You've seen it featured in our installation videos a few times. You even saw Bill find the original build sheet under the dash during the recent Retro Sound radio install. It's a beautiful dark blue 1967 Mustang convertible with black interior and it's owned by Doug, who manages all of CJ's eBay sales. Doug's Mustang, named Joannie, has a great story behind it, and we thought we'd introduce you to Doug and share it.
Doug's 1967 Mustang convertible began its life in the fall of 1966, when his wife's Aunt Joan ordered it shortly after she landed her first teaching job. It is a pretty rare combination, since the black interior was not standard in the dark blue Mustangs--beige was. The salesman even tried to talk Joan out of the combination, saying the black and blue car would look like a bruise. However, that's what Joan wanted, so she ordered it, along with a handful of other options, like stick shift.
Over its life with Joan, it's been all over the East Coast, from Maine, to Pittsburgh, to Daytona Beach, Florida for spring break. On a few of the trips, it's been jam packed with luggage and supplies, with rubber rafts even tied to the roof! It was only ever in one minor accident--another driver smacked it when pulling out of his driveway, causing a family friend to have to put a good bit of body work into it to make it look like new again.
However, once Joan's children came along, the Mustang convertible stopped being a daily driver and sat for nearly 40 years before Doug bought it. In March 2011, Joan and her husband, Ken, decided it was time to pass it on to another good home: CJ's eBay sales guy, Doug.
Doug bought it and had it immediately towed to CJ Pony Parts for some much needed work, especially after sitting for so many years. To get it back on the road and ready for car shows, Doug had to install and upgrade a few things:
After this large batch of parts was installed and after several months of waiting for the work to be done, Doug's 1967 Mustang convertible, named Joannie in honor of his wife's aunt, was back on the road! He spent more than a year driving around the Central PA area (usually with the top down) and entered it in several car shows during the summers.
Doug's well known around CJ's for his fleet of cars, and he's invested a great deal of time into working on each of his many automotive projects. His fleet currently includes a 1993 Mercury Capri convertible, a 1976 Ford F150 farm truck, a 1973 Volkswagen Fastback Type III, a 1988 Suzuki Samurai Tin Top 4x4, a 2010 Volkswagen EOS, a 2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI, a 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio, plus a few motorcycles, in addition to his classic Mustang. Doug's always talking about selling cars and adding more, but the one car he never mentions selling is his 1967 Mustang convertible--just all the plans he has for it--so we're sure this family heirloom means a lot.
This fall and winter, Doug's Mustang has been back at CJ Pony Service and, if you follow our Installation Videos, you've seen that he's had a little more work done recently:
Doug's 1967 Mustang convertible just had a Ford Racing T5 transmission with Hurst shifter and custom shift knob installed (and featured in one of our latest installation videos), and now it's almost ready for the 2013 show season!
Doug's Mustang is going to be at CJ's first Cruise Night on Friday, April 12 from 6-9 p.m., then at the Capital Bible Church Car Show the next day, Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. He's pretty positive those are just the first two of many car shows and cruise nights you can see his 1967 Mustang convertible at in 2013. For 2014, he's very excited to attend Mustang Week's 50th anniversary celebration.
We invite you to come out and see his 1967 Mustang convertible at these, or any of the other cruises and car shows he'll be attending. Plus, you can meet Doug and hear more about his beautiful Mustang. Come out and check it out!