Long after this 1965 Fastback's HOT ROD Magazine debut in 1979, aka Mustang Magic, a more recent 4-page article by Rob Kinnan was published in the Sep, 2017 issue of MUSTANG MONTHLY Magazine. Here's a link to the same article (MUSTANG360 ONLINE version) with more details and pics describing Magic's rich provenance (just copy/paste into your browser):
If you're as old as me you may remember this car from its original magazine glory days in the late 70s. This one-of-a-kind 65 Mustang Fastback wide-body was a feature build owned and published by editor Bruce Caldwell in several magazines including 8 issues of Hot Rod from Dec 1978 to Jan 1980 with a cover shot on the Aug 1979 edition. The entire build was then consolidated into a 28-page article in the #1 edition of MUSTANG MAGAZINE in 1980. The car also graced the cover of Petersen Publishing's Shop Series book titled "Engine Swapping". If you have access to the very first issue of MUSTANG MAGAZINE, look it up. You'll be impressed with the work put into this year-long project including a 289 engine blue-printed at the Edelbrock factory in California. You'll also see this it not a kit car, it's 100% metal with the exception of the Shelby-style fiberglass hood.
Although the numerous publications are great pieces of Magic's history, the real value comes from it's builder...the late great Eddie Paul. Eddie completed the metal fabrication alongside his Father leaving a special place in his heart for Magic. I believe this is the only reason he agreed to restore the car for me a little over 10 years ago. Eddie has an extensive legacy as an inventor, custom designer and Hollywood stuntman/movie-car builder including builds for movies like "E.T.", "Grease" and "Star Wars". Later he built the "xXx" GTOs as well as all the cars in "The Fast and The Furious" and "2Fast 2Furious". He also brought Lightning McQueen, Mater and Sally Carrera to real life for PIXAR by creating full-sized versions. As you can imagine, Eddie's works are highly collectible and Mustang Magic is a rare piece of art. The 1949 Mercury "Hell's Chariot" he built for "Grease" sold at auction for more than $180K just a few years back.
Mustang Magic has been published in at least a dozen magazines and I will include them all with the purchase. I will also include a written appraisal Eddie provided verifying the car's authenticity along with hundreds of priceless pictures he took while restoring the car. As a bonus, Eddie also signed the car before applying clear coat during the restoration. Needless to say, this is a great investment opportunity and your chance to own a unique car with a very rich provenance. Any questions, ask away. Thanks!