The Joy Of A Canadian ’67 Ford Mustang Time Capsule
Photography by Felix Dionne
The average car dealer sells hundreds—and sometimes thousands—of vehicles per year, a number that has only increased in recent times. For a family-run Ford dealership in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, it just so happens that a particular one-owner Ford Mustang V8 Convertible from its past has come back—and this time, it’s not for sale.
Petrolicious reader Felix Dionne submitted this remarkably beautiful and, importantly, original 1967 example, with a story that goes something like this. Dionne’s grandfather founded Automobiles Val Estrie Ford Lincoln in 1962, with his father and uncle becoming owners a few years ago.
In 1967, Dionne’s grandfather sold this car to a customer, Mr. Baillargeon, who kept it for 48 years before selling it back to the dealership this year. That’s almost unheard of—as we all know, some muscle cars change hands faster than you’d change your socks! Better still, Dionne’s grandfather is still working at the dealership, only now with a memento from one of its more dedicated customers.