A 64-year-old Grady County woman is showing some serious grit. She just finished restoring a ’65 Ford Mustang.
Shirley Baker is simply unforgettable.
She has driven Mustangs since she graduated from high school in 1968, owning a total of four. This last one though, was tough.
“It was a mess,” said Shirley.
She bought it from a Maysville family six years ago. She then turned to Randy Harwell to help restore the powerful Ford to its past glory.
“How many Shirley’s are there out there? Uh, I hope just one,” laughed Harwell.
Harwell’s a night class instructor at Chickasha’s Canadian County Vo-Tech. He said Shirley took his same auto shop class several times over.
“Yeah, I did a lot of work on this baby,” said Shirley.
She learned how to prime, to paint, and to weld.
The car’s interior still needs a lot of work but don’t doubt Shirley.
“I’ll just do it on my own. And I will,” she said.