I was just wondering if anyone here has purchased an older Mustang like a 1960's model. I'm in the process of trying to sell my Harley to purchase a one. Due to the New England weather and busy schedule I can never ride my bike and decided I wanted a classic car. I saw a few 1965 and 66 Mustangs in my area for about 5 grand. They currently run, but a few say they will need tune ups and extra. Is buying one and fixing it too much of a hassle.
Just so you guys know I am not Mr. Handyman. I just started trying to learn to fix things and build things. I worked on cars back in High School, but never anything serious. Hence I'm looking for a car that works and just needs minor work.
A quick search revealed there must be more wrong with the car then they are admitting to. If not, at 5 grand it's an absolute steal... You can purchase it, hire a mechanic to fix it, and still make one hell of profit.
Click on the link below and scroll down to review the prices....
Would check for local mustang clubs in your area members will help you in checking the car out.
If you are wanting to restore a classic car, the '60s era Mustang is probably one of the easiest and most affordable. Just do a google search, and you will be flooded with sources for both original and after-market parts, anything you need. You can even find parts such as suspension, brakes, etc. to make it more modern and to bring it closer to the safety standards of newer vehicles. I have found that Ford made great strides in quality between the 65/66 models and the 67/68 model. I think that if you focus on either the 67 or 68, you will be more satisfied with the quality, and they may tend to be a little more affordable. Also, you may want to subscribe to a magazine like "Mustang Monthly" for ideas and tips, and to see what other folks are doing. Good luck to you, and let your project be for fun. Most of those restored cars you see with the exorbitant prices are not daily drivers. There are still plenty of affordable ones out there. Just take your time, and try to buddy-up with someone who has been there.
A second hand car that is sold at a steal, I would think twice in buying. I would want to make sure that it is still in good running condition, and that the car accessories and auto parts are still intact. If ever I need to do some repairs to it, it would just be minimal. I would not want to go into the trouble of repair and when adding the costs, the amount would be near to the cost of buying a brand new car. I would suggest that before you exchange money, bring an experienced mechanic to check the car. When you are sure and alright with its existing condition, then that is the time that you make the purchase.
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