Dan B 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 2dr SportsRoof

Forgotton, and left to rust away in an old barn.

Ten years ago when I first moved here. I needed some work done on my air conditioner so I called on the man who installed it. I opened the door to my out building and there sat my 1973 Mustang Mach 1. The service man said my son has one of those but it doesn't look like that. Well I knew it had to be a 1969 or 1970 so I asked if I could take a look at it, and he gave me directions on how to find it. With in 3 or 4 days I found it. It was hidden in an old tin barn, buried from view with heating and air conditioning junk all around the car, It had a brand new dish washer from the 70's still in the box sitting on top of it. It's a 1969 Mustang Mach 1, 351cid M code, 290hp, 4bbl, 4 speed car, Champagne Gold with Deluxe interior and "NOT FOR SALE". The son was going to restore it someday, it was his first car. I would inquire about it a couple times a year with no luck, although 5 years ago the son offered to do a partnership with me. I would take the car dismantle it as much as I could, take it to a friend that restores Mustangs, have him restore it, with the owner paying for the restoration. Then after it was finished we would sell it and split the profit. Well I didn't want 3 or 4 thousand dollars I wanted a 1969 Mach 1 again. I had one in the early 80's and sold it and always wanted another. So I passed on the partnership. Well this last Feburary I ran into the father, (now in his 80's) at the post office and asked him if he remembered me and he did, He had been trying to find me. I asked about the Mustang and he said it was for sale and to make him an offer that he could forward to his son in California. I had no idea what to offer him, we had just finished my 1967 Shelby convertible clone, so I know what it will cost to restore the Mach 1. The car had been parked on a dirt floor,with no doors on the barn, exposed to the elements, for over 30 years and needs everything. So I offered him $500.00. The son then called me the next Wednesday and we talked about it, and the only way I was able to seal the deal is once it's finished if I ever decide to sell it the son gets the first shot at buying it back. The 1969 Mustang Mach 1, finally after 10 years on May19th 2014 is safe and secure on a concrete floor in a dry building at my shop just four miles from what would have been it's final resting place.I plan on doing a complete restoration but for now I just want to show it the way we got it out of the barn.

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