If you’re a Mustang guy or gal and on Instagram, chances are you have seen this incredible ’65 Pro Touring 'Stang owned by Roy Adams, AKA Steady Dipped. He does a great job on social media and we just kept seeing this car over and over so much that we just had to reach out to him about doing a little Customer Spotlight on his build. Hope you like it as much as we do…
Roy came across our company when looking for engines on Ebay a few years back. “You guys had a setup with ITB and I thought to myself, superchargers are awesome, turbos are badass…but there’s just something about the raw power of a naturally aspirated race inspired 600hp, 427ci small block Ford that was really intriguing…so that’s what I opted for,” he explained. “I saw how Prestige could build me pretty much anything within my budget so figured they were the perfect company to help turn my dream into reality.”
We worked with Roy to do just that…and ended up with a 575hp rated Dart 427 blacked out with Borla stack injection, AFR heads and controlled by Holley EFI. The setup actually outran our rating and put out exactly 600HP at 6200RPM on our dyno. Really nice looking drop-in-ready engine package with the black throttle bodies, blacked out block and black March Performance serpentine system. Personalized for Roy and tailored-to-his-Mustang.
What about this car??!? Roy said he was a big fan of the GT350 and widebody style muscle cars from the 60s and 70s Trans Am era and wanted his Mustang to have the same look and performance. “That’s when I came across the Maier Brothers. Charles Maier (Maier Racing) who was doing fiberglass body work had exactly what I was looking for.” Roy did such a nice job putting together his Mustang, Charles actually named a kit after him. The “Adams Kit” which is available on his website. Check it out HERE.
The build consists of a GT350 hood, front and rear fender flares, racing apron, lip spoiler, headlight surrounds, light buckets, tie brace, trunk with end caps, snugfit bumpers and back valence, etc.
“For suspension I went with Mike Maiers,” Roy said. "He’s also very popular in the autocross scene and makes amazing parts in-house. The front suspension setup consisted of a Mod 1 front suspension, tubular a-frame arms with shaft kit, JRI-mod single adjustable coilovers, Hyperco springs and billet aluminum shock top mounts. For the rear I went with leafs, panhard rod kit, sway bar, Bilstein shocks and lowering blocks. I also utilized a Mod Chassis stiffening kit, suffrage connectors, x-brace and shock tower braces. We installed a Ford 9 In. rear end, 3.55 gears and Wilwood disc brakes all around.”
“It’s been a pleasure working with Prestige,” he said. “Prompt replies to all of my questions, excellent customer service, exceptional craftsmanship and the remote tuning with them was a breeze.”
Roy plans to have fun and drive the hell out of this thing. He first started enjoying social events like Cars & Coffee car shows and classic cruises. “One day a guy approached me,” Roy explained further. “His name was Nick Relampagos, a heavy hitter in the sport of autocross. He said sitting pretty in the parking lot might seem cool, but you put all of that work into your ride which is setup for the track…so why not come out?”
Nick invited Roy to an autocross event hosted by American Autocross and he has been hooked ever since. “My future plans are to hit the open track such as Sonoma, Thunderhill, Willow Springs, Laguna Seca…wherever the fun and fast thrills take me. I built it to drive hard so I plan on doing just that.”
This thing looks built for the track and we are so glad that Roy is enjoying the car and engine to their fullest extents. Hope to see you at a car show or autocross event here soon, buddy! And keep up the great work on Instagram!