One Family Owned: 1967 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback

When a family has owned a car since new, and more than five decades have elapsed since they drove it off the showroom floor, the decision to sell must be a difficult one. That is the case with this 1967 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback. The seller vividly remembers sitting in the back seat of this classic as his father drove it home from the dealership for the first time, and after years of faithful service, the father passed it to his son. For many years, it served as a daily driver, but the seller placed it into dry storage in 1995. He intended to restore the Fastback, but as often happens, the project stalled before it could start. He candidly admits that he will never get to it, so he has listed it for sale here on eBay. Located in Garland, Texas, bidding has hit $25,599, although this figure remains short of the reserve.

It seems that this Arcadian Blue Mustang has led quite a life. The original owner drove the vehicle regularly until 1978. He passed the car to his son, who used the vehicle as a daily driver until 1995. The son removed the Fastback from active duty to undertake a restoration, but this process fell at the first hurdle. After nearly three decades of sitting in dry storage, the time has come for this classic to find a new home. The buyer will be commencing the project with a solid foundation. The Mustang has spent its life in Texas, making its rust-free status no surprise. The panels have accumulated a few dents and marks, with this one on the driver’s side rear quarter panel being the worst. As with any other body damage, it appears to be repairable. The seller indicates that the Fastback had never suffered any accident damage beyond a minor hit on the front corner and some damage under the back bumper when a motorcyclist rear-ended the car. It is complete, and the impression is that restoring the panels and paint should be a straightforward process.

When the original owner drove this Mustang off the showroom floor, its engine bay was occupied by a C-Code 289ci V8 that produced 200hp. The pony’s ponies found their way to the rear wheels via a three-speed manual transmission, allowing the Fastback to cover the ¼ mile in 16.2 seconds. The vehicle is no longer numbers-matching, but this isn’t the end of the world. The seller fitted a rebuilt 302ci motor backed by a four-speed manual transmission in the 1980s. The car ran and drove well, although the owner believes that the engine may have burnt valves because it was smoky just before he removed it from service. However, if the buyer is determined to ensure a faithful restoration, the original motor and transmission are included in the sale. That leaves them with the option of returning the Mustang to a genuine factory-fresh state. Some boxes of additional parts go with the car, helping the buyer on their restoration path.

This Fastback’s interior is original and unmolested, apart from an aftermarket radio/cassette player. It looks pretty battered and bruised today, but the owner states that it has never suffered any form of rodent infestation. The interior is complete, making it a prime candidate for restoration. The most logical approach, in this case, would be a trim kit, which would lighten the buyer’s wallet by around $1,800. However, this would return the interior to its original appearance, which would only be fitting if this restoration is performed to a high standard. While it isn’t loaded with optional extras, it appears that the original owner ordered this classic with factory air conditioning. The system seems complete, but it will undoubtedly need some work before it blows cold once again.

This final photo clearly demonstrates how this 1967 Mustang Fastback could look if somebody takes the time and effort to return it to its former glory. It would be an eye-catching car that would command respect wherever it goes. I hope that somebody is willing and able to restore this classic because it has been off our roads for far too long. I hope that one of our loyal Barn Finds readers will be that person because I would love to see this car once the restoration is complete.

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Comments

  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    Sure trashed this one since the ’80s. No way to tell what’s left of it with these pictures but it doesn’t look great.

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    • Steve Clinton

      It makes me wonder if the seller is too embarrassed to show the entire car.

      Like 6
    • Robert

      It’s a total P.O.S. and should be sold for scrap metal. Selling it at that price is highway robbery at best.

      Like 1
  2. Bob S

    Reading the listing, seller says he took many pictures to show everything lines up. I sure don’t see them. The bidding is already at $26k, and the reserve is not met??? I suppose you could say that it’s numbers matching cause the original motor is sitting in the passenger seat, along with him having the transmission, but it would cost another 20-25k to restore this. They may not be perfect, but you can buy a driver for what’s being bid on this. I just don’t get it.

    Like 9
  3. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    I guess the bidding is high given that first gen Mustang fastbacks are “hot.” At least it doesn’t look rusty. I do think it is kind of cool that the seller remembers riding home from the dealer with his dad the day it was purchased, and that the dad is still alive. Aside: one of my earliest recollections is picking up a new car — a 1960 Dodge Dart, of all things. I was not quite four years old.

