Exterior Design 2003 Mustang Fashback Concept by Ford – Despite having said in previous occasions that putting a modern engine in a classic car is not one of my favorite options, the 2003 Ford Mustang Fastback ’65 Concept was the Mustang that made me choose a muscle car as a favorite back in 2003, And decantarme for the most famous pony car in history and more specifically, in the model of 1965.
So that’s precisely what FRPP engineered to wow show goers at this years Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show: a fully restored 1965 Mustang 2+2 powered by a special version of FRPPs hot new 5.0-liter, four-valve Cammer crate engine producing 420 horsepower. It’s the perfect marriage of Ford’s Mustang performance heritage and the very latest in advanced modular V-8 engine technology.
After the introduction of the 5.0L Cammer at last year’s SEMA show in the FR100 pickup truck, many hot rod enthusiasts were not looking forward to dealing with the modern-day electronic fuel injection system, so Ford Racing engineers took note, and this year’s Mustang Cammer crate engine features a classic downdraft carburetor setup, with four, two-barrel Webers sitting atop a custom Ford Racing intake. Using the carburetors also necessitated a switch from a fully electronic to an MSD distributor ignition system.
While much of the project’s appeal rides in the fact it’s all cloaked in classic Mustang sheet metal, Ford Racing custom-crafted a prototype cold-air induction hood to help funnel fresh air to the Webers, as well as to signal that there’s some seriously modern technology lurking underneath. The masterfully massaged bodywork is finished in PPG Gloss Black and buffed to a mirror finish. Special 5.0-liter Cammer badges complete the look.
Inside, all the stock trim was replaced with a complete National Parts Depot Reproduction 1965 Mustang interior. Naturally, no Mustang restoration upgrade would be complete without a set of Rally Pack gauges, as well as a thoroughly modern A/C system supplied by Vintage Air.
Exterior Design 2003 Ford Mustang Fashback Concept