This unique ride is half Daytona half Mustang fastback!

half daytona half mustangThis unique ride is half Daytona half Mustang fastback – the Hemi Stang! Chances are you’ve probably never seen one like this. These days, Mustang Fastbacks and Dodge Daytonas are rare finds in and of themselves. Put them together, however, and you’ve got a whole other animal. For 38 years, creative mastermind Dan Dhondt has been the owner of the ’66 1/2 Fastback that lies underneath this Daytona facade. His desire for the car was piqued simply by a straightforward interest in the Fastback. He said, “I fell in love with this car on a family outing to Long Beach California, where I noticed it as we drove by an automotive shop”.

This unique ride is half Daytona half Mustang fastback!

Dan had his parents buy the Mustang for him for $500 as a present for his 15th birthday. “It was non-running and had to be towed to my home in Torrance, California. But within a few days, I had the old straight-6 up and running, and I managed to drive this car in its ‘factory condition’ all over Southern California without ever getting a ticket (which, of course, changed once I turned 16 and got my drivers license)”. Underneath the hood lies a 1956 354-inch Hemi. Behind it is a two-speed, push-button Chrysler PowerFlite transmission, and the factory 8″-Ford rear end, clutch, and driveshaft.

The car was exhibited at a lot of shows. However, he admits that it hasn’t ever won any awards – stating, “There is no category for it”. But if there were a category for ‘most unique bodywork’, the Hemi-Stang would be taking home the gold left and right. Wouldn’t you agree?

half daytona half mustang

half daytona half mustang

half daytona half mustang

half daytona half mustang

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