There are differences between the years. Sellers have a range of quality levels on offer. And a whole lot of cars clearly came packing six-cylinder power backed up by an automatic gearbox. Yes, I’m pretend-shopping old Ford Mustangs, and I have been for some time now. Finally, it seems like the market may be prepping for a cooldown, at least on the used car side of things. This means a lot of folks might have a lot of metal without a lot of people kicking those tires. So if you were hunting down an old Ford Mustang, which model would you be eyeing up? This is assuming, correctly for most people, that any fastback model is likely priced far outside a normal price range and into the strata of “dumb.”
Every old Mustang I find on Craigslist or the FB Marketplace is, at best, wearing decent patina and, at worst, slowly returning to the Earth. I’m excluding the obviously clean examples, as even the most basic example is priced far beyond what you might expect. I don’t want a convertible. I just want a rust-free coupe. The paint could be terrible. The interior should be ok. And if it has a straight six and an auto, I could live with that, as the fix is just a 302 away.
I’ve even started looking at the Grande. That’s how much I want an old Mustang.
If you were shopping old Mustangs right now, what would you be looking for?