Very original southwestern car with one older repaint in original color. T-code I-6 with 3-speed manual. Gorgeous original interior. 69,543 original miles. Extensive recent service, 100% ready to drive and enjoy!
Unlike most of its siblings, it has lived an easy life, originally delivered to Colorado and then spending years in the warm, dry southwest before coming to Ohio just recently. As a result, it’s incredibly straight and clean, and with just one older repaint in its original code 5 Twilight Turquoise, it has a great look that is both authentic and usable. The sheetmetal remains laser-straight and unmolested by time, accident, or rust, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised that such an affordable vintage car can fit together this well. The chrome, stainless, and glass details remain in great shape, with what appear to be new bumpers and taillights, but the rest is excellent original stuff.
The standard black interior appears to be almost entirely original as well, and it’s just beautifully preserved. There are no splits or tears in the seats, the door panels are crisp and bright, and only the carpets appear to be replacements, probably done some time ago so they look right. Factory gauges are all operational and the 69,543 miles indicated on the odometer is a correct reading (car has an actual mileage title). The 3-speed manual gearbox is a nice find and having the shifter sticking out of the transmission tunnel gives the Mustang an appropriately sporty feel from behind the wheel. There’s a block-off plate in the center of the dash where a radio would have lived, so if you want an upgrade it’ll be easy to do—but then again, maybe simple is better? In the trunk there’s a correct plaid mat set plus a brand-new spare tire that’s never been used and a complete jack assembly.
The 200 cubic inch T-code inline-6 is a great little engine and you’ll find that there are a great many Mustang fans who love this indestructible powerplant. With so few miles, this one still runs superbly and it has been extensively serviced just recently, so it’s 100% ready to go. New parts include a full tune up (plugs, wires, cap, rotor, etc.), new fuel pump, rebuilt carburetor, fresh belts and hoses, new fuel tank, new battery, and fresh fluids throughout. We don’t believe the engine has ever been out of the car and those decades of clean living are very much on display in the engine bay, where it wears original factory enamel and bright orange on the air cleaner and valve cover. It starts easily, idles well, and thanks to seven main bearings inside, it’s turbine-smooth out on the road. Maintenance is cheap, it’s easy on gas, and you’ll still find yourself driving around with a big grin on your face listening to the unique 6-cylinder growl from the new exhaust system.
The 3-speed manual is a big part of this car’s fun-to-drive quotient, and it shifts easily with no issues. Out back there are 3.20 gears, so it feels quick around town but cruises easily at highway speeds. The floors are immaculate with no evidence of rust or accident damage and since this has always been a 6-cylinder car, it hasn’t been abused or raced. It tracks straight thanks to a fully rebuilt front suspension that includes new control arms, plus fresh shocks all around. It sits on factory 13-inch steel wheels with familiar Mustang hubcaps and recent 175/80/13 whitewall radials that look right and handle great.
Extras include owner’s manuals, receipts, photos, spare parts, extra tires, and more.
The Ford Mustang still represents fun, and when you can get such a clean, well-maintained, no-stories car with all the work already done, it’s just a no-brainer. Step up and drive the car you’ve always wished you had bought years ago. There’s no time like right now to own a Mustang!
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