine's cooling is provided by a deep aluminum radiator that stores water between a large electric pusher fan, a small Meziere overflow tank and a snazzy CSR thermostat housing. Charging comes courtesy of a polished alternator that, along with a proven Edelbrock water pump and chrome flex fan, is spun by an aesthetically pleasing March belt system. And overall the car's custom engine compartment is exceptionally well done, featuring first rate ancillaries like billet breathers, Ring Brothers hood supports, a chrome Edelbrock fuel pump, and a polished Wilwood master cylinder.

The bottom of this awesome Mustang is just as impressive as its slick exterior and smooth engine bay. Behind the mean motor you'll find a fresh Borg Warner 5-speed that's been upgraded by G-Force Transmissions. Lift the third pedal and that beefy transmission sends power to a Currie nine inch that's equipped with a Detroit Truetrac posi and stout 3.75 gears. Stopping is a cinch thanks to Wilwood four wheel disc brakes that make excellent use of 4-piston, power-assisted calipers. Exhaust is handled by three inch, true-dual pipes that snake around a traditional H-shaped crossover, great sounding Flowmaster mufflers and great looking stainless tips. In front of that transmission, a Rod & Custom Mustang II suspension is augmented by a beefy sway bar, two inch drop spindles, VariShock coil overs and manual rack and pinion steering. At the sides of that rear end, a Chris Alston's Chassisworks 4-link is fitted with a second set of VariShock coil overs. Just inside those brakes, tubular subframe connectors perfectly complement solid floorpans that are over-restored to match their vertical counterparts. Behind that exhaust, a 16 gallon Fuel Safe Pro Cell pushes dino juice through a braided Earl's hose and fresh stainless lines. At the corners of the car, gorgeous Centerline Legends spin 205/55ZR16 front and 225/50ZR16 rear BF Goodrich G-Force Sports around body-matched center caps. And every one of this fastback's details, from its Ford Racing filter to its extra cost, dual-sump oil pan, has been carefully planned and professionally executed.

Pop this pristine fastback's doors and you'll find a new Pony interior that's clean, functional and attractive. The car's factory bucket seats wear new, two-tone covers between modern shoulder belts and fresh chrome hardware. In front of those seats, a wood-trimmed dash hangs a specialized Auto Meter Phantom instrument cluster between a Custom Autosound head unit and fresh chrome accessory knobs. Below that dash, like-new carpet balances color-keyed floor mats between new Ford sills and a stylish T-handle Hurst. At the edge of that carpet, two-tone side panels hang pristine stainless trim between fully functional courtesy lamps and large Alpine speakers. Above those panels, a tight red headliner frames a red Shelby roll bar. In front of the driver, a polished and Ford-branded steering wheel spins a thick wood rim around billet foot pedals and a tilting Ididit column. And behind the passengers, a carpeted trunk hangs trick billet goosenecks above an Optima gel cell battery and a full-size spare tire.

The sale of this amazing Ford pony car includes $112K in build receipts, an official Smeding Performance dyno sheet and a small stack of component manuals.

Absolutely no expense was spared on this killer Mustang! It combines professional grade performance hardware with one of the coolest bodies in the hobby to create a take-no-prisoners pro-tourer. If you're looking for a fully sorted classic that's scary fast and an absolute blast to drive, we have the car for you!

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