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This vehicle is in fair running and driving condition with some issues of note. This car is considered to be in fair driver quality and not a show car. Small paint chip noted to front passenger bumper paint. Front driver lower bumper shows minor collision damage. Panel damage measures ten inches by three inches. Lower panel lip is bent in upwards direction. Paint damage noted behind chrome bumper which may further indicate collision damage. Driver chrome rocker shows series of minor dents and dings. Vehicle shows obvious repaint in areas with poor finish. Driver lower door panel protrudes outward more than quarter inch. Paint chip noted to driver door. Rear driver wheel well chrome trim shows dents. Passenger rear chrome rocker shows two inch by one inch scuff. Paint over corrosion noted to lower passenger door less than three inch by one inch section just below white stripes. Indicates poor repaint. Paint bleed, over spray, and dust trapped beneath paint noted in areas. Chrome wheels show minor paint peel. Rear passenger wheel show impact gashes. Tread depth do not match to all four tires. All four tires share similar DOT manufacture date indicating all were mounted at similar time frame thus suspension may need service. Rotors are smooth with minor grooving to outer lip. Front interior fender clips have been replaced further indicating previous front end collision damage. Engine mount bushings healthy. Alternator appears updated. Frame rails runs straight and appear rust free. Front suspension and steering show newer upgrades. Shock mount housing appear healthy free from rust concerns. Engine has been previously removed during prior restorations. Engine seals show aftermarket applications. Heavy power steering leak. Low fluid noted to reservoir. Active drip level leak present. Power steering will need immediate service prior to lengthy operation. Transmission housing shows damage to belly. Bell housing appears shattered with cover section missing. Rear leaf spring bushings show dry rot deterioration. Bushing recommended for replacement. Please see dealer for jack and spare equipment. No spare nor original jack kit noted to trunk. Interior clean and well kept. No rust noted to seat bolts nor belly. No foul odor present. No evidence of water damage nor mildew. Interior shows prior restoration. Weatherstripping failures noted to windows, doors, and trunk. Rear quarters and doors show body filler and or smoother. Rear driver trunk lid askew from quarter panel gap by quarter inch. Magnet test fails passenger door areas and bother rear quarter panels. Lower front passenger engine block casting reads clear "C8MEA." Front passenger block behind alternator reads clear "9B214." Please see photos and below for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 1967
Make Ford
Model
Mustang GTA S Code 390 Convertible
Mileage 27419
Transmission Automatic
VIN Number 7F03S211273
Interior Leather
Interior Color Maroon
Body Color Red
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas
Engine Number C8MEA 9B214
Transmission Number 1

Exterior

Wiper Blades
Windshield Washer
Body Alignment
The front hood and rear trunk show minor misalignment. The driver lower door panel protrudes more than a quarter inch at the low jamb.
Scratches
Dings
The lower driver chrome rocker panel shows dings and the passenger rear rocker shows a scuff.
Dents
The front passenger bumper shows collision damage. There is a dent that is ten inches by four inches.
Paint Condition
The paint quality on the car is fair. There are several blemishes such as fish eyes, orange peel, and overspray in minor hidden areas.
Body Seals
Many of the exterior weather seals are showing age with dry rot and cracking present.
Rust
Exterior Lights
Door Mirrors
Bumpers
Side Moldings
Convertible Top
Frame Damage
Glass
Body Filler?
The vehicle shows heavy body filler used throughout the exterior. I used a magnet to check the strength on several panels and it does not stick at all.
Hood
Doors
Floors
Rockers
Quarter Panels
Chrome
The chrome is showing some age with fading and pitting.

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn
Cruise Control
Seat Condition
There is light wear found on the seats at this time.
Seat Belts
Clock
Radio/Navigation
Inner Door Panels
Power Locks
Window Switches
Window Function
Center Console
Dash
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Air Conditioning
Heater
Rear Defroster
Carpet
Floor Mats
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Cup Holders
Headliner
The rear passenger interior headliner has a tear.
Blower Motor
Interior Trim
The interior trim shows light wear.
Inner Trunk
There is a new floor pan installed in the trunk. There are some spots where the rust is still present but this is only surface rust and not structurally affecting.

Mechanical

Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Power Steering
The power steering reservoir is empty and there is a large leak that needs to be addressed immediately.
Steering Fluid Power steering fluid empty.
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
The engine is seeping some oil from the underside. There were no drips at time of inspection. This area should be cleaned off and rechecked to verify the source of leak or leaks.
Transmission Fluid
Transmission Leaks
The transmission housing appears to be damaged with a leak present.
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Transfer Case Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
The rear leaf spring bushings appear cracked and dry rotted.
Ball Joints and Tie Rods
Modifications

Road Test

Engine Performance
Transmission performance
Clutch Performance
Differential Performance
Transfer Case Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting

Manufacturer

Driver FrontKumho 795 TouringKumho 795 TouringPassenger Front
Driver RearKumho 795 TouringKumho 795 TouringPassenger Rear

Size

Driver FrontP205/70R14P205/70R14Passenger Front
Driver RearP205/70R14P205/70R14Passenger Rear

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesCurb Rash, ScratchesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front6/329/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear7/328/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireNo

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(standard)

8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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