As I previously reported Toby’s car was going in for paint and my car was just about to head to the converters. Well I’ve just received a small update from John, my builder, as to what’s happening. Details after the jump.
I still get some great emails from readers of the site who have their own projects on the go and this one I received recently is one of the best. Damian is a local Sydney guy not too far from where I am that has his own 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor project on the go. It’s quite amazing how this site can bring all the Eleanor enthusiasts together, I never knew there would be so many so close to me.
It’s not every day you see vintage mustang’s owned by celebrities up for auction, I think the last one I saw was Sammy Hagar’s 1967 Shelby GT500 ‘Red Rocker’ . Here we have Bruce Willis’s 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible which was sold recently for a cool $161,000 USD. Now I wasn’t aware that Bruce was into vintage cars but there is a lot of things I don’t know about over here in little old Australia. Bruce does, or did, have a nice collection including a pair of Corvette roadsters (an original ’57 and a ’67 Stingray), a 1955 Chevy Nomad, a ’69 Dodge Charger and the piece de resistance, a 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible.
While my old girl is patiently awaiting the next big step in the restoration Toby’s project is slowly nearing completion. The latest news coming this week that Toby’s car has had all its body work completed and is now in the paint booth. We don’t know exactly how long the paint process will take as the painters working on
You’re all probably wondering what is going on with my project and I don’t blame you, it’s been quite some time since anything happened so here’s the latest.
Earlier this year I was contacted by the guys at Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine asking if they could do a small write up in their magazine. Obviously I agreed and after answering some questions I was told the article would appear in the September 08 issue in the Cyber Stallions column.
Now because I am in Australia I was unable to get a copy and I have been told the Cyber Stallions column has been cut for the latest issues, so I’m not 100% certain the article actually made it to print, so if anyone has it please let me know. Here is the article if you feel like a read.
It’s that time of year again, when the Barret-Jackson motor auction rolls into Vegas for four days of collector car buying and selling. And what’s a Barret-Jackson auction without a whole heap of Mustangs. So let’s take a look at what is up for sale at Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino this coming October 15th-18th.
We’re all accustomed to seeing the refreshed looking 2008 Bullitt Mustang but it looks like we may be seeing some official 1968 Bullitt Mustangs in the very near future.
I would never have thought I would see this car for sale on eBay, though it seems everything ends up on there these days. Towards the end of last year I blogged about the 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback that appeared in the Hollywood movie The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift. What made this car interesting was that it was powered by a Nissan RB26DETT which is originally found in the holy grail of all Japanese performance cars, the Nissan Skyline GT-R.