Classic Car Watch
It Started With a Mustang
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March 1, 2009
By Scott Lewis
I did not have a lot of time this month. So I started with a Mustang that caught my attention last month, but just didn't get used. It was a resto-mod that looks great, but is a little pricey. Unfortunately it was sold shortly after I discovered it.
The resto-mod Mustang inspired me to look for a realistic Mustang I would really want to buy. I did a search of Auto Trader Classic of Mustangs in Texas and found a really nice 6 cylinder Stang right in San Antonio.
I didn't want to show just two cars so I threw in a couple of other cars to round out the list.
1968 Ford Mustang - $20,900
Description: Up for sale is an absolutely gorgeous
1968 Mustang Coupe that has been very tastefully customized. This
Mustang is a beautiful presidential blue that was painted flawlessly. It
sports a robust 306 V8 with a B&M shifter on a Lentech AOD tranny. It
has 18 in rims on the rear and 17" wheels on the front. The tires are
ion excellent shape and shouldn't need replacement for quite some time.
All electrical aspects on this car are working as they should ie.
lights, blinkers, Cold AC and Warm heat. It has 07 GT Disk Brakes and
the interior is very clean. it is currently equipped with a pioneer Cd
Player, but the factory radio come with it. The original hood has been
painted Presidential blue as well and comes with the car. This car
started its life out as a 289 3 speed car but has come a long way since.
If you are looking for a tasteful resto mod car that want send you to
the poorhouse then this is the car for you.
Source: Harwell Motors
Comments: Here is the resto-mod Mustang I saw and liked so much. It is very tastefully done. This is the way I would build a Mustang.
1965 Ford Mustang - $6,995
Description: For sale is a 1965 Ford Mustang 6 Cylinder. This car features fresh paint, rebuilt engine, rebuilt transmission, new interior, and new tires. The only thing that doesn't work is the radio. This would make a great classic to cruise around town in or a great candidate for dropping a big engine into and making it into a Hot Rod.
Source: Auto Trader Classics
Comments: When I searched for a Mustang this one showed up, and was from San Antonio. I included the picture of the hood because it shows that is some real shine to the paint. The other pictures don't do the paint justice. This person had some other detail shots of the car and it looked like a nice, clean Mustang. I could see driving this car and slowly adding some touches. Wheels & tires, GT fog lights, console, etc. The price is low enough to allow some tinkering right away. Some day a V-8 might be nice.
1972 Ford Mustang Mach I - $12,900
Description: Mach 1 (63R) with the 351 V-8 engine, automatic transmission, power front disc brakes, power steering, dual exhausts, AutoMeter gauges, B&M shifter, bucket seats, and an AM/FM/cassette player! Needs some cosmetic help.
Comments: Not many people like these big boat Mustangs compared to the more mainstream cars from 65-70. But I wouldn't mind giving something like this a shot. I have heard these Mustangs give a much better ride tan all the ones before it. Sounds like a nice cruiser to me.
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle - $13,995
Description: #'s Matching 350 ci Engine, 66k Original miles!! Factory A/c. Excellent body and paint, no know rust issues. Chrome and stainless is in excellent condition, Power disc brakes, Mint Original Interior, tilt wheel, rear window defogger. New wheels and tires.
Source: Premium Motors
Comments: If this is what it claims to be then it is perfect. A low mileage, original car that looks cool with just a nice set of wheels. Perfect. This would make a great project car, but one that the project part can wait until anytime. I just want to drive this car... everyday!