Ford Hawking New '67 Mustang Shells
$16K auto part lets fans build classic car from scratch
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2011 8:19 AM CST
Classic car fans willing to pony up $16,000 can buy new '67 Mustang shells from Ford.   (Ford)
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(Newser) – The 1967 Ford Mustang is no longer an endangered species. Just in time for classic car buffs' Christmas, Ford has added a brand-new shell for the '67 Mustang convertible to its Ford Restoration Parts line, giving enthusiasts a chance to build their own from scratch, the Los Angeles Times reports. The $16,000 auto part is built with modern techniques that make it stronger than the original, Motor Authority notes.

"These days, the chances are fairly slim of finding a restorable, rust-free ’67 Mustang that has never been wrecked,” a Ford exec says. “As the value of classic Mustangs has increased over the years, garages, barns, and scrap yards have been picked clean.”