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Mike Stevens | Nov, 07 2011 | 0 Comments

Switch off the sander and toss the bog in the bin, because your Mustang restoration project just got a lot easier.

Ford has announced a new deal that will give you a shortcut to the classic car show: a brand-new body shell for the 1964-66 Mustang Convertible.

“The 1964-66 Mustang is the most restored vintage vehicle. But the number of original 1964-66 vintage bodies is shrinking every year,” Ford Restoration Parts licensing manager, Dennis Mondrach said.

“Most of the original Mustangs left in scrapyards are rusted or wrecked beyond repair. The new body shell is made of virgin metal and uses modern welding techniques. It comes rustproofed, and after final adjustment and finish preparation of the body panels, it is ready for painting and final assembly.”

Which model-year it ends up being is up to you, because you'll have to source the rest of the bits yourself. It's too bad really that Ford hasn't made the same parts deal with Rare Spares that Holden recently locked in.

If you're willing to live without the original chassis number and VIN, a brand-new shell can be yours for US$15,000. Plus shipping, of course.

Above: the new one.
Above: the new one.

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