27th Nov 2007, 16:27
I have owned the car since 1974 when I was stationed in California. I am the 2nd owner. It has a 289ci motor with a C-4 transmission. I love this car. It drives like a truck considering the automotive standards of today. It is currently in the Garage as a work in progress. I hope to have her on the road in the next year with a fresh engine and paint job. I plan on doing a number of upgrades such as front disc brakes, Flaming River steering, sound system and A/C. Thankfully, my wife allows me to buy a mustang every 40 years. So now I have a 2007 Shelby Mustang GT parked in the garage right next to my 67. They are both equally beautiful in their own way.
5th Jan 2009, 22:58
I bought a 67 Coupe with a 200 CID in August of 2008, I'm a 17-yo Senior, and I'm building it with my dad... It's in pretty decent shape rust-wise, and the seats seem to have been used a lot, but its only got 97k miles on it, so I guess it was mostly city driving. But I am going to put a 302, 351, etc in it. Something huge. Even though it will be expensive, I still want to. It will, of course, be a long way down the road. But its shaping up to be a great car. The biggest issues so far are that ONE tire was dry-rotted (perfectly new, almost never-driven-on whitewall vice-ply tires!!!) so I have to get 4 new modern ones, and that every single intake bolt broke off inside. So we get to drill and tap those.
I'm really looking forward to rolling up to the graduation ceremony in this ;)
6th Jan 2009, 03:48
How can it be modern classic if it is from 1967? Surely that would just be a classic...
6th Nov 2014, 11:40
You can buy an Eleanor kit and have a modern day classic. Or an original and have a classic car. Either way it's a great car with plentiful parts support and appeal. You could literally order every part from a catalog from sitting in an armchair. That includes a modern platform, suspension, crate engine etc.
You could buy another orphan car and try to put it together if parts could be located.
Buying popular 2 door Fords like this one is making life simple. You may want to sell it someday. This model definitely has very broad appeal.