1967 Mustang Fastback – East Coaster of the Day
Of course the sculpted, beautiful 1967 Mustang Fastback, East Coaster of the Day, caught our eye just as we arrived at the car show in Greenwood* a couple of weekends ago.
Steve Horridge, owner of Nova Millwrights in Middleton, Nova Scotia, has had the pepper grey metallic car for four years.
He kept track of the hours he worked rebuilding and restoring ‘his baby’. He grins ruefully when he says: “600 hours, and that’s not counting the hours my friend, Kevin Phinney, put in. That brings the tally to almost double.”
When he bought it, from a guy in Kentville, it was basically a freshly painted shell, no engine, no transmission, no rear end.
The painted shell was probably part of the cause of the endless hours Steve put into the car. Usually the last step in a restoration, because he didn’t want to repaint, the car had to be taped and protected through the entire process.
Steve put in a 351 CID engine. He built the transmission, the rear end, the floor, the frame. It has new leaf springs, a new interior and a new gas tank.
Steve has built (and drag-raced) many cars including a 1969 Camaro and a Datsun 240Z. He also tinkers with a 1988 Porsche.
Not surprisingly Steve’s stunning Mustang won 1st place at the car show. Not bad for this being only the 2nd time Steve has had the car at a show.