27th Feb 2004, 09:43
Actually, I drove the car a little bit. Sorry if I didn't put the exact mileage. My DB5 was a piece of junk. It only did 75 mph. It had though 250,000 miles. My Mustang would whoop it in a drag.
27th Feb 2004, 10:25
What do you mean when you say the body is "bad"? Rusty, damaged, or both?
Fords from the '70s are notorious rusters. If the rust has gotten to the point where there is structural damage, it may not be worth the cost to make it safe to drive.
Drivable '73 (nonconvertible) Mustangs are going for $2500-$3500 on autotrader.com, a more reliable indicator of a car's current value than some book price.
1st Mar 2004, 09:36
I needed thing like fenders and quarter panels. I found some of these parts used. The total cost of parts is about$2000. Have you checked the good condition cars. They are worth $10 to $15,000.
23rd Mar 2004, 10:31
Steven, I want to know if 1973 Ford Mustangs are worth restoring. The owner obviously thinks so, but the other ones didn't. I definently think they are. What about you?
27th Mar 2004, 14:45
This car sounds awesome, or at least sounds like it'll be awesome... I always love to see restoration of older cars, cause they have a generally better look to them than the new ones... the 60's had the best car shape, and I hope I be like you and restore one myself.
As for the colour of your car, I'm thinking that yellow doesn't suit it's style very well, plus when it gets dirty, it gets ugly.. having it red with black stripes is too common looking.. if you want to achieve like a cool low rider pimped out look type thing, I'd make the base of the car either black, or a dark blue, and add 2 yellow stripes... ;-)
Anyways, good luck with the car, treat it right.. and you might wanna rethink the name.. try to get creative eh?
6th Apr 2004, 09:41
I'll just call it my car. No I am not restoring it for money. I want it just to be cool to drive. For colors, a lot of colors simply made the car look huge and bulky. Where I live, there are no yellow cars around so it would look cool. See guy who wrote first, they are worth restoring.