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I have a 1965 Ford Mustang, it's a 200, inline 6, automatic.
I'm the 3rd owner.
It's not perfect, has never been restored, but the body is fine. There's NO rust on the vehicle.
It was a Calif car (1st owner, 25+ years), then TX.
I bought the vehicle in FL from the 2nd owner in 1998 and drove it off & on over the past decade.
It runs but needs a tune-up, as the car has been garaged for the past 4 years straight and not driven at all in that time.

This car is my baby and my dream was to restore it and get a true automotive education from it. Dashing that dream is not something I am really prepared or happy about doing.
Life has made other plans, however, so I should probably sell this car.

I am not quite sure how to go about selling it, or what a fair price for the vehicle would be. Please respond with your suggestions as to how to get it appraised or figure out its market value.
Also, can anyone recommend a good website for selling this?

I paid $1500 for it in '98
 

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Dear ma'am, With restorations it might sell for about 2500 to 3000 maybe and that is push-it, good luck on your sell.
 

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A little web surfing produced this:

Mustang 1965:

Hard top 2dr: Fair cond 3,650, Excellent 10,075, Good 6,100
Fastback 2dr Fair cond, 6,000 Excellent 16,325, Good 9,900
Convertible: Fair cond 8,250, Excellent 20,325, Good 12,000
 

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fix what it needs to be road worthy( increases value if you have the work done) also, the tires may need replacing if it's been sitting awhile. get it appraised and start running ads to sell it. give it time if you can, the right price will come. there are alot of poeple who would love to have a '65 mustang!, especially if it's in original condition.
 

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My first car was what they called a "64 1/2" Mustang. All the little parts on it had to be found in Falcon parts lists. Not around anymore. Loved that car. But I digress.

I have a '66 now. Can't sell it for 12K but I know I should be able to get at least that much if I took the time to try to sell it nationally, rather than the local "sell-ur-self" lot. Blue book for my car is 3K-26K. I am guessing you can get something in that range.

You can get a pretty good estimate of what your car is worth by seeing what they are SELLING (not listing) for in Ebay Motors. I did a quick search and linked it below. Good Luck.
 

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Sounds like a good car for someone. The condition of the paint will also reflect the value. But I would say $4000 would probably be fair to the buyer and seller assuming the paint and chrome is decent.

I would look on ebaymotors.com and look for simmilar cars in simmilar condition. This will give you a better idea of the current market prices.
 

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right now its probably worth about 5 grand like it sets,since it hasn't been restored that makes it easier to sell,then anyone who buys it can see what it needs,there's a 66 gt here where i live at for 6 grand,and its real nice,i know the car real well,and its a v-8 car,but you can get 5 k out of it real easy ,good luck on selling it.
 

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My favorite car too! I would suggest researching EBAY and listiing it on there as well as autotrader.com and trying that one. I would try to get at the VERY least $4000 for the car. Hope all goes well for you!
 

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I'm from the UK so I cant say much for the USA values, I'll assume its a coupe seeing as you didnt say it was a fastback or a convertible.

These cars fetch good money in the UK aswell as the US I see you paid next to nothing for it, even if its a rough runner or a "daily driver" as you people like to call it it should be worth as a rust free california car at least $8,000 even though it hasnt got the desirable 289 V8 in it.

Hope you get a good price for it. I paid $16,000
for a 68 convertible 6 months ago that needed work
 

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There are a bunch of sites on the internet to tell you exactly that. You can also go to online auctions and see what they are going for (eBay). Edmunds, Blue Book etc. Depending on the condition, it could be worth 5-15,000 (a guess). If it's out of tune, tune it up immediately. An out of balance engine will wear unevenly. If it's running roughly, it's probably a vacuum advance or a rubber hose that is leaking vacuum pressure. There's a vacuum tester that's real cheap to check this out. I wish I had the money, I could make you an offer, but you'd laugh at what I could afford.

Good luck with your baby...
 

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You did good, no matter what you'll be money ahead. There are afew varibles here,
Bad: six
Good: no rust

You don't state the miles on car or engine or options, so I figure you at least doubled your money : )

remember, when selling a car, always start high so you can come down.

I would say watch prices, local ads asking prices and ebay completed auctions and go by that.

I looked at one today, a 65 c code 289 coupe, asking $4500. Good engine and auto trans. lots of rust around the roof edges and in the trunk and wheel wells, rear quarter, and hole in front of drivers fender. needed complete interior.

If it was on the east coast they would say not to bad, because chassis is solid. but here in California, there are lots better. so location has a lot to do with it, also it's worth more to someone with the skills to do the nessary work like welding patch panels.

Even though it was a running v8 car, I wouldn't have given over $2500, but to someone else it mightg be worth 3 to 4k. Someone told her it was worth at least 5k, so now she is disappointed because she's not getting anyh serious offers close to her asking price.
 

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Have an honest mechanic look at it first and then you might try a local car club. They usually know their cars. Mustangs have gone up in value quite a bit. Don't get taken.
 

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it depends on the miles, and shape the vehicle is in, also depends on if it has ever been wrecked, or had any frame work done to it, u can go on www.nada.com or www.kellysbluebook.com and check it there they are nationally recognized websites for checking prices on that, u really can' t trust a mech. or a dealer ship with this because if ur selling the car they will decrease or inflat the price so they come out a head, but check those websites and go off what ur car is based on and be honest with the questions asked to get a more direct quote on the value
 
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