In this Fan Car Friday we will be taking a look at a 1967 Mustang after people were bugging us to do a write up after seeing its reflection in the paint job of last week’s 1960 Cadillac. Fan Car Friday is a segment where we want to share with the world the automobiles that our fans restored or looked after. These cars are not for sale and we have absolutely no affiliation/relationship with the cars, the build or the owners, we saw the photos and felt they should be shared with the world to inspire others on their build. Or, simply put, its great eye candy for those of us who can’t make it to car shows or meetups as often as we would like. All posts are made with written consent of the owners.
Brandon owns this week’s first generation Mustang. Originally purchasing it when he was 14 Brandon has loved his 1967 Mustang ever since. The Mustang was first released in 1964 after being designed/conceived under Lee Iacocca and Donald Frey, taking a mere 18 months to build. In these 18 months the design team hit every single goal set by Lee Iacocca: have 4 seats, have a floor mounted shifter, weigh less than 2,500 pounds, cost less than $2,500 and have multiple high end options for the buyer to choose from.
But that’s where Lee’s role ended. He didn’t design it, he conceived it. He was the father of the Mustang, but a great team “raised” it – this design group which was led by David Ash.
To stay below the cost ceiling, the Mustang used the chassis, suspension and other components from the Ford Fairlane. This may account as to why there was an additional 4 door model that was designed in clay, but never considered as something to pursue. An additional quirk of note was that Henry Ferguson Research converted three Mustangs into AWD vehicles with an ABS system, long before either was considered a norm. This idea was so odd, that only recently has an official AWD muscle car been available commercially.
For the last 16 years Brandon has owned this Mustang with the original 6 cylinder 200 in it. Something becoming rarer these days after many enthusiasts removed to drop in bigger engines.
Brandon says his favorite thing about the car is the car itself, it was his first car and he still has it to this day; plus it has enough strength to it to allow Brandon to go cruising whenever and where he wants.
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