1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby Hertz Clone Resto-Mod Tribute Rent-A-Racer
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- Type: Fastback
- Trim: Shelby Hertz Clone
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 27,460
- Color: Black with Gold Le mans Stripes
- Engine size: 289
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 speed Top Loader
- Interior color: White
- Options: CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Ford Mustang Shelby Hertz Clone
EngineOriginal 289, bored .030 over, balanced, forged TRW pistons, Melling high vol. oil pump, Mildon custom made 10 qt. road-race oil pan, Ford Motorsport aluminum cylinder heads, ported, bowls worked and port matched, Motorsport undercut head stainless steel valves, dual springs, screw in studs and guide plates, ARP bolts, finned aluminum valve covers, Comp Cams hydraulic-roller camshaft and lifters, Crower Enduro 1.6 ratio stainless steel roller rocker arms, Mallory Unilite ignition w vac advance, MSD coil, Taylor wires, Weiand Stealth dual plane intake manifold with modified plenum and port matched, Holley 600 cfm double pumper, K&N air filter.
Cooling SystemHuge, oversized 4 row radiator cross-flow conversion with enlarged grill support opening, Edlebrock hi-volume water pump, radiator overflow system, flex fan, Gano in-line coolant filter.
ExhaustHooker Competition full-length 1 5/8" tube headers into 3" collectors, 2 1/2" aluminized tubing out the back with H cross-over pipe, 2 chamber Flowmasters, modified original Mustang GT stainless steel exhaust tips, through the valance.
TransmissionFord Top Loader 4 speed, close ratio, Hurst Competition-Plus shifter, Modified and reinforced Z bar original-style mechanical clutch linkage, RAM Powergrip long style clutch, 11 inch clutch and flywheel, Cannon Engineering driveshaft, custom made and balanced, heavy duty u-joints.
Rear endOriginal Shelby-type 9 inch Ford rear end housing with very rare smooth case (no bump), Traction-loc posi unit with 3:50 gears, Shelby oversized R brakes.
ChassisCompetion Enginnering square tube frame connectors (welded in), shock towers have been braced and reinforced for road racing, genuine Ford Shelby export brace, Monte Carlo bar, custom Mustang Marty Boss 302 road-race style cross-member that connects and ties into lower control arm mounting points.
Suspension and steeringPower steering with heavy duty power steering oil cooler and inline filter, Shelby quick-steer idler and pitman arms, 620 lb Mustangs Plus front coil spring, lowered A-arms (1" Shelby drop), Magna 1 1/8" diameter front swaybar, polyurethane swaybar, strut rod, and P.S. ram bushings, Mustangs Plus Magna 5 leaf, reverse-eye, lowered rear leaf springs with polyurethane bushings, large bearing Granada front spindles, greaseable steering box, KYB Gas-A-Just shocks all around.
BrakesDual reservoir master cylinder conversion, Granada front disc-brakes- semi-metallic, Shelby 11" heavy duty rear drum brakes, functional rear brake cooling ducts, SSBC adjustable brake proportioning valve. Brakes are incredible, it feels like power brakes.
Wheels and TiresVintage Wheel Works 17" V-45 aluminum wheels, 17x8 front 17x9 rear, Riken Raptor ZR unidirectionaltires, 235-45-17 front 255-40-17 rear. These are brand new, 0 miles.
Shelby Modifications and BodyShelby GT 350 rear qtr. windows, Shelby GT 350 R-model side scoops with functional rear brake cooling ducts, R-model Shelby fiberglass hood with functional hood scoop, Shelby hood pins, GT350H side and Gold Lemans stripes, Shelby badges and GT 350 gas cap. The glovebox door has been signed by Carroll Shelby himself! (with documentation, see pics).
InteriorShelby Moto-Lita (original Cobra supplier) wooden 14 3/4 " steering wheel and Cobra wooden shift knob, Autometer 5" Pro-Comp 11k RPM tachometer with memory/recall, full Autometer mechanical instrumentation (oil pressure, water temp. and volts), Pro Car Rally Series seats, factory fold-down rear seat, original type pony floor mats. White interior is in great shape, no rips tears or cracks.
