Better On The Top Side: 1967 Mustang Coupe

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Want a Bullitt (or replica thereof) but can’t quite afford the cheese to snag a 1967 or 1968 Mustang Fastback? You might be able to get the feeling, just kinda-sorta, by grabbing this 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe in a very Bullitt-like Highland Green. It’s here on ebay for around $6800 with a few days left. Bidding has been furious to date, with 17 paddle-raisings to get the number to where it is. If you jump in and win this car, you’ll have to retrieve it from Canton, Ohio.

What will you find? Well, forget the Bullitt talk, because that car had a black gut, and this one has the gold-tone interior. The interior trim is handsome and in good condition, with like-new seat skins and carpet. The only thing pointing to wear and age is the lace-up cover on the steering wheel. The exterior has not fared as well as the inside. The ad encourages you to look at the before and after photos, which I’m assuming points to one shot in particular that has the hood half buffed and half not. There’s an improvement, but the luster has clearly gone from this finish. It’s probably good enough to drive, as the ad suggests, but you’re going to have to attack the paint at some point.

That leaves the underside. The seller kindly points out that that there’s a hole in the passenger floor pan, and some bubbles here and there. Hold your ponies—where, and what’s to say that a few small ones don’t turn into a few large ones, since rust never sleeps? That plus the generally heavy surface rust on the underside componentry suggests that the car had a top-side restoration done at some point, with the underneath left as it was. As a driver, that’s fine, as long as your ambition is not to put one of those car-show mirrors under there when you cruise it. And hope that what you find in the trunk is not terminal Mustang frame rail rot. Might be worth asking for an image of that area before you become bidder #18.

Let’s not leave out the mechanicals. The odo says 45,000 (thereabouts), but there’s no promise that that’s not 145K, and you can bet that it’s that or another first digit. The car “runs and drives,” with no superlatives. It has been in long-term ownership, which is great, but It’s been idle for five years, which accounts for leaks and demands a thorough service. Good thing it’s got the right stuff—a 289 and sturdy, easy-to-drive automatic. If it could be mechanically recommissioned without going too far into your savings (you might have to live with a little drip here or there), you might just have a fun driver here.

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  1. gkrone

    My second Mustang was this exact car with a different drive!

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  2. stillrunners stillrunnersMember

    Tell me what you see underneath – aren’t the semi frame supposed to be closer to the pan ? Not bad on top…..

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  3. Rickirick

    Already up to $8400. I say u could have a nice 67 Stang for 20-25g’s when done with necessities Brian.

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