Gas Monkey Garage and Richard Rawlings turned to long-time collaborator and friend Dennis Collins for a 1967 Ford Mustang to seal the deal on a new marketing endeavor. It seems that Rawlings is getting into the haircare business, and the Mustang will be the centerpiece of his efforts with new partners in Spain.

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1967 Ford Mustang Fastback: A Convenient Coincidence

The video opens with Rawlings' online conversation about sourcing a black 1967 or 1968 Mustang that will head to Spain to call attention to the new Gas Monkey-branded products. He's skeptical about finding what's called for, but fate appears to step in. As luck would have it (or perhaps it's a bit of a staged coincidence), Dennis Collins has the exact car Rawlings is looking for. A brief flashback to an episode from Collins' Coffee Walk series reveals a glimmering black Ford that later magically appears in Rawlings' Gas Monkey garage.

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A Not-Perfect Pony Car

1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback
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But this latest acquisition isn't perfect. After all, the car was a Collins' rescue project. Underneath the black paint is a Mustang that needs help. The video doesn't cover many details, but initial restoration efforts focus on the suspension and front end.

Interestingly, we learn that car modifications for cars registered in Spain can't stray too far from factory specifications: A point Rawlings emphasizes multiple times. Regardless, he tells his mechanic to not hold back on any repairs. The video is the first part in a series, so a future presentation may explore what Rawlings has in mind to keep the car stock but still have that Gas Monkey touch.

About The 1967 Ford Mustang Fastbacks

1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback
via YouTube

Rawlings doesn't get into pricing or valuation for this latest project, but recent Bring a Trailer auction results show same-year examples selling in the $35,000 to $70,000 range. Given this Mustang is an original S-code fastback GT with a 390 cubic-inch V-8 and four-speed manual, its numbers are likely at the top end of pricing. But Rawlings isn't restoring the car for resale, but rather to help showcase haircare goods across Europe.

The S-code Mustang doesn't draw the attention of collectors such as R-code pony cars, but the 390 engine (when new) cranked out a respectable 325 horsepower and an impressive 427 lb-ft of torque. Ford built more than 28,000 S-code Mustangs for 1967 (notchbacks, fastbacks, and convertibles).

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