Now before you dismiss this astounding 1965 Ford Mustang GT convertible as too expensive, give me a chance to give you the full story. Because the bottom line is, this sucker only looks like an old Mustang. Under the skin it''s got a big stroker motor, 4-wheel discs, and a 5-speed gearbox, so it moves like a new Mustang, and with that gorgeous black paint, it''s a trophy magnet anywhere you go. Expensive? Only if you like second-best. It''s always hard to know where to start on cars like this so we''ll just dive in and say it''ll stop you in your tracks when you see it in person. The classic Mustang shape is unmistakable, but very few get to this level. The black paint is deep enough to swim in and the reflections in its surface look so flawless that you''d almost swear the finish was still wet. At this point, it doesn''t really matter what color this car was originally, but things like the red GT stripes along the rockers give it a look that''s exactly right for an old Mustang. All the GT equipment is in place, from the fog lamps to the exhaust trumpets and rear valence, but like the color, whether this is a real GT is irrelevant today. Fit and finish are exemplary and you can see where the money went everywhere you look from the fit of the doors and trunk to the bright chrome on the bumpers and grille. Nothing was overlooked during the build. An all-new black Pony interior was installed at the same time and keeps it pretty much the way the factory did it, perfect for a quality sleeper like this. The wood-rimmed wheel matches the veneers on the dashboard, and all the gauges are original, albeit beautifully restored; no aftermarket dials here. That shifter now controls five gears instead of four, making this a superlative highway cruiser. You''ll note there is no radio (you won''t miss it, I promise) but it does include options like a power top, which is brand new black canvas, not vinyl for an upscale look. The trunk is properly restored with a reproduction mat, again keeping all the upgrades out of sight under the car''s skin. And that list of upgrades is extensive. The big one is the 408 cubic inch Windsor V8, which makes a dyno-verified 470 horsepower, or more than twice the output of a stock A-code GT engine. Yet the small block package still fits neatly in the Mustang''s engine bay. AFR aluminum heads, MSD ignition, a full roller valvetrain, an Edelbrock intake and carburetor, and pump-gas-friendly 9.5:1 compression make this a formidable machine that''s happy to trundle around town without complaints. The brakes are late-model Cobra-spec discs at all four corners and the suspension has been augmented with fat sway bars and upgraded shocks to make it a tidy handler, too. The Tremec 5-speed comes from a late-model Mustang GT and a Currie 9-inch rear carries 3.23 gears on a Track-Lok limited slip. Add in a set of subframe connectors to reinforce the tub and a throaty exhaust system, and you have a no-compromises early pony that moves like it''s decades newer. And instead of going crazy with oversized rolling stock, they kept it traditional with vintage Torque Thrusts and 225/50/16 front and 245/50/16 rear blackwall radials. There''s really too much in this car to cover here, but rest assured that the asking price is only a fraction of the total cost to build this amazing Mustang. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.