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Abandoned 1968 Ford Mustang Had a Tree Growing in the Engine Bay, Body Cut in Half

Abandoned cars are without a doubt a sad sight, but on the other hand, many see them as the first step towards a potential restoration project able to bring back to the road a forgotten gem.
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Saving this 1968 Ford Mustang fastback, however, is going to be a massive challenge, given its condition.

In case you’re wondering how come the pony ended up in such a rough shape, that's partially explained by how it was found by the current owner. As they reveal on eBay, this Mustang had a tree growing through the front part of the body. Also, no engine or transmission was inside the car, and the biggest damage was recorded by the cabin.

In addition to the tree attack, the Mustang has obviously been invaded by rust as well. This isn’t by any means surprising given the car has most likely been sitting for a very long time, but at the end of the day, it just makes a possible restoration a lot more challenging.

As it turns out, this was originally a J-code Mustang, which means it was born with a 302 (4.9-liter) small-block V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor. In 1968, this engine developed 230 horsepower, while its 2-barrel sibling, which was installed on F-code Mustangs, was rated at 210 horsepower.

So is there anything on this Mustang that could be used for a full restoration? According to seller dacmotorsports, there is. In addition to the original remaining body that can be observed in the shared images, the Mustang also comes with the original buck tag, the original factory dash VIN plate, and the original door data tag.

Despite its rough condition, however, this Mustang isn’t selling for cheap. The seller expects to get no more, no less than $22,500 for it, though the Make Offer button has also been enabled for anyone who has another deal in mind.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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