There really is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In this case, the reward for a lot of mechanical and cosmetic work on the Mustang during the past year means that it’s about 99% “there.” Whatever “there” represents, that is. A vintage car is never completely finished. An owner can always find something to tweak or mess with, even if the car is mechanically flawless. Right now, the tweaking on Sweet Chariot is down to a very short list. And that means it’s time to get out and enjoy the car. So that’s exactly what I did on this lovely Sunday: I headed down to the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City and took about thirty photographs.
Soon after arriving at the marina, I made a new friend. Kim Fuller, one of the owners of Emerald Coast Landscaping, was enjoying a bike ride around the parking lot when she stopped to ask about my Mustang. She was like a lot of folks I’ve chatted with over the years: she drove a Mustang in high school (a 1967 fastback, in her case), and she wondered what has become of that cool ride.
It occurred to me, while I was taking photos, that the Mustang is looking better than ever. A big part of the reason is that many items are new:
Tinted side glass
Aluminum rims (American Racing)
Grant “LeMans” steering wheel (polished aluminum)
Export brace (chrome)
KYB front shocks
Fox-body Mustang seats with custom upholstery
But enough of the blah-blah. Let the photos do the talking….