Purchasing A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

First off I needed a car and since the movie in 2000 1967 mustangs in good shape (little to no rust, straight body) have been hard to come by, or are really expensive.

John managed to secure one for me we saw on eBay, we contacted the guy and he ended the auction early for us, and better still the car had NO RUST and had a straight, accident free body (or so we thought) more on that later. Anyway here’s what I started with.

And here’s the original ad:

Vehicle Description

1967 MUSTANG FASTBACK

A-CODE 289 4V. C4 Auto Transmission. Candy Apple Red exterior. Parchment interior. I purchased the car in 1999. Car was completely together and ran good. I started to restore it in 1999 and since then have had to move twice, start a new job, smaller garage, etc. which has kept me from finishing it. The car is really a tip top project. NO RUST or rot on the inside or out what so ever. As far as I’m concerned it could be finished with a paint job and interior work, some trim, and misc detailing. Very straight body. Unfortunately I need to sell this car due to lack of parking, and space, etc. I would like somebody to have it that will finish and appreciate it. I have tried to list as much info as I can about the car. I’d rather list too much then too little. Please contact me for more info, or if you would like specific pictures taken and emailed to you.

    Particulars:

-Car is located in Southern California.
-Matching numbers.
-Car was sold with Cobra accessory package which included Cobra valve covers, rear grille appliqué panel (have letter from Ford research department)
-Clean Title.

    Vehicle Condition
    New parts/work with receipts:

OEM style unless specified
Engine has been professionally rebuilt from the bottom up with new parts, and balanced (runs perfect) -Try-Y nickel plated headers – Edlebrock 289 performer intake manifold with ARP bolts – Holly 650 CFM carburetor – Flowmaster delta series mufflers with complete 2 ¼” aluminized exhaust – 15×7 Torque Thrust D’s with 225/60/15 BF Goodrich Comp TA’s – MSD heli-core Coil & Wires – Master cylinder & booster – steel brake lines – calipers – Upper & Lower control arms – Front springs – rear leafs – KYB shocks – Center link – drag link – idler arm – all steering and suspension bushings (polyurethane) – Starter – Radiator – Wheel bearings F/R – Motor Mounts – Heater Core – heater plenum


    Original parts not installed, have been carefully stored since removal:

– Front and rear windows – Most all chrome trim – Headlights and related headlight parts and fasteners. Fog lights and related parts – Rear appliqué panels (needs some of the studs which hold it on replaced) – All parking lights, turn signals, related hardware – All seats including fold down seats and parts (seats need to be reupholstered) – All interior panels, dash, center console with working bread box door, steering wheel (cracked), all working gauges, AM radio (needs a knob), new Ford guage instrument panel.

    Parts & Pieces that I no longer have for one reason or another:

Front & rear bumpers. Carpet. Front door panels.

Not a bad deal I must say! Took a bit over three months to get here via China of all places but she got here all safe and well and didn’t fall off the boat like some friends of mine liked to taunt me with.

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Comments

  1. Marino says

    how much did u pay for the car when you first bought it ??
    and how much have you spent on the car with all things that been purchased ??

    “willing to clone” 🙂

  2. Cameron says

    Hey mate, well i first bought it for around $12k Australian but it was closer to $20k to get it here landed and in the shed with all taxes, dutys and fees.

    So far I’ve spent close to the 30k mark… that’s not including the car itself.

    My advice, be prepared one what your getting into. Eleanor will drain your bank account, but it will be rewarding once completed!.

    Good luck, keep us updated

  3. Stephan Tokar says

    Hey Cameron,

    My name is Stephan and i live in Melbourne. Really love your website dude, i have a look at it every week. You always have cool and interesting info on it.

    I’m looking at getting a 67′ mustang myself in the next couple of months hopefully and just wanted to know how you when about the shipping process. Did you arrange it yourself? What where the costs involved? HAve been quoted about $2800 to ship from California to Melbourne, is that about right?

    Did you need to pay GST on the import of it? JUst want to get an idea so there aren’t any suprises when i go ahead and get it.

    Hope to hear from you with your thoughts, cheers. Keep up the good work.

    Stephan

  4. says

    Hey Stephan,

    Thanks for dropping by. My car was brought in with my guy who is restoring the car. He acted as my agent. I think this is the easiest option as i know it wasn’t that simple. He had to submit papers to Canberra and pay duty’s and taxes. I can try dig up all the info about it if you like.

    I can put you in contact with him and maybe he can help. Or maybe try http://www.justmustangs.com.au im pretty sure they have a shipping service.

    I’ll see if i can find out what i paid and what it was for. Was a few years back now 🙂

    Keep us informed with your purchase.

    Cheers
    Cameron

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  1. […] Probably the major factor in the cost of such a project is that I am located in Australia. So getting a car here was costly. The car itself, shipping, import fees, agent fees, taxes etc. came to about $AUD20,000. That’s just getting the car here in its unrestored stripped back form as seen here. […]

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