Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The history appears as follows:
1967 - 1987 Unknown Onwer(s)
1987 Transfered from Terry C. to Carl R.
2002 Transfered from Carl R. to Alice R. (husband to wife)
2003 Transfered from Alice R. to Aaron A. (transfer to brother-in-law)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I stripped the front sheetmetal off the car on June 1st. I've removed front sheetmetal, stripped the sound deadener from both fenderwells, removed all suspension components, and recently started stipping the paint from the part from of the engine bay area I will be restoring. I'll include a couple of pictures of the Mustang in its current state.
67 Ford Mustang Coupe all original. Used mainly as a sunday car. Only had two owners. 289 with a two bar carb. 3 speed dual exhaust with headers. Interior in great condition, Motor in great condition, body in good condition only needs paint job. Selling to make room for future family.There were no pictures of the vehicle included on the ad. The Mustang had a manual transmission so I responded requesting pictures and left town for the weekend. I returned that Sunday evening to pictures of a Mustang in good condition. I requested additional pictures and after receiving those on Monday, decided I would go to look at the Mustang the next day rather than wait and find it sold.
When I first looked over the car, I noticed it was originally Lime Gold which was not one of the colors I liked. Additionally, the Mustang was a little more rusted that I had hoped. I found the floorpans rusted along with one door and both rear quarters. However, it was a complete, original car with a manual transmission in running condition.
A deal was struck and I began the several hour trip home from San Antonio. I was concerned the entire time as I only had the signed title. The inspection had expired a year prior, the vehicle was not registered, and I had no insurance on the vehicle. If I were pulled over there would be no telling what would happen. The Mustang made the entire trip without any trouble.
The attached pictures are those I received by email when first evaluating the Mustang. I like them as they show the original condition of the Mustang. I could not help but start working on it when I made it home. As a result, the car began to look different very quickly.
My Mustang was built in Dearborn on 04/21/67 and was originally sold from Gregg-Simon Ford in San Marcos, Texas. My understanding is the vehicle was owned by essentially the same family since new but I've not confirmed this information. The car was originally equipped with the following options:
- 289-2V Engine
- 3 Speed Manual Transmission
- Lime Gold Paint
- Black Bench Seat
- 2.79 Open Rear Axle
- Rocker Panel Moulding
- Tinted Glass
- AM Radio
The car is far from rare as it has limited options and was painted in the most popular color in '67. The only unique option for this vehicle is the bench seat. It is unique in that only 4% of 1967 were ordered with a bench seat. However, this is one of those examples were rare does not make something more valuable, just more interesting.