1967 Ford Mustang parked for 40 years is bought by man and turns out to be absolute gem

  • This Ford Mustang had been left to rot for decades
  • One YouTuber decided he wanted to return it to its former glory
  • However, he found it was a very rare find

Published on Jul 09, 2024 at 3:33 PM (UTC+4)
by Ben Thompson

Last updated on Jul 09, 2024 at 9:20 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

This 1967 Ford Mustang had been left to rot for 40 years – but it was still a beauty deep down.

John, host of Lost and Found Classics YouTube channel, found the vehicle in a back yard.

After buying it from the 85-year-old owner, he set about bringing it back to life.

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What state was the Ford Mustang in?

As you would expect of a car left in a field for decades, the Mustang was in a bad way.

Exposure to the elements had left the Acapulco Blue paint morphing into surface rust.

The front fenders were also missing.

Even the once beautiful interior hasn’t been spared from the sand of times, as it looks more like a scrap heap than a car.

The car’s 390-cubic-inch V8 isn’t even in place, and has been replaced with a ‘truck motor’.

Needless to say, it’ll be a project and a half to get this Mustang back to its former glory.

Given the extent of work needed, most wouldn’t take on this car to rework – as returning cars to factory specifications can cost upwards of $100,000.

Getting the Mustang back into shape

As soon as he got the car back home, John ordered a Marti Report.

A Marti Report gives a definitive record of the vehicle options that were installed when a car was first sold.

His report revealed that the car he’d picked up was an extremely rare find.

This Mustang, with a Deluxe woodgrain steering wheel, factory air conditioner, and radio, was one of nine units sold with a certain drivetrain, color, and trim package combination.

John is working to restore the Mustang, but it won’t be a quick process.

Sourcing the right parts and acquiring a period-correct engine will take a lot of time.

But at some point, this ultra rare Mustang will be returning to the road, revived from its rusty state.

To see more of John’s content – and his journey recreating this vintage Mustang – head over to his YouTube channel.

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Ben Thompson

Ben got his start in journalism at Kennedy News and Media, writing stories for national newspapers, websites and magazines. Now working as a freelancer, he divides his time between teaching at News Associates and writing for news sites on all subjects.