Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. It's Mustang time again, and we're on our eleventh so far in the series, after this '65 GT, this '65, this '66, this '66, this '68, this '69 fastback, this '73 convertible, this '76, this '86 SVO, and this '86 LX.
Since we've seen only one first-gen Camaro so far, there's been a lot of speculation about why so many more Mustangs are still on the street; sure, more Mustangs were sold, but not by this kind of margin. The consensus seems to be that first-gen Camaros are simply worth more than first-gen Mustangs, partly because the insane power-per-dollar ratio of the small-block Chevy engine made it that much easier for bemulleted hoons to destroy Camaros back in the 1970s.
This Mustang is in great shape for a street-driven transportation car; it would get scoffed at by the show judges, but we don't care. We might not choose these wheels or the gold stripes for our own vintage Ford, but there's nothing too ridiculous here.