The first-generation Mustang is the quintessential classic car restoration project. Loved by enthusiasts worldwide for its timeless good looks, ease of working on and wide availability and diversity of parts.
The current owner acquired this T-code Mustang through Cali Studios garage in Al Quoz, Dubai, in October 2020. Since then, the exterior was returned to bare metal to remove rust and filler found on the body. The car was subsequently repaired and repainted in red at Cali Studios in 2021. This Mustang comes with a swapped Ford 302ci (5.0L) V8 (engine block code: D4AE-AA). It also has a nearly complete and original interior. The vast majority of work remaining is mechanical. Specifically, steering, suspension, and engine work will be required to complete this restoration.
Phase 1 (Exterior):
- Oct 2020 Mustang project car purchased
- Nov 2020 Disassembly begins. The car is taken back to bare metal to remove rust and filler
- Feb 2021 Mustang is repainted in red, exterior trim re-chromed, and new Nexen tires fitted
- 2021 – 2022 A total of 21 parts were ordered, which can be reviewed in detail on the inventory list in the History Report
Phase 2 (Mechanical):
The second phase was planned to address the required mechanical work and install new parts. However, the owner paused further work citing a lack of time to pursue the restoration further.
The History Report details many of the parts ordered for the restoration. An inventory list of all these parts with photos and receipts is provided. In addition, the owner has provided over 200+ photos documenting previous restoration work, which can be found here.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Inspection Report contains a full inspection conducted by a MySyara partner garage Bright Spark based in Al Quoz, Dubai.
Some of the important findings include the following:
- This engine currently installed is a Ford 302ci (5.0L) V8. This is not the original inline-6-cylinder engine that came in T-code Mustangs.
- The engine does not currently run. Vital accessories for running the engine, including the cooling system, are currently uninstalled. The owner reports the engine previously ran.
- The steering is currently disconnected and not functional.
- The front right wheel does not hold air (see flat front tire)
- An aftermarket AC unit was installed by a previous owner
- The external body is believed to be free of rust. The undercarriage has minor surface rust, as detailed in the Inspection Report
Known Required Work
The following is a list of all known parts and installation required to complete the engine and other mechanical work.
- Complete steering geometry
- Steering box rod (long)
- Steering box hook
- Full steering pump assembly, including an engine bracket
- Brake switch
- Brake lines assembly
- Brake booster hose
- Brake pedal rod (from pedal to brake booster)
- Hand brake assembly with cable
- Main bracket for the steering column
- Bracket for AC compressor (to the engine)
- Complete engine wiring harness
- Engine back plate
- Engine oil pan assembly with gasket
- Engine vacuum pipes assembly
- Upper and lower hoses for the radiator
- Fan belt
- Fuel filter
- Fuel hoses assembly
- Transmission (ATF) dipstick and housing
- Complete exhaust system (after headers to the muffler. Existing exhaust is incomplete and touches the propeller shaft)
This project car will require substantial work to return to running and working order. We recommend all bidders conduct their research beforehand. This Mustang is not currently registered and comes with a Vehicle Possession Certificate that can be transferred locally or internationally.
- WALK-AROUND 1
- WALK-AROUND 2
- UNDERNEATH 1
- UNDERNEATH 2