Unicorn Hunters: Find Us A $10-15k Classic Driver

The last time we asked help finding cool cars we focused on the cheaper $6-9k daily driver market segment and it was a great discussion with lots of good reader input.  Now imagine you’ve canceled getting braces for your kid(s) because eating corn on the cob through a chain link fence might come in handy someday.  You’ve got some extra cash to spend on that Daily Turismo weekend driver and the budget is $10-15k USD.  What do you get?

Last week my late model primary driver was undergoing some surgery that required the use of my 1969 Mustang Fastback as daily driver for the week.  Guess what?  Nobody died.  The earth didn’t warm up any more than most weeks (although hydrocarbon readings for the LA basin were surely affected…gotta adjust that carburettor idle mixture…).  Would I recommend a ’69 Fastback for everybody as a daily driver?  Nope.  For some people?  Sure.  You can get one with air conditioning, functioning heater and use it for your every day commute without worrying about resale value or expensive engine rebuilds because it isn’t a 911.  A quick interwebs search found a few examples just smidgen above the defined price, but you could probably get them for $15k if you waved some cash under the seller’s nose.

Here is a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Clone offered for $16,500 in Tulsa, OK.  Sure, the dash  looks like an elephant threw up on it , but if the bottom is rust free it looks like a great car to run as is while you swap in an elephant puke free interior.

For comparison here’s another yellow 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback for sale in Dearborn, MI for $16,995 from a dealer via Hemmings.com.  This one is powered by a 302 cubic inch V8 and is shifted with the legendary toploader 4-speed manual.

What would you get for a weekend cruiser for $10-15k?  Comment below or send us a tip: tips@dailyturismo.com