Who knew these cars would appreciate so much back in the 80's or OEM parts for it as well.True. I remember reading back then at the time that after 20 years, cars were considered "classic," so the muscle cars of the 1960's were just becoming appreciated all over again. The more stock a car was, the more it was worth. Even more so today!
That Mustang Fastback already had a lot of modifications to it when I bought it, so I finally forgave myself for not trying to make it stock again when I realized I really didn't like the look of the stock model of that car anyway.
I forgot to mention that the car originally came with the much more common 3-speed manual transmission from the factory. The T-10 4-speed was a relatively uncommon option for that car and quite sought after years later, which is one of the reasons I had it installed. That, plus the idea of a 3-speed manual always sounded odd to me.
I shudder to think what those OEM parts would go for today, I haven't checked. I do remember selling the front grille in its original box for $100 about 25 years ago.
When I find photos of the car I actually owned, I will scan them and post them here.