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Sunday, April 17, 2016

You Can Still Buy a Brand New 1965 Ford Mustang (Sort Of)


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If you’ve ever dreamed of driving a classic Ford Mustang to work everyday, a few options have undoubtedly crossed your mind. You could find a well-preserved original and keep its aged heart beating. You could retrofit a tired car with modern, high-tech components. Or you could just keep dreaming. 
Now, however there’s a more viable third alternative—just buy a brand new 1960s Ford Mustang. Yes, seriously.

That’s the aim of Florida shop Revology Cars, which has become the first Ford-licensed manufacturer of Mustang replicas. Their full suite of cars includes a ’65 and ’66 Mustang convertible, ’65 and ’66 Mustang “2+2” fastback, as well as a ’66 Shelby GT350 or GT350H, and you’d be hard pressed to tell them from originals.


Unlike rebuilt cars, which meld an older body shell with refurbished or new mechanical components, the Revology Mustang replicas are wholly new cars, and feature reproduction bodies hewn by Dynacorn.

The pony car bodies are then equipped with all the fixings you might find on a fully restored Mustang—everything from period correct trim and “289” badges to authentic reproduction bucket seats and halogen headlamps, all done up to look like they just rolled off the assembly line.

Cleverly, the Revology Mustangs evolve the breed too, beyond its ‘60s roots. Under the bonnet you’ll find either a Ford 5.0-liter Coyote V8 (à la the current Mustang) or the perennial favorite General Motors LS3 E-Rod V8. Beginning summer 2016, all cars will come standard with the 435-horsepower Coyote mill.


Revology also hides other modern comfort and performance amenities underneath too, including standard power steering, a coil spring rear suspension, power disc brakes at all four corners, and an optional Pioneer audio system set up to run Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, among other options.

The idea is to keep its all-original pony car looks on the outside, all while creating a faster, more comfortable, nimbler, and more efficient car with modern reliability.

These replica Ford Mustangs don’t come cheaply however. Prices start at around $130,000 for 2017 models, and go well north for GT350 replicas. But then again, you won’t find many ‘60s Mustangs with Coyote V8s, keyless entry, a rearview camera, and Apple CarPlay for less.

Photo Credit: Revology Cars