Today’s episode provides added proof that two times is the charm. Joseph Gaskill first acquired his classic Mustang fastback in December of 1981, held onto it for 5 years. He will share what happened and why he acquired it again in December 2022 41 years after the original acquisition date. Joseph, let’s tell your story, welcome to Ford Mustang, The Early Years podcast.

Let’s start here and this post on Facebook: Dec 26th, 2022 Best Christmas ever but the highlight was getting my Mustang back that I sold in 1986! I was able to locate the car just one week before Christmas and ( not only) did I see it for the first time in all these years but was able to buy the car back. The fastback was delivered to me on Christmas Eve. Amazingly the car is exactly as I sold it with few exceptions. The paint is cracked but it runs beautifully. I can’t wait until Spring to get started with the resurrection.

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Do you own an early year Mustang?: 


If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?: 

Have owned it twice. 1st, from 12/81 to 9/86 then from 12/24/22 – 

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What work have you done?: 

It’s a work in progress. My Dad and I completely restored it back in the 80’s but time has taken its toll. I have completely rebuilt the clutch mechanism at this point and replaced the coil, windshield washer pump, bag and lines. 

What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?: 

I plan on replacing the wiring throughout the car, installing the correct disc brakes on the front, repainting it and adding original style A/C. Also, I plan on replacing the rear springs and refreshing the interior. 

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