February 12, 1974 was when I sold my old '60 T-bird and purchased my '69 Fastback (for $900). I had turned eight-teen less than a month before aquiring this retired Berkley Holiday Rental Car from Rick Sewell.

Later that year, I pulled the engine at home and completely rebuilt it's 302, at Redding's Shasta College.

My occupation? Bicycle repairman and clerk at an old ''Mom&Pop '' style sporting goods store in Anderson, Ca.

Picture is from June 1974.

I cared for and drove this Mustang until the late 1980's, when I traded it for a nice '66 fastback with a 351w.

In retrospect, this was a car I should have kept.

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