'65 Ford Mustang Convertible
Hand built by Dan Maas, noted Ferrari restoration expert and Revology’s then technical director, Nathan Loucks, Revology’s production manager, and Tom Scarpello, the founder and CEO of Revology, this car, affectionately nicknamed “Amelia”, received U.S. and international media coverage and effectively launched the company. “Amelia” was Revology’s introduction to the world, and the creators knew that they would only have one chance to make a first impression, so they poured every ounce of their energy and 80+ years of experience into this build.
The overall craftsmanship is to the absolute highest standard, befitting a car of this significance presented in such a prestigious venue. The car features almost exclusively new components. A handful of parts no longer available new are remanufactured or restored to like-new condition. The original 1965 body was restored completely using all new Dynacorn steel body panels. The body panel gaps and flushness are on par with modern premium automobiles, which means they are exemplary for a 1960s Mustang. The PPG silver blue paint with three clear coats has a mirror finish that would not be out of place on a modern Bentley. The blue and white Pony interior features all new reproduction trim.
Revology Cars develops versions of classic vehicles updated with modern technology, and as expected, this Mustang is packed with modern features. It is powered by a Ford 5.0L EFI V8 engine, updated with a F-A-S-T engine management system. The automatic transmission is a smooth-shifting electronically controlled 4R70W. The rear is a Ford 9” unit with 3.50 gears and an Eaton TruTrac differential. The front suspension is a McPherson strut type, designed by RRS, and the rear is a four-link with coil springs, from Total Cost Involved. Brakes are power four wheel disc and steering is power rack and pinion. The wheels are 15x7” reproduction styled steel with 205/60-15 front and 215/60-15 rear tires. The car features a power top, A/C, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, a power driver’s seat, tilt steering column, intermittent wipers, Bluetooth, and a digital cluster with analog gauges featuring an integrated tachometer and message center. “Amelia” is not a hot rod; rather, it is an aesthetically correct yet thoroughly technologically updated car, that could be driven daily or cross-country at a moment’s notice, should one choose to do so. “Amelia” is a truly one-of-a-kind automobile with a fascinating background story. Included with the car is significant documentation, photography, and video, including U.S. and international media coverage.