Early Mustangs are American classics and enthusiasts around the globe imagine themselves behind the wheel of a vintage pony. Fortunately, because the early cars were so popular, Ford made literally millions of them. Many have survived, making finding an affordable classic pretty easy.
But, as always, there's a catch. Affordability is a relative thing, and just because you find a vintage Mustang with a low price doesn't mean it's a bargain. It could be hiding a host of maladies, including structurally debilitating rust.
Because we could easily devote a book's worth of content and photos to inspecting a concours-correct car and cross-referencing all the date-coded stampings, tags, etc., we'll stick with the basics here
Published Dec 7th, 2015
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