The V8-powered Fastback is a barn-find beauty.
Now in its sixth generation, the Ford Mustang is a living legend. First seen back in 1964, the iconic pony car is highly sought after, with buyers willing to pay large sums of money for more collectible variants. While myriad examples have found fame in iconic films or on the race track, other examples haven't been so lucky.
The subject of this article falls firmly in the latter camp. While it may appear downtrodden and in need of attention, this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback is a hidden gem. Up for auction on eBay, this red-painted beauty hasn't seen the light of day for 40 years.
As per the seller, the previous owner purchased the car with the intention of restoring it but, sadly, never got around to it. When the '67 Fastback was first purchased, it was placed on blocks for new brakes and a replacement exhaust to be fitted. The work was never carried out and, when the owner passed away two decades ago, it remained in the garage.
Since then, the 289 V8-equipped coupe has had quite a bit of work done, with a new exhaust, drum brakes, and new seals, among other things, installed. When new, the 4.7-liter V8 was good for around 200 horsepower and 282 lb-ft of torque. This particular model is fitted with a three-speed automatic gearbox.
The seller notes both the engine and transmission are in working order, with the Mustang going through a particularly thorough service, where the brake fluid, transmission filter and fluid, and spark plugs were changed. The carburetor has also been rebuilt. With just 56,054 miles on the odometer, this Mustang has plenty of life left in it.
Climbing into the cabin is truly like going back in time - the black vinyl seats look brand new. The carpeting and dashboard also appear to be free of any damage or wear, but a car of this vintage will certainly need some rehabilitation if the new owner wants to bring it to showroom condition.
Amazingly (for a Wisconsin car) the Mustang has remained rust-free, with pictures showing the particularly tidy undercarriage, trunk floor, and doors. The Fastback didn't spend all its life in the Badger state; it is an original California car and comes with the original California registration card to prove it. While it appears to have undergone a respray in the late '70s, there are some flaws in the paintwork but, overall, this Mustang presents beautifully.
With just over five days left to go, we won't be surprised if the current bid of $37,500 climbs astronomically. Opportunities such as this rarely come along and, when they do, enthusiasts pounce with all their might. We hope this once-hidden beauty gets the restoration it deserves before hitting the open road, making up for all the lost time it spent hidden in a garage.
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