I have a co-worker looking to pick up a 65/66 convertible for a Sunday/parade car.
Let me preface this post with this: I'm a certified Mustang nut, I know the normal things to look for; my co-worker is the one buying, I'm merely a liaison for her; she knows what she is getting into, please don't question her motives or what she should
want/not want, please just examine the car below, and help me make sure it's not a rolling turd.
What she wants: a 65/66 vert in good, driveable shape. She doesn't care about HP, she wants to drive it during the summer for parades, cruises to work, etc. We've hashed out she needs a solid car that she can upgrade, rather than a project to repair (let's be honest, the repair part comes no matter what!). There's more than a few car nuts and mustang nuts around here at work, so the wealth of knowledge is not lacking, I just believe in more eyes, more better!
The current prospect is in Montville, NJ, pictured below.
Can anyone in the area go put eyes on this car the take a look at the concerns below, pour water down the cowl, and give a general overview?
She is more than happy to compensate for time and travel, I would put you in contact with her to sort the details.
Overall the car looks decent, he is asking $17k, which seems to be about $6-9k lower than what the local average is. We are located in SE Wisconsin, so before plane tickets are had, hoping a local can go give it a good once over.
We see the patchwork done on the floor, little area of rust here and there, but an in-person exam would be awesome to see if htese are small issues that can be cleaned up over the years, of if it's a well hidden pile of junk. Feel free to fire off about the pics, and please speak up if you can take a look for her!