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Mar 27, 2008

Customer Car-1967 Purple Mustang Coupe

Today we have a very unusual car. Yes, it is purple. Yes, that is the original color. We will let the owners, Curly and Karon Long tell you about it.

About three years ago, a friend, knowing I had an affinity for Mustangs told me about a neighbor of their mother's that had one for sale. I bought my first one in '65-289 white fastback, which I regrettably sold. I bought a new '96 red convertible GT Gold package, which I still have-over 96,000 miles and going strong. I bought another red GT convertible in 2006.

The rest of the story on the '67 is that, when I went to see it for the first time, I really wasn't that interested in it. So, I made the guy a low-ball offer that I didn't expect he would take. But, OOPS, he took it.

So I've been on a sympathy restoration, that is what Jay Leno calls them, ever since. I thought the car needed more TLC than it had been getting so I trailered it home and began to investigate it. It had been repainted. It was a pathetically poor job. I decided I'd try to get it back to as much original as possible. I got the Kevin Marti report to help with the original paint color and other options. With the help of a lot of parts from Virginia Classic Mustang, some extensive body work and a great paint job, it is where it is today. Other than some body parts, the interior, engine, etc. are original and in respectable condition. I still have some questions for which I'm still looking for answers: The Marti report indicates a "Fleet Order" concerning the special Purple color. What or why was this special Purple color ordered? I would also like to know what dealer in the Chicago area ordered the car.

I'm going to start taking the car to some National Mustang Club of America shows starting this year and hope to pick the brains of some there to learn more about the car. In all the years of being around Mustangs, I've never seen a Purple Metallic one.
We want to thank Curly and Karon for sending us this information and the pictures. That's a very unique Mustang. We've never seen a Purple one either!
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Anonymous said...

I am wondering if you could provide information regarding the purple metallic paint code. I have been restoring my 1967 mustange and tried to find this color and recently came across your story. I would love to get the paint code for the purple metallic.

Virginia Classic Mustang said...

Please contact us by clicking here

(you will probably have to cut and paste this in your browser or just see the "contact us" tab on our web page.) We can then get you the customer's information and perhaps he can provide you with the paint code.

MustangAttitude said...

I believe this is the 1967 Lavender Territorial special promotional Mustang rumored to be offered in the Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana area. Other "Terrirortial" 1967 Mustangs included the Denver Ski Country Special and High Country Special, the Texas Blue Bonnet Special, and a few others. The only color information I have on the 1967 Lavender is that its Ditzler Code 50802. for more info and color information

Anonymous said...

I'm not big on the paint color purple, but that is one sweet looking purple Mustang. Looks clean as hell, very different and cool. I would never guess a purple like that would looks that good on a 67 Mustang. Very sweet indeed!

Anonymous said...

Great restoration and excellent story. Please post back with any updates the owner finds on his quest for why it was painted that color.

I love these special order cars. It's what made Mustangs so great. You could get them any way you wanted.

JK, you mentioned the Ski Country Special (another one of many special paint Mustangs in 1967) so I thought I'd toss out a link to my recent blog on the subject:

Thanks! Keep spreading the word about these rare finds!

Unknown said...

My grandma had a '68 Mustang, it was purple. Purple like a grape, it was factory original. I saw one other purple '68 mustang and one pink one in all. I saw the original mustang Hugh gave his '68 playmate, it was pink and in pieces and I saw the VIN plaque with photos to prove it and the '68 playboy with it. All cool.