Type '65 Coupe

The kit is $14,990 US, + Shipping of approx. $2500, + Boarder/Brokerage fees of about $450, + all paper work with FFR, Government, and Customs.

*** USA customers pay $14,990 US for the kit plus shipping - no crate is required. All other countries pay $14,990 US plus crate charge and shipping charges.

All parts must be shipped in a crate if coming to Canada, and a fee of $595. must be added for this.

No hassles for you, place your order with us and we do everything for you - we'll even build your kit for you if you want!


The Factory Five Type 65 base Coupe base kit comes with all of the parts you need to build your car except for running gear from a 1987-1993 Ford Mustang donor car.

 The Type 65 Coupe base kit is the most affordable way to finish your Factory Five. You can also purchase selected parts and assemblies brand new to customize your base kit.


Type 65 Coupe Base Kit:   What You Get   


The Type 65 Base Kit is “Donor Mustang Capable”.  That means the base kit includes everything you need to build your car, except for some running gear parts that can be taken from a 1987-1993 donor Mustang.  You can also aquire these parts new or separately from a donor car.


Here’s a list of what comes standard in the Factory Five Racing Type 65 Coupe, Base Kit.

 *** This list is the standard USA kit package, the Canadian kit has a few items removed such as the brake and fuel lines and a few nuts/bolts/clips that all in total cost around $100 at a local auto parts store. The front upper ball joints and front Coil over shocks have to be removed as well ***
  • Frame: Complete jig-welded original style 4” round tube frame.  95” wheelbase chassis.  Includes all mounts ready to accept small block Ford 302 and 351 engines and Ford running gear from 1987-1993 Mustangs.  
    • Includes full cage and SCCA style rear crossbar in cockpit


  • Body:  Hand laid 3/16” laminate composite body  includes hinged nose, main rear clip and doors with hinged steel-framed lexan rear window.  Made with high quality vinylester resin. 
    • Driver and Passenger doors with molded door liners and DOT door latches
    • Front nose with hinge kit.  Includes gas strut supports, fasteners, and under nose body mount supports
    • Original style molded-in hood scoop and fog light recesses
    • Rear main body section comes with separate rivet-on rear spoiler.
    • Original style deck scoop and footbox vents.
    • Includes secondary body fasteners assembly.
      • Adhesive backed foam weatherstrip
      • Body mount fastners
      • Engine bay and rear trunk area seal, push on rubber bulb seal
      • Rubber hood bumpers, small and large sizes
    • Includes adjustable door hinges, latches and fasteners
    • Includes an opening vintage rear window with steel-frame (powdercoated) perimeter support, hinge kit and vintage latch w/fasteners.
    • Includes glass front windshield (DOT safety glass)
    • Includes side window air scoops and framed sliding side windows


  • Chassis Aluminum Panels: Includes over 20 precision CNC cut, pre-formed 6061-T6 aluminum panels for cockpit (floors, trans cover, and footboxes), rear trunk area, and engine bay/firewall/splash guards.
    • 1200 pre-packaged rivets 1/8” short & long, 3/16” short & long
    • Complete cockpit aluminum with pre-formed footboxes, floors and transmission tunnel. Includes speedo cable block-off plate and trans harness block off plates. Also includes aluminum dash w/cut-outs.
    • Engine bay aluminum assembly with aluminum radiator duct surrounds and splash guards.
    • Complete aluminum trunk area.


  • Front Suspension:  Includes high quality Bilstein brand mono-tube, rod-end, coil-over shocks, tubular upper a-arms with ball joints, adapter brackets and all grade-8 mounting hardware. Front suspension comes ready to use Mustang lower control arm/spindle and brakes.
    • Bilstein brand high performance mono-tube, rod-end shock absorbers
    • Coil-over kit for Bilstein shocks including spring hat, threaded seat and 500lb. black powdercoated performance springs
    • Adjustable upper control arms with ball joints and fasteners
    • Grade-8 mounting hardware.


  • Rear Suspension:  Type 65 Coupe base kit includes rear axle brackets, fasteners and axle straps to mount your Mustang 8.8” rear solid axle and brakes. Comes with all fasteners and hardware required to install.


  • Brake/Fuel Lines:  Base kit comes with pre-flared brake/fuel lines, (3/16”, 1/4" and 5/16”) and fasteners to use OEM style fuel tank and system.  Includes polished vintage Aston LeMans flip top gas cap, integral modern fuel pressure cap and adaptor kit, fuel lines, connectors, filler neck and fasteners
    • Pre-flared fuel lines (1/4” and 5/16”) w/unions, barbs, hose clamps and high press flex lines and fasteners
    • Aston LeMans original polished aluminum fuel cap with integral pressure cap, gaskets, ground strap, fuel hose to tank w/fasteners.


