One of the best looking of the early Mustang generation is the 1967 and 1968 Ford Mustang fastback. The crew over at Petty’s Garage is working on a 1967 Ford Mustang fastback restoration and the process is impressive. We usually see the restored Mustangs after all the work is done, but seeing it in progress is very cool. Petty’s Garage is most known for making big horsepower modern Mustangs so seeing a classic Mustang being restored is something a bit different.
If you are wondering, the images of the 1967 Ford Mustang in blue and red are the same car. It came into the garage in sapphire blue. The team took off some body panels and found corrosion underneath that needed to be fixed. That led to a stripping of the body and sandblasting. After the sandblasting, a protective layer was applied, and then the car was primed for paint.
Rather than go back with the blue that was originally on the car, the team opted for a nice candy red color and the Mustang was later turned into a rolling chassis. Petty’s Garage isn’t offering much in the way of details on what the finished product will be.
Since the candy red color was chosen, clearly the car isn’t a factory faithful restoration. We don’t know what sort of engine will go under the hood of the 1967 Ford Mustang. Petty’s Garage is known for big power from modern V8 engines, so we rather hope a modern 5.0-liter Ford V8 making 825 horsepower like the engine in the one-off car it auctioned back in April for the Wounded Warrior Project goes into the classic Mustang. All we know of the owner is that she is called Heather.
Source: Yahoo News