A Mustang is a Mustang, isn’t it? Is it? It’s a bit of a toss-up, we know.
If you’re planning to buy a Ford Mustang but can’t decide between the modern 2015 model, and the classic 1967 model, here’s something you should definitely see: a video from autotrader.com on which car is better.
It’s a pretty thorough point-by-point that should help make it easier for you to decide. We summarized the video so you can compare these babies side by side.
Late 1960’s Ford Mustang
1968 Ford Mustang California Special
The old Mustang’s interior is a classic design of the sixties. With metallic inlays and original twin-pod dashboard, this vintage Mustang is very American.
Its sleek and handsome exterior is the sort of thing you see in movies. Regarding performance, the 1967 Ford Mustang has a 289 cubic inches (4.7 litres) 4 barrel carb engine with 271 horsepower. It can run its 2700 lbs body from 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds. The full-throttle performance is still at par with modern cars.
And the sound? A true full muscle engine noise that is just roaring.
New Ford Mustang
2011 Mustang GT Premium
This sports car has the most advanced technology Ford Mustang can offer. It has a great looking aluminium trim in its premium interior, though the lack of retro font might be a turn off for some.
The 2015 Ford Mustang GT weighs 1000 lbs (about 454kg) more than the 1967 but has a world-class engine. It contains a 302 cubic inches, 5 Litre V8 engine that carries 435 horsepower. It switches 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. The nice engine roar is still present, but not quite the same as the old Mustang’s. It has independent rear suspension, athletic handling and all the latest gadgets.
This 2015 Mustang has an ultra-modern design that is just so pleasing to the eyes.
Old & New Mustang Side By Side Comparison
|Late 1960’s Ford Mustang||New Ford Mustang|
|Exterior||sleek design exterior||ultra-modern design|
|Interior||metallic inlays and original twin-pod dashboard||aluminium trim, much-improved plastic interior|
|Speed||289 cubic inches (4.7 litres) 4 barrel carb engine with 271 horsepower; 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds||302 cubic inches, 5 Liter V8 engine that carries 435 horsepower; 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds|
|Sound||full muscle engine roar||nice engine roar, but not quite the old Mustang’s|
|Price||around $40,000 and upwards||around $40,000 to $70,000|
Both the new Mustang and old Mustang might cost you around the same, depending on what year and model you want. If resale value is a major factor in your decision, than the original mustang might be the one for you. Each one has particular specs that are very attractive depending on a person’s preference. So whichever car you choose, it will be surely worth the dollars you’re paying.
However, the modern Mustang model clearly has the technological edge in this comparison. One could argue about the aesthetics and style, but the new Ford Mustang GT has the best combination of performance, comfort and technology. Even the classic Mustang fans will be impressed with this world class performance sports car.