Unleashing the Legend: The 1965 Ford Mustang “Vendetta”

In classic muscle cars, few names resonate as profoundly as the 1965 Ford Mustang.

Standing as a masterpiece that embodies power, style, and innovation, the Mustang known as “Vendetta” is an extraordinary creation born from the meticulous craftsmanship of Scott’s Hot Rods in Oxnard, California.

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This exceptional vehicle graced the pages of renowned magazines like Modified Mustangs and Fords and left an indelible mark at the 2013 SEMA show.


At the heart of this automotive marvel is the formidable Roush Performance 427IR engine – a powerhouse that defines the term “muscle.”

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Its foundation is as robust as it comes, featuring an iron block with 4-bolt mains, a forged steel crankshaft, and H-beam connecting rods.

The engine’s beating heart includes forged aluminum pistons and a Roush hydraulic roller camshaft, delivering raw power and refined performance.


To satisfy the insatiable hunger of the 427IR, an 8-stack induction system showcases the artistry of engineering.

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Electronic fuel injection enhances the Mustang’s responsiveness, turning every throttle input into a symphony of precision.

The custom 3-inch exhaust, crowned with Coffin mufflers, amplifies this symphony to a throaty crescendo, announcing its presence with an unmistakable roar.


Seamless gear-shifting is facilitated by the Richmond 5-speed transmission, flawlessly transferring power to the Moser 9-inch rear – narrowed by 5 inches for an aggressive stance.

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The limited-slip differential ensures efficient power channeling, providing a thrilling driving experience.

The Moser triangulated 4-Link rear suspension, combined with Aldan coilovers, guarantees traction and stability – a harmonious balance between power and control.


However, the Vendetta isn’t merely about raw power; it also embodies finesse. The independent front suspension with Aldan coilovers allows nimble handling, ensuring confidence in every twist and turn.

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The Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes with 14-inch rotors, embraced by 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, seamlessly tame this beast’s power when needed.

Slide into the driver’s seat, and you’re not just greeted by horsepower – a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship surrounds you.


Custom diamond-stitched leather upholstery elevates the interior, showcasing meticulous attention to detail.

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The custom console and gauge cluster aren’t just functional; they’re a nod to the fusion of performance and aesthetics.

Recognizing the need to harness power safely, the Vendetta comes equipped with a 6-point roll bar – a testament to its dedication to safety.


Crow harnesses ensure both driver and passenger are secure during high-octane adventures, allowing for complete focus on the thrill of the ride.

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Making a statement on the road is essential, and the Vendetta does so with 18×8 and 20×10 Billet Specialties wheels.

These wheels aren’t just functional; they reflect the car’s persona – bold, daring, and unapologetically stylish.


The BF Goodrich G-Force tires provide the necessary grip to translate power into exhilaration.

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