No Reserve Pawn Shop Sale: 1968 Ford Mustang

Seeing a car for sale by a pawn broker always gets my imagination going, as if there’s a casino nearby that some poor soul is living out of since he had to sell his car to settle a debt. Of course, that’s the stuff of Hollywood and the actual story is likely far less interesting. What is interesting is this nicely preserved 1968 Ford Mustang coupe, ordered with the 289 V8 and listed here on eBay with bidding over $4K and no reserve.

Given how many Mustangs get listed either in truly base form or in the higher-spec configurations that go for big money, it’s a nice change of pace to have a driver quality coupe with a V8. The colors are certainly era-appropriate, and while not everyone loves gold or bronze, I think it works in this application – especially when you see the interior.

The cabin is really nicely preserved, with a few different shades of tan and bucket seats and a console that had to have spent some time in an upholstery shop (although, the driver’s seat has some rips). The seller doesn’t note any real defects here, but the aftermarket speakers look pretty horrible; hopefully, any other non-OEM specs were executed in a cleaner fashion.

Under hood doesn’t look particularly loved, but it also doesn’t appear to have been modified. The seller is unsure of the actual mileage but indicates the 289 starts up and runs as it should. Tires are said to be in good shape, and the seller notes some cosmetic blemishes, like paint chips and scratches. This Mustang isn’t the most exotic, but it does look like a fun driver.

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Comments

  1. Moparman Member

    WOW! What a nice clean example. Address the rust issues, minor cosmetics, and you’ve got a sweet ride!! :-)

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  2. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Bid at 4250; Window says 9999…seems to me if someone wanted this they could swoop in and go buy it over the counter

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  3. grant

    That console didn’t come from any Mustang, it and the horrendous speakers would have to go before the car came home, but it wouldn’t be coming here. Mods of questionable taste and quality always make me wonder what else the car has been subjected to.

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    • Steve R

      Between the cup holders in the console and the speaker the passenger doesn’t have much leg room. It would be hard to mount the speaker on the drivers side in a more awkward location, even mounting them in the kick panels would be an improvement.

      Like you said, it makes you wonder what other areas of the car they got their hands on.

      Steve R

  4. Junkyard Jimmy

    The speakers were rigged so they did not have to cut into the door panels. I for one applaud them.

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    • grant

      I’ll give them credit there, but the way they’re mounted they look vulnerable, and they’re going to sound like dung with no enclosures.

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  5. MLiken

    This is an OHIO car so hang on snoopy it’s shows signs of tin worms on inner fenders and on outer areas. Check the torque boxes and rails . It’s looks fairly well for a rustang though.

    My 67 convertible got rebuilt by me with torque boxes, rails,floors , trunk, gas tank hood , trunk lid…. as those tin notes devoured…

    The good news these are cheap reproduction parts to buy compared to mopars which is 7 times higher on each part 😎🤤🤣😏

    Good luck on build 👍👀

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  6. SIS Levesque

    had one just like that one sold it at $5100.

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  7. TimM

    Worst speaker location ever!! Well maybe they could have mounted them on the dashboard in front of the driver!!!

  8. Mountainwoodie
  9. Bob McK Member

    Lots of complaints about the speakers. Guys please just buy the car and remove them before you drive it home. Maybe the pawn shop would give you a couple of bucks for them.

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  10. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Two bidders, with a history of 1 and 3, have thrown it up to $11.550. Talk about paying over sticker – LOL! Looks and feel very shill-ish to me.

  11. Fossil

    A lesson for all pawnbrokers. If its not moving, stick it on Barn Finds where you are sure to exceed your expectations.

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