Petrolicious Features a Racer’s 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

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On the newest episode of Petrolicious, the team takes a look at a gorgeous 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback that helped kickstart the owner's racing career.

Addison Lee essentially had a car we still dream about now from an early age. Working with his father, Lee built a 1965 Ford Mustang in the Pro Touring spirit, with a 5.7-liter stroker V-8 engine under the hood. Lee estimates power is around 430 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque, sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

The '65 rides on an aggressive suspension with stiff springs, allowing to handle far better than it ever did from the factory. "In my mind, there are few other cars that are as fun to drive," he says of the Mustang. "The way they smell and even feel is something, for me, that's hard to beat."

Over the course of his racing career, Addison has competed in a wide range of series, now competing in the SCCA Spec Mustang division, a series for modified 2005-2009 Mustang GTs. Both Don and Addison Lee feel as though the '65 helped develop his skills as a driver before he even jumped into racing. "Cost us a lot of tires, a lot of brake pads," his father says, "but I know it was the foundation for him being a very accomplished race driver."

Take a look at Addison Lee's 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback in the video below.

 

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