Market Finds: Five of the Best Late-'60s Pony Cars for Sale Right Now

Five of the Best Late-’60s Pony Cars for Sale Right Now

By Petrolicious Productions
October 7, 2014

Although automobiles ultimately replaced the horse and carriage as a way for the masses to travel, the 1960s saw the emergence of a class of vehicles with a name that brings both eras of transportation to mind: pony cars. Models such as the AMC Javelin, Plymouth Barracuda, and, of course, Ford Mustang gave adventurous buyers sporty lines wrapped around high-performance engines. Unfortunately, only a few of the original pony cars managed to gallop out of the JFK/LBJ/Nixon days and into the 21st century. Today, we present some of those, as well as a now-euthanzied corporate cousin to one of them.

The car: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

Price: $12,700 (current bid; reserve not met) or $16,500 (BIN)

Location: Englewood, Ohio, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

The new beating heart of this 46-year-old pony came out of a crate. A 350-cid V8 from General Motors gives this car 300 horsepower; it’s connected to a five-speed manual transmission as well as a limited-slip rear end running a 3.73:1 ratio. This hard-topped horse also has “new front springs, [a] swing bar, new front shocks and new rear air shocks” and “headers with [a] flow master [sic] exhaust [system].”

The car: 1966 Ford Mustang 

Price: $39,999 (BIN)

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

What assortment of pony cars would be complete without the Blue Oval’s icon? Speaking of complete: The owner of this 1966 Mustang fastback states, “I have ‘ALL’ receipts for all the work that was done on this car since March 1968. ALL OF THEM.” He or she purchased this 2+2 from a family member in 1982 and had new fenders and quarter panels added. In 1995, “The front end was completely replaced[,] as was the master brake cylinder.”

The car: 1969 Pontiac Firebird

Price: $49,000 (BIN)

Location: Macomb, Michigan, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

The Pontiac Firebird may not have survived, but this particular 1969 convertible version of it has stood the test of time. It features a balanced and blueprinted, custom-built 462 cubic-inch “stroker” motor with ported heads. That combination, along with a PROFORM 750-cfm carburetor and a supply of 93-octane pump gas, is good for approximately 500 horsepower. A new 700R4 transmission, a 3.55 rear end, and 17-inch Rally II wheels transmit that considerable output to the street.

The car: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Price: $32,200 (BIN)

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

Fortunately, despite a hiatus, the Chevrolet Camaro is still alive and well–including this one, which features modern parts mixed with classic lines. It’s powered by a new 350 cubic-inch small-block V8 that breathes through “long[-]tube ceramic headers and [a] dual Flowmaster exhaust system.” A Turbo 350 automatic transmission handles shifting duties. Inside the cabin, the interior and weather-stripping have been swapped out for fresh pieces. The owner of this “resto-mod,” which has the “look of a supersport [sic] w/ upgraded SS appearance package and badges,” states it’s been driven fewer than 200 miles since it was restored.

The car: 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang

Price: $22,500 (BIN)

Location: Clarksville, Indiana, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

Henry Ford II introduced the Ford Mustang to attendees of the World’s Fair on April 17, 1964, the same day it went on sale in dealerships. On April 23, the car seen here was built, according to its seller. He or she says, “It still has the Eaton power steering pump, single chamber master cylinder, generator, large horn, [and] original working radio.” A couple of those parts have been rebuilt. The Autolite 2100 carburetor has been reconstructed, too.

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, please let us know!

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in any of these cars, do your homework and research extensively before you buy.

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9 years ago

*cars i could never afford on ebay that also hick up the prices so all other pony cars and muscle cars are no longer cheap speed and now i would have to work two jobs and drop out of school just to buy one* i think thats a more politically correct title for this installment

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