Granny’s V8 Fastback: 1977 Ford Mustang ll

We featured this 1977 Ford Mustang II hatchback a little while back and it appears it has since been relisted. It is said to be a longtime Grandma-owned example that remains in excellent shape. A fresh set of wheels changes the look of this unloved Mustang, and the seller notes it has been safely parked in a garage since 1991 when the heater core failed. After the longtime owner’s passing in 2018, the Mustang finally saw the light of day. You can now find it here on eBay with a $6,000 Buy-It-Now this time around with the option to make an offer.

This Mustang II is yet another classic daily driver that hails from the Pacific Northwest, the land of cars that have disappeared from the roads across the rest of the country. This is emblematic of the types of vehicles I see on my trips to Washington and Oregon: not necessarily valuable specimens, but still really nice quality drivers of forgotten econoboxes and workhorses.

The interior remains in exceptional condition, and this color combination almost makes the homely Mustang II seem downright handsome. The carpets show no ill signs of a busted heater core being left to leak on them, and the dashboard looks absolutely perfect. The automatic transmission is paired to the preferred 302 V8, and the seller notes it runs quite well.

So many of the V8-equipped Mustang IIs were pillaged for their drivetrain that it’s almost downright rare to find one with the original mill still installed. The seller made a few other improvements, including a new radiator, brake components, the aforementioned heater core, and fresh rubber. Not a show car but a very nice specimen regardless. Since bidding reached $4,650 the last go-around, it’s probably safe to assume they won’t accept an offer much lower than their asking. How much would you offer them for it?


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  1. Moparman Member

    Darn!! It’s STILL (Thankfully, LOL!) on the wrong coast! In the past couple of weeks, Barn Finds has “attacked” me with SEVERAL cars that I just cannot afford to acquire!! I’m already trying to downsize my collection as we speak!! :-)

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  2. bob

    hmmm In the eBay pictures it looks like it is being driven, the tack works but the speedometer doesn’t? Also, the auto trans kills it for me

  3. Phil

    There are a lot of red flags don’t believe any of the stories about grandma’s car.

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  4. Roy L

    Is the mileage listed and I didn’t see it?

    • Bakyrdhero

      I thought that too Roy. 70k was considered high mileage back then.

  5. Bakyrdhero

    Mileage 108975 according to the EBAY listing.
    @Bob, I wonder if the stopped on the road to take the picture thus the bottomed our Speedo.
    Nice car.

    • Roy L.

      Thank’s I didn’t see it in the listing. That’s a lot of miles for a car that old.

      • PatrickM

        …and of that era. But, that Ford 302 was a great engine. It might be alright. I’d like to have it, but, I’m paying $6,000.00 for it. I might go $5k. That’s all.

  6. Stevieg

    Didn’t we see this one already?

    • PatrickM

      Yeah… I thought so, too. A couple months ago

  7. Dab

    One man’s “surface rust” is anothers “oh my god!” From the looks of the front plate mount I’m going with “oh my god!”

  8. Stevieg

    Dab, you must not be from Wisconsin lol. That’s NOTHING for around here lol.

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