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August 15, 2019 11:00 am  

This car has a long story, that can be told faster than a short story.

The original owner bought it while living in Michigan, and custom ordered it from Ford. Its a factory 289/3speed, Black paint, Black interior, Black vinyl hard top. It has the pony interior, but the GT seats with no horses embroidered.

Once they had the car in their hands, a year or so later, they moved to southern California, then a few short years later, they moved up to Northern California. The car technically belong to the wife, and once she passed away in 1977, the husband immediately put the car in storage...…...where it remained until last year. The couple that owned the car, is my bosses parents. My boss is NOT a car guy. He has been going around the office for three years asking people "Hey, you want a Mustang?" Him being the total non car guy that he is, everyone assumed he was referring to a, SN95 V6 or a Fox Body 4 banger.  Those just fit him...… Once I was hired, it only took him about a week to pose the question to me. I bit, and countered with "I don't know, what year is it?" When he said "68" everyone in earshot perked up and turned around. I loudly proclaimed "Yall already turned it down, my turn now!" I asked for pictures and such, he gives me the back story and I am all kinds of interested in going to see it. I go with him to see it and the more I look in/around/under it, the more I realize this thing has never had a wrench turned on it. Its a bone stock as they come. 91,000 miles, and still had the bias ply spare tire. I had to have this car. I popped the question on price..... my jaw hit the floor. He (my boss) says, "Just take it, I'm tired of paying for the storage unit. You'll be doing me a favor and saving me $250/mo by just getting it the hell out of here!"

SOLD!!!!!!!!!!

On the way home, it hits me. "Im not even a fan of Mustangs, but Dad is." The more I started thinking about, the more it clicked. Dad's first car was a 68, 289, 3 speed, in blue. I knew exactly who's car this was going to be. I'm not restoring it, or building it. I'm simply making it road worthy enough to drive it into my parent's neighborhood and into their driveway. From there, its up to my dad what he does with it.

Thus far, I've done oil, diff, tranny fluid changes. The stock radiator had several pinholes, so an aluminum 3 row from Summit racing went in. New water pump, new hoses, new brake lines, new master cylinder, new brake shoes, new wheel cylinders, and a set of 04 Mustang GT wheels and tires.

I'm finishing up the brake lines right now. Once its all finished, I need to find a cost effective way to ship it to North Carolina.

 

 

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August 21, 2019 8:37 pm  

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Here's a funny story, I have a 77 Celica GT that needs to get to San Diego to the ports. Maybe we can work out something where we can team up on a car hauling road trip, or, meet in the middle and swap trailers? Dallas is 18 hours from here, and 19 hours from SD!

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August 21, 2019 8:46 pm  

Just recently pulled a 12 hour round trip picking it up from Savannah for my friend who's in Hawaii.

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August 26, 2019 7:05 pm  

I dig that Celica! Im not in SD anymore though. Im up North.


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August 27, 2019 10:00 am  

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Bummer! It looks like you're several hours north of it, lol. I don't know how she plans to get it out there. We will see!

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August 28, 2019 7:35 pm  

Im about 7 hours north, so yeah. Im not adding 7 hours of trailer driving to a cross country trip.


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August 30, 2019 2:25 pm  

She's going to have to put it on a car hauler probably. I don't know how much different Port of Wilmington would be shipping to Hawaii vs trailering to San Diego and shipping.

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September 5, 2019 10:38 am  

Im probably going to trailer it there myself.


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September 6, 2019 3:44 pm  

@jerd

Renting a truck and trailer, then flying back, or going to pull a trailer both directions?

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