This 1969 Ford Mustang left America for Japan, survived a tornado, the original V8 looks alive
There are many completely original Mustangs that have never been assaulted or altered in any way, but the term survivor has a more literal meaning in the case of this 1969 model.
This is because the car was not only exported to Japan and then returned to the United States, but it also survived a tornado and is now back with so many original parts.
First, the car left America for Japan immediately after it rolled off the assembly lines, according to a listing on Pete’s Classic Cars, the garage responsible for selling the Mustang. A naval serviceman brought the Ford back to the United States in 1998 or 1999, with a new title obtained in 2001.
The car, however, was parked inside just as a tornado hit Dallas. It wasn’t completely destroyed, but ended up taking damage from objects flying inside the garage. The roof, driver’s door and driver’s rear quarter panel have all been affected, although some fixes have already been made since then.
The Mustang was finally parked in a garage until recently, and now it’s looking for another chance from someone willing to give it a full makeover.
The photos pretty much speak for themselves, so the Mustang isn’t on top, although there is a lot of good news that makes it a solid find. For example, the original 390 (6.4-liter) 320-horsepower V8 is still under the hood, and according to the garage, it still runs and drives well, although it is still described as a “Yard conductor”Requiring more fixes.
There is obviously some rust, but this is not necessarily surprising given that the car has been in place for so long.
So is it worth having a second chance? You probably do, but only if you’re willing to spend a lot on it. The asking price for this Mustang is $ 31,500, and you can check it out live in Dallas, Texas.