This Isn’t A: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 3/4 Kit
I can’t tell you exactly what this next thing started life as, but I can tell you that it it isn’t a Mustang Fastback, in kit form or otherwise. The ONLY thing it shares with the Mustang Fastback (’67, ’72 or otherwise) is that it has 4-wheels and a fastback style rear glass window (but Ford didn’t pull their window from a scrap pile out behind the nearest Home Depot.) Find this not a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 3/4 Kit offered for $2,500 CAD ($1885 USD at time of publication) in Toronto, ON via kijiji.ca. Tip from John.
The classic Mustang Fastback is known for a few things, and among them is NOT a forward hinged hood or pontoon style fenders. If this thing is a Mustang, then DT is a Kashmirian dating site. But, I have been told that I am sometimes a bit old fashioned when it comes to newfangled things kids say, so maybe if this pile of parts says it is a Mustang, then perhaps it IS a Mustang and who am I to say it isn’t and shouldn’t be given a best of show trophy at the next Mustang meetup.
I’m not sure what kind of car parts we are looking at…BUT…I bet someone in the comments can identify it. I am thinking Triumph based on the forward hingedness and rear haunches…but…I dunno…
What in the world is this thing? Comments below.
I'm guessing it is a Triumph GT6 with some body strakes added, the rear windows filled in, and something welded on to its tail after the rear fenders. Front looks kind of like a Volvo 1800.
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DT-would love to see your response to what you find of this-Thnx
First, on behalf of Canada, I am really sorry about this car! I would love to figure out what it was before the drugs took effect. Usually the roof and door frames give some clue, but I did not spot anything specific. That steering rack could be a good lead, if it is original to this "car". I look forward to more speculation.
Agreed. It's as though the seller photographed it to be a twister…
The nose of the car looks kind of like a Gilbern, but nothing else matches. Maybe the top got smashed as some point and was replaced with this horrible mash up.
Looking at that steering rack..I've never seen that set up before. Is it driven by what appears to be a flexible cable covered by a rubber boot?! If they were using stock parts, that would seem to be a pretty good place to start trying to identify what it was built on, but I'm envisioning the moment when there's a load on it and that starts dancing around like a bound up drain snake and the car continues its path. Which may also explain what happened to the other 6 cars, that the ad references as its mechanical siblings.
Huns, you might not be aware, but early production 1967 Mustang Fastbacks were equipped with the rare snake-and-pinion steering setup.
The steering rack itself looks like it could be a stock Triumph Spitfire / GT6 piece. That steering column though is like none I've ever seen – and hopefully I'll never see a steering column like that again.
I'll take "best use of old house window glass" for $400, Alex…
Stan (who thinks the glass window shards from this car, when wrecked, could make a spectacular slasher film…)
It's a Triumph Italia with bondo everywhere…
Good call on the Italia front sheet metal – but I'm convinced it's a GT6 from the cowl back, except for the last 6" or so. Roofline and rear fenders are spot on for the GT6.
The most shocking part (other than the fact that the windshield actually appears to have a slight curve) is that it was licensed in Canada. We are NOT a kit car friendly country so somewhere under there lurks a real car. Still waiting for all you wizards to figure out which one.