Candidate: ’65 Ford Mustang 2+2
We are big fans of Wimbledon White early Mustangs. And that isn’t because they are the basis for the GT350. They are a blank slate that you can take in any number of directions. If you want to do a Shelby clone, this is a good start. How about something like the Alan Mann prepared cars campaigned over in Europe? This one works too (except some were red). Today’s Mustang is fully restored with a nice original blue interior and a 4-speed toploader transmission. It is the least powerful specification 289cid known as the C-code. But these engines can be taken in a whole other direction if you want to rebuild the one it was born with. Or you could go the crate-motor route that might be more cost-effective. Then all you need to do is upgrade the brakes and suspension. We watched an episode of Overhaulin’ not too long ago that featured a similar car as the candidate for the episode rebuild. Chip did a nice job specifying the car with 6-piston brakes, custom exhaust and a crate motor with Edelbrock heads. We thought the color choice was a little too “Foose” for us. But Mustangs are like that. You can make them your own and that is why they sold a million of them in a very short period of time. The asking price is $32,500. Click here for the listing.