Father’s ’70 Ford Mustang still ‘runs beautifully’

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Pick of the Day is a 1970 Ford Mustang fastback purchased new by the seller’s father and inherited when the father died, according to its advertisement on ClassicCars.com.

The car, powered by its original 351 Windsor V8 engine, according to the seller, is offered in unrestored condition with its original paint, interior, drivetrain and body panels, and after having been driven only 78,805 miles since new. 

“No accidents… The floor pans, frame rails, quarter panels and area around the rear glass (are) straight and rust free,” the seller points out. “All the trim pieces are present and straight. Two small dings in the hood trim are the only exception. This car is as solid as any original I have seen from this era.”

The seller says the engine has been rebuilt “and runs beautifully” and that the car has an automatic transmission and power steering.

The 1970 Mustang carried over the “sportsroof” design from the 1969 model, with a redesigned front end that included an enlarged grille and single inset headlights. Although the platform for the first-generation Mustangs would be used through 1973, the cars underwent a major styling redesign for 1971.

“This car is incredible as an original example of a Mustang fastback or would be perfect start for a total restoration or custom build,” the seller says. 

The seller is asking $15,000 for the vehicle, which is located in Thomasville, North Carolina.

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To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

10 COMMENTS

  1. I’m interested. Just wondering. Why would an engine have to be rebuilt at under 70 k.5 digit speedo .documentation would help. Ac ,power options. Tires. Brakes,front end. Price.

  2. For a base sportsroof (63A) having few options (H-code, auto, PS, AM radio, wheels) it’s priced fair. But WHY engine was rebuilt @ 78805 miles needs explanation; my ’70 63B M-code has yet to be opened @ 108K miles.

  3. I’m interested in the Mustang and also interested in the Torino sitting next to the Mustang can you please tell me what is up with that and if it is for sale

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