Frame Up Built Mustang Fastback GT350 Hertz Tribute 289 V8 4 Speed PS 4W Discs
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- SubModel: GT350
- Type: Other
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 89,196
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 289 V8
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
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1965 Ford Mustang GT350
SUMMARY289 cubic inch Ford V8
Toploader 4-speed manual transmission
Power rack-and-pinion steering
4-wheel power disc brakes
Correct GT350-H aesthetics
Chrome Magnum 500 wheels
Ford 9-inch rear axle
If you're a Ford fan, ou've undoubtedly noticed the plethora of high quality Mustangs we've featured over the past few months. From our SAAC Gold GT500 convertible to the 1 of 16 Super Snake Pace Car RK Motors Charlotte is working hard to continue our reign as the number one source for top-notch pony cars. You might be thinking: that's all well and good, ut what about the enthusiast who wants a cool car they can actually drive and enjoy? Well, or those folks, e have awesome offerings like this 1965 Shelby GT350-H tribute. With solid, raditional aesthetics, spry 289/4-speed drivetrain and a freshly restored interior, his coupe is an excellent way to enjoy all aspects of the classic car hobby!
Beginning life as a solid Mustang fastback, his classic proved a fine starting point for building a detailed Hertz Rent-A-Racer. The car's restoration no doubt began with hours of massaging vintage panels into a straight, ave-free canvas. Once that intense labor resulted in good fit and finish, mooth and glossy pigment was streaked with metallic stripes, ccented with correctly stenciled "G.T. 350 H" call-outs and sealed in durable clear. And today, his coupe rolls as one very convincing tribute that mixes classic Ford design with storied Shelby performance.
Back in the day, ord designers made sure every year of the first generation Mustang had plenty of visual sizzle. And in the 21st century, t doesn't get much better than this Shelby's classy combination of correct accents and professionally placed trim. At the front of the car, bright grille centers a patriotic Mustang emblem between halogen headlights, hrome-trimmed parking lamps and a mirrored bumper. Behind that grille, pinned hood anchors a small scoop in front of polished windshield wipers, inted greenhouse glass and polished stainless frames. At the sides of the car, olished bullet mirrors reflect plexi quarter windows, raditional door handles and aggressive quarter scoops. And behind those scoops, second mirrored bumper frames clean taillights, GT350 fuel filler, small "G.T. 350" emblem and polished exhaust tips.
With the car's body finished, nd the rest of the project well underway, t was time to find suitable motivation. Given this Mustang's predisposition to both class and muscle, t seemed logical to stay with proven Ford power. Pull the pins and you'll find a fresh, 89 cubic inch small block that provides plenty of spirited performance. The mean mill's energy mixture is supplied by a coated Holley carburetor, hich is sandwiched between a Ford intake and a polished, orrectly decaled air cleaner. That mixture travels in to cast iron heads, hich hang finned valve covers under polished breathers. Fire for those heads comes courtesy of an MSD Blaster 2 coil, odern electronic ignition and 7mm Hi Temp Silicon wires. That fire is kept in check by a factory-spec radiator, hich is centered on a big pulley fan. Speaking of pulleys, raditional pulleys spin a modern alternator opposite a vintage power steering pump. And details, ike correct bracing, tagged Autolite battery, estored exhaust manifolds and a correct Autolite washer bag, nsure the engine is both functional and attractive.
Take a look at our professional, igh-resolution photos and you'll see that the bottom of this fully sorted pony is a literal expose in well-preserved componentry. Behind the car's first-class Ford block, tough Toploader 4-speed drives a durable Ford 9-inch. Holding that versatile drivetrain off the ground is a lucid factory suspension, hich features a sturdy rear sway bar. Above that suspension, olid, atin Black floorpans show absolutely no signs of severe rust or weathering. At the center of those floors, ree breathing, rue-dual pipes shuttle spent gases through an X-shaped crossover and welded, ual-chamber mufflers. At the front of those pipes, ower rack-and-pinion steering makes the best of turns. At the corners of the car, ower-assisted discs make quick stops an absolute cinch. And everything rolls on chrome Magnum 500s, hich spin a quartet of 225/60R15 Toyo Extensa A/S.
Open the door to this well-done Mustang and you'll find a fully restored cockpit that provides an exceptionally attractive driving environment. There's a folding bench seat that rides just behind requisite bucket seats. The monochromatic dash centers a direct-fit cassette deck beneath a familiar Shelby Tac. A chrome Hurst shifter surfs fresh carpet that's protected by pony-branded floor mats. Factory door panels and a tight headliner frame that carpet. In front of the driver, polished and wood-rimmed Shelby steering wheel laps a polished, ilting column. And behind the passengers, completely restored trunk balances a full-size spare tire on a correct mat.
The true beauty of a tribute car is that it can be anything you want it to be. Love Shelby lines, ut want a little more substance? Looking for a classic that'll wow crowds AND tear up the back roads? Here it is, o compromises, o disclaimers and no excuses!