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View Poll Results: should I trade?
invest on a mustang? 8 80.00%
invest on an el camino? 2 20.00%
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Hi, im new here but I own a 1988 mustang gt 5.0L 5 speed manual transmission. I am always open to trades for equal or better value classics or modern muscle cars. I dont mind projects but heres the deal. I buy, I burnout, and then I trade or sell. I owned a 1988 mustang gt foxbody 5 speed before, exactly like the one I have now except different color. I regret ever trading it because it was reliable quick and it put a lot of imports to rest. I only had it for about a little over a month, and then I traded it. Now I own another one with 94k miles, one owner, rebuilt motor from ford with a roush block and it runs great, just the other day I out ran a 2008 dodge charger r/t twice on the street. Mustang love aside, I only want the best investment for me. Im asking for your opinions. The mustang is mostly stock except the air intake, and its all original except replacement motor. 1 owner car. The el camino is straight body rebuilt 350 with chrome accessories, new tires, new headers, new rally wheels all it needs is paint and interior work.
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Personally, I would keep the Mustang; from the sounds of it, it's something that's in good condition, is done tastefully, and just sounds quite well rounded.

It's all up to you, if you like projects, you could make this Mustang your project and then hold onto it, so it can be appreciated by you as well as others. Sure, the El Camino could be as well, but would cost more money to do and take longer.

I've seen a lot of people who have a car/truck project, finish it (or get close lol) and then trade/sell it for something else that is a project. The sad thing is, they're always sticking more and more money into project cars that could have been going for other things if they'd had just one project and finished it and kept it.

In short, I would keep the Mustang, but if you want the El Camino, it's what makes you happy that matters.


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It's really up to you, I like both. I grew up around Mustangs but I've always loved the '69 to '72 el caminos and chevelles. If your looking to trade up then the el camino will be worth more once it's fixed up. It would be a good investment as long as you don't have too much money tied up in your Mustang.
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Welcome to the site.

Just curious. What do you think a Mustang forum is going to think about buying 71 El Caminos?
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Well the el camino was just to flip and make good cash. I love old school, I love the classics, I love american muscle. Not much more out there in good running condition. I didnt want the opportunity to pass me by. Mustangs are not the best thing out there. I love them all but im on here because I own a mustang and wanted to get my fellow mustang lovers opinions. El camino was just to flip, my mustang is here to stay. Thanks im happy to be here and im keeping the mustang.
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