Ran across this today if anyone's interested in reading history.
You're not the only one coming around to that point of view. As the 64-73 values continue to skyrocket, and fox prices have started to rise, people are giving IIs a second look and realising what those of us that have had them for years already knew, they're bolt-ons away from being quick, fun stock, and cheap fun (for now, prices have more than doubled over the last decade).The right car for the right time. Just not desirable now since we're not in the mid-1970s anymore.
I'm actually starting to take a liking to the IIs. Might be interested in picking up a notchback in the future if I can find a nice local deal.
I'd put the IIs somewhat closer towards the better looking cars for me, and have to split the 1979-present cars along each major body style change the way you did the 65-73 cars. Might actually make a thread about it in one of the off-topic sections just to see everyone hate on IIs some more.Mustang order of ugly. (ugliest to least ugly) in my opinion.
This does not take in to account customer popularity, sales or power rating.
This is my rating based on "style" and shape, and to detail that comment, non-ambiguous styling or copy cat, blob, or industry wide styling trends. Nowadays a Mazda looks like a Mustang looks like a Kia etc. ..hence why the newer mustangs rate so low in my opinion. They are not pure of styling, they follow import trends.
1) 1971 to 1973
2) 1994 to 2004
3) 2015 to present
4) 1979 to 1993
5) 1974 to 1978
6) 2005 to 2014
7) 1965 to 1966
7) 1969 to 1970
8) 1967 to 1968
Back in the early to mid 90s I had a friend with a built Camaro, I think it was a 75? Anyway, his car was pretty bad ass and had a reputation. These 2 guys pulled up in 2 Fox 5.0s and challenged him, so we all ran north of my hometown on a county blacktop and they lined up. After they were done my buddy asked who wanted to run my II. Those 2 decided that the car that had the least amount of mods would take me on. Long story short, I walked away from him. We come back and the other guy decided he'd line up with me. That one was a pretty close one, I'll say it was neck and neck. When we crossed the finish line I looked in my rear view and saw flashing lights, so I took off and went back into town. The sheriff never found me, so that was all good, but wiping the overconfident smirk off of those guys' faces was priceless.