THE SN65 PROJECT
1965 FORD SVT MUSTANG COBRA
SN65 (es-en-siks-ti-fiv), n., a car, comprised of 1965 Mustang fastback styling, and propelled by 2003 SVT Cobra technology, and meant for traveling on streets, roads, highways, race tracks and road courses
You enter the show and are amazed by the cars on display. As you walk the floor, a flash of yellow catches your eye. You turn around and see what, at first glance, looks like a tastefully modified 65 fastback. You recognize the clean classic lines, but somehow, this car is different. You can’t put your finger on it, so you come for a closer look. What you find is something unique.
As you casually look over the car you immediately notice the Flawless bodywork lovingly enveloped with 05 Ford Mustang Screaming Yellow paint. The car looks different, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. As you walk around the car, you are struck by the stance. The car is low, aggressive, and almost sinister in appearance. More and more details start to register. The flared fenders and quarter panels. The subtle air intake located in the lower valance. The shaved drip rails. Etc...
As you direct your attention to the engine bay you expect to see the typical 302 or 351. Instead you find a blown 4.6 Cobra engine with updated mechanical and electrical systems throughout (including AC, hydro-boost power steering and breaks, ABS, traction control, etc…). As you closely examine the engine bay you can’t help but notice how clean the installation is. All the wiring harnesses and plumbing runs look as if they were fabricated and installed at the factory. Also, you notice that the car still has shock towers, but they are different than those found in your typical 65 and these are toped by caster camber plates usually found on MacPherson strut front suspensions.
Your curiosity gets the best of you and you look under the car. There you see the rack and pinion system as well as the independent rear suspension, dual exhaust with catalytic converters, 03 gas tank, etc... As you cast your eyes from front to back you realize that the entire car (at least from underneath that is) looks just like a brand new 03 Cobra.
Looking to the interior you find a beautiful blend of the past and the present. The 65 doors and rear surround have been painted and upholstered to match the color and texture of the 03 cobra dash and center console. All the current safety features (air bags, etc…) and electronics have been retained. As with the rest of the car, everything looks as if it were fabricated and installed at the factory.
Your mind races as you start to soak it all in. What the??? How did they???
Julian's Collision Center is the shop responsible for the above text and for creating the amazing SN65 Project car, an splendid mix of Classic looks and Modern Mustang technology. You can find more info at www.SN65.com