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Even when it’s meticulously restored with all-new parts, you still don’t actually have a new vehicle.
In the case of our 1965 Mustang fastback project, all we had was a new 45-year-old vehicle. Based on the Ford Falcon of the day, the Mustang was never really supposed to have any performance aspirations. That came later when Texas racer Carroll Shelby entered the picture and constructed a small lot of Mustangs that, by his own admission, were at best cranky animals on the street.