The amount of detail that went into this 486 HP 1965 Ford Mustang Pro Touring Restomod. Obviously, Ford’s construction is simply remarkable. Each part’s polished, massaged, or enhanced.
BODYWORK & TRIM
This smooth pony has a seamless Charcoal base that’s accented by a satin hood stripe and coated in glossy clear. In addition, every panel on the car’s laser-straight body was aligned to better-than-factory standards.
Straight and ripple-free surfaces are a result of clean OEM sheet metal and high-quality replacement panels. Next, grab the well-adjusted sheet metal and experience a summer auto show-worthy fit. Then, step back to admire one very well-done pro-tourer that’s built to exacting specifications.
Back in the day, Ford designers made sure every year of the first generation Mustang had plenty of visual sizzle. Furthermore, this drop-bold top’s highlights and well-placed trim are 21st-century perfections. However, at the front of the car, a monochromatic mesh grille centers and HELLA driving lamps between modern headlights. In addition, there’s a Shelby-style valance and an aggressive chin spoiler.
A shaved hood supports a tiny scoop behind polished windshield wipers, tinted greenhouse glass, and color-keyed stainless frames. In addition, small hot rod mirrors reflect the car’s trimmed profile. Moreover, a shaved valence balances a color-keyed bumper between a shaved trunk, flush-fit four-bar taillights, and monochromatic exhaust tips.
486 HP 1965 Ford Mustang Pro Touring Restomod – ENGINE
The 302 cubic-inch Ford Performance Boss V8 has a color-keyed Vortech V1. Moreover, the supercharger produces 486 rear-wheel horsepower and 487 lb./ft. of torque. In addition, Ford Performance Boss blocks are cast from diesel-grade iron and constructed with additional material in important locations.
At the top of the Jet Black mill, monochromatic pipes direct air to a polished throttle body and Trick Flow intake. As a result, the intake coordinates with electronic fuel injection to feed Edelbrock Victor Jr. heads. Furthermore, that air/fuel mixture floods the cylinders, a proven Motorcraft distributor sequences fire through sleeved Prestolite plug wires. However, as that fire turns into compression, resultant gases are jettisoned through ceramic-coated, long-tube headers.
That compression’s cooling is provided by a big radiator, which stores water in front of two Perma-Cool puller fans. There’s a modern serpentine system that spins a painted alternator opposite a painted AC compressor. However, the car’s braced and polished engine compartment’s exceptionally well done, featuring first rate ancillaries like a K&N breather, an Aeromotive fuel regulator, an Auto Gage pressure gauge and clean Trick Flow valve covers.
486 HP 1965 Ford Mustang Pro Touring Restomod – DRIVETRAIN & SUSPENSION
At the bottom of this Mustang, a freshened undercarriage houses solid, undercoated floors. In addition, these floors are bolted to high-quality components. Behind the snarling 302, a Tremec 3550 5-speed twists a powder-coated Ford axle. Moreover, the drivetrain rides on a Total Control Products 4-bar with a 5/8-inch sway bar and adjustable VariShocks.
Opposite that 4-bar, a Total Control Products front-half employs a 1-inch sway bar and two more VariShock coil-overs. That hardware’s augmented with Flaming River power rack-and-pinion steering. Braking is equally class, with a proven Wilwood master cylinder wrapping beefy Wilwood calipers around four drilled and slotted rotors.
The aforementioned headers dump spent gases into 3-inch, ceramic-coated pipes. In addition, these pipes employ an H-shaped crossover in front of throaty Pypes Street Pro mufflers. Torque strikes the ground through 18-inch Boze Pro Tourings that twist 245/40 Nitto NT05s in front of 285/35 Nitto NT05s. However, the car’s deep-sump oil pan its welded subframe connectors, and quality Aeromotive fuel system appears clean, sorted and ready to pound the pavement.
Crack the doors and you’ll find a custom vinyl interior that wraps modern style around modern safety and modern convenience. Custom low-profile roll cage frames the heavily reinforced bench and café-style buckets. In addition, there is a 4-point Sparco harnesses. Moreover, in front of those perches, an attractive, 2-tone dash hangs racy Auto Meter telemetry to the left of a Pioneer CD player and Vintage Air climate control.
At the sides of that dash, custom door panels mimic the style of original factory fodder. Below those panels, muted sills stretch premium carpet under metal foot pedals, style-matched mats, and a traditional Hurst shifter. In front of the driver, a simple Sparco steering wheel spins a thick suede rim around a tilting column. And behind the Accumat-wrapped cockpit, the car’s fully finished trunk stores a big Memphis Audio subwoofer and dual Memphis Audio amps.
- Why is Mustang famous?
The Mustang is more iconic than the other two because it’s the first pony car to ever exist. The idea behind the creation of the car was pretty simple : Put a big engine in a smaller-sized car and you get a small light car with lots of power. Today, the Mustang remains the best-selling pony car in the market.
- How many 1969 Mustangs are still around?
With a total of 299,824 Mustangs sold for the 1969 model year, fully 24 percent of all Mustangs in ’69 were Mach 1s.
- How much horsepower does a 1965 Mustang 289 have?
120 horsepower. The 1965 Mustang was available with two different engines, the 200 and the 289, although the 289 was available with three different power ratings. The 200 cubic inch six-cylinder was standard equipment, and produced 120 horsepower.