Mustang Girl Monday: Caitlin Terhune and her 1967 Fastback
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It's Mustang Girl Monday brought to you by Team Mustang Girls. This week we would like to introduce Caitlin Terhune and her 1967 Mustang 2+2 Fastback.
Caitlin's passion for Mustangs was started with a Christmas present in 2003: She and her brother received plane tickets for a trip to California with their father. Caitlin’s interest in cars made her immediately ask what kind of car they would be renting, and her dad informed them that they’d be in a Lincoln Town Car, but once they got to the rental center, he walked right by the row of Town Cars and right up to a 2004 40th Anniversary Mustang convertible.
"My brother and I were so excited! What a surprise! We didn't care that we had a suitcase as a passenger in the back seat! We loved the Mustang and cruised with the top down as much as we could. That was my first real experience in a Mustang and I will never forget it. Heads were turning left and right and we did have fun on the long stretches of road and the coastal highway."
After the ride in California, Caitlin's family started looking for their own Mustang and at the end of 2004 they found one, a 1998 Mustang Cobra SVT Convertible. Luckily for Caitlin, she had already learned to drive a stick shift in a 1988 Bronco. Now she will always have the memory of driving the Cobra in her high school parking lot. As her passion for Mustangs grew, Caitlin was able to get a part time job as a car detailer at her local Ford Dealership while she went to college. "This job really made me become a Ford girl since I could see and drive almost every new Ford—while working for the dealer I got to drive everything from a 1964 1/2 Mustang to a 2013 GT500."
While working at the dealership Caitlin attended Ramapo College of New Jersey to study Graphic Design and formed a great friendship with one of her design teachers, who ended up letting her intern at the local print shop. Caitlin also soon learned about the 1967 Mustang the teacher had and saw it for the first time in 2010. Her professor was so busy and did not have the time to do any work on this gorgeous pony, even though the Mustang had a very special meaning to her: she lost her dad when she was young and she had so many memories with him driving it. The Mustang had been parked in that garage since the early 1980s.
Fast forward to 2014... Caitlin realized her dream was to own a 1967 or 1968 Mustang fastback. She began searching Ebay, classic auto websites, and other online sources but all the fastbacks she saw were either rotted to the ground (and they wanted $10,000) or immaculate for 40-50 grand. She just couldn't afford them. Then one day Caitlin posted something on Facebook about the fastback being her dream car and her old professor contacted her. She said she might be willing to sell Caitlin the Mustang, and a few phone calls and meet ups later, they agreed on a price and Caitlin picked up her new car on May 17, 2015. Caitlin named her Scarlette, "a vintage classy name for a car with amazing curves!" But the best part? Scarlette only has 26,000 miles on her ticker.
Check out our previous Mustang Girl Mondays!
Tina MacGregor: 1965 Mustang coupe
Kady Holloway: 2015 Mustang
Natasha "Mustang" Marie: GT500 Shelby
Becky Watson: 1965 Mustang
Brianna Waters: 1968 Mustang
Paige Seaman: 1969 Mustang
Karli Space: 2003 Mach 1
Carly Jo Ellingson: 1970 Ford Mustang
Nikki Frost: 2013 Mustang GT
Nancy Perez: 1965 Mustang
Monica Moreno: 1968 Mustang Coupe