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1971 Boss 351 rough project in Fl Craigslist
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https://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/cto/d/s...27639.html
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runninpony 
(03-11-2019, 08:11 PM)classicsguy Wrote: https://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/cto/d/s...27639.html

Every time I see one of our cars like that makes me wanna scream and wonder why would you leave it to rot and die in the woods?

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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Wow- missing a lot of stuff there! +1 with NOT A T5 -

Thanks,
mustang7173 Thankyouyellow

"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" -- John Wayne
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So sad!!

- Mike
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Seems to me like the remnants he is selling is the carrot. According to the rest of the description he is happy to sell the buyer all the rare bits for $$$ plus a donor. Anyone want to message this guy and see what he has and what price to actually get this wreck road ready

Steve
1971 Grandé
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Wow.  I wish mine had would've been that nice, and at the same time I'm glad mine was not a Boss 351.  Economically, a car in that condition lends itself very well to a restomod resurrection... but not so much for a faithful restoration.  Sure, it's restorable, but it all depends on how much the buyer would want to spend and how bad they would want to.

The purists would wind up hating me, as I might do pretty much what I did with my H-Code.  But I'd only do that if I weren't able to get a few more bucks for making it more presentable for reselling pretty much as is, albeit cleaned up and closer to 'ready' to begin that restoration.  I'm sure just having it cleaned up and organized would be worth an extra couple thousand bucks, considering who the target audience of buyers would be. Wink

Eric

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Eric, a double edged sword at best. Missing all the major components that actually made this car a Boss would be a major and expensive undertaking. Like 7173Vert  had posted about his 429 J code vert, you will easily have 100k in the car but even at the best of car auctions you will be lucky to recoup half that amount. Unfortunately our cars just don't have the money drawing mystique, that surrounds the Boss 302/429, Shelby's and the CJ/SCJ powered hot rods of the 65-70 era. Even if you could find enough to build this car back to OE, you would still have to top the engine off with a $8,500.00 (Perkins) carburetor. Would be tough for me to spend that kind of money on a 4300D carburetor that everyone loves to hate!  
Then on the other hand if you restomod it you would receive the expected hate mail!
Eric, why don't you dig up a couple of those coffee cans full of money your hiding in your backyard and take a chance on this one.   whistling
I have a feeling this my be another instance where a car is sold for a desirable VIN, and the VIN will show up "Somewhere" else on down the road.

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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(03-12-2019, 10:27 AM)Pegleg Wrote: Seems to me like the remnants he is selling is the carrot. According to the rest of the description he is happy to sell the buyer all the rare bits for $$$ plus a donor. Anyone want to message this guy and see what he has and what price to actually get this wreck road ready

Yeah I think you're right, and if so that's not too cool.  If those rare bits belong to this car, he should just list it together for a set price.  Of course depending on how things go he may want to part it out regardless.  Pretty soon we'll be seeing a pile of rust in someone's back yard with a VIN tag laying on top of it, and it will be listed as "restorable". Smile
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I was thinking of buying it just for the VIN, then I would have a REAL Boss!! Haha
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(03-12-2019, 04:22 PM)secluff Wrote: Eric, a double edged sword at best. Missing all the major components that actually made this car a Boss would be a major and expensive undertaking. Like 7173Vert  had posted about his 429 J code vert, you will easily have 100k in the car but even at the best of car auctions you will be lucky to recoup half that amount. Unfortunately our cars just don't have the money drawing mystique, that surrounds the Boss 302/429, Shelby's and the CJ/SCJ powered hot rods of the 65-70 era. Even if you could find enough to build this car back to OE, you would still have to top the engine off with a $8,500.00 (Perkins) carburetor. Would be tough for me to spend that kind of money on a 4300D carburetor that everyone loves to hate!  
Then on the other hand if you restomod it you would receive the expected hate mail!
Eric, why don't you dig up a couple of those coffee cans full of money your hiding in your backyard and take a chance on this one.   whistling
I have a feeling this my be another instance where a car is sold for a desirable VIN, and the VIN will show up "Somewhere" else on down the road.

Hmmm. I think the remaining of the original 42 J Code verts that are correct in all the important ways, will easily bring $50K + at a good auction...
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