the look is extremely appealing to people that do not know anything about them.
Listen to this... I first looked at my car (found it in the news paper) by dragging my wife along to show her why I did not like the 1965 Mustangs. The car looked so cool, LOL I knew nothing about the 65 Shelby or clones or any of that stuff, I thought shelby's all looked like the longer 67-68's and had no idea they were even made in 65. The seller kept telling me "you do know it is not a Shelby...right" , I kept thinking to myself "no kidding dude its a 65". It was later after my wife bought it for me that people kept asking if it was real and I would think wtf of course its real , its not a toy or a clay model or an imaginary car. Then it clicked when some one offered me 13K on the spot at a gas station 10 years ago and said "I know its not a Shelby but it is so clean and straight I have to have it"
Well some years after that when the computer came into our lives and the aggravation hindsight of not buying IBM stocks and then Google stocks , I started learning more and actually became bummed out that people looked down on cloned paint jobs. BUT... that is only snobbyish Mustang clone bashers
, People on the street are awed by it just like every single other Mustang owned on this forum.
... and this is just one of the side benefits of owning a Mustang, the people that tell their story's at every stop.
The paint is just paint. Idid not know the original Shelby stripes were dark like Guardsman, mine are so old and sun faded from Florida that they are totally Easter egg light blue.