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Old 12-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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Is a 74 mustang II ghia good?

i have been given a 1974 mustang ghia and i was wondering if it was any good as a daily driver. its been garaged for all of its life and has 20,000 original miles on motor and frame.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:15 PM   #2
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Is a 74 mustang II ghia good?

It was ok.
It is rare now, so is of interest.
Should probably be an ok daily driver once you take care of damage from sitting.
That includes exhaust, tires, and brake systems.
Water will condense and ruin the exhaust and hydraulics, while sunlight ruins the rubber.
Fuel system depends.
You may have to replace pump and rebuild carb.
But nothing really should be a show stopper or that expensive.
Just assume you will have to put about $1000 into it
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:17 PM   #3
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Is a 74 mustang II ghia good?

Mustang 2's are not worth much (interest or money)
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:07 PM   #4
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Is a 74 mustang II ghia good?

They weren't bad little cars, popular in their day. 2.3 liter in-line 4, good on gas, not fast but dependable. If it hasn't been driven in a while you'll need to freshen it up a little. Change the fluids, inspect the rubber parts of the brake lines for deterioration, check the belts and hoses, etc. Even if it's been driven occasionally I'd still go through it before I started driving it on a daily basis.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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Is a 74 mustang II ghia good?

It would be a decent driver once you get it back in shape from sitting. I wouldn't expect much over 20 mpg from a 4 cylinder or the V6, those cars were heavier than they look & they didn't have overdrive transmissions.
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