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post #16 of 90 (permalink) Old 12-24-2010, 03:24 PM
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65/66 but a close second is 67/68 I agree that the 67/68 look a little more tough than the earlier ones. The 69s are even more tough looking, but not my favorite.
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This is complicated.

For the factory I like the 65-66. For Shelby I like the 67-68 bodies.

Having had 65-68 cars I have driven everyday I would say the 68 is the most comfortable. Between the shoulder harness and knowing the collapsable steering and thrown in the the in dash A/C the 68 is the best to drive everyday, assuming you add disk brakes.

The 65-66 FB's have their simplicity that makes them attractive. As we get more into the modern cars their gizmos they will be even more appreciated.

In the end, the most important thing is to drive safe and have fun. Any year will give you that

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I guess our taste sometimes changes over time. I used to like 65/66 but now I have grown to like 67/68s better...............but the best ever is still the 69!
Kinda like when 58 Impalas came out I absolutely hated them for years now I'd love to won one. Same for the 59s.
I agree with this; Taste changes over time. It has happened to me with several things from cars to sports to food.
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I've owned both. I have come to like the body style of the 65/66 best, but I like the fact that a big block was an option in 67/68.

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Like stated above Taste changes over time.
When I bought my 69 in 1979 I thought there was nothing cooler until I got a 70. Over the years had them all but finally settled on a 66.
I believe the 1st generation was classy and truiest to the pony car interpretation.

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I think there all cool but the 70 is the best because its my dream car.

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i think there all cool but the 70 is the best because its my dream car.
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65-66 fastback looks the best to me, with the 67-68 looking 2nd
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I have had both also. The 67 68 looks better to me..and I think the inside of the 67 68 looks better also.

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65-66 fastback "sportier" look. 67-68, fatter rear and more "muscle".

In the fastback I prefer the 65-66, coupe and convertibles 67-68...

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I think there all cool but the 70 is the best because its my dream car.
It will be my next project with a stroked 9.5 deck Windsor.
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I think you could just look at each member's pic of their car and get their answer without asking.


This car is now SOLD and in Miami FL. I now have a '70 Cuda Convertible - Yeah, with a Hemi.
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I was always hot on both until "Eleanor" came along. No offense to anyone, but that was so done to death. Kinda pushed me over to the 65-66 fastback after that. As far as ultimate muscle look, the 69-70 Boss's are the mean looking ones to me. Just my 2 cents worth.

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Oh thats easy...1965 Comet Hardtop "fastback": 1965 Comet Hardtop fastback picture by jmd66fb - Photobucket



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Ford sold a lot of 65-66's! I'm not an accountant but do numbers say it all?

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