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Old 03-25-2010, 11:45 PM   #1
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'64, '65, or '66, better mustang?

I would like to get a classic mustang but, I am stuck between getting a 1964, 1965 or a 1966. Which one is a better car overall? What would you pick and why?
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:12 AM   #2
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I've owned a 65 and a 66. Outside of the trim, there wasn't any perceptable change that I could find.

With that, it's a price/feature/condition/option game. Pick what yanks at your heart.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:01 AM   #3
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There was actually no real '64 model Mustang. They were assembled in late 1964 but were 1965 models. The '64, '65 and '66 are almost identical except for the very hot 2+2 fastbacks. In reality, all the old ponys were ill handling, slapped together rust buckets with sloppy steering and no brakes. Don't get me wrong - I love the old Mustangs but don't mistake them for a great car, cause they're NOT. If you drive it daily you have to live with overheating, hard starting, fouling spark plugs, sternum-crushing-rock hard steering wheel, no side impact beams in the doors, lap belts only (if you're lucky), brakes that are theoretical at best and tugboat handling. The upside of owning an old Mustang is the fact that you can always find it in a crowded parking lot (it's the one with all the people looking at it), they will run without oil, transmission fluid, fan belts or oil seemingly for hours on end and you can buy EVERY single part to totally restore one from a dozen different suppliers in the U.S. My advice? Buy the best example you can afford vs. trying to build one from the ground up. You will be thousands of dollars ahead in the long run.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:55 AM   #4
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'64, '65, or '66, better mustang?

Those three years are basically the same. The differences will be how the body style, how they are equipped, stuff like that.

I would pick either a fastback or convertible with a 289 and a four speed.
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:22 AM   #5
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They are pretty much the same-64-66. They changed the body slightly in 67. Since 64-66 is pretty much identical i would just go with the one you find that is in best shape.
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:39 AM   #6
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they are all the same in looks those years but if you want the better car I would go with the 66 as they had 2 more years to perfect the things that were wrong with the 64's.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:31 AM   #7
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1964 1/2. First year model. Everything else was an after thought. Oh, a convertible, too.
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I always loved the 66 Mustangs. They had all the good things that they had in other years, inside and out. A 66 'Stang convertable would be the greatest.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:03 AM   #9
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65 coupe 429 4speed Oh yea!
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