StereoNice old school Pioneer hi-power head unit with CD player and remote control, top of the line Infinity 6" and JBL 6x9"speakers. Sound is really awesome.
Other GoodiesHella H-4 headlights with 90/100 watt bulbs and relays, 22 Gallon fuel tank conversion (stock is 16) Shelby large diameter aluminum alternator pulley, Optima battery, battery relocated to trunk for weight distribution, original factory tinted side glass.
Some history and information about a unique opportunity to buy this special '65 Fastback.
I have known and worked on this car in California for over 25 years. In 1993 a Hollywood producer named Pat G (don't want to name last names) drove this Shelby clone into into my Mustang shop (see mustangmarty.com) and wanted to make some improvements. One thing led to another (you know how that goes) and he had me do a LOT of work, and spent a lot money on it. This is when the suspension and chassis work were done, as well as the new 11" clutch and flywheel, rear end gears, entire brake system, all new exhaust, and Shelby quarter, windows and functional scoops. The car was intendedto be kept, not sold. Pat didn't use it much and he never raced it, or so he said. Around 2003 Pat sold the car to my friend, drumming legend Gary N., on the condition that if Gary ever needed to sell it I would get first chance to buy it back. Around this time the car was signed by Mr. Shelby in Los Angeles. Also the aluminum heads and roller cam conversion were done. Gary never raced it at the track (despite my frequent encouragement), kept in a garage in L.A's San Fernando Valley, and used it once in a while to do a gig, buy Mexican food, or on an occasional canyon carve, I suspect. Very few miles were put on the car just enough to keep the gas fresh, if even that.
This amazing car has a very straight and solid body, no rust, no patch panels, original sheet metal, all original, clean and unmolested floors, qtr panels, trunk drop offs, everything. It's spent most of it's life garaged in Southern California (it doesn't get better than that), and still has it's California license plates and title. It has been in Florida only a couple months, and has been garaged.
This car was built to be able to withstand the rigors of road racing but still be able to be driven to the track and back home. Functionality, driveabilityand performance were the main objectives, as you can see by the types of modifications that were done. The paint job for over 25 years, and has some flaws and touch-up, but still shines great, plus it's been on the car a long time so you know what you are getting. The panels are very straight, the floors, rails, shock towers, rocker pinch weld areas, leaf spring mounting areas, door front corners etc. are all in great shape, and show no signs of rust. The car as whole is straight, original and unmolested.
I have gone through the whole car and prepared it for the new owner just now before listing it. I checked the car thoroughly, installed new plugs, rebuilt the carb, new K&N air filter, changed all filters and oil, replaced fluids, greased car, checked and packed front bearings, lubed windows, adjusted steering box, adjusted headlights, new wiper blades, and more, and fine tuned everything. I also installed the 17" wheels and tires. These are brand new, 0 miles.
This is a rare opportunity to buy a car started out as a very solid, clean car and then had a ton of money put into it in just the right places . The car is not perfect, but all the right parts are on it and hard work is done, and done by a professional Mustang specialist. If I had to duplicate this car today with all these goodies (if you could even find a fastback this solid to begin with) it would cost over 125K. All modifications were done to make the car extremely dependable, comfortable, and rugged, as well as handle, drive, stop, look, and feel a good as a Mustang can. Whether you decide to show it, vintage race it.... or just take it down for a cruise to your favorite spot, this car was built to enjoy.
Here's you chance to buy an L.A. car with some history, professionallybuilt with the right parts, nothing experimental, just the best time tested, bulletproof performance upgrades available, just as Carroll liked it.
Please feel free to ask any questions, if you want more information or if you want to make a deal. Write or call me at 954 922 3580. Thanks and good luck bidding! Marty
On Jul-25-17 at 09:18:43 PDT, seller added the following information:
I just want add that if the dirt on bottom bothers you, and you want a clean, painted and detailed undercarriage I will be glad to do it for you for free, if you click on "buy it now" or for a few hundred extra on top of any winning bid if you want. This is really not a big deal, I probably should have done it but I was too lazy, and I wanted to show that the car was unmolested. It's not a show car you're looking at anyway, this car was built to be driven. Thanks.
It looks like the Flowmaster muffler on the right side has a dent, but it is perfect, it's just the light, look again. Thanks.