Rock Solid Restorer: 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe

This 1967 Mustang is a true barn find, having been parked in a barn many years ago. It is part of an estate, and it still wears the years of accumulated dust from its long hibernation. It is complete, and the supplied photos tend to back up the claims that it is rust free. It has been listed for sale with an asking price of $7,981 OBO. So, if you want to own a true barn find where your first job will be to wash off the years of dust, then you will find the Mustang located in Lipan, Texas, and listed for sale here at Hemmings.

The Mustang started life finished in white, but it looks like some minor work has been commenced on restoration. The panels look straight, and the photos of the trunk and the floors, while not particularly clear, do seem to indicate that this car is free of any real rust issues. The chrome and trim also appear to be complete, although the rear bumper looks like it has been painted black at some point. The glass is all present and in good condition, so it all looks pretty promising so far.

The positive vibes continue on to the interior of the car. Apart from the steering wheel and an aftermarket radio/cassette player (with speakers fitted to the rear parcel tray), the interior appears to be original. The headliner looks to be sagging, and it may also be torn, so it will probably need replacing. The rest of the interior looks to be in nearly perfect condition, with no cracks, tears, or modifications obvious. Whipping the interior into shape looks like it is going to take very little work.

This is a case of a car that ran when parked, although that was a few years ago. The owner does say that it doesn’t run and that he is unsure why. The engine is the 200ci straight-six engine, which is backed by a 3-speed manual transmission. You don’t get power steering or power brakes on this car, but you do get air conditioning. These old engines are pretty tough, and it may not take a lot to get the car running. However, I would be giving the wiring and hoses a pretty thorough inspection before I turned the key, as there is a fair amount of evidence that rodents have been at least consuming their meals under the hood. Hopefully, they haven’t been consuming anything else.

We tend to become used to seeing Mustangs emerge from barns and sheds, and mentally we begin to tally up the bill for rust repairs. With this Mustang, that doesn’t appear to be the case. If the photos and description are correct, then the body of this car will only require some pretty minor cosmetic work to the paint and interior to make it sparkle, and the same appears to be true of the mechanical components. Maybe it isn’t the most desirable mechanical configuration on the planet, but it is still a good car. For someone wanting to take the plunge into Mustang ownership, this particular car may represent a golden opportunity to do so.

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Comments

  1. Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

    Had a ‘66 coupe w the 6 and 3 speed, came with the exhaust manifold split to run 2 pipes with Cherry Bomb “mufflers” -a whole lotta good times cruising the main drag in town and driving (what I thought was) fast on mountain roads in the Sierras!!
    This’d be a fun one to redo if it was fiscally feasible.

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  2. George Bauer

    I literally just bought exactly the same car last Saturday except it wasn’t a barn find and recently received new paint for $8,500. Mine runs too and no rust or Bondo.

    Neat cat but about 2k too high.

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  3. OhU8one2

    I think the seller staged the whole picture. Since when would a car have that much dirt on it and the engine air cleaner isnt dusty at all? Plus it almost looks freshly painted. No runs,no drips, no errors I hope. I’m seeing too many items that just don’t add up. The tires even look like they are all aired up. But the seller cant wash off his or her car to let us see what our hard earned money is buying? I’M OUT

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  4. CCFisher

    The interior isn’t as nice as it appears. Those are either seat covers or very poorly installed replacement upholstery. Also, a car with tan upholstery would not have a black and white dahsboard. Pretty sure the white paint on the metal door surfaces is incorrect, as well. Servicable, perhaps, but original? No.

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  5. UK Paul 🇬🇧

    Surely this is well priced?

    • Jerry Brentnell

      tell you what you want to talk about a gutless dog! you are looking at it! that 200 6 makes a great boat anchor! we dumped lots of them in lakes to anchor sail boats!and don’t do the v8 swap on this thing!! if you do you will gain a real love for cheap booze trust me I got hooked into doing one! you have to change everything!

  6. Miguel

    That right front turn signal looks really weird.

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  7. Mr. B

    Anyone else notice the blue between the sun Visors? Willing to bet that’s the mother of all rodent nests…happy times.

  8. stillrunners

    Good stead….not every one whats a LS or 5.0……….

  9. stillrunners

    wants………

  10. Bob_in_TN Member

    I like to see base model six cylinder Mustangs. They represent what was common back in the day, but rarely seen today. So what if they are not big performers.

    I also like to see base models of other cars, throw-away cars which somehow have survived, and the like.

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  11. Wrong Way

    Some of you people or one of you people please buy this car. I don’t need or have room for another one, but if someone doesn’t get it, I will be forced into it. I already have one like this, so I don’t need another.

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