390/4-Speed: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

There are many reasons why a classic car can find itself in hibernation. It could be because the owner wishes to preserve their investment, or an illness may prevent that person from climbing behind the wheel. In the case of this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, its previous owner parked it following a minor fender bender. Recently unearthed, the seller feels it needs to go to a new owner willing to return it to its former glory. Therefore, they have listed it for sale here on eBay in Whitehouse, Ohio. Bidding has climbed to $14,100, although it is yet to reach the reserve.

In its prime, this Mustang would have been an attractive vehicle finished in Acapulco Blue with white stripes. Its previous owner drove it regularly until the 1970s, when it was involved in a fender bender. It received a hit in the back, inflicting panel damage around the passenger side taillight region. They elected to park it, and it hasn’t seen the light of day since. The superficial damage was easily repairable, but it seems that the owner lost heart, and the car has done little but deteriorate since. The snow tires fitted to the car’s rear suggest it saw plenty of less than favorable conditions during its active life, which may account for its rust problems. The usual areas have fallen victim, including the floors, trunk pan, inner wheel wells, rear quarter panels, and other lower extremities. The seller believes that the rear frame rails may be okay, while the front rails and shock towers are sound. Given the car’s current state of decay, the buyer will probably elect to entirely dismantle it to address any issues to a high standard. The seller removed the front sheetmetal, but its state and the condition of some trim pieces is unclear. Admittedly, returning this bodyshell to its best will take work, but with the ready availability of parts and its drivetrain combination, it would be worth the effort.

The dismantling process included removing most of the Fastback’s two-tone blue interior trim, although the seller retains the parts for inclusion in the sale. It would take an in-person inspection to determine what remains salvageable, but cleaning everything would be a wise first move. It isn’t clear what options the original owner selected when ordering this classic, but the included Marti Report should paint a clear picture. We know they ticked the box for the Sport Deck rear seat, which remains intact. As with the car’s steel, many companies supply all the necessary parts to return the interior to its former glory at affordable prices. It is worth shopping around, but factoring $2,000 into the restoration budget should see the new owner in the ballpark.

This Mustang had the muscle to match its good looks the day it rolled off the production line. Its original owner ordered it equipped with the S-code 390ci V8 and a four-speed manual transmission. With 320hp on tap, a ¼-mile ET of 14 seconds and a top speed of 132mph would have been there for the taking. The seller indicates they removed the original engine and transmission, but they are complete and included in the sale. Both items are unmolested, and if an inspection reveals them to be in good mechanical health, detailing them before refitting would help return the vehicle’s overall presentation to an as-new state.

There’s no doubt that when it was new, this 1967 Fastback would have been one of the most potent Mustangs to roll off the production line in that model year. It is also true that it requires plenty of work to return its panels and paint to a decent standard before reassembly can commence. However, the steadily increasing value of First Generation Mustangs means that even the saddest and sorriest examples remain prime candidates for revival. This car is far from the worst we’ve seen at Barn Finds, and its drivetrain combination helps its cause. I hope that someone returns it to its former glory soon. It would be an injustice for it to come to an inglorious end following such minor accident damage.

Comments

  1. 8banger 8banger

    Wow. Fastback or not, this one’s pretty crispy.

    Like 7
  2. RoughDiamond Member

    When I hear the state Ohio and old cars I immediately think of rust, rust and more rust. Although desirable, this is one rusty ’67 Fastback. While the original motor and transmission are nice to have here, that is not where most of the money will be spent on this rust bucket. It’s not that difficult to source date code correct 390 S-Code blocks. Finding a similar Toploader would be far more of a challenge. So searching for a more solid body might be wise.

    Like 5
  3. bobhess bobhess Member

    Nice to have all the parts, but in addition to all the rust if that engine sat that long with out being sealed up you can bet the valve train and piston bores are just as rusty.

    Like 5
  4. Big C

    The question is. Is a date coded 390 and toploader 4 speed in questionable condition, worth over $14,100?

    Like 3
    • Joe Bantelman

      It probably is…. The restoration plus the cost of the car will exceed the potential sale value……probably but…. The journey and the end result can be beyond memorable…

  5. jOHNNY

    What a over price piece of rust. Money say the bidders are wanting bthe tags and title–the rust bucket will go to the junk yard, Transfering these tags to another body is against the lay in some states, The motor ,transmission and rear-end might be saved,but they are not worth the asking prices . If you THINK they are worth it. I,ll sale you some 390 .

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  6. Harley

    Bidding is at $17,600 and reserve still not met? Ridiculous!!!

    Like 5
  7. FrankD Member

    Looks like the Mustang I purchased in 1968. It also go tagged in the rear one winter night at a traffic light.

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