Not all vintage Mustangs are expensive investments, since you can own this great-looking V8-powered 1970 convertible for the price of a used Honda. Fresh paint, cool wheels, and that timeless Mustang appeal make this the ultimate summertime toy for people who appreciate the driving experience more than worrying about "investments." Recently repainted in its original bright yellow, this Mustang is the kind of car that makes everyone stop and stare as it drives past. It looks great rolling past and even up close the finish has a bright shine that will make onlookers assume you spent twice as much on it. It hasn''t been given a Shelby makeover and doesn''t wear obnoxious fake stripes, but that''s part of this car''s appeal, too-it isn''t trying too hard, it''s just relaxing to drive. The rear wing and chin spoiler add a sporty element and the satin black finish works with the black top and blacked-out grille, while bright chrome bumpers make it sparkle. It''s not perfect, but perfection isn''t the point and if it were perfect it wouldn''t be this affordable or this much fun to drive. No, instead it''s just right for hitting the road and letting the bugs land where they may and if you get caught in the rain, you won''t have a panic attack. The black interior is also by the book, using correct seat covers and door panels to make it look very 1970 inside. Like the bodywork, the restoration is fairly recent and shows good attention to detail but you won''t be afraid to let the kids bring their ice cream with them when you go out for a cruise. The instruments are original and have neat Mustang running horse emblems on their faces, and with power steering and a C4 3-speed automatic transmission, it''s an effortless cruiser that you can take to work on nice days, rush hour traffic be damned. There''s a new black convertible top that folds with the touch of a button, so you can grab some sunlight just sitting at a red light. The trunk is also neatly finished with a correct plaid mat that fits well and isn''t hiding any surprises underneath. An F-code 302 cubic inch V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor was original equipment, and that''s what lives under the hood today. Fresh Ford Blue paint makes the engine compartment look highly detailed and quite vivid, along with a chrome air cleaner with reproduction decal on top. Lots of new equipment means that this one is ready to cruise reliably this summer, and with the 302''s fat torque curve, it''s a lot of fun on the street. A fresh exhaust system provides a wonderful V8 soundtrack that stays in the background, and with its stock suspension, the ride is great if you live somewhere the roads are less than ideal. And to give you an idea of how clean this car is, just look underneath where you''ll find floors still wearing red oxide primer and the original rear with 2.79 gears inside so it''s both comfortable on the highway and remarkably thrifty. Stylish 2006 Mustang wheels are an easy bolt-on upgrade, and wear reasonably-sized 215/65/16 Uniroyal radials. Sometimes simple is better, and this lovely Mustang convertible is an easy-cruising V8 ragtop that is exactly what it appears to be. Call today and start having fun! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.