Bob also tracked down a previous owner. Amazingly, he dug out some of the car's original equipment, including the radiator, rear quarter end caps, and side rearview mirror.
Like Mike Poston halfway across the country, Bob ordered a Marti Report to learn that his car came from the factory with the Competition Suspension. It was also originally equipped with the rarely seen Closed Crankcase Emission system, as used on California cars, which provided yet another restoration challenge for R&A Motorsports. Think about it this way--only 489 '67 Mustangs were built with the 289 Hi-Po engine, meaning only a handful were equipped with California emissions. Using research from Shelby GT350s sold in California, Yergovich was able to determine the correct Thermactor pump and hoses, but a filter canister could not be located. The canister on Bob's Hi-Po engine was hand-fabricated by R&A's sheetmetal magician, Richard Jackson.
After the four-year restoration, Yergovich had hoped to show Bob's K-GT and its twin, Mike Poston's K-GTA, at several Mustang events over the summer. But when we last talked with Bob, he was preparing to bring his car home to California.
"I'm going to the Mid America show in Tulsa," Bob told us, "and should have my car back home by the end of June. I can't wait!"
Befort K-GT Equipment
- K-code 289 High Performance engine
- Four-speed manual transmission
- Nightmist Blue paint
- Black knitted standard bucket seats
- GT Equipment Group
- 3.50 standard axle ratio
- Electric clock
- Closed Crankcase Emission system
- Exhaust emission control
- 6.70x15 4-ply 170mph tires
- Deluxe steering wheel
- Sport Deck rear seat
- AM radio
- Competition Suspension