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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 08:33 PM
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There are several members here who are in the Houston area. I'm from Pasadena and be advised that any Mustang that has spent time anywhere near the Gulf Coast is going to have/had rust problems. Quite a bit of metal on the Vinatge Mustangs was left unprimed and unpainted.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 09:23 PM
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Welcome to the sickness...

1. Don't rush. They literally made millions of Mustangs so there are still PLENTY of them around.
2. Don't purchase without an inspection by a KNOWLEDGEABLE Mustanger.
3. Don't expect a vintage Mustang to drive, corner, stop, sound, smell, ride or be maintained like a "modern" car. If you want something like that then buy a NEWER Mustang.
4. Don't expect to make money, in the end, if you ever sell it. Unless you get one that's really "unique" ("1 of 17 models with this drivetrain and a Rotunda Tissue Dispenser" Marti reports don't count) or an unmolested survivor in nice shape your chances of a positive ROI are slim, if not damn invisible.
5. Unless you've honed your skills on another brand/model do whatever you can to avoid any cars with RUST or significant mechanical issues. It may LOOK like a "good deal" but the cost of paying somebody full retail shop rates to fix stuff is ALWAYS more than the depreciated cost of having it already done for you.


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