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Estate Find: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

It’s sad when someone passes away and the loved ones are left to dispose of things that were near and dear to them. Case-in-point is this 1967 Ford Mustang, one of several cars in the owner’s estate. It sat on a lift for 10 years before the family decided to part with the automobile. Its mechanical health after all this time is an unknown, so the best assumption to make is to assume it will need everything. Retrieved from a garage in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, this pony car is available here on eBay. The bidding has reached $15,100, but the seller has set a reserve north of there.

The Mustang continued to sell like hotcakes in 1967, less than three years after it first hit the market. Sakes were down to 472,000 units from a high of 607,000 in 1966, but that’s because of the competition that had hit the scene. The Chevy Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, and Mercury Cougar all debuted in 1967, but the Ford would outsell all of them combined. 71,000 units were the fastback coupe, like the seller’s car.

As the story goes, the previous owner had put the Ford up on a lift to change the oil and then suffered a stroke. The car was never touched again. Over the next decade, said owner finally died and the Mustang was sold to the seller, who may be a dealer. It’s considered in “barn find” condition in that the seller has not tried to start it or even wash it. It was simply removed from its perch and moved around by hand.

We’re told the Mustang has a C-code 289 (2-barrel) under the hood, but it wears Cobra valve covers suggesting it may have been gone into at some point or may not even be the original engine. It’s paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission. The odometer reads just 50,000 miles, which could indicate the car was a solid runner just a few years ago if all it needed back then was an oil change.

The blue paint doesn’t strike me as an original color and no mention is made of any issues with the body beyond the dirt and maybe some surface rust. The interior looks to be all there, although the passenger compartment is full of stuff that may or may not go to or with the car. The title has likely disappeared over time, so the buyer will have to be content with a bill of sale and a DocuSign contract which the seller says will usually “settle in a few days” (whatever that means).

Comments

  1. 8banger 8banger Member

    And of course, that’s a 4-barrel if I’ve ever seen one…

    Like 9
  2. Dan Cifalia

    How much is a 67 Fastback 289 2 bbl auto w/no A/C worth? I see 10K to restore it . And after north of 15K to buy it what’s left ? Unless you go all out resto mod and take it to one of the Champagne Auctions. :}

    Like 3
  3. Larry Marshall Member

    I bought a 1967 GT fastback when I returned from Vietnam in 1967. The color was Acapulco Blue. It looked very similar to the paint that is on this 67 Mustang.

  4. Howie

    $18,100 now, reserve still not met, take the money and run!!

    Like 3
  5. RIP

    It’s up to $18,000…..Not worth it,,,total rust bucket underneath!!!

  6. Michael Lackey

    Perfect Eleanor candidate…100k in restoration including 25k for Eleanor documentation and it’s a 200k plus car….

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