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When I was a kid, I worshiped the 1960s Ford Mustangs. I made every model of them I could get my hands on. I could still probably trace the outlines of one in my sleep and tell you what was on the plastic sprues. So, I have to say, the idea of buying one of these full-size body repros of the 65 (for $15K) and then adding my own hunted down engine, axles, interior, etc. looks like a fun, albeit ambitious, project. There’s a healthy market of reproduction parts for these ‘Stangs, so amassing the parts wouldn’t be hard. I just wish it came on sprues. [Thanks, Dan Woods!]

Ford reintroduces the 1965 Mustang

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. qwerty123 says:

    Waiting for the ’67 coupe myself.  Probably not going to ever see it, though….

    1. Josh Wagner says:

      I’m with you on your choice of pony car, but you’re in luck!

      If you click through the link to the article, you’d see that the company Ford is contracting to do this already makes the ’67 fastback. The announcement is just stating that they are adding the original body style to their offered selection.

  2. CB2001 says:

    Pro: Hollywood can now not risk damaging real vintage cars for productions.

    Con: Now, the value of the actual vintage cars are going to drop.