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1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, K Code 289, Motion Performance "Hugger Mugger"

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • Type: Fastback
  • Trim: "Hugger Mugger"
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 37526
  • VIN: 5T09K150777
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: Ford Racing Boss 302 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Syracuse, New York, United States


1965 Ford K Code 289, Motion Mustang known as the Hugger Mugger
  • Sponsored by Motion Performance
  • Purchased new by Fred Reimer at Schnurmacher Ford in Hewlett, New York in 1965
  • Engine rebuild by Tony Cary of Long Island, New York
  • Ford Racing Boss 302 block with Boss 302 heads and intake from previous engine
  • Original Toploader 4-speed transmission
  • Hurst Super shifter
  • 4.30 rear end
  • Holman-Moody nodular center section
  • Detroit Locker rear end and 31-spline axles
  • Cable-driven Moroso tachometer
  • Stewart Warner gauges
  • Lakewood traction bars
  • Mallory dual-point distributor
  • Front 14 inch EV front wheels
  • Rear 15 inch Astro wheels
  • Rangoon Red with Black interior
  • Re-lettered by Gary the Local Brush
  • Day 2 Shelby hood, side scoops and quarter windows
  • Copy of original invoice
  • Registration card
  • Partial build sheet
  • Can be registered and driven on the street
Motion Performance and Baldwin Chevrolet have long been noted for collaborating in the production of the first muscle car era's most formidable big-block Chevy street and drag machines, but one of the most accomplished cars ever associated with the Motion name is this 1965 Ford Mustang K-code Fastback called the Hugger Mugger. Purchased new by Fred Reimer at Schnurmacher Ford in Hewlett, New York, in 1965, it was campaigned by Reimer and his childhood pal Fred Greco. The pair soon met another Ford drag racer, Larry Smith, who also just happened to be the service manager at Motion. Smith introduced them to Motion owner Joel Rosen, and before long the Mustang was wearing Motion sponsorship on its flanks. After a series of 289 engines, the car was fitted with then-new Boss 302 heads by Smith. It earned its name by routinely “mugging” Camaros, which were promoted in Chevy advertising as “The Hugger.”
In 1974 the car was retired from racing and eventually placed in storage. In 2005 Reimer relinquished ownership to Fred Greco, who returned it to its original racing configuration. It remains mostly unrestored except for new Rangoon Red paint and new lettering by the original artist, Gary “Local Brush” Kupfer. The Shelby hood, side scoops and quarter windows are Day Two items added by Reimer in 1966. Only the engine, tires and rear gears are different from the original racing setup. The engine is now a Tony Cary-built Ford Racing Boss 302 using the Boss 302 heads and intake installed by Smith in the late '60s. A vintage Hurst Super Shifter operates the original Toploader 4-speed, which transmits power to the 9-inch rear end equipped with a Holman-Moody nodular center section incorporating a Detroit Locker differential with 4.30:1 gears and 31-spline axles. Most of the original racing gear is still present, including a Moroso cable-drive tachometer, Stewart Warner gauges, Lakewood traction bars, and Mallory dual-point distributor. Vintage 14-inch ET wheels are used up front and 15-inch Astros with new M/T slicks at the rear. The Hugger Mugger Mustang still wears the gaggle of “kill stickers” it earned on the drag strip, accompanied by other period decals gathered from the National Council of Mustang Clubs, Ford's "Muscle Power" from the old Muscle Parts program, and the Motion Supercar Club. The paint is in great shape and condition. No dings are visible on this vehicle. The interior was well maintained and is extra clean. The exterior was well maintained and is extra clean. The engine is functioning properly and has no issues. This vehicle has no previous collision damage. The transmission shifts very smoothly.The front windshield is in excellent condition.The brakes are in great condition. The battery is in excellent condition. The car was previously owned by a non smoker. Please see below for additional, detailed photos that would not fit in the gallery above.