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NOKOUT! Jim Knox’s 1965 Mustang Restomod
We’ve been showing several cars from the Ancient City Mustang National Mustang Show in Florida lately, all from the video camera of Joe Greeves, and today we bring you Jim Knox of Smyrna, Georgia and his 1965 coupe, which he’s named NOKOUT.
“Knockout” was his grandfather’s nickname from years ago and was also the name of Jim’s father’s boats, so it seemed the perfect name for his custom 1965 Mustang. As you’ll see in the video, Jim has owned NOKOUT for four years and has pretty much gone through the entire car, dropping in a 5.0 small-block he pulled from a 1987 Mustang. With Edelbrock cylinder heads and a FAST electronic fuel injection system, and running through an AOD overdrive automatic, the 302 puts 325 hp to the rear tires, which are suspended by a TCI four-link and housed inside Detroit Speed minitubs. The body was enhanced with some parts from Shelby, including the G.T. 350 hood, front spoiler, and side scoops. Inside is a Pony interior with a roll bar, Dakota Digital gauges, a TMI console, and a Shelby-style wheel on a Flaming River tilt column.
Jim’s coupe is a perfect example of what we call a restomod Mustang: it’s not stock but it’s also not over the top. Check it out.