Re: 1966 Mustang
- From: "Eisboch" <rce@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 19:13:37 -0400
"Bryan" <bryan..459@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Found a 1966 Mustang with original motor (mileage unknown), new
transmission, speed shifter, headers, twin 2.5 inch pipes,1969 front
seats, new upholstery, no exposure to salted roads or coastal salts.
That's all I know about it at the moment. Assuming my mechanic says it's
mechanically solid, what's it worth; they're asking $9500.
An hour or so with Google and the Hemmings website will give you a good idea
of what they are selling for. Off the top of my head, the price sounds
about right for a "4" or "5" car. Older classic cars are professionally
evaluated and scored on a range of 1 through 6. A "1" is factory perfect
with little or no miles on it. A "2" is basically factory perfect with
normal miles or with very slight blemishes and low miles. "3" through "6"
reflect increasing flaws or non factory additions.
Since the one you are looking at has been modified from original, it will
subtract from it's value, condition being not considered.
Check for frame rot, regardless of the "lack of exposure to salted roads".
60s vintage cars, from all manufacturers, aren't known for standing the test
of time unless unusually well cared for and garaged.
I looked at a '64 Ford Galaxie the other day that was advertised as being in
"perfect" condition with pictures that looked good. Upon inspection
however, the frame below the doors on both sides were non-existent. Nice
looking car, but I passed on that one. Fortunately though, I found another
that *is* in good shape, solid frame and runs like new. Best of all, it was
less expensive than the one I originally looked at. It's now sitting in my
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