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Friday, October 4, 2013

Customer Car - 1967 Mustang Race Car

1967 Mustang Coupe Race Car.

We always love to feature customer cars here on the Virginia Classic Mustang Blog, and today we have a unique Mustang.  It's a really cool race car, and I'll let Dave, the owner, tell the story!

Unfortunately it is not a 67 Shelby T/A car. It actually wasn't built into a race car until 1979, by a guy named Martin Adams in Charlotte, NC. He bought the car in 1974, drove it through school, and had autocrossed it a bit. Then he decided he really wanted to race, so he flared the fenders, and had Holman Moody install a roll cage, and raced it in GT-1 from 1980 to 83 or so.  He didn't race it a lot and wasn't hugely successful, but he was just involved at the SCCA Club Racing level. 

By 1985-86, he had stopped racing and pulled the drivetrain, and was actually going to scrap the body (even though it wasn't in bad shape). Danny Rockett (Hickory NC) found out, and ended up buying it. Danny then added a few more bars, did a bunch of things out of the Boss 302 Chassis Manual including the reinforcement in the base of the shock towers, modifying the front crossmember to lock in the lower control arm pivot points and Lincoln 4-piston front disc brakes. He also redid the flares (they are actually steel, not professionally done but not bad at all for a guy working on it himself). Danny painted it yellow/red in the Terlingua scheme, and autocrossed it from 1986-91.  He later sold it to Andy Killian, and I bought it from him last year. I wanted something to get back into autocross and open track events (and maybe driving schools at some point), but I also wanted an old car that had some sort of history. This car really fit the bill, as it was in great condition, really just needed to have a drivetrain put back in and re-engineer the brakes. along with a few minor upgrades and repairs. I even got the SCCA logbook with it.
 
Since I purchased it, I have installed a mildly built hydraulic 289  along with my Holman Moody stash (Hi Rise intake/valve covers/steel oil pan), blowproof bellhousing, Toploader 4 spd, 15x8-1/2 and 15x10 American 200S wheels, Koni double adjustable shocks, 10x2-1/2" rear drums, R-Model seat and R-Model gas tank, among other things (a lot of these parts I've had for 15 to 22 years!!!!!!). Still have to do some work towards properly mounting the Lincoln 4 piston front calipers and installing shoulder harnesses, but the car is actually ready to try and start.

1967 Mustang Coupe Race Car.



1967 Mustang Coupe Race Car.



1967 Mustang Coupe Race Car.




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