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Saying So Long To Our Mustang

Mustang on the Trailer

This morning was filled with emotions as we said goodbye to our 1965 Mustang. If you have been following our progress on the Mustang, then you know that it recently sold to one of our readers. Lawrence P of San Francisco was the lucky winner of the auction and he wasted no time in transferring the funds and lining up a transporter. We are happy that it is going to him because he is very enthusiastic about the car and plans to continue right where we left off. He hasn’t owned a classic in a while either so it should provide a good opportunity to jump back in the saddle. His family is supportive of the idea and he lives in a good area to participate in the hobby so there is lots of hope for this old girl.


The fact that the car is going to a good home does make things easier. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done to the car as is evident on the shippers condition report. We are confident that Lawrence will enjoy the process though. He already plans on debuting the car at Cars and Coffee this month, so be sure to stop by and spur him on if you are in the area. I’m sure he will get many compliments along with a few inquiries of when he plans to paint it. He claims that he would like to keep the look, but that is all up to him now. Either way, we hope he enjoys the car as much as we did. There are lots of cars shows and even a few driving events right there in the bay area so there shouldn’t be any excuse. We would also like to see him at the Northwest Classic Rally next year too so he can add another plaque to that dash!

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Well Lawrence, now that you are part of the Barn Finds family, we expect at least monthly updates of your progress. We want to hear the struggles and the triumphs. Old car ownership is not always easy, but when you have a whole community of enthusiasts cheering you on, it’s a whole lot more fun! There are a lot of knowledgeable people here and we are all willing to help in anyway we can. All we ask for in return is an occasional email with a few photos and a couple of paragraphs detailing what you have done.

BarnFinds Mustang

The memories of those hot summer days preparing for our first TSD rally will never be forgotten. The rush of charging up those twisty tree-lined back roads along the Oregon coast has been burned in our brains.  We will be back to try to recreate those feelings, but it’s unlikely that we will be able to experience them with as much intensity as we did in this humble Mustang. Sure, the paint was a little rough and we were never quite sure if we would make it back home, but the smell of the burnt fuel still lingers in my nostrils… Hmm, that’s either memories or an exhaust leak! Now we say so long to our old friend and wish Lawrence the best on his journey. We are all rooting for you!

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Now, unto the unveiling of the next Barn Finds project car…

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  1. fastblackmerc

    Congrats to both of you. What did you get to replace it?

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    • Lawrence

      Excited and glad to be part of the Barnfinds family.
      My thanks to Jesse for making this whole process easy, fun and painless, I feel truly lucky to have her. Without the great Barnfinds community I never would have done this.
      Will of course update eveyone and if I have a question, I know where to come for a straight answer.
      Can’t wait to turn that key and begin this journey.

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  2. hhaleblian

    I kept bidding til I could bid no mo. Congrats to the new owner.

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  3. Lawrence

    And the bullet hole stays.

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  4. jim s

    i do think shipping it was a very good idea. and the car is on the front of the trailer where it can enjoy the view as travels to its new home. how many days will it take or is the car already there?

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