HARRODSBURG - For Jerry Britton, rebuilding cars is one way he can relive the past.
Britton, a Mercer County farm owner, built his 1965 Ford Mustang GT from scratch. In total, the work took about a year. From the upholstered red leather seats to the 289-cubic-inch engine and four-speed transmission, Britton assembled it all.
"I've had every bolt of it apart," he said.
Britton owned a Mustang when he was 18. When he was drafted into the Army, he sold it in 1968. Britton was sent to Germany during the peak of the Vietnam War.
Now he has a similar Mustang sitting in his garage. It's fire-engine red with shiny chrome detailing.
"I've always wanted one of them," Britton said. "I grew up with it."
It took about $20,000 in parts and countless hours to build the Mustang. "If you counted your labor, you'd come out in the hole," he said.