During my junior year of high school, my Dad and I decided to buy a classic Mustang and fix it up. We looked around for a month or so and found a '67 coupe that had bern sitting in a garage for a couple years. We bought it and trailered it home.
One week later, we had it running and 2 months later, it was ready to sell on. I somewhat secretly wanted it for myself for graduation the upcoming year but dad wanted to sell it and move on. So it was sold on.
Fast forward a year or so and graduation was 6 months away. I finally worked up the courage to ask for a classic Mustang for my graduation present from my parents. After a couple days of thinking about it, they said yes and gave me a workable budget.
After a couple months and a number of less than impressive cars, I finally found my '68 coupe a few hours away. My Dad and I drove up there and after checking it out, it looked remarkable. 20 year old restoration but with only 20,000 miles since then has left this car with a strong rebuilt motor and good body and interior. Options include 289 V8, automatic trans, power steering, A/C, aftermarket Wilwood front disc brakes, and dual exhaust. I also have the original owners manual and lots of receipts and pictures of the restoration. I found out also that I am the 3rd owner of this particular mustang.
This car has become my everyday driver. Rain, shine. Hot, cold (and it can get pretty hot down here in Texas). I love the feeling of pulling up to a red light and looking over to see others looking and smiling with a thumbs up.
Going back to the '67 coupe that started it off, when I go to my local weekly auto show, I regularly see it there and have become good friends with the owner and talk with him about the car and what he has done to it since his ownership.