Courtney Barber
March 27, 2017
Photos By: Owner

We’ll let Marissa Burckhardt tell her story in her own words:

“My name is Marissa Burckhardt and I am 19 years old. I live in California and own a 1966 silver blue Mustang coupe. This Mustang is my very first car. I have loved classic cars and have gone to car shows and races with my father from a very young age. For some reason I was just stuck on Mustangs from the very beginning, they were always my favorite. My mother owned a white 1965 Mustang coupe as her first car when she was a teen, so maybe that was why!”

That explains Marissa and her car, but how did she end up with this blue beauty? She explained, “In early August of 2015, I had flown to Washington state to visit family. I heard about my Mustang from a freak chance: I had just graduated high school and was looking into buying my first car. My family friend just so happened to be selling it! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that the first car I would own would also double as my dream car, but three weeks later I had bought a 1966 Mustang. With the help of my father and grandfather, we towed the car back down to our house in California and we began the long process of deconstructing it in our garage to get it to paint and body repair. The car was completely original so it was sun bleached and had some spots of rust. After we did as much as we could in our garage, we took it to Miracle paint in Pleasanton and I got it back about a month later, painted and rust free.”

“With the help of our friends at Mustang Magic, we slowly restored the exterior and interior of the car back to its original glory. Over the course of about a year I have only added a few extra things: a radio and speakers, a left side view mirror, white racing stripes on the doors, automatic door locks, and recently a new hood scoop. Now I’m planning on upgrading to disc brakes and getting new rims and tires. In the future I wish to rebuild the old inline six that it currently has and try to get more power out of it. I use this car as my daily driver to and from college, so I would love the extra horses!”

Each week Team Mustang Girls features a different female Mustang owner. Submit your story at http://teammustanggirls.com/submit-your-mustang-story/


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
Caitlin Terhune: 1967 Fastback
Faith Sternlieb: 1966 Mustang
Shauna Jellison: 1966 Mustang Coupe
Melissa Wyatt: 1966 Mustang
Reesie McGuigan: 2000 Mustang GT
Judith Mendoza: 1965 Mustang
Denise Polanco: 1966 Mustang Fastback
Janette Semerdjian: 1965 Mustang Coupe
Naveel O'Neill: 2015 Mustang GT
Miriam Estrada: 2015 Mustang
Shawnie Bittinger: Supercharged 2006 Mustang
Tayla Burns: 1965 Fastback
Clarissa Corona: 1966 Mustang
Amber Reynolds: Scarlett, her 1966 Mustang GT
Kristen Napier: 2008 GT
Adriana Robledo: 1992 LX Hatchback
Arielle Kessler: 1966 Mustang Convertible
Ruby DeSimone: 1966 Mustang coupe
Jenifer Scouton: 1966 Mustang coupe
Becca Crum: 2015 Roush Mustang
Danielle Dillo: “Havoc”, her 2015 Mustang GT
Lea Anne Powell and her 2015 S550 Mustang
Erica Bradley and her 2000 GT
Annie Schroll and her 2016 Mustang GT
Samantha Wood: 1965 Fastback and 2015 Roush Mustangs
Emily Desjardins: 1965 Mustang
Kendra Nickles: 1965, 1968, and 2007 Mustangs
Robin Whiteford-Quinton: 2015 GT, 1993 GT, 1991 LX coupe 5.0, and 1989 LX coupe 5.0 Mustangs
Lindsey Burch: 2015 Mustang GT
Grace Victoria Williams: 2009 Mustang GT Premium convertible
Karina Arredondo’s: 1972 Mustang
Megan Webb: 1965 California Mustang
Marissa Burckhardt: 1966 Mustang coupe