This car was imported from its native United States by its current owner, our client, though the deal was done on the understanding that the car had recently been treated to a complete, ground-up restoration, a claim supported by the images sent over at the time. Fast forward some months and the Mustang was dropped outside our hero’s house, whereupon it became painfully apparent that no such re-commissioning process had been started, much less completed.
It was in this state that the Mustang arrived at Retropower in the autumn of 2019, looking decidedly sorry for itself and hiding a multitude of ferrous sins. A restoration was thus begun – a proper one this time, which was how we came to appreciate the litany of bodywork dents, parking dins and rot traps we’d have to address as a matter of course.
As the images below will show this a process we’ve battled through, with the metalwork phase of the build having proved particularly tricky and intense – just take a close look to see how much restorative effort was involved in bringing the shell back to its former glory!
Now painted (in a stunning Ford hue called ‘Deep Impact Blue’) and lurking in our Assembly Hall, this formally down on its luck Mustang is now well on track to being a complete, running proposition once more, and with it one of the best examples of Ford’s iconic ‘Pony Car’ on this side of the pond.