Pony Project: 1971 Mustang SportRoof

It’s always a bit scary to take on someone’s unfinished project, there’s just so many unknowns. But if you have a basic idea of what your doing and are willing to put in the work, they can be great buys! This 1971 Mustang has been sitting in pieces for a number of years and is going to need a ton of work, but a lot of repairs have already been made. If you are up for putting it back together, you can find this Mustang here on eBay in Columbus, Indiana with a current bid of $1,500.

This Mustang has been sitting since 1991, so it’s hard to say what might be missing by now. The restoration was started by the original owner after they had put about 70k miles on it. In 2007, they were relocated for work and had to let the project go. There’s no word what exactly the next owner did to it, but it has been in storage ever since they purchased it. It would seem they’ve realized they aren’t ever going to get around to finishing it. Most of it’s parts have been removed, except for the engine, transmission, rear end and suspension. With a carb installed and some fuel, the seller was able to drive it back in 2007, so hopefully it will still run today.

It looks like there are a to of parts that come with it, including lots of new pieces. It’s a nice bonus to have so many spare parts, but it’s going to make shipping this project a bit of a challenge. With parts from 3 other Mustangs included in the auction, it will take one trailer just to move all the parts. If you happen to live close by, it probably isn’t a problem, but if you are on the other side of the country, it could be an issue.

While this won’t be a simple project, it does look like a lot of the heavy lifting has already been completed. It’s still going to need some body work before it can be reassembled. Once finished though, it will be a fun car to hit the street in! So is this a project you would want to take on?

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  1. St. Ramone de V8

    You’d really have to be into these cars, and maybe have done one up from this state before, to consider such a job. That said, he calls it “solid”, and it seems to be. I’d rather see a Cleveland in there. 4-speed would help.

    • Al

      A Ford Model T would be better

  2. CapNemo

    I’ve always liked those Cragar SST wheels.

  3. Steve O

    I NEED those wheels! They are cool!

  4. ROAR

    This is what you want to create a concurs or even a race car in that you’re going to dis assemble it anyway while you make it yours!

  5. kimball

    mustang lovers would love this.Theres no other way to be for this one.great project,looks like the grass grew under this one,being the right person to do the project,it wont be tho,,

  6. GT1966

    Gut it, cage it and make it into a track car. The time-consuming aspect is selling all the parts to finance the build!

  7. Keith

    I once took on a 67 Mustang that had been someone else’s project. Never, ever, ever doing that again.

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