Vintage Racecar: 1967 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang was the sales phenom of the 1960s. In its first two and a half years in production, more than 1.3 million of them found homes. But the first-generation Mustangs didn’t have much success in racing due to their unibody construction. But there were ways to get around that, like with this 1967 Mustang that had its body transferred to a ’64 Galaxie 500 chassis. The former racecar has been sitting out in the Arizona desert and is looking for a new home, but what would you do with it if you bought it?  From Golden Valley, Arizona, what’s left of this Mustang is available here on eBay where brisk and active bidding has reached $1,705. So, at least more than one someone has a plan in mind.

Ford updated the styling on the Mustang for the first time in 1967 and that’s the version of the fastback body that someone chose to borrow to build a racecar. We’re told this project came about in 1969 and was powered by a 427 cubic inch V8 paired with a 4-speed transmission. But that set-up has long since disappeared, but it has a full roll cage front to back and sports a one-ton, eight-lug nut “floater” rear axle. The seller was intending to restore it but has instead elected to go with a Dodge racecar instead.

The seller says this was a well-built vehicle and it’s in better condition than it appears. There are loads of dents and rust is apparent everywhere, so I can’t imagine this being an easy initiative to bring back to life. As racing often goes, cars like this can have a short shelf life and they retired this one at least 40 years ago and stripped it of most of its goodies.

Whoever buys the Mustang needs to go into it with both eyes wide open as the seller repeats there is no VIN and no title. Is this thing too far gone or is there hope for it to see the racetrack once again? It would take far too much work and money to go back to a regular Mustang again.

Comments

  1. mike

    Any race history?? Seems like a lot of money for her.No VIN or title.

    Like 3
  2. Todd Zuercher

    Looks like about what I would expect from Golden Valley.

    Like 5
  3. Bob

    Sometimes I feel these articles would be better titled “rusty pile of junk being sold by a chancer”.

    Like 11
  4. Jerry Bramlett

    Well… let’s see.

    Here you have an “undocumented” rustbucket for sale by a guy with a bad attitude in Chickenlips, Nowhere. Did I mention that it has no VIN and no title? Okay, I’ll say it again 8 or 10 times. “Hope that clears things up”

    No thanks. I’d rather wad up my money and set it on fire.

    Like 13
    • Psychofish2

      But the odometer says only [ fill in the blank] miles…/sarc

      Like 1
  5. Jack Quantrill

    Golden VAlley, AZ. Where the residents have more tattoos than teeth! FRIEndly, though.

    Like 7
    • Chris Webster

      I’ve heard of the gap to tooth ratio, consider the tatts/teeth ratio stolen.

  6. Allen L

    Future Roadkill vehicle, its only hope of ever moving under its own power again.

    Like 3
  7. Howie

    I would want to test drive it first before i place a bid.

    Like 2
  8. Rltrahan

    Lot of money for yard art!

    Like 1
  9. Barney

    Built similar to most stock cars running in the late sixties. Not sure the black pipe tool cage would pass a safety inspection today. I am confused over the rear axle. It’s obviously a floater but in one picture showing we’re the center section goes sure looks like a nine inch to me.

    • Todd Zuercher

      Which picture shows a 9″ center section? I looked through all the photos several times and didn’t see it. The description calls it a 1 ton 8 lug axle, which I obviously see by looking at the hub poking through the rear wheel. You don’t see those hubs on 9″ floaters. My guess is that it’s a Dana 60 or something similar but I don’t see any pics to verify.

      • Barney

        The eleventh picture in the sequence of pictures on the actual e-bay listing seems to show a nine inch housing. It’s the picture that has a tire and wheel above the housing shot from the inside of the car. I most certainly could be wrong because I’m not sure how a Dana comes apart. Does the Dana carrier come out the front like a nine inch?

  10. K.B.Roadsend

    But ….but …Its a MUSTANG !!!!
    We have a half dozen or so of those lil darlings in much better condition than this ….As usual my trip to the barn door leaves me inspired .
    I will say I had good Mustang once upon a time ….Owned it less than 24 hrs and made over a grand on it ….In those days that was a GOOOOOOD car
    I preferred the Falcon …same car just usually not so “road” hard and put up wet

  11. Jp

    So that’s what happened to Jim Morrisons lost mustang, the blue lady.

  12. Steve W

    looks like something from a Mad Max movie….

  13. John M. Stecz

    WOW,you guys are harsh today

  14. Todd Zuercher

    I see it now – it does have a removable 3rd member like a 9″ but I think it looks like the rear cover is too rounded and sticks out too much to be a 9″, but who knows. The Dana 60 is different – it has a removable cover on the back and the gears come out the back.

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