I vote Sportsroof. Practicality aside, I've just never been a big fan of the look of the old convertibles (though I have seen some really nicely restored ones). If we were talking about late model mustangs, I'd have said convertible.
Hey we each have our personal likes and dislikes. To my eye the 65/66 Fastback looks like an after thought which it was. The 65/66 was styled as a vert/coupe. The 69-73 look to me like they were styled to be sportroof/fastback. Again, to my eye the 67/68 styling is comfortable being fastback or vert or coupe.
Kinda reminds me of grade school..."My Dad's Pontiac is better than yours' Dodge! Today, the Mustang-Camaro thing goes on and on. Buying and selling, have had 65-70 fastbacks but the cvts. remain THE car.............as a 2nd car.
This is Avery conflicting question. I have 65 white with Shelby striped fastback and a red 65 convert. Daily driver is a PontiacG6 hardtop convert. The fastback is my first choice.both cars are fun but the fastback handles really great! I am fortunate to own both.
After owning a nice coupe for 8 years: convertible! When, for whatever reason, I can't afford my classic Mustang anymore I would buy a Miata or another cheap convertible. No more fixed roof hobbycars for me!
Erwin, The Netherlands,
66 Red Convertible,289ci 4V /C4/PDB/PS/PT. Visit my HOMEPAGE for lots of pictures.
My first classic Mustang was a 66 6-cyl coupe...loved that car...I would put the windows down all the time and enjoy the wind of a "hardtop" as my dad would call it. I will always love that car, but in my mind, nothing compares to a classic Mustang convertible.
Before I leave my garage, that top is down...so much that I didn't replace the original top for almost 7 years after when I got the car...there was no back window and the sides were frayed, but it really didn't matter because the car was always driven with the top down!!
I think that for most people, when they hear "classic" mustang, they think of the convertible. The fastback is a great car and certainly unique....if you are looking for a "tough" mustang, I think that a fastback fits the bill...but for cruising, nothing beats a convertible.
If I was going to buy another one, I would definitely try to find a fastback, but I think that a convertible would always put a smile on my face.
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