- Item Location:
- Mesa, AZ
- Seller: streetsidephx
- Phone: 480-926-1344
This 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible Restomod is an awesome build that takes a ton of the Shelby GT350's style, and it upgrades it in every way. That means a fuel-injected V8 power, a seriously upgraded suspension, five-speed stick-shift, and it's all wrapped around a slick convertible body.
Yes, there were no convertibles in the original batch of GT350 cars. So instead, this one helps us imagine what a first-gen snake-bitten droptop Mustang would look like. It also likes to stand out against the trend by being finished in an ultra-sleek black. It's the kind of finish that shows off the impressive body quality and highlights instantly conveys that they made a big investment in this car. In fact, we have the stack of receipts documenting the multiple years and nearly $100k invested to create this unique classic. And while it was built to stand out from the crowd, it's also unmistakable Shelby inspired. For example, the dual racing stripes and rocker stripes give this the right GT350 flair. Plus, they now look even better when paired with the white folding roof. The hood scoop and hood pins give this an aggressive face, and that's furthered by the dual billet grilles of the GT350-R style front. Side scoops, a GT350 gas cap, and trumpeted rear exhaust show you they paid attention to details. And those wheels have a classic Halibrand-style pattern, but they are larger and polished to make sure this one announces it's something extra special.
While we like the way the white top looks in place, with the flip of a switch, it powers down to reveal a crisp and clean interior. And let's face it, nothing beats a well-done black interior. The investments here were done nicely. You have classic elements, like the wood-rimmed steering wheel, full-length center console, and vintage racing seatbelts. Plus, there are some well-integrated modern upgrades, like the tilt steering column and power steering. The bucket seats have a stock look but actually have better modern bolstering and a cool GT350 embossed in them. And the stick shift goes particularly well with the large Shelby tach mounted on the dash.
The engine bay is dressed to impress everywhere from the Carroll Shelby chrome valve covers to the aluminum hood hinges. And within this style is a ton of substance. The 302 cubic-inch V8 has been enhanced and upgraded with an MSD Atomic fuel injection system, Trick Flow Twisted Wedge aluminum heads, Comp Cams camshaft, and Sanderson headers. There was also a big investment here for the right supporting components, including the aluminum radiator, MSD ignition, aluminum pulleys, and a full adjustable bracing package. The T5 five-speed manual transmission gives you full control over the V8 and its rumbling soundtrack. And as you look underneath the car, you'll see fresh components that tell you control is a central theme to this build. It includes an upgraded front suspension and FAYS2 watts link rear. And not only will this handle better than an original Shelby, but also the Wilwood four-wheel disc brake package means it's a superior stopper, too.
The sale come complete with a reproduction window sticker, build receipts, and the owner's manual. This is the Mustang delivers the Shelby car we all wish existed, and does it in a superior package. Call today!!!