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Longtime readers may recall the tale of Mike and Sheri Gomez’s 1969 Ford Mustang from last year; it was one of the most popular Hemmings Blog posts of 2009. If not, a quick recap: Mike, like most of us, had been restoring his dream car in his own two-car garage in his spare time. It took him three years to strip it down to the bare shell and then rebuild it, and after pulling an all-nighter of applying finishing touches to it, he went into his house for a cuppajoe and heard the Mustang start up out in the garage. He ran out to catch the thief, hung on to the Mustang as the thief drove away, and ended up with a broken foot when he fell from the car. The thief then crashed the Mustang into a brick wall; Mike’s homeowner’s insurance company won’t pay for the damages (it wasn’t yet registered, so Mike didn’t have collector car insurance on it), and the thief has so far been unable to pay for the damages.
Sheri recently wrote us with an update on what’s happened since: Mike is back to work, and the Mustang has since been taken to Drew’s Garage in Tempe, Arizona, for its second restoration.
Drew had generously offered to fix it for us as he heard our story on the local TV news. Unfortunately, it seemed that even the frame was tweaked and Drew brought in a special machine to bring it even closer than factory specs. He has it mostly primered now, waiting on a couple of parts and we “might” be lucky enough to be on the road by this summer finally! I have enclosed some pics to show what it looks like now and will try to keep you posted more as it gets finished.
We’re glad to see the Mustang straightened out again and so close to completion. Here’s hoping for smooth sailing from here on out for the Gomez family.