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Rusty Roller: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

Some project builds can be pretty straightforward, while others require equal combinations of deep commitment and a healthy wallet. This 1967 Mustang Fastback falls into the second category because no aspect of this classic will escape its new owner’s attention. It would have been a desirable vehicle when the original owner took delivery, but it has fallen upon hard times. It has attracted moderate interest since the seller listed it here on eBay in Braxton, Mississippi. The action has pushed the price to $7,099, although that figure falls below the reserve.

The seller confirms this Fastback is a barn find that sat forgotten for over three decades. Its original owner ordered it in Acapulco Blue, but it underwent a color change at some point before being parked. It would be fair to believe that the substantial fender flares were added during that process, and they would have been essential to cover the significantly wider wheels upon which it rolls. The car is missing many exterior trim pieces and the hood, but the glass is complete, and its condition is acceptable. Those contemplating a faithful restoration or refurbishment will face replacing the fenders and rear quarter panels to achieve a “stock” look. There are some minor areas of exterior rust, but those are the tip of the iceberg. This Mustang has rust in all the typical places, requiring new floors and a trunk pan as a starting point. There are also some major issues with the rails, both at the front and back. The grinder and welder will get a significant workout in this build, and some will question whether it is worth the effort. If someone does tackle this build, it’s a sure bet they will be on a first-name basis with their steel supplier before this classic is structurally sound!

This Mustang’s engine bay contains a lot of fresh air, but it would have been a force to be reckoned with in its prime. It originally housed the mighty 390ci S-Code V8 that pumped out 320hp and 427 ft/lbs of torque. The driver controlled proceedings via a four-speed manual transmission, allowing this Fastback to storm the ¼-mile in 14.1 seconds. If they had kept the pedal to the metal, that beautiful V8 would have run out of breath at 132mph. This classic is a “what you see is what you get” proposition. The engine and transmission are long gone, and if someone decides to resurrect this car, they must choose what to bolt under its skin. Sourcing the date-correct combination is feasible, but there are many other options available. The restomod path could prove tempting because it could retain the car’s inherent charm while providing a more user-friendly driving experience. It is the same story with the interior. There are no clear shots, but the seller indicates the cupboard is bare. It won’t involve a mere retrim because the new owner faces sourcing a long list of hardware like seat frames, handles, and other items to return the interior to its original form.

We sometimes need to look at project candidates in the harsh light of day, deciding whether they are worth the cost and effort. This 1967 Mustang Fastback has received only seven bids, suggesting many enthusiasts are unwilling to commit to such an undertaking. A high-end build using a period-correct drivetrain would yield a potential value of $50,000, and that figure will almost certainly climb as time passes. However, achieving that goal will cost a pretty penny. Are you prepared to take the plunge?

Comments

  1. Avatar photo mike

    Good pictures on Ebay ad….Rust in every part of her.Don’t believe it would be worth the time or money to try to restore her.

    Like 19
  2. Avatar photo Lee Wells

    Send her back to the murky depths of Davey Jones locker.

    Like 12
  3. Avatar photo Rustang

    I restored a 1967 rustang convertible.
    The main difference was i gave 400 for it then..
    New
    Floors , torque boxes, skins

    Lets make it easy one door and fenders , dash, firewall was kept…

    Never again …,,turned out a nice trophy 🏆 car for car shows.

    Like 5
  4. Avatar photo Heartbreaker AL

    Well one can always cut the roof off and graft it onto a plain old Stang, the rest is something to store behind the barn for the next generation to fiddle with. I hate to pass fatal sentence on any Mustang but this one is a gonner.

    Like 6
  5. Avatar photo Jawhitetail11@gmail.com

    Some people just think they have gold these prices are outrageous. I bought a brand new 64 1/2 hoppy red 289 Hipo hurst 4 speed for 2400 hundred bucks back in the day.

    Like 2
  6. Avatar photo ACZ

    Is that price for the trailer? Does the trash on it come with it?

    Like 10
    • Avatar photo Marshall Belcher

      You got that right. I didn’t even see any usable parts..why would anybody bid on this except to illegally obtain a title an serial no. fo a stolen car they may have hiding. ?

      Like 2
  7. Avatar photo Eric N

    Hard to believe 7 people have bid on it so far. That’s a hard pass for me

    Like 3
  8. Avatar photo Frank D Member

    Today its cheaper to buy one restored unless you want to keep your body men employed. Good Trade school project, donate it and feel good about it.

    Like 5
  9. Avatar photo Randy Renfroe

    I don’t know what the owner thinks he has there, but it would take more to finish the project than the car would be worth.

    Like 6
  10. Avatar photo JOSEPH DICARLO

    it is a roller alright ! Roll it off the truck into the scrap iron pile …this stang has more iron oxide than a 1000 gals of Rustoleum paint of that color.
    Its vin number is too expensive for affixing to a Dynacorn. If a vintage vin is really necessary , likely some out of the way junk yard may have one in like conditions for a couple of hundred bucks. Good wishes to the seller

    Like 1
  11. Avatar photo NovaTom

    $7100 and it hasn’t met the reserve??!! I need a drink ….

    Like 7
  12. Avatar photo bone

    “Its original owner ordered it in Acapulco Blue” Again, was this special ordered ? Just because its a Mustang with a big block it doesn’t mean it was a special ordered car ; dealerships had plenty of Mustangs with every powerplant available to suit whatever customer came onto the lot – most people who go to look for a car, need it right then, and dont want to wait for one. You cant see the Marti report, and there’s no paperwork confirming that this was nothing more than just an off the lot purchase

    Like 0
  13. Avatar photo Kanak attack

    Looks like Pro Street or Pro Mod material lol who needs a floor and trunk pan lol and just need the body mostly and mate it to an already built roller Pro chassis, it would be a wicked build!

    Like 1
  14. Avatar photo DA

    High priced junque. Missing a lot, full of rust – look at the trunk well! Belongs in the back yard as a planter.

    Like 1
    • Avatar photo Scot lamar

      You dressed “Junk”up-:)

      Like 0
  15. Avatar photo ACZ

    Seller’s name is Luke. Looks like he was practicing on it with his light saber.

    Like 1
  16. Avatar photo John

    Every nightmare has to start somewhere!

    Like 2
  17. Avatar photo Tony

    $75,000 away from being a $50,000 car.

    Like 4
  18. Avatar photo Arthur

    I see this as a project to be conducted by a professional hot rod shop with metal fabrication capabilities. Or this could be used by a school with an auto program.

    Like 0

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