The example you gave may look OK from the pictures, but may be a nightmare as a rust bucket. You have to actually go inspect them personally before you even make a bid. Therein lies the problem. You have to pay for transportation to go see them, and in most cases you wind up not buying them because of massive rust issues. As the old saying goes, " You get what you pay for" holds true especially with old Mustangs. My first suspicion with that one would be, "why is it in primer?" Most likely it is a bondo queen. Beware......
And, you really need to look in the southwestern and southern California parts of the country, because I can almost guarantee you that any snow country mustang for sale is a rust bucket.
Quote from: Soaring on April 12, 2008, 04:08:16 PMAnd, you really need to look in the southwestern and southern California parts of the country, because I can almost guarantee you that any snow country mustang for sale is a rust bucket. There is some nice original classics in snow locations too. My next door neighbor has a Mustang convertible. She bought it new in 1965 and only used it during sunny days. The car is not perfect but I checked everywhere and I didn't see any sign of rust. Salty roads can make a lot of damage to cars and the good side of it is that many of them are stored and only come out in the summer.
I don't know about the northern locations in the States but Canada has more rust free classics than you may think. I know many car fans over here with modern Corvettes and Vipers who never use them in winter. In summer I see newer Mustangs every days on the roads but very few in the winter. In 30 years these cars if treated the same way will be in much better condition than the ones used all year long in dry locations. The problem with rust free Canadian classics is their higher price compared to the equivalent in the States.
What's - 'snow'?
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