    Like 4
    • Bob S

      In 68, I was 8 when I went with dad to pick up his 66 caddy fleetwood, traded in his 65 Electra convertible. Those were the days! Dad’s getting ready to celebrate his 85th birthday in February.

      Like 14
  4. Jackie Hollingsworth

    Looks like a lot of work to be done on this one.

    Like 4
    • Michael Lee Michael Lee Member

      The seller said this is what it “could” look like (from a faded print) if someone takes the time and effort (and lots of 💰) to return it to its former glory. I would remove the reserve, take the $26K bid and run. Otherwise, please provide good, clear photos “top to bottom” so we know what we’re really buying. Good luck!

      Like 2
  5. Larry

    Bid is up to $30,000 now, which is surprisingly low when you consider that the wiring harness was replaced in 1979.

    1979!!!

    “Here is a picture of what it used to look like”. What a great selling feature.

    Like 4
  6. Steve Clinton

    Masking tape residue is a nice touch.

    Like 4
  7. jeffry H

    I always store my extra engine in the passanger seat! What a copilot, except the seat belt is an issue!

    Like 7
    • piston poney

      we dont need seat belts, we die like real men, wear you seat belts kids

      Like 3
  8. Stan

    Nostalgia is a powerful drug 💉

    Like 5
  9. ChingaTrailer

    I hate to criticize your writer’s math skills, but there are seven decades involved in the ownership of this car: 1 – 1960s. 2 – 1970s. 3 – 1980s. 4- 1990s. 5 – the “00s” 6 – the teens. 7 -“20s.” Granted, the car is only 55 years old, but it has encompassed seven different decades so far.

    Like 1
  10. George Mattar

    Why anyone would shoe horn a greasy V 8 into a car interior is beyond me. You can buy a driver to enjoy for what this mess is bid to as I write this. Why? People have more money than brains today.

    Like 4
  11. kebbiker

    no rodents? i wonder what else would’ve chewed up the paper on the passenger floorboard. that pony has more miles on it than the entire pony express ever combined. its a total mess.

    Like 3
  12. Mike

    A twin engine Mustang. That’s a pretty rare option. I guess the GF can sit in the back seat, or walk…walking is more healthy anyway. 4 speed is a plus. It sure would have been nice to see this in the day light. You can blame the price on McQueen’s Bullett car.
    “3.7M for that…I can pay off my house in no time, with this POS, taking up space in the garage for the last 20 years…”
    I see 15K, maybe 18, if the torque boxes are good

    Like 1
  13. Michael Lee Michael Lee Member

    The seller said this is what it “could” look like (from a faded print) if someone takes the time and effort (and lots of 💰) to return it to its former glory. I would remove the reserve, take the $26K bid and run. Otherwise, please provide good, clear photos “top to bottom” so we know what we’re really.buying. Good luck!

  14. Greg

    Amazes me how people get classics like this then put them in storage & years later expect big money for something that will cost big time to restore

    Like 1
  15. Michael Lee Michael Lee Member

    For all of the comments, criticisms and jokes, remember.. value is what somebody is willing to pay. The commentary is fairly transparent regarding the car’s condition.. but good, clear pictures are needed to determine what is needed for restoration.

    Like 2
  16. CATHOUSE

    This car was not ordered with factory A/C. If it had been the whole system would be in dash. The underdash unit shown in the ebay listing would either have been dealer or aftermarket installed. That is why A/C is not listed on the Marti report.

    Like 1
  17. Jack Hammer

    A messy gussied up Falcon.

  18. Mountainwoodie

    I want to meet the person who has bid this pile of parts to thirty grand. If it not a shill bidder that person would better spend their presumably hard earned money on a therapist.

    Like 1
  19. Pauld

    My friend, a few years back, about five, sold his 68 Mustang Bullet green, 289,
    fastback with 100K, but it ran good..California black plate no rust. It was sold for $400.

  20. Janga

    Total junk.

  21. grant

    Your friend got ripped off.

  22. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Ended:Jan 18, 2022 , 8:16PM
    Winning bid:
    US $31,200.00
    [ 60 bids ] Wow!

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