Terry Colley's 1965 Monte Carlo Clone
Location: Texas, USA
Thank you! I am glad you liked my car! It has been a lot of fun to build and drive both on the street and track.
I would like it very much if you put my Falcon as a featured car on your website!
We are getting ready to make some changes to the web page soon and it will load a little faster with some more racing photos and construction photos.
The car was a street car first! It was a 3 owner car that was purchased new in Central Texas and has spent it's entire life in Texas.
The car was purchased from the original owner about 7 years ago by Orville Wright in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. He stripped the car down and completely refinished it with a new interior, 302 V-8, A/C, T-5 manual transmission tinted glass, etc.
It had drum brakes, a 7" rear end, 14" wheels & tires and was strictly a "cruiser".
I converted it to Granada Front disk brakes with the Metro/Geo power booster system and drove it on the street for about 2 years before I started to convert it to a "vintage race car"!
If you saw the second page of my website you saw my "original Monte Carlo Falcon" (orange & white) that I raced in the 60's & 70's.
I decided to "clone" that car with this one and we finished it in May of this year. The car is "street" legal and is inspected and licensed. However, I do not drive it on the street any longer.
If I can get clearance from my doctor ( I had back surgery in December) to race again, we will run it on March 17/18 at Texas World Speedway in the CVRA race that weekend.
The car is pretty competitive with most of the Shelby 350 GT Mustangs but not all of them. We have some very "expensive & fast" Shelby's running down here.