A-Code Fastback: 1967 Ford Mustang

I’m almost positive I saw photos of this exact car being unearthed on Facebook recently, as the wheels, those mudflaps, and the fastback body are all super specific clues that line up with an example that had long been hidden away behind tarps and other scattered debris. The removal of the car drew plenty of virtual cheers from the web audience, as the Mustang had plenty of desirable traits, plainly visible as it was dragged through the mud and onto a waiting trailer. The car is a factory A-Code fastback an automatic transmission and factory A/C, and while it has rust in the frame in multiple locations, bidding is still active on the car. Find it listed here on eBay where bidding has reached $12,500 with no reserve.

The final clue for me is the seller’s mention of the Mustang being hidden away in a makeshift garage, which was absolutely what it looked like. Imagine a series of tarps hung over clotheslines, with artificial walls constructed in between – that’s what the previous owner of this car had constructed in his backyard. I’m always a little bit deflated to see cars like this end up for sale so quickly, as the original poster on Facebook seemed excited to get to work on restoring this desirable Mustang. Did they intend to flip it all along? Who knows, and it’s completely their choice. Still, I had hoped I’d see the individual who discovered it update us all in three years’ time that he had successfully restored the long-dead ‘Stang, but that honor will have to go to someone else.

I love the colors, which is denoted as Burnt Amber paint with a black interior. The paint and cabin are holding up surprisingly well, with most of the bad news hidden beneath the car. The seller notes this is a factory console car with A/C, and that all of the cooling components are present (though the compressor was found on the backseat.) The driver’ seat obviously needs work, but the dash, door panels, and passenger seat all look to be in decent shape. The seller notes that rust issues in the frame concentrated in the front rails and floorpans. The underside photos in the eBay listing do show some ugliness, but fortunately with a car like a ’67 Mustang, you’re going to be able to find the needed replacement sections without too much heavy lifting.

The seller notes that he bought the car intending to build an “Eleanor” clone but decided against it, but never attempted to start the car due to the expectation that the original engine would be scrapped. Given the completeness found under-hood, I would have taken a run at seeing if it’d turn over before listing it, but that doesn’t seem to be dampening bidder interest. Fastbacks are seemingly always in demand, whether for the reasons the seller snagged this one or simply because enthusiasts like the way they look. Whatever route the next owner takes, they should be sure to ask the seller for the photos of the Mustang emerging from behind the maze of tarps, as it will make each small improvement feel even bigger considering where the car lay hidden for years.

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Comments

  1. Big_Fun Member

    New owner may have decided that this was a WAY bigger project than expected and is ready to “cut his losses “, though the price he paid and the price he sells it for he may be in for an unexpected profit.

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  2. CCFisher

    Okay, we’re all a little edgy lately, but maybe a little less coffee tomorrow would a good idea.

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    • Angrymike

      That’s what happens when ppl are stuck in the house for a couple days, let alone weeks ! šŸ¤­

  3. Jeff

    $12,500.00 Such A Deal, only $4.00-$5.00 dollars per pound of rust.

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  4. Jwinters

    please for the love of god don’t make another Elanor clone!

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  5. Timothy Phaff Member

    no comment!!!

  6. Gaspumpchas

    Big fun is right This is one dirty dawg, you know how bad it is by the pics, thankfully. Good luck you will need it.
    Cheers
    GPC

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  7. Jim Barker

    You have more work to get that price ,it will continue to sit ,$4000 maybe

    • MrMustang

      Already up to 12.5K but I’m with you, not worth much more than 4-5K.

  8. JoeNYWF64

    Wonder if a dynacorn body would be cheaper in the long run.
    How hard would it be to fabricate small glass side rear windows like on a ’66 Shelby on this ’67 where those side roof louvres are?
    Looks like worse blind spots than on a ’70-74 GM f-body w/o the rear curved window.

  9. AMXBrian

    The general rule with clones versus restorations should be: If it’s mostly original, leave it that way, restore it and drive it. If it’s a ripped apart 4th+ time project, feel free to clone the crap out of it. Obviously it’s the owner’s car, but it would be nice if people didn’t ruin the remaining few original cars. Even if in this case it’s a mustang, there’s only so many original cars left.

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