V.I.S.I.T.: Grocery Getter 1968 Ford Mustang

IMG_20130831_105107_544 One of the joys of living in the high country of northern Nevada is that rust is never an issue, even on classic iron like this. Having lived in the mid-west rust belt my entire life, this is certainly a welcome change of pace. I’m not sure if I should be surprised a car like this is in a rural Nevada Wal-Mart parking lot, or completely expectant of such behavior. IMG_20130831_105038_989 More than anything, this fastback reminds me that I really need to get started on my own Mustang project car. If I had mine running, welded in some floorpans, and rehashed the brakes, I might just take mine to Wal-Mart myself.  While this one is merely a 115 horsepower 200 ci inline six, and mine is a mighty small-block V8, this grocery getter has the added benefit of being mobile. IMG_20130831_105059_084 Yeah, the paint is a bit sun faded, and yeah, it’s got those weird optional wheel covers, but I’d still rock it every single day of the year. That small straight six would certainly be perked up with individual throttle bodies and a blow-through supercharger setup, though. That setup has been floating around my dreams for years, and this car would be perfect for it. What would you do to perk up this downtrodden pony? All images ©2014 Hooniverse/Bradley C. Brownell, All Rights Reserved.  

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