1965 Mustang Fastback built by famous "Riddler" winner Roger Burman
of Lakeside Rods & Rides.
The build began with a clean, straight, rust-free car from
Washington State. The intent was to build the finest Pro-Touring
car, free from budgetary constraints. We partnered with the
talented and well-known car designer Eric Brockmeyer, to develop
the visual essence of the project. The primary goal was to build an
iconic car with clean lines that would only look better with age.
That's why we stuck with Black on Black and a few hints of
The exterior of the car has 27 subtle modifications that totally
freshen the overall look. At the front of the car, the valance was
lowered 5", with a solid black satin mesh insert, and a discreet
lower lip. On either side of the valance 4" fog lights were
tastefully recessed. The front bumper was narrowed and bolts were
shaved. The grill received the same black satin mesh and the three
small fins on each side of the headlights were opened up and
covered with mesh. The led headlights are from a late model
The hood is all steel, custom fabricated with mesh insets, and a
custom latch system with internal release. The hood is fully
finished to the same level inside and out. The cowl and wipers were
removed and smoothed. The rocker panels were lowered 2" to cover up
the pinch rails, while retaining a factory look.
The iconic Mustang side indentations are merely stamped about �"
deep on stock panels. Eric decided to accentuate them by starting
at �" deep and gradually recessing them 2" along the length of the
car to create functional vents at the rear wheels that augment
Door handles and locks have been shaved, and the doors, windows,
and trunk operate with a remote. One classic 1960s billet mirror
painted to match the car was installed on the driver's side. The
rear grill vents were frenched to clean them up.
Baer 6-piston brakes and 14" rotors sit inside custom ForgeLine
The wheels have chrome step lips with a concave powered-coated gray
center. Fronts are 19" x 9", Rears 21" x 11".
The rear of the car received a small 1�" lip molded into the trunk.
The tail is finished with a custom-made gas cap cover and a satin
mesh rear panel.
The taillights were CNC machined out of billet aluminum to resemble
the stock items, but with a more finished look. LEDs complete the
The rear bumper was cut and reworked to sit flush to the body. The
rear valance was lowered to match the rockers with a license plate
insert. Custom powder coated exhaust openings round out the
Every single piece of the body was reworked and refitted with the
straightest and smallest gaps possible. The paint is the deepest
black mirror finish you have ever seen.
The interior of the car continues the theme of elegant
sophistication. It's all custom, clean, and refined. The dash is a
full custom part containing only 3 Classic Instruments gauges.
Across both sides of the dash are mesh panels that hide discreet
air conditioning vents. The top of the dash is finished in leather
and suede, while the front of the dash is finished in gloss black.
An Ididit tilt steering column is topped with a black Momo steering
A custom gloss black center console was made with two flush doors
that hide all the controls for lighting, stereo, windows, and the
start switch. A custom made shifter and boot are fitted with a
short shift kit.
The low-back seats were made to be supportive and are finished in
leather and suede with a subtle chrome insert. The door panels
follow the theme of the seats and dash and are finished in matching
leather, chrome and suede. The rear seat delete panel is custom
made with leather and metal inserts to cover the wheel tubs and JL
audio sub woofers. The trunk is also finished in same leather,
suede and chrome with a hidden battery behind removable side
panels. The trunk is normally operated by the remote, but also
features a hidden manual release. The floor received Porsche black
carpeting and custom made pedals. Headliner pillars and roll bar
are both covered in suede. The interior also features electric
windows, Vintage Air A/C, and modern power steering. Shoulder
mounted seat belts operate as in a contemporary vehicle.
Keith Craft racing built the 427 Small Block. In performance
testing, the engine put out 553 hp and 575 lb/ft of torque on the
dynamometer. It is finished with custom valve covers and a custom
air intake behind a 750 CFM Holly carburetor. Billet Specialties
powder coated serpentine pulley system and hand-built headers
finish the engine build. The transmission is a Tremec T-56, 6 speed
mated to a Center Force clutch. Dual electric aluminum radiators
keep everything cool. Everything under the hood is hidden beneath
custom inner body panels.
The underside of the car is just as amazing as the exterior. The
car rides on a custom-made, powder coated, chromoly lightweight
chassis with smooth floor pans. Ridetech adjustable coil-overs, a
9" ford rear end with a Truetrac 3rd member, mini tubs, 31-spline
axles and a Denny's driveshaft complete the running gear. A full
custom exhaust matches up with the new lower valence. A custom-made
gas tank fills the under trunk area and mates with a filler in the
stock location. Everything under the car was engineered to be flush
with the chassis so nothing can drag or get caught.
Every single piece of this car was considered in the build, and the
design goals of creating a timeless beauty were achieved. This car
has 5000 hours of labor invested in the build, and the total cost
of parts and labor exceeded $425,000.
Lakeside Rods & Rides
Asking $99,995 trade ins gladly considered, leasing and financing
available upon approval of credit.