Daily Driven: 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback

If you like the idea of owning a classic car where you can jump behind the wheel at any time with no hesitation, then perhaps this 1970 Mustang Fastback is the sort of car that you are hunting for. It is a car that is driven on a daily basis, and you now have the chance to drive it into your own life. Located in Glendale, California, you will find the Mustang listed for sale here on eBay. With bidding now sitting at $15,700, the reserve on this one has been met.

This Red Mustang really does tick a lot of good boxes for any potential owner. It is clean and tidy, it’s rust-free, and it’s ready to be enjoyed by a new owner. The seller does say that the car is solid, and there is certainly no evidence of any rust issues visible in the car. The Mustang’s body is also nice and straight, with no obvious signs of dings or dents. It has a few minor chips and marks, but let’s face it, this is a daily driver, not a trailer queen. The external trim and chrome appear to be in nice condition, as does the glass. I also find the seller’s approach and attitude pretty reassuring. They invite potential buyers to look through the supplied photos and to then ask any questions that they like. It sounds like they are prepared to be quite open and candid about the car’s condition.

While it is in decent condition for a daily driver, there are a few detail items to attend to inside the Mustang if the aim is to take the car up to the next level. The most obvious of these is to attend to the console, which has a break in the bin on the driver’s side, and the bin lid is also badly bent. The wheel rim sports a few cracks, and the cover on the rear seat has a few ragged edges. Otherwise, it is quite presentable, and in reality, there is nothing there that requires urgent or major attention. As far as aftermarket additions are concerned, it would appear that a radio/cassette player has been installed, with speakers fitted to the rear parcel tray.

When the hood is lifted on the Mustang, I would describe the appearance of what lies beneath as honest. There is a bit of dirt and grime present, but what isn’t there is the liberal application of detailing spray. There is also no evidence of long-term fluid leaks or the sorts of coolant stains that can spell trouble. The 302ci V8 engine, producing 210hp, is backed by a 3-speed automatic transmission. While it appears that the next owner won’t be scoring power brakes, the car is fitted with power steering. Once again, the news here is pretty good. The owner says that the engine and transmission “perform amazingly,” and that the car rolls on good tires. They also say that there is no reason why you couldn’t drive the car clear across the country if you want.

This 1970 Mustang Fastback could offer its next owner a few different possibilities, and none of them would seem to be bad. There is no reason why it couldn’t be left essentially as it is, and be driven and enjoyed. They could choose to take it as a solid and rust-free base, and perform a full and faithful restoration, or build the Mustang of their dreams without having to go through the stress and trauma of major rust repairs. Me? I’d just detail it, attend to those couple of minor interior trim issues, and then get out on the road and enjoy the classic car ownership experience. That sounds like a pretty good option to me.

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Comments

  1. CCFisher

    99% of the ’69-’70 fastbacks out there seem to be Mach 1 or Boss Mustangs. It would be nice to see this one taken back to basic fastback spec – lose the spoilers, stripes, scoop, and wheels and enjoy it in Mary Tyler Moore spec. (I know – she drove a coupe.)

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    • Classic Steel

      I was hearing the lyrics “who can turn the world on with her smile” in my head and seeing her hat flying in the air 😎

      I like a daily driver mustang like this ..
      It looks great 👍

      I take my dark blue white top
      (down 99% of time) 1967 year and 289 Windsor (nom) classic mustang convertible out all the time. The paint is seven years old but looks good with a few chips but who cares 😏
      It still gets the thumbs up from other drivers and cruises on interstates mid 70s easy…

      I hope this goes to a dry garage but gets a few thousand miles per year added to enjoy 😎

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  2. TimM

    $15,700 and the reserve is met!! I see hope in the world!!! This car is a clean drivable car with a 302 and an automatic which makes it good for anyone!! A lot better deal than the 68 roller that appeared for over 12K

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  3. LARRY

    Wait!! WHAT!!!! An older stang…in pretty good condition…NO RUST!!…DRIVABLE!! Under $20Gs so far…there really is hope

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  4. Michael Leyshon

    Very rare, in that it’s just a car that is enjoyed, maintained and driven. Too many of this breed are too perfect or just hacked up. This one would be so easy to love and use. Nice feature !

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  5. JoeNYWF64

    I always thought that the racing mirrors on these cars were mounted a bit too far forward, but otherwise 1 of my fav cars, with killer rear end tailites, especially along with mach 1 honeycomb center panel – wonder if that can be easily swapped in here.

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