Ha thanks for being kind Twistedsanity.
I only had a small budget when I got my Mustang and was lucky to even get that.
It's my first American V8 and that engine and that era of car has turned into an addictive drug that has no cure.
Just curious, are there any trusted web sites to visit to help de-code the chassis numbers and work out what the car was originally and where it came from?
There is a door plate on my Mustang and it tells me all the details about the original car. needless to say the car is nothing like it was when it left the factory now.
Any tips on anything to watch for will be great.
Hi and welcome
With reference to help de-coding vin numbers and cowl tags, this site will help:
Things to look out for...pretty much just the general with rust being the main one to be honest along with previous poor repairs. Have a good look around the car at floors, panel gaps, subframe looks straight, windscreen/rear screen pillars for rust and if the car still has a vinyl roof it has a habit of rusting underneath. Decoding the tags will tell you the basic info; whether it had a V8 or straight 6, trim level, original body colour specs etc. So you are aware there are basic models, SS, RS or both RS SS versions available.
Hopefully you will be enjoying your new Camaro before the summer