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A 1967 Ford Mustang For Wounded Soldiers
James Shrader’s 1967 Mustang convertible turned into a project with a purpose
While walking around the Fabulous Fords Forever show at Knott’s Berry Farm in April, 2016 we ran across James and Jennifer Shrader and their beautiful all-black 1967 Mustang convertible, and when we heard James’ story about the build we just had to share it.
At the start of the project James was thinking it would set him back about $30,000 to do what he wanted, but as many projects do this one snowballed into a four-year deal that ended up costing well into six figures. It also steered him towards donating the finished machine to a veteran-oriented charity—as a six-year Marine and former veteran, James said, “I have a lot of appreciation for our boys that got injured. Luckily I never did.”
He has talked with the Wounded Warrior project about donating the car but hasn’t made up his mind where it will ultimately go. Either way, it’s heart-warming to see former vets giving back to their fallen brothers and sisters. Wherever it does eventually go, someone is going to get one heck of a car.
The convertible has a 5.0L Coyote and AOD driveline, all LED lights, the factory late-model push-to-start button, leather upholstery, black chrome everywhere, and Rhino Lining truck-bed spray for sound deadening. Check out the video for the full story on the car.