Miata turned into 1965 Mustang GT Convertible Roadster Street Rod Hot Rod V-8
Price: - Item location: Elton, Wisconsin, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 149,489
- VIN: 12345678987654321
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Ford MustangThis is one of the most unique car creations you will find. I have many cars, but this one has always been my absolute favorite. What you are looking at is not really a Mustang. It was born a 1992 Mazda Miata. The body is all steel except for the hood which is glass. It's not as simple as taking a 65 Mustang fender and bolting it onto a Miata. Not by a long shot. All this steel was a fabricating stretch of imagination and expertise. It's easier to stand in front of it and point it all out but it fits and works well. Car is titled as a 1992 Miata.
The engine is a rebuilt Mustang GT 5.0 engine. The build produces approx 320 HP after cam and solid lifters, some mild head work and Holley Carb, Edelbrock intake manifold, headers etc... The car is really fun to drive. Really fun. My daughter and I would take this to car shows and we would love watching everyone try to figure out what it was. We even watched a member of authority from the Central Florida Mustang Club explain to a small crowd of people how a section of the chassis was removed and welded together to remove the back seat and turn it into a roadster. It was fun to debunk his theory, the transmission is a Tremec 5 Speed. The rear end is stock Miata and it works excellent.
This car was a prototype that was used to approach Ford with to see if they would consider building these in their product line. After all, Mazda and Ford were already in bed together. That's another story by itself but an interesting side note to it's resume. This car has also graced some magazine covers 20 or so years ago. I have had it for about 16 years. It has lived in my air conditioned and heated storage facility.
I also have another one that is in project state. I started building that one in 2003, but the facility I was in got sold quite unexpectedly and I have had it sitting alongside this one for the entire time. It has a brand new build on an engine, new build on an automatic transmission and all the body conversion work is done. The majority of the components to finish the car are included. All the really tricky work is done. Look for that auction which is up right now as well.
Shipping is buyers responsibility. I will coordinate from my end. I will accept a $300 PayPal non-refundable deposit at the close of this auction. Remainder to be paid in person during Pickup of vehicle. We can work out the details of that while working out the rest of the shipping or pickup scheduling.