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1965 Ford Mustang Notchback AS Production Race Car SOLD

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Serial Number: SCCA Roll Bar # 42-225
Logbook: SCCA42-225/ SVRA Group 6
Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $49,000.00  Currency_Convert
Location: Stowe, Vt.

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For Sale: 1965 Mustang Notchback Historic Race Car The car has been raced extensively since 2000 with documented first, second, and third place finishes in class. The car has been accepted by, and raced with the following historic/vintage race associations: VRG, SVRA, HSR, VARAC, VDCA, and SCCA Historic Race Group series, as well as other specialty events such as Lime Rock Fall Festival and Summit des Legendes ( 2002- 2010). Complete race results from 2000 are included with the sale of the car. Race results from the 1970- 80�s are also included. The car raced SCCA American Sedan (A/S) Class from 1974 to about 1981. With Many documented race results from this period ( included in sale). Documents: Virginia title from original owner. 1999 Bill of Sale to Jim Peterman. SCCA Log Books (4) dating back to 1974. SVRA Group 6 Log Book Previous owners: Claude Safer 1965-1985 SCCA WDC Region Howard Mahoney 1985-1989 SCCA WDC Region Larry Merricks 1989-1991 SCCA WDC Region Steve Francis 1991-1999 ex-Bud Moore Race Team Fabricator-Welder, Race and Restoration Shop Owner Jim Peterman 1999- Present Last known addresses of previous owners included with sale. Claude Safer and Larry Merricks raced newer cars in SCCA GT-1 class after selling the Mustang. Larry Merricks retired from GT-1 racing around 2005. Claude Safer continued to race after that time. Howard Mahoney is (was?) an SCCA Starter at Summit Point in West Virginia. Steve Francis still owns a race and restoration shop in New Britain, Connecticut. The car was converted to GT-1 specs around 1984. Steve Francis cut all the front tube frames out and reinstalled the inner fender structure and restored the car back to A/S specs. (Pictures included with the sale). Notable Magazine Appearances (Magazines included in sale): Cover Car: Straightpipe, SCCA WDC Region Magazine September 1975 Cover Car: Pit Talk New England Region SCCA Magazine Dec/Jan 2002 Article: Hemmings �Muscle Machine� Magazine October 2008 Various pictures and mentions in race reports by Victory Lane, Classic Motorsports, SCCA Sports Car also included in sale. Car Details: Engine Rebuilt in September 2008. Three race weekends on engine as of 8/10/10 (rebuild receipt included) New 2008 Ford Motorsports Boss 302 block, bored to 305 cu. In. Block align bored, decked, bored and honed with plate Forged Steel crankshaft, cleaned and polished Forged steel piston rods New water pump New special grind Comp Cams roller cam and bearings New main bearings New rod bearings New Crower roller lifters World Products heads with Manley 1.96 inch intake valves- race prepped- all valves stainless steel New Triple spring valve springs New 7/16� rocker studs New Roller rockers New Super duty fuel pump New Mellings oil pump New Ford Motor Sports oil pump shaft Ross 12.5 to 1 compression pistons with Sealed Power piston rings Single plane manifold Edelbrock Victor Jr.- Dual Plane Edelbrock Performer manifold also included Holy 750 double-pumper carb blue printed and race prepped 1 � inch primary tube Hooker headers Mini race starter MSD Distributor with 6AL ignition Shelby remote oil filter adaptor Remote oil cooler Underdrive crankshaft and water pump pulleys Crank Damper fully degreed- Boss 302 9 quart Aviad oil pan New Ford Motor Sport timing chain Jericho 4 speed trans rebuilt 7/2010 Gears: 2.19, 1.63, 1.27, 1.00 Hurst shifter with spherical rod ends New drive shaft 7/2010 3 disk 7 � inch QuarterMaster racing clutch Griffin Aluminum Radiator special fit for 1965 Mustang Spal electric radiator fan Solid- all metal motor mounts- new 2008 3� exhaust pipes with cross over tube- new 2008 Front Suspension: Boxed upper and lower control arms. Upper arms shortened (for additional camber) and lowered 1� ( Shelby modification) Big 1970 Mustang front spindles - crack tested and shot peened Cobra Automotive aluminum hubs Large (Full size Ford/Lincoln four piston brake calipers jet hot coated. New pistons and seals right side: 9/2010 Cryogenically treated front brake rotors Aluminum and braided steel brake lines Tilton master cylinders � one for front brakes, one for rear brakes Cobra Automotive front brake air duct kit 600 lb. front springs- lower car 2� Koni adjustable shocks with spacers (due to lowering) Monte Carlo Bar (shock tower brace) Export Brace (between front fenders and over engine block) Gussets welded to front clip at stress points to reduce chassis flex Spherical end strut rods Boxed front spring towers Bump steer kit Super Duty tie rod ends New wheel bearings 6/2010 Urethane suspension and shock bushings Rebuilt Mustang GT steering box 7/2010 Alignment settings: 1/8-1/4 inch toe in 2 � degrees negative camber 2 degrees positive castor 1 � inch hollow front sway bar Rear suspension: Watts Link Rear locator (full floater) with adjustable roll center Koni adjustable shocks 0 arc leaf springs- narrowed 10x2 � inch rear brakes from 1966 full size Ford Carbon brake shoes Vented brake backing plates (cooling) 1 inch wheel cylinders Braided steel brake lines Urethane spring and shock bushings Rear axle narrowed 2 inches Moser 31 spline rear axles 1969 Ford 9� rear end Ford Galaxy center chunk (big bearings) 4:10 Richmond ring and pinion gears and Detroit Locker Ex NASCAR center chunk (lightened) with 3:89 Richmond ring and pinion gears and Detroit Locker 1 inch rear roll bar Steel gussets added to rear clip stress points for chassis stiffening Miscellaneous: 22 gallon ATL Fuel cell Custom aluminum battery box �R� Model lug nuts (3� long) 12 American Mags, Torq Thrust wheels Bracing removed from trunk lid Full roll cage with side impact bars (original main roll bar hoop with SCCA log book number stamp) �R� Model dash with replica Stewart Warner gauges oil temp, oil pressure, water temp, fuel pressure, tachometer �R� Model radio and heater delete plates Fire extinguisher system Plexi- glass windshield Metal straps over rear window Metal tabs over windshield GT350 Outside rear view mirrors (spun aluminum) 3 panel Wink rear view mirror Quick Car heavy duty wiring harness- ignition and accessory switches Interior door panels-stock Transponder Spares: New Mini Race Starter Mellings oil pump Holly Metering blocks Holly carb rebuild kit MSD Distributor Rear brake shoes and misc springs, adjusters, etc. Plug wires, MSD distributor cap and rotor Misc Pistons and piston rods MSD 6AL Ignition box Valve covers Roller lifters Valves and valve springs Price: $49,000.00


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