Buried Treasure: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback With No Reserve

Some barn and garage finds can be genuinely considered buried treasure, which is the case for our feature car. Hidden beneath a mountain of odds and ends is a 1967 Mustang Fastback in surprising condition. It needs restoration, but it is one of the most solid and complete First Generation Mustang projects you will find in the current market. Its appeal is enhanced by the seller’s decision to list it here on eBay with No Reserve. The Fastback is located in Everett, Washington, and bidding has raced to $30,300. With No Reserve in play, someone is days away from scoring an excellent restoration candidate.

The owner purchased this Fastback while still in high school and has been the car’s custodian for forty-five years. It found its way into this garage nearly two decades ago and has slowly disappeared beneath a mountain of what some may call junk. Once it emerged from hiding, it proved to be a restoration candidate with plenty of positive attributes. I don’t believe the Wimbledon White paint is original, as there is evidence it may have rolled off the line wearing either silver or blue paint. The current scheme and the additional scoops suggest the owner created a Shelby clone, and while the buyer may elect to retain the look, I won’t be surprised if they return it to its factory specifications. The panels are straight, but as with any First Generation Mustang project, we need to consider the subject of rust. That is where this classic shines because it features nothing beyond some light surface corrosion. The original Ford panels are spotless, while the underside shots verify this classic is as solid as a rock. The seller indicates additional parts are included in the sale, increasing this Mustang’s desirability.

It isn’t clear whether the Mustang is numbers-matching, but the VIN indicates it rolled off the line powered by a C-Code 289ci V8 producing 200hp. The original owner backed the V8 with a three-speed automatic transmission, adding power steering and power brakes to reduce the driving effort. In its prime, it would have covered the ¼ mile in 16.6 seconds. The listing suggests this V8 hasn’t fired a shot in two decades, but the bulletproof nature of these motors could see it roar back to life with little effort. When it does, I won’t be surprised if its performance is pretty respectable because there are signs that the owner added an upgraded ignition, intake, carburetor, and exhaust. If the engine proves healthy and I’m right in my assessment, a sub-16-second ET might be there for the taking. Considering this Fastback’s condition and history, returning it to a mechanically roadworthy state could prove straightforward. That might allow the buyer to maximize their enjoyment behind the wheel during the remaining warm months, before tackling the car’s cosmetic needs as a rewarding winter project.

If I were to slap down my cash for this Fastback, one of my first tasks would be treating the interior to a deep clean. There are visible aftermarket additions like gauges, the shifter, and a cradle for a stereo. However, it appears to be largely original and in good condition for a driver-grade classic. The photos are limited, but the upholstered surfaces look okay, and there are no glaring faults with the pad or headliner. The painted surfaces may benefit from a refresh, but that could happen as time and circumstances allow. Returning the interior to a factory appearance should not be difficult because parts are readily available and affordable.

Regular readers will know that First Generation Mustangs remain one of the hottest properties in the classic market. Even those requiring restoration will draw attention, which is heightened if the vehicle is rust-free. Therefore, it is unsurprising that this ’67 Fastback has attracted fifty-eight bids with plenty of time left on the auction. Returning it to a mechanically roadworthy state could be an excellent short-term goal, with the cosmetic refresh occurring as time and circumstances allow. There will undoubtedly be more bids submitted before this auction ends, but will you be making some of them?

Comments

  1. GuernseyPagoda

    As I usually say when you see these pictures of cars with crap
    all over them, “Cue the readers to say that it was all Staged for the pictures”. 🤣

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    • 1959Buickman

      The car dust is real. It was parked that way uncleaned and the other modern junk is just junk and online sales boxes that was placed there in the last few years as part of the business. Geez

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  2. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    With all the junk in the shed, I say the photo is real.

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  3. Steve

    It amazes me how so many sellers can’t be bothered to wash a car before taking photos of the car.

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    • T. MANN Member

      Steve, the seller knows the Truth about the vehicle!

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      • Steve

        Meaning it wouldn’t look better clean?

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  4. Mike c

    Did they have bf Goodrich ta , 45 years ago ?

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    • Michael Black

      Just for grins I looked, 1965

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  5. gaspumpchas

    T mann the seller may know the truth but he needs to put it out there in the description . A sponge and a bucket or water and half an hour would present it better. A few pics of the underbelly loook promising. The fact that its from the Northwest could be a help. Sorry to say the bidding is fraught with Scammers, in fact the leading bid right now is a zero feedback, and there are more. I’d say if you are interested, have some dialog with the seller. Thats how i’ve been dealing with this scammer crap. Good luck and Happy motoring.
    Cheers
    GPC

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  6. RoughDiamond Member

    How long have those wheel dollies been around? That might add some validity as to whether this has been dormant as long as it appears. I’m not so sure this is as solid as it initially seems. It obviously had a horrible repaint at some point with what appears to be the driver’s side door tag completely painted over with cracking all around it.

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  7. theagent39

    Damage/rust and very poor repair to the floor pans

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  8. John J

    Looks like everything needs to be worked on. A costly restoration for sure
    But seems everything is there and dash looks good with no major damage to body
    Wires are shown with hack add-on tack and missing radio….mystery !!!
    30k for daily driver,? I don’t think so !
    30k + 30k+ to restore might be worth it
    Could be a sweet ride

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  9. Howie

    The seller says it would not take much to get it back on the road, then why don’t you do that and get a higher price? Do the cobwebs come with it or is that a extra charge?

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  10. bone

    Why would you even have a question about the white paint being original ? Its more than obvious its been repainted, and badly at that. I doubt highly that its even Ford’s Wimbledon White – it looks like generic appliance white

  11. Howie

    Sold, $42,100, 72 bids.

    Like 2
  12. Mike

    When I saw the KISW sticker, I knew it was around the greater Seattle area. KISW was king in the 70’s/80’s.

    Like 1

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