Saturday, December 27, 2014

1965 Ford Mustang Hugger Mugger K-Code (289/271 Hi-Po)

 I had the same setup in my '65, but with the 389 rear end.

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.”

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