Randy Walker’s 1967 Mustang Fastback is a well-preserved throwback to those late ’60s hot-rod days, and he is a throwback to the backyard knuckle-busting hot-rod builder. He’s no stranger to restoring Mustangs, with this 1967 Fastback being his third and latest work of art.
Randy purchased it in October 2001 from a man in Acton. The man had bought a pair of Mustangs from an owner in California and had aspirations of restoring them, but the dream was never realized. And while the car was in decent shape, Randy spared no details in bringing the car back to life. Everything has been removed and either rebuilt and refurbished or replaced.
It still has the original 289 V-8 four-barrel carburetor engine, but outside of the block there’s almost nothing original about it. The engine has been rebuilt, bored .30 over and cammed out with an after-market intake manifold and headers. The automatic transmission is equipped with a shift kit, and while the car is just shown and driven on nice weekends, don’t think for a minute that it’s a sleeper.
The interior – no longer stock – has also been meticulously gone over. The dashboard still resembles its factory showroom counterpart, but it is adorned with modern custom gauges. The console was custom built by Randy. The seats are the original frame but have had two different covers, the latest being leather. These additions don’t in any way take away from the factory appearance the car once had.
Also installed is rack and pinion power steering, also done by Randy. Additionally, he installed four-wheel power disc brakes and 17-inch wheels and tires on the front and 18-inch ones on the rear. The suspension was rebuilt and powder coated.
The Fastback isn’t the only car in Randy’s stable. There are a couple of other classic hot rods that he has rebuilt and cruises in ... but those are another story.
His work is a refreshing throwback to what building a hot rod and cruising is all about. Until next week, keep on cruising!