1965 Ford Mustang GT350 Restomod

1965 Ford Mustang GT350 Restomod

Few automobiles have the Mustang’s worldwide appeal. While competitors focused on speed, style, or other aspects, the Mustang tried to please everyone. However, this GT350 exemplifies the “best all-around” philosophy. In addition, it sports a significantly modified chassis, a Tremec 5-speed, and a 347-cubic-inch stroker V8. This 1965 Ford Mustang GT350 Restomod is an icon.


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This Dearborn steel classic’s used to make a Shelby GT350 homage. Moreover, the 2006 restoration began with hours of smoothing old panels. However, after fit and finish, the smooth Wimbledon White 2-stage had top and side stripes. Furthermore, this reproduction combines traditional design with 21st-century performance.

Halogen headlights and chrome parking lamps surround the mesh grille over the R-spec Holman Moody bumper. However, behind that grille, a pinned hood anchors a small scoop at the base of polished wipers, chip-free glass and polished stainless frames.

Satin race mirrors reflect riveted quarter windows and classic door handles. In addition, at the back of the car, a mirrored bumper anchors clean taillights. Moreover, there is a GT350 fuel filler above chrome-trimmed reverse lamps.

1965 Ford Mustang GT350 Restomod – STROKER POWER

engine in the 1965 Ford Mustang GT350   Restomod

Pull the pins and you’ll find 347 cubic inches of Ford stroker motor that provides plenty of spirited performance. However, the mean mill’s energy mixture is supplied by a double-pumper Holley, which is sandwiched between braided fuel lines, a Cobra air cleaner, and an Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake. Additionally, that mixture travels into aluminum, high-performance heads, which hang bright Holman Moody valve covers under polished caps and breathers.

Fire for those heads comes courtesy of a Pertronix coil, a Pertronix Flame-Thrower distributor, and Moroso Blue Max plug wires. Of course, that fire is kept in check by a beefy aluminum radiator, which is centered between a large pulley fan and a fabricated expansion tank. Spent gases traverse JBS long-tube headers. And details like a coated fuel pump, a Moroso high-capacity oil pan, and monochromatic bracing ensure the engine is both functional and attractive.

1965 Ford Mustang GT350 Restomod – BETTER THAN THEN

underside of the 1965 Ford Mustang GT350   Restomod

Behind the car’s race-inspired powerplant, a Tremec Super-Duty 5-speed, outfitted with a Cobra clutch and steel scatter shield, drives a 9-inch Ford axle that’s fitted with a limited-slip differential. That versatile drivetrain rolls on a retrofitted Martz 4-bar suspension, which features adjustable coil-over-shocks. That rear clip pushes an upgraded front half, which frames power rack-and-pinion steering in tubular control arms.

At the corners of those bones, SSBC Force 10 calipers use slotted rotors to make quick stops an absolute cinch. At the center of the car’s floors, free-breathing side-exit exhaust shuttles spent gases through an H-shaped crossover and glass pack-style mufflers. And power meets the pavement through requisite Torq Thrust Ds, which spin 205/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As in front of 245/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As.


interior of the mustang

Open the door to this well-done Mustang and you’ll find a fully restored cockpit that’s a part classic car and part race car. There are Cobra racing seats, which wear 5-point RCI harnesses. The monochromatic dash balances familiar Stewart Warner telemetry behind a Lecarra Moto-Lita steering wheel. A chrome Hurst shifter surfs fresh carpet. And everyone stays safe thanks to a full roll cage.

  • How much is a Shelby gt350 worth?
    The least-expensive 2020 Ford Shelby GT350 is the 2020 Ford Shelby GT350 2dr Coupe (5.2L 8cyl 6M). Including the destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $59,140. Other versions include: 2dr Coupe (5.2L 8cyl 6M) which starts at $59,140.
  • What is the difference between a gt350 and a gt500?
    The GT350 is a car that can tackle any backroad with ease and perform impressively well during a track day. The GT500, on the other hand, was more of a straight-line car. With such a heavy 427 cubic inch V8 hanging over the front wheels, the GT500 had gobs of torque to eat up the quarter mile in no time.
  • How many Shelby gt350 were made?
    There were 34 “GT350R” race-spec cars built specifically for competition use under SCCA rules, and the model was the B-Production champion for three straight years. The 1966 GT350 was more comfortable for casual drivers, including rear seats, optional colors, and an optional automatic transmission.

Brook Walsh

For nearly 30 years, I've had a fascination with restomods. I've learned from real-world experience what restomod gear works and what doesn't. This is the site where I share everything I've learned.

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