1965 Ford Mustang
Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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This 1965 Mustang “Sleeper Series” Mustang is 1 of 6 ever built and 1of 2 known to exist today:
This has got to be the story of the year!!! Well worth the time to read.
In 1964 when the new Ford Mustang was introduced to the public, Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Company developed what was to be the “Sleeper Series”. “A” body sedans were outfitted with the “Drag Pack’ which consisted of the high performance 289, 4 speed transmission, limited slip differential and rally pack. Carroll Shelby ordered from Ford 6 “A” body Mustangs with the Paxton Super Charger. The cars were delivered to Carroll Shelby with the Paxton Super Charger in the trunk. A.F. Escobar & Son’s Ford Dealership in Norwalk, CA took delivery of the cars. They were then shipped to Carroll Shelby at the Paxton factory. The suspensions were customized to Shelby standards. Ford wanted to come out with a series of sleeper cars. These 6 Mustangs were auctioned off as a promotion to 6 lucky people. However, they had to be campaigned on the drag strip. The first test of the mustangs drag ability it ran a 13.87 1\4 mile with a speed of 103.09, not bad for a street car. In 1967 the car broke a rod during a drag race. The car was taken back to Paxton where a 302 block was acquired. The motor was built by Andy Granitelli to Shelby Specs. Ed Eskandarian of Eskandarian Cams ground the cam personally. The Paxton was updated, reinstalled and the car was returned to the owner.
When the original owner became ill, the car was stored in an environmentally controlled garage where it stayed for 10 years. I used Mustang Decoder website to start my research on the car. I then called Shelby American in Las Vegas, NV thinking they could help me with information. I then made an appointment with Carroll Shelby and I drove my car to Las Vegas. When I met with Carroll Shelby, He looked at my car like it was a standard 1965 Mustang until I told him the story. Then, he got this big grin on his face, as only Carroll Shelby can, and hugged me. He said “son I have to tell you, your car does not exist”. It turns out that Ford was building the Mach 1 Mustang behind Shelby’s back. Carroll Shelby brought a law suit against Ford. Ford destroyed records of all Mustangs until 1967. The secretary at Ford gathered up all remaining records and that is where the “Marty Report” begins. The car has 43,000 original miles and is all original except for the 5 speed Tremec transmission and Edelbrock heads (for unleaded gasoline). Stripped and repainted in original black lacquer by the world famous painter, Jr. Conroy. Excellent fully documented investment grade car. Call for pricing. For more information please visit our website at www.classiccarmarketing.net or call us at 619-972-7073. Please mention the vehicle you are inquiring about so we can respond promptly. Inspections are encouraged before any purchase, of any vehicle, anywhere.
Classic Car ID101024951
Transmission5 Speed Manual
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