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LOT #725 – 1965 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM FASTBACK – NO RESERVE

Since its inception, the Ford Mustang has been a tenacious force. Over time it captured the imagination of muscle car purists and customizers alike.

The Mustang has made its way into all different aspects of culture, becoming a piece of Americana that is undoubtedly part of automotive history. The car’s official unveiling at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 was witnessed by attendees and seen in nearly every available media medium of the day. Adding to the model’s star power were its appearances on the silver screen in 1964’s Goldfinger and 1965’s Thunderball, making its mark with James Bond’s DB5.

Few cars have continued to stay so relevant after five decades of production.

The appeal of the first-gen Mustang isn’t exclusive to just those who grew up with one, or those who categorized it as their dream car. The 1965 Mustang always seems to be among everyone’s favorite cars across all age groups. It doesn’t hurt that its styling has also aged well.

While there are so many Mustangs in the world, in virtually any flavor you could hope for, occasionally, you come across one that sticks with you. Sometimes, a first-gen Mustang takes hold of your mind and heart and leaves a lasting impression.

One such car, a 1965 Ford Mustang custom fastback, has done just that and is selling with No Reserve at the 2022 Las Vegas Auction, held June 30 to July 2 in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

As a unibody car, the body was channeled to utilize Scott’s Chassis with RideTech coilovers. The process requires some floor modification to fit any type of full-frame. The chassis frame rails run the perimeter of the body just inside of the rocker panel. Serving as the “bones” of the vehicle, the chassis and frame play a central role in dictating how an automobile will perform. The main benefit of modern chassis upgrades is improving the suspension geometry while also removing the free play in the chassis and suspension.

In 1965, nearly three-quarters of Mustang buyers opted to put a V8 engine in the car. At the time, displacement was 260ci with 164 horsepower. Soon after, the 289ci engine came along with a two-barrel carburetor and 200hp or a four-barrel carburetor with 210hp, 225hp, or Hi-Po 271hp configuration.

Other changes over the years included replacing the generator with an alternator, more paint colors, and a few subtle interior upgrades. The variances between earlier and later ’65 Mustangs have led people to differentiate between “1964” or “1964 ½” and ’65 cars, though technically, Ford sold them all as 1965 models.

The car offered is the recipient of a serious powerplant upgrade and now houses a 5.0-liter Coyote engine rated with 460hp, hooked to a TREMEC T56 6-speed manual transmission that sends power through the driveshaft to a Moser 9-inch rear axle.

Stopping power is provided by a Hydro-Boost brake system and Wilwood brakes on all four corners while rolling on Boyd Coddington wheels.

Finished in white paint with a metallic gray stripe and red accents, one of its most striking features is the cut-out hood, exposing the engine’s unique manifold. The exterior has been outfitted with flush Kindig-it door handles and RingBrothers hood pins, and taillight bezels.

Inside, the car adorns Oxblood Red leather interior. An exciting highlight is the custom rear seat that looks as though it curves back rather than offering a straight back as traditionally seen.

Additional interior upgrades include a Boyd Coddington steering wheel and a Memphis sound system. This custom Mustang also features Guard Dawg keyless entry and push to start.

Powered by today’s technology and tastefully integrated with the 1965 silhouette, this Mustang will stick with you.

For up-to-date information on this vehicle, click HERE. 

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1965 MUSTANG: Custom, Classic and Road-Ready, This No Reserve Pony Is Selling At The Las Vegas Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1965-mustang-custom-classic-and-road-ready-this-no-reserve-pony-is-selling-at-the-las-vegas-auction/
Published Date: Wed, 25 May 2022 22:25:32 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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