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Joe DeLosSantos'
1965, 1968, and 1970 Mustangs

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This all started in September 2004. My father-in-law and long-time Mustang enthusiast was visiting. He was on Ebay checking out local auctions. He convinced me that I should bid on a Mustang 1965 convertible. I placed my bid with less than an hour to go on the auction. We all then went to dinner. When we got back, we saw that I was out-bid. My wife shot off an email to the seller to contact me if the sale didn't go through. My father-in-law left town and all was forgotten.

Well......almost. Until I got the call from the seller asking if I was still interested. I ran down, made an offer, went back the next day with the cash and drove home with this respectable driver.

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

I drove it for a couple of months, then decided to have it painted. Then the fever took over. I had started dreaming of all the things I could do to the car. I started buying parts and planning a pretty extensive build. But the problem is, I was hooked and had to have a Mustang to drive while the convertible was being completed. So, in February 2005, I was on Ebay and saw a 1968 Ford Mustang California Special that piqued my interest. I had a price in mind, but wanted to wait and see what happened in the auction. After about the second day, of a 10 day auction, the car was very near my top price. So I forgot about it.Well.......almost. I just happened to be on Ebay in the final minutes of the auction and noticed that the price hadn't increased very much. I placed my bid in the final 5 minutes. AND I WON!!!! I ran down the next day with cash in hand and bought the car before the Owner changed his mind. This is what I drove home.

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1968 Ford Mustang California Special
1968 Ford Mustang California Special

I love this car. It is a "C" code car that runs really well. I fixed a couple of items that needed attention and installed a decent stereo system. I drove it for a few months, then I started dreaming of more power for it. I had picked up a Holley 174 blower along the way and had plans to put it in the CS when the convertible was complete. I purchased a forged piston short block with a custom grind cam set up for a blower. I then purchased some heads with dual springs. Then sometime in August I blew a head gasket. This was the perfect excuse to make the swap!Well.....almost. You see, the convertible was ready for assembly. It required my full attention. The California Special went on the back burner. But alas, I didn't have a Mustang to drive anymore. That just wouldn't do. So, I went back on the hunt with Ebay. I purchased this 70 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet in Indiana and had it by Labor Day. The car has 66K original miles, with original interior and drivetrain. It runs great. I don't intend to do anything to the car.

70 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet
70 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet

Now back to the convertible. I'm just about done. I still need to decide on a wheel and tire combo, but I'm pretty proud of it.

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