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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hey new here! I have been talking with a seller about potentially buying his 68 mustang. The link for it is this: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3416858188204/

I feel his asking price is a little high and think I can get it down to about 15.5k. is that a good deal? Any red flags about this car? He says is it was a complete restoration in 2016 and hasn't been driven much since then. The motor and radiator look much more worn to me than when it was put in. Or is that normal? It is advertised as rust free. I'm not sure what the motor is but he claims it's 400hp which I am doubting. It has disc power brakes and stock power steering.

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9 words for a description on a $20k car. Not trying very hard.

Looks good, but price is high for sure.

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This could be a good deal if the entire driveline is matched up and all working in alignment with each other...if all the mechanics are working great and upgraded, then the price would be good. I might negotiate around $2k.

Don't underestimate the benefits of a fully built drivetrain. He said he put $12k in the motor/trans. If the rest of the mechanics are upgraded (disc brakes, suspension, rear-end, etc), then this is an excellent deal. Don't expect to restore anything close to $20k with those upgrades. He's taking a big loss, for sure.
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Yeah having disc power brakes is a plus. All he said about suspension is that it has new shocks and springs so probably nothing special there. Not sure what rear end it has but I'm assuming stock. Wheels are 14". He said it has aluminum heads, roller rockers, roller cam.
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To me, looks like engine bay was painted with undercoating.
I don't see any power brake booster.
Tops of fender attached by looks to be screws with metal covers, why?
If restored, why front of radiator support look so bad?
Headers looked good in shop, all rusty on car.
Based on intake, not 289/302.
Was rear end rebuild?
Drum brakes in rear?
AC really work?

I'd guess $15 - 17k

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To me, looks like engine bay was painted with undercoating.
I don't see any power brake booster.
Tops of fender attached by looks to be screws with metal covers, why?
If restored, why front of radiator support look so bad?
Headers looked good in shop, all rusty on car.
Based on intake, not 289/302.
Was rear end rebuild?
Drum brakes in rear?
AC really work?

I'd guess $15 - 17k
Those are great observations
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Its really about how the system was designed. Aluminum heads says nothing. Is it designed for street or street strip or was it designed to be a drag race motor but then put in a street car. My biggest issue is that it is missing a man-pedal. 400hp doesn't do you right in an automatic unless the auto was built for it with the correct stall converter for the engine build e.g. cam, intake. headers, heads...That said, be hard to build a car that nice for $20k.



If you decide to add a man pedal, probably better to find a different car. Not crazy about the wheel choice, they were cool 25 years ago but look dated now and not in a good way. Approaching 20k is fastback territory. Don't get blinded by the motor bling, unless bling is your thing.



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Forgive my lack of knowledge. But what is a man pedal?
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Anti theft device against Millenials... aka a clutch pedal.
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😂😂😂 I do prefer a man pedal
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Tops of fender attached by looks to be screws with metal covers, why?
If restored, why front of radiator support look so bad?

It looks like the owner used stainless steel button head bolts and washers to attach the fenders along with that polished stainless steel fender apron cover. The standard hex head bolts would look ugly in that situation. Maybe the stainless apron covers are being used to hide the rust that is common on the '67 and later fender aprons where they overlap near the shock towers.


I see a reflection of the hood in the polished stainless steel radiator support cover.
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Forgive my lack of knowledge. But what is a man pedal?
Makes your car slower, annoying in traffic. Never heard the "man pedal" reference before.


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It looks like he's selling everything he owns.

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Complete restoration? NO Complete exterior paint job, YES. Im curious whats up with the tan console, door pulls and floor mats?

Id say its a $12.5k car


I had this car for sale for $15k and never got one bite besides a scammer. It hasn't seen rain since 1982 and the underside is as nice as the rest of the car, the only non original metal on the car is the doors, the stamped interior grain was beat up so I replaced them. After a frustrating attempt at a sale, I've decided to keep it, I couldn't build another as nice for anything close to what I could get for it.
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Wow that does look clean, good to compare it to others in similar price range.
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