Monday, July 21, 2014

10k: Build Your Own Bullit: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

The 1967/68 Mustang Fastback  was gorgeous car before  Lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) of the SFPD drove it around the bay area on a pre-CGI car chase that wowed audiences and spawned an entire industry of folks dedicated to creating Bullitt clones.  Even if you fall into the camp that believes that every additional classic fastback that is debadged and repainted highland green is a shame, you can't deny that they do have a certain street presence.  However, if you do plan on creating your movie car fantasty, don't start with a grandpa owned/driven minty classic, start with something like this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback currently bidding for $10,100 in Panama City, FL via ebay with 1 day to go.  Update below...


This Fastback is offered as a rolling project, and the seller indicates that it was originally a 390 cubic inch S-code V8 with a 4-speed manual gearbox.  At some point in time someone decided to convert this one into an automatic gearbox and has made some modifications to the floorboards, but it is nothing that can't be reversed.



The vehicle is sold without engine or transmission and the interior is pretty much gone, but the paint also looks questionable -- so this thing is going to need a complete makeover.  Thankfully, just about any part you'll ever need for a classic Mustang is available from various online parts suppliers as new-old-stock or reproduction parts. 


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Update: 7/21/14 11:56AM: This is really strange -- I just noticed another 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 390S roller for sale on ebay with pictures taken from the same location, but offered in Texas by a totally different ebay seller.  Something smells fishy...


It is clearly the same industrial location, but this other car currently bidding for $7,000 with a few hours to go is also wearing magnum 500s with white letter tires, but they are Futura GLS tires instead of the BF Goodrich....and this car looks more matte finished and rustier in the hindquarters.  I'm confused.

2 comments:

  1. Fleetwood T. BroughamJuly 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Cool car, but ebay link goes to 2001 Vette.

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    1. Oops! Thanks for the heads up. Link is fixed now.
      Vince

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