This is a 1965 Ford Mustang 'Sleeper Series'. It is well worth the
time to read. This car is 1 of 6 ever built! In 1964 when the new
Ford Mustang was introduced to the public, Carroll Shelby and Ford
Motor Company developed what was to be the "Sleeper Series". "A"
body sedans were outfitted with the "Drag Pack" which consisted of
the high performance 289, 4 speed transmission, limited slip
differential and rally pack. Carroll Shelby ordered (6) 'A' body
Mustangs from Ford with the Paxton SuperCharger. The cars were
delivered to Carroll Shelby with the Paxton SuperCharger in the
trunk. A.F. Escobar & Son's Ford Dealership in Norwalk, CA took
delivery of the cars. The suspensions were customized to Shelby
standards. These 6 Mustangs were auctioned off as a promotion to 6
lucky people. However, they had to be campaigned on the drag strip.
The first test of the Mustang's drag ability, it ran a 13.87 � mile
with a speed of 103.09. Not bad for a street car. In 1967, the car
broke a rod during a drag race. The car was taken back to Ford
where a 302 block was acquired. The motor was built to Shelby
Specs. ED Iskenderian of Iskenderian Cams personally ground the
cam. The Paxton was updated, reinstalled and the car was returned
to the owner. When the original owner became ill, the car was
stored in an environmentally controlled garage where it stayed for
10 years. The current owner used Mustang Decoder website to start
his research on the car. He then called Shelby American in Las
Vegas, NV thinking they could help him with the information. He
made an appointment with Carroll Shelby and he drove the car to Las
Vegas. When he met with Carroll Shelby, he looked at the car like
it was a standard 1965 Mustang until the current owner told him the
story. Then he got a big smile on his face, as only Carroll Shelby
can, and hugged the current owner. He said "son I have to tell you,
your car does not exist". It turns out that Ford was building the
Mach 1 Mustang behind Shelby's back.
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