What's the best way to buy a classic mustang project car?
Save up $10,000 to $20,000 dollars first to put it in good working condition or just pay the price to someone who has already done the restoration work. I've recently completed a three year restoration of a '65 which belonged to my son and believe me $20,000 wouldn't start to repay me for the parts. I also have a '68 which I have owned for nearly 20 years and recently did some freshening up on it. Rebuilt the engine myself which ran me with parts and machine work around $4,000. A complete paint job along with the needed body work was $8,000. So when someone has a really nice Mustang for sale don't even tell them, "You want way too much". You get what you pay for. Aside from that, check to see if there is a Mustang club in your area. Many times the members have, or know someone who has a car for sale. They're also great guys to get advice from on whether a car is worth what it's being offered for. Good luck. It's a great hobby and one where a father and son or even a grandfather and grandson can get a lot of time together on a project.