  • Steering Kit:  Steering adapter kit to utilize Mustang steering rack includes upper shaft, pillow blocks, flange bearings, fasteners, lower shaft and u-joints.  Features a collapsible column, Vintage wood and aluminum steering wheel w/aluminum boss, center section and Factory Five Racing badge.
    • Lower steering shaft w/’87-93 rack adapter (3/4”-36 spline)
    • Upper steering shaft, spring washer and fasteners
    • 14” Vintage wood and aluminum steering wheel w/boss and F5R center section and fasteners
    • Steering bearings and hardware, including flange bearing, pillow block bearing and fasteners


  • Complete Cooling System/Parts: Electric cooling fan, thermostat, relays and mounting kit w/hardware.  Cooling system also includes stainless steel hoses, and all necessary fasteners.
    • Electric cooling fan, high flow 16” puller, w/mounting kit and connectors
    • Aluminum radiator, in-line filler neck and pressure cap
    • Radiator mount kit and fasteners
    • Stainless Steel radiator hose kit incl. adapter kit, fasteners and hose
    • Overflow tank w/cap, hoses, hose clamps and mounting hardware
    • 185 degree thermostat, switch and wiring


  • Misc. Engine Accessories/Side Exhaust/Mounts:  The Type 65 Base kit is configured to accommodate the Ford 302 or 351W engines.  Kit comes with alternate drive pulley assembly, oil filter relocate kit, and exhaust assembly to adapt Mustang engine and headers to vintage side exit exhausts.
    • Headers, with gaskets and fasteners.  Select from
      • 302 Headers, ceramic coated w/gaskets
      • 351 Headers, ceramic coated w/gaskets
    • 2-into-1 Side Exhaust, bare steel w/rubber hanger brackets, gaskets and fasteners
    • Alternate drive pulley, spacer, pulley wheel and fasteners
    • Air filter, conical
    • Custom length fan belt* with fasteners.
    • Universal accelerator Cable Assembly: includes the cable, return spring and retainer.


  • Gauges and Dash and Electrical Assembly:  Base kit includes gauges, and parts to adapt Mustang wiring harness. The Base Coupe kit also comes with an authentic style dash, indicator lights, switches, and horn. 
    • Type 65 Coupe style aluminum dashboard w/fasteners
    • Red, Green, Blue dash indicator lights
    • On/Off switch, horn button, flasher and connectors
    • Choose a complete set of 7 Autometer brand Ultra-Light electronic gauges, w/connectors, terminals and installation kit.  Includes the following gauges:
      • Speedometer
      • Tachometer
      • Oil Pressure Gauge
      • Water Temperature Gauge
      • Fuel Level Gauge
      • Voltmeter
      • Oil Temperature Gauge


OR Upgrade to:


    • Complete set of 7 vintage F5R Replica gauges w/connectors, terminals and installation kit including:
      • Reverse read Speedometer
      • Tachometer
      • Oil Pressure Gauge
      • Water Temperature Gauge
      • Fuel Level Gauge
      • Voltmeter
      • Clock



  • Interior Accessories:  The 65 Coupe kit comes with all the interior accessories you need.  Authentic seats, door latches, toggles, rear view mirror, and more complement the dash and gauge assembly for a full interior that is period correct.  Check out this full list of standard parts and assemblies.


    • Authentic style Coupe bucket seats, black vinyl w/fasteners
    • 5-point Simpson Brand harnesses.
    • Emergency brake boot, black vinyl
    • High-quality fabric headliner
    • Interior rear view mirror w/fasteners
    • Stainless steel shifter handle, shift knob, boot, polished ring and fasteners


  • Exterior Accessories and Lighting:  Along with the goodies on the inside of the car, the Coupe is period correct on the outside. Check out the standard exterior accessories that come with the base Coupe kit.
    • Authentic license plate light and bracket with fasteners
    • High quality laser-cut aluminum mesh vents for nose/sides and rear brake ducts on tail          
    • Ceramic F5R nose badge
    • Polished side view mirror, original style
    • Original style headlamps (DOT) with buckets, halogen headlamps, trim rings, wiring pigtail, adjustment screws and fasteners
    • Lexan headlight covers and fasteners
    • Front turn signals, original style small amber indicators. 
    • Rear turn signals, original style red twin filament rear tail-lights


  • Electrical Parts and Assemblies: 
    • Battery tray, j-bolts, cables and hold-downs with fasteners.
    • Battery cable.  Pre-cut, pre-assembled 4-gauge positive cable w/terminal covers.      
    • Insulated line clip hardware and fasteners
    • Cable ties, wire loom and flex grommeting


  • Pedal Box Components:  Utilizing the Mustang pedal box, we supply you with pedal box adapter kit, fasteners and accelerator cable.


  • Oil Filter Relocater/Alternate Drive Pulley Asemblies:  A cool oil filter relocate kit comes with all hoses and hardware.  Other parts to help 302 EFI and Mustang engine users include…


  • Type 65 Coupe Assembly Manual:  Bound assembly manual that is over 200 pages long. 
  • Fasteners:  Over 1500 top quality zinc plated and stainless steel USS and SAE fasteners, numbered and packed individually by assembly.

Parts Needed to Complete your Type 65 Coupe Base Kit


The Coupe Base kit is “Donor Capable”.  That means you already have all the parts that you need, providing you have a 1987-1993 Ford Mustang.  Here is a list of Ford Mustang parts that are needed. 


If you are using parts from a single donor car, expect to pay from $500 to $3,000 for the entire vehicle.  If you source the parts separately, buying some parts new and some used, expect to pay a bit more. 


Here’s a list of the parts you will need to complete your Type 65 Base kit.


Major Components/Parts 1987-1993 Ford Mustang 

1.      Engine and transmission assembly

2.      Driveshaft

3.      Ford 8.8” rear end assembly w/quad-shocks, springs and control arms

4.      Ford front and rear brake assemblies, w/master cylinder

5.      Ford front wheel spindles and lower control arm

 Minor Components/Parts 1987- 1993 Ford Mustang

 6.      Ford Mustang steering rack (w/factory ignition for 87-93 cars)

7.      Ford EFI computer and wire harness (or use aftermarket)

8.      Ford fuel tank, and fuel filter

9.      Ford emergency brake handle and pedal box

Other            10.   Paint            11.   Wheels            12.   Tires            13.   Battery