Monday, January 9, 2017

This Isn't A: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 3/4 Kit

I can't tell you exactly what this next thing started life as, but I can tell you that it it isn't a Mustang Fastback, in kit form or otherwise.  The ONLY thing it shares with the Mustang Fastback ('67, '72 or otherwise) is that it has 4-wheels and a fastback style rear glass window (but Ford didn't pull their window from a scrap pile out behind the nearest Home Depot.)  Find this not a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 3/4 Kit offered for $2,500 CAD ($1885 USD at time of publication) in Toronto, ON via kijiji.ca.  Tip from John.


The classic Mustang Fastback is known for a few things, and among them is NOT a forward hinged hood or pontoon style fenders.  If this thing is a Mustang, then DT is a Kashmirian dating site.  But, I have been told that I am sometimes a bit old fashioned when it comes to newfangled things kids say, so maybe if this pile of parts says it is a Mustang, then perhaps it IS a Mustang and who am I to say it isn't and shouldn't be given a best of show trophy at the next Mustang meetup.


I'm not sure what kind of car parts we are looking at...BUT...I bet someone in the comments can identify it.  I am thinking Triumph based on the forward hingedness and rear haunches...but...I dunno...


What in the world is this thing? Comments below.

13 comments:

  1. I'm guessing it is a Triumph GT6 with some body strakes added, the rear windows filled in, and something welded on to its tail after the rear fenders. Front looks kind of like a Volvo 1800.

    BTW, I'm seeing one of your ads sending me to a page claiming to be pushing "Urgent Chrome Update - Download Now." Not touching that with a 10 foot Ethernet cable, but it's obvious someone's hijacked your ads to push malware.

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    1. DT-would love to see your response to what you find of this-Thnx

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  2. First, on behalf of Canada, I am really sorry about this car! I would love to figure out what it was before the drugs took effect. Usually the roof and door frames give some clue, but I did not spot anything specific. That steering rack could be a good lead, if it is original to this "car". I look forward to more speculation.

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    1. Agreed. It's as though the seller photographed it to be a twister...

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  3. The nose of the car looks kind of like a Gilbern, but nothing else matches. Maybe the top got smashed as some point and was replaced with this horrible mash up.

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  4. Looking at that steering rack..I've never seen that set up before. Is it driven by what appears to be a flexible cable covered by a rubber boot?! If they were using stock parts, that would seem to be a pretty good place to start trying to identify what it was built on, but I'm envisioning the moment when there's a load on it and that starts dancing around like a bound up drain snake and the car continues its path. Which may also explain what happened to the other 6 cars, that the ad references as its mechanical siblings.

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    1. Huns, you might not be aware, but early production 1967 Mustang Fastbacks were equipped with the rare snake-and-pinion steering setup.

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  5. The steering rack itself looks like it could be a stock Triumph Spitfire / GT6 piece. That steering column though is like none I've ever seen - and hopefully I'll never see a steering column like that again.

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  6. I'll take "best use of old house window glass" for $400, Alex...

    Stan (who thinks the glass window shards from this car, when wrecked, could make a spectacular slasher film...)

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  7. It's a Triumph Italia with bondo everywhere...

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  8. Good call on the Italia front sheet metal - but I'm convinced it's a GT6 from the cowl back, except for the last 6" or so. Roofline and rear fenders are spot on for the GT6.

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  9. The most shocking part (other than the fact that the windshield actually appears to have a slight curve) is that it was licensed in Canada. We are NOT a kit car friendly country so somewhere under there lurks a real car. Still waiting for all you wizards to figure out which one.

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