An annual firearms deer hunting trip helped Greg Guenin of Brainerd complete restoration of his 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1.
On this trip, Guenin discovered the factory issued rear spoiler and rear window louvers still on a car just like his in a neighboring field. The spoiler's gaskets still had Ford Motor Company stamped on them, Guenin said.
The 21-year veteran circulation manager at The Brainerd Daily Dispatch purchased the Mustang from a co-worker, Mike Harne, 20 years ago for only $250.
Guenin said Harne originally purchased the Mustang for his brother from a local towing company. The car had been in an accident but Guenin said the damage was only "skin deep."
This is what the 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 looked like when Greg Guenin of Brainerd bought it for $250. The car had been in an accident but Guenin said the damage was only "skin deep."
Guenin installed a new quarter panel, door skin, trunk lid, fixed the major damage and repainted his Mustang. The Cleveland 351-cubic inch Cobra Jet engine also was rebuilt by Darin Young. Young was only 17 years old at the time.
This Mach 1 also has a Holley 650 four barrel carburetor, three-speed automatic C-6 transmission on the floor, bucket seats and a clock that still works. The car was repainted in 1997.
Guenin also left an 8-track tape player in his car. Of course he still has more than 1,000 8-track tapes.
Guenin said someday he hopes to find the factory-issued Magnum 500 rims "to help dress the bottom of the car."
For now this Mustang can be seen with its factory-issued rally sport rims.
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