My First Classic Car – My 1967 Mustang

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Ever since I can remember, I have been a huge fan of classic cars; particularly classic Mustangs. When I was a teenager I saved up enough money and I began looking to purchase my first car. I knew what I wanted. A 1967 Mustang; either a coupe or a fastback. I looked at a few before my dad came across this picture in the Wheel Deals magazine in November 2000. I was 17 years old.

1967 Ford Mustang Coupe

It didn’t look like much, but my dad showed me the picture and said he would stop by and take a look. I remember talking to him right after high school basketball practice, and he told me the car was in VERY good shape, and was a great deal. I told him if he thought it was good, go ahead and get it (with my cash). He did! It cost me $2400.

I remember being so excited for the next few days, although I could barely contain myself because I wouldn’t have the opportunity to go out and see it until the next weekend when we were to pick it up. As I pulled up to the car for the first time, I was overwhelmed with joy! It was so much better than the picture showed! The color on the 67 mustang was a very light blue, called frost turquoise (I would later find that this color was only offered in 1967).

The story on the car is this: It had been sitting in a garage since 1984 – started only a few times since then. The guy who we bought it from had stored it after his mother died. It had been hers – she was a grandma! She bought the car from the original owner – a lady from the Seattle area. The car had 73K original miles on the matching numbers engine with everything original; even down to the FoMoCo black wiper fluid bag!

67 Mustang

The Mustang had the original 289 V8 4.6 Liter with the 2 barrel carb. It was pretty much stock except for duel glass packs were put on the factory duel exhaust. The rumble from those packs really sounds great!

Before I got the car back on the road in the spring time, I changed out the wheels, opting for classic slotted mag wheels, along with some very minor repairs. Here is what the car looked like for several years:

1967 Mustang

Since this picture in 2002, I put on a new set of wheels and tires, along with a complete rebuild of the engine, front spension, and brakes. Here is what it looks like today.

This car has been such a fun project for me! Working on it was almost as much fun as driving it all summer long.

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It used to be my dream car. Now it’s my car.

32 Comments

  • Reply May 7, 2013

    Danille Folson

    Amazing! It’s so cool to have that Ford Mustang. Do you know that its design is actually the pattern for Celica and Capri? I admire you for keeping it in shape. Anyway, since you got a unique car color, I suggest that you wash and wax it regularly to preserve the color’s good condition. In addition to the
    maintenance tips, remove corrosives from its exterior from time to time. It will look more awesome!

  • Reply April 4, 2013

    Evan

    It’s summer time again here, so I took the Mustang for the first drive of the year! It’s definitely get to have it out on the road again!

  • Reply December 28, 2012

    Steve Moody

    I already had one photo loaded, just added 3 more. Only one is showing up on search though. Or there are photos on my profile.

  • Reply December 28, 2012

    Evan Ernst

    Thanks Steve. The interior is the original Aqua. Transmission is the original C4. I’d love to see some pics of your mustang. Can you add some to http://www.classicnation.com/pictures so I can take a look?

  • Reply December 28, 2012

    Steve Moody

    Wow. You really did a great job on it. I love the color. I also like the chrome wheels. What color is the interior? Transmission?I love classic Mustangs too and also have a 1967. I really like the lines of the 67 and 68′s for some reason. Mine is a metallic burgundy color and fully restored but it has a 302 with a mild cam instead of the stock 289.

  • Reply December 28, 2012

    Mack Heath

    very nice car but I wish I had a 69 429 Boss Mustang TA it has been a dream car of mine since I was a teenager.

  • Reply December 7, 2012

    Patti Smith Moss

    damn you come across another one or if Ray Ray ever goes to sell mine again I want one. I miss my old mustangs the 93 was ok but I prefer the 60′s

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Rick Fontana

    Looks good. I have a ’67 too. It’s a convertable and I bought it just before I turned 16 way back in 1979.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Mike J Adams

    Looks good I would be proud to drive it

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Robert Dailey

    and I love the color as well!!!

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Thomas Smith

    Had it about 10 yrs ago never drove it was same color with a six in it sold it for more then i payed was at bens house it was a 68 patti yours was a 67 but i dont think itz called robin egg?

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Patti Smith Moss

    When did you have a robin egg blue 67 mustang?

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Thomas Smith

    I had one same color but had a six in it. Looked like first pic with hub caps. Id put the slots back on it but thats just me you got a nice ride

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Jeffrey Allan Merfalen

    Yes it does. And I used to love driving it.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Frank Lopes

    In also had a 1994 Mustang Cobra 4.6 But gave it up for a 1968 chevy pick up, Best thing i ever did, Lmao

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Evan Ernst

    Thanks Robert!

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Evan Ernst

    Thanks!

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Evan Ernst

    I agree. I’ve been thinking about dropping the front an inch or two.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Evan Ernst

    Yeah – I ran those slotted mag wheels on the car for 10 years and just decided I wanted a change.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Dan Hayes

    no problem ,i’m working on a 67 mustang that will be all stock, top to hubcaps

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Richard Boettger

    Oh, and yes, the classic mags would have been my choice also, but the ones you’ve chosen look nice as well.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Richard Boettger

    Congrats, but don’t ever sell her. You will regret it sooner or later. Keep her going and keep her up.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Robert Dailey

    very nice find……..and enjoy it…they are not made like this anymore….

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Jonathan Wyatt

    love the wheels nice ride would be rad loward a bit.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Brian Harps

    I agree that he can do whatever he wants, but in my opinion it looks better with the classic rims

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Dan Hayes

    looks great , you did a great job.its your car do things the way you like and don’t let people tell you different.i have a 73 mustang fastback and it is custom/modified people say things they don’s like but I don’t care it’s mine.again great car!

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Paul Hanes

    Looks a lot like my old ’68.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Brian Harps

    you must drive a damn Chevy

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Frank Lopes

    It’s a Mustake. LOL

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Brian Harps

    I would have kept the first set of rims you had instead of changing out to a modern looking rim..IMO it looked better with the classic mag rims.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Paul Hanes

    I’m soooooooooooooooo jealous!

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Paul Hanes

    I’m sooooooooo jealous!

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