After some 50 years of people building early fastback Ford Mustangs, it really takes something special to stand out from the crowd and step above the rest. If you can think it up, chances are its already been done — at least twice.
However, when we first laid eyes on Scottie D’s video feature on George Lane’s stunning, red 1965 Mustang, built by Bobby Alloway and crew at Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop in Louisville, Tennessee, we knew it definitely stood out from the crowd.
The key to any successful hot rod build is the suspension and the stance. This ’65 kills them both thanks to a complete setup from Detroit Speed. A set of perfectly sized, custom Shelby-inspired wheels from Billet Specialties wrapped in Toyo Tires finish it off perfectly.
The car is powered by a late ’80s/early ’90s Robert Yates Racing engine designed for the Trans Am racing series. The engine is 302 based but is topped with a set of Yates 351 heads and makes over 600 horsepower; all tying in the “T.A.600” moniker.
1965 Ford Mustang T.A. 600 Specs
Engine: Robert Yates Racing 302ci small-block
Suspension: Detroit Speed
Wheels: 18×10-inch Billet Specialties (front) and 19×12-inch Billet Specialties (rear)
Color: Porsche Carmine Red
Restoration: Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop
Interior: Pro Auto Custom Interior