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Friday, 30 September 2011

Found For Sale: Cool 1965 Ford Mustang Shooting Brake

Like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster, the Ford Mustang Station Wagon is an elusive beast often spoken of but rarely seen.

The story goes that J. Walter Thompson advertising executive Barney Clark and designer Bob Cumberford commission the Italian coachbuilding firm Intermeccanica to build a one-off shooting brake in 1965. Heck, it even appeared on the cover of the October 1966 issue of Car and Driver.
This is not that car, but a very nice replica by a man named Joe Kamp. Based on a 1965 Ford Mustang hardtop, Mr. Kamp cut, lengthened and widened the roof to make the distinctive shooting brake rear end.

Cleverly, the tailgate, rear window and C-pillars were fashioned out of bits of the original hardtop, deck lid and C-pillars respectively. Mr. Kamp went to great lengths to maintain that “factory fresh” look.
The rear quarter windows were retained, as were the original front and rear bumpers, taillights, alloy wheels, AM radio and Ford EEC-IV engine management system. He added to that a fibreglass hood with integrated scoop, a Shelby-style grille and red exterior paint with gold stripes.
The Mustang now has power disc brakes, new shocks, custom control arms, a reinforced chassis and a Ford 5.0 L V8 mated to a TG 5spd manual transmission with a Hurst shifter and heavy duty clutch.

Inside there’s a custom centre console, a front bench seat fashioned out of the original buckets, AM / FM / CD stereo and air conditioning. It’s all brown vinyl and carpets, tan plastic and white door panels and headlines.
With 151,222 kilometres (93,965 miles) on the clock and an asking price of US$64,900 (€48,325), this one-of-a-kind Mustang is for sale at RK Motors in Charlotte, North Carolina. Check out our full gallery below and leave a comment if you wish.
By Tristan Hankins
Story Source: RK Motors


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