Join Date: May 2014
Location: Bay Area, California
Finally! Got my 65 fastback home today!
I’ve been a Mustang enthusiast ever since I helped my father restore his 65 fastback when I was in 6th grade. It was a long process but we finally got it done to his liking once I reached 16 yrs old. Back then, we agreed that I would “buy it” from him with whatever cash I saved up working summer jobs. As I was waiting to get my license, he got frustrated with the drivetrain and ended up selling it. Ever since then, it was my goal to either buy it back one day or get another to continue the dream...
Fast forward 20+ years, I went through about 15+ other mustangs and ended up with a 2013 Boss 302 that sits pretty in the garage (currently only has 4300 miles) but it never really fulfilled my Fastback dream. A couple months ago, two of my cousins bought classics (68 Chevelle and 63 Nova) and I got the urge to find my fastback again. I tried contacting the owners that purchased my father’s car 20+ yrs ago with no luck so I ended up searching for another one instead. I finally found one from a guy somewhat local to me (2.5hrs away) that owned it since 1996. The car wasn’t the prettiest, but after driving it and meeting up a few weekends to inspect more of the car each time, I finally bit the bullet today and brought her home. Took a 2.5 hour drive home in 100 degree weather with the A/C on full blast with no issues whatsoever. The car really surprised me and performed fantastic!
The previous owner has also been a long time Mustang enthusiast and did all the work on the car himself over the last 23+ yrs. He provided me stacks of paperwork from his ownership, as well as documentation provided to him by the previous owner (I still haven’t looked through everything yet). The amount of history he handed to me is amazing to say the least!
I’ll slowly be building this car to my liking, but for now I will enjoy driving it around in its current state and making memories with my family...especially my 8 yr old son.
Some specs are: 93 mustang 5.0L fuel Injected conversion, “built” C4 automatic, 9” Detroit locker rear, Shelby drop, upgraded springs/shocks (don’t recall exact specs) and 4-wheel manual disc brakes.
Even in its current state, I can’t believe the amount of attention this thing gets, both on and off the highway. My Boss 302 doesn’t even get this many thumbs up or admirers snapping pictures/videos!
For now, we’ve named the car “Buzz.” Named after the previous owner I purchased it from...he really was a great person and wonderful human being. Cheers!
1966 Mustang Coupe
C-Code // 289ci 2v // C4 // Stock
Built in San Jose, Ca - True "Black Plate" car