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Ford has kidnapped Santa and replaced him with something better, much better. Ford has announced that this year it is playing the role of Old Saint Nick and offering new 1964 ½ to 1966 Mustang body shells to restorers.

The shells, available only as convertibles, will start at $15,000, much more than a whole dang Mustang cost in the 60s. Sold by Dynacom Classic Bodies, the new shells are made out of stronger steel and put together with improved welding techniques than were the originals.

Now, before you get all aflutter in your Jingle Belled feet, remember that you live in America where there is little doubt that the government Grinch will indeed do what it can to turn your new body shell into a big hunk of coal. In most states, it is illegal to put a new shell on your car without changing its VIN number to a new one that also designates it as a kit car, a sure way to turn your classic car into a ride that is no more valuable than the one your aunt drives.

Still, this is just in time for everyone who’s craving their own retro-mod Mustang after seeing Bodie Stroud’s 1969 Boss with its all-aluminum 494-ci Andretti Can-Am motor.

[Image:  Automotive.com]
 

About the author: Andrew Greene

 

Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.

 

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