Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Ol' Rusty!!

Ol' Rusty was first purchased on Feb 28, 1968 from Rye Ford, Inc. in Rye, NY from some folks that gave her a full, well-used life in the rust belt.   She was "restored" in 1984 and then pressed into service for another couple of decades until she finally was placed in storage until I answered an ad for a 1968 Ford Mustang convertible in January of 2008 and purchased her from her original owners and the rest, as they say, is blogged.

So, happy 44th birthday Ol' Rusty.  I hope to give you at least another 44.

The original invoice. February 1968

January 2008

November 2008

May 2011

You've come a long way, baby.


  1. Wow, two posts in three days! Really nice color btw, your wife made an excellent choice...I bet you can't wait to drop in the motor and tranny etc. Can't wait to see a few more photos.

    1. Thanks Ian. Yeah, I'm dying to get started on putting it back together. I should have it back in my shop this week. Then, I have to paint the interior, rewire it, redo the steering column, and THEN I get to put in the engine/trans. ;-)

  2. The paint looks great!

    Great post, I can't wait to see it get put back together!

  3. Happy Birthday Rusty! Looks sweet there Alex!

  4. Beautiful Alex!!! A white/blue pony interior?


    1. Thanks RJ. White (light parchment) interior.