Judy Lashley's beloved 1966 Mustang convertible languished in disrepair for more than 30 years. It was recently returned to better than showroom fresh condition after her husband, Roger, turned it over to a long-lost cousin who does auto restorations near Oklahoma City.
The Lashleys, on their wedding day in Judy's '66 Mustang convertible, heading for the Ozarks on their honeymoon. That's not snow on the top, it's shaving cream, and the luggage had to share space with reams of old unrecycled newspapers and lots of rice.
The Lashleys were never tempted to `upgrade' the Mustang to V-8 power during the restoration process, choosing instead to keep the original, rebuilt 200 cubic 6-cylinder engine under the hood, mated to the factory 3-speed floor-shift manual transmission.
It would have been easy enough to replace the original Mustang hubcaps with reproduction pieces, but the factory wheel covers were in decent enough shape that they were cleaned up, smoothed out and reused.
Judy Lashley wanted her car to look exactly the way it did the day she picked it up from Turner Ford, so the basic woven vinyl seat covers were selected, rather than the popular `pony interior' option.