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Old 01-04-2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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hi all I'm new to this forum and new to the mustang world. I have my eye on a nice 1977 mustang II V8 auto but I would like to know in what areas should I be looking at for corrosion and any tips and hints for things to look out for.
also what sort of price should this old girls go for cause the one I'm looking at is only 6000 or is this the going rate ?
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For that kind of money, if you can find one, over here it would have to be in exceptionally good shape needing little or nothing. Sadly, most of them hit the crusher with little remorse at the time.

Places to check for rot are the usual suspects; quarter panels, doors etc. Hell, I saw one that was completely rusted out around the gas filler neck. Only the neck was still standing, the rest of the sheet metal around it was rotted away. Go figure.

As far as what they go for, for years and years you couldn't give one away here in the States which is a pity because they are such neat platforms and once you ripped out the anemic factory V8 with all 135 of it's hairy chested, gold medallion wearing horsepower, it was a blank slate that you could turn into a real screamer.
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There's no rot and paint work is ok but a little worn inside here's a link to the website selling it. For mint one here in the UK 🇬🇧 you are looking at least 10000 for one.
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That thing looks pretty clean, the seats look to be just faded and not really worn.
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It looks good from Daytona.
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Thanks for the replies you lot I'm still waiting for the video of it starting up and running but I have just received some photos of underneath the car and it's just as clean as it is on top. I'm hoping to pick it up next Saturday if all goes well. And may be in a few years time I might be able to afford a 1st generation mustang or a fastback version
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Good luck with it. You don't see many of those in that condition anymore.
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Cheers mate
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Good luck with it.
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