Straight Off The Showroom Floor

My wife, Donna (Martson) Swinford purchased her 1967 Mustang Fastback new in May 1967. The car was purchased from Ralph Williams Ford in the San Fernando Valley a couple of years before we were married (Feb. 1970).  It has the original license plates and license plate frame from Ralph Williams Ford.

Donna literally drove it off the showroom floor when they opened the big glass sliding doors.  The window sticker says the retail price of the car was $3,391. She paid $3,000 for it. The “MartiAutoWorks” report shows that the car was built in San Jose California on March 23, 1967 a short 6-weeks before my wife bought it.

The drive train, including what I call a “Parade” oversize aluminum radiator, engine, transmission was completely restored by R & E Racing in Lancaster, California.  It has a 289cu engine with a “little” work done, and a standard automatic transmission.  A large portion of the interior was done by J.A. Quality Upholstery of Santa Barbara. The car is currently in for a new paint job and will be  “Brittany Blue” when we get it back.

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