1965 Ford Mustang Fastback PrivateCars - Mooresville - 73 views
This 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback was built as a GT350R tribute in 2005 and has been with the seller for two years. This example started as a non-GT A-code model and was modified by a former Ford parts manager for road and occasional track use. The car is finished in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes and features Torque Thrust-style wheels, riveted aluminum rear quarter windows, fiberglass hood/front apron, and plexiglass rear window. Cabin updates include a wood steering wheel, GT350R-style gauge cluster, rear deck-mounted spare, and a roll bar. The balanced and blueprinted 302 V8 uses a Mexico block, high-performance internals, tall Cobra valve covers, and a Cobra oil pan. The 4-speed Toploader transmission is equipped with a high performance clutch and sends power to a heavy duty Ford 9″ rear end. Brakes are Kelsey Hayes discs up front and 11″ drums in the rear. The car was recently serviced and is reported to have no current mechanical issues. It is sold with some service records and a clean North Carolina title.
This 350R tribute was executed using period photography, and the reported build objective was a drivable car that could occasionally be tracked. The Wimbledon White is a full body repaint and appears to have been completed to high standard, with no obvious traces of the original Rangoon Red.
Body panels appear straight and shut lines are typical of the period, with some unevenness in fit to both the hood and trunk. No damage repairs or filler cracking are noted, and the seller reports no body rust is present. A few paint blemishes are visible, including a short scratch to the top of the driver-side fender and a chip to the passenger-side rear fender just right of the taillight.
The car rides on 15″ Torque Thrust-style mag wheels with gray spokes and brushed alloy rims, showing a few scratches but no loss of finish or curb rash. Yokohama’s AVS ES100 rubber is mounted at all four corners.
Badging includes standard GT350 decals on the rocker panels and the single Peter Brock-designed badge on the rear fascia. Adding to period look is a decal for Carroll Shelby’s Terlingua Racing Team. The B-Production class decal just aft of the doors is a nod to the SCCA race heritage of these cars.
1965 GT350s had a full-size spare mounted to the rear deck in place of a rear seat, helping to satisfy the 2-seater requirement to race as a “sports car” under SCCA regulations. The spare wheel carries a BF Goodrich tire that appears to be new.
Many 1965 GTs had the battery relocated to the trunk for better weight distribution. The trunk-mounted fuel filler features a spin-on cap instead of the Monza-type and sits in a metal splash bowl designed to keep any excess fuel from being spilled into the trunk.
The black vinyl interior appears to be in good condition, with light wear and scuffing to seating and door panels. A black painted roll bar has been added and multi-point race belts are visible behind the seats. No signs of the original red paint show around the door openings.
The VDO gauge cluster is a great look and a slotted wood-rimmed steering wheel has been added, though no center emblem or horn push is fitted. A Hurst shifter with classic white knob ties to the uprated 4-speed manual. Floor mats in the foot wells are solid but showing some discoloration.
The replacement 302 V8 uses an NOS Mexico block, high-performance internals, tall Cobra valve covers, and a Cobra oil pan. Said to have been balanced and blueprinted as part of the 2005 build, the engine has not been tested for power by the seller, though it is described as running well.
Underbody photos show no leaks, seeps, or fluid accumulation in evidence. Light surface corrosion is visible on exhaust tubing, edges of the leaf springs, and other suspension components. Reported drivetrain upgrades include a 4-speed Toploader transmission, high performance clutch, and heavy duty Ford 9″ rear end with 3:89 axle ratio.
The uprated suspension benefits from a larger front sway bar, rear traction bars, and Koni shocks, and race springs all around. Stopping power now comes from Kelsey Hayes discs in front and 11″ drums in the rear.