Jay Leno meets a 16-calendar year-previous who every day drives a 1965 Mustang

Jay Leno would not consider the standard knowledge that younger people do not care about cars and trucks. The most recent episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage” attributes a 1965 Ford Mustang and its operator: 16-yr-old Jack Mintz.

Leno fulfilled Mintz at a community vehicles-and-espresso occasion, the place the Mustang caught his consideration. Mintz obtained the automobile when he was just 14, saying he had generally preferred a basic car or truck. That’s many thanks to the affect of his grandfather and grandmother, who owned a 1971 DeTomaso Pantera and 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, respectively.

His very own Mustang, a notchback coupe, is driven by a 200-cubic-inch inline-6, which drives the rear wheels by a 3-velocity automatic transmission. It truly is been upgraded with a “sport” steering wheel and aftermarket air conditioning, likely a excellent strategy in sunny California.

1965 Ford Mustang on Jay Leno's Garage

1965 Ford Mustang on Jay Leno’s Garage

The auto was drivable when Mintz obtained it, but still desired considerable function. Mintz rebuild the ignition procedure himself, but bought support on other parts of the auto from his dad and mom, and despatched some work out to be completed skillfully.

Mintz said the physique was in fantastic ailment when he acquired the auto, but some rust maintenance was finished, even though preserving the unique paint. He said the interior failed to demand much get the job done possibly, although the speedometer and radio are new. All alongside one another, Mintz explained about $12,000 went into restoring the vehicle.

This is not the very first “Jay Leno’s Garage” episode highlighting a younger car or truck fanatic. Leno formerly showcased Brandon Fay, a youthful gentleman in his 20s who restored a 1927 Ford Model T that experienced sat idle for 3 a long time on a Wisconsin farm. That video is surely really worth a observe as effectively.