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1971 Boss 351 unrestored on E bay
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Ford-Musta...3727528008
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#2
looks like a good one to restore. 30k to 40k in the restoration and you could have a really nice car that would be worth about 60k+.

"I drank what?" - Socrates
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#3
Let's hope she gets in good hands. Shame to see such great car being neglected like this.

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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If I were one of those that had the money i would suck her up and drive it.

To me that is one of the top Mustangs out there.  Grabber Yellow Boss 351.  The only thing greater would be an original yellow GT500 in my book.

kcmash

I have to live within my means, but I sure Dream outside of them....
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Nice to know stuff like that is still out there, It will be interesting to see what it sells for. I wish I could afford to go look at it. Any one want my wife's pretty nice 70 Chevelle SS? Haha
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Where on earth can you get one of these restored for 30 - 40,000? If you do a ground up nut and bolt correct Concourse restore on about any car minimum of $85,000 and can easily go over $100,000. You will not find a shop less than $500 a day for one man to work on it. That is only 170 days or 1,360 hours. Tough to do one in that time plus all the cost of the materials. Just paint and materials to do body is easy to go over $3,000.
Yes you can do yourself for maybe $40,000 but sooooo much time.
I suspect the engine not right they are saying will not check it. All you have to do is look with a mirror on the block and transmission.
The carb is probably gone see the holly sticker they are $5,000 - $8,000 just for that.
Very low on options also.
I do like the Boss 351 better than 302 or 429 but all of them are a black hole money pit to restore correctly.
With nobody bidding more think the same thing. When they do bid it will be joke bidders that never close the deal.


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Yep, amazing how popular the Holleys were in the 70's.  The owner probably had the accelerator pump go bad on the original carb and went straight to a Holley.  Or got coaxed by his Chevy friends to put a "real" carb on it and put the stickers under the hood.  

By the looks of this one, it's almost like someone stored it outside with the hood removed looking at the oxidation on the valve covers and intake.

BUT...... Still has a rev limiter, still has the Ram-Air setup, Power steering, and the correct shifter with boot.  Those are some of the rare things to find for a 71.  If I had the means I would get that thing repainted and running and let the parts come as they will.  I think the original parts will come down in the future as generations change.  I was watching reverse Lockout rods for the 4-Speed got for $150 and up for a while then nabbed one for $50 a year later.  Also paid $50 for an original, date coded, tagged Autolite Carb for an M-code.  Not sure I'll ever use it as the Holley on mine runs good so far.  So there are always deals out there that pop up, you never know what will come your way.

Having said that, I have never restored a Boss, so I can't argue with you.  In restoring/modifying my Mach 1 I have found the few parts that seem to very difficult to find and are not reproduced:

Weatherstrip Channel for the A to C pillar
The S Tube for the high pressure Power Steering Hose
The 71 $-speed shifter boot. (D-Shaped profile, rectangle hole)

kcmash
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Thats in Ohio, Dons back yard. Go on Don You know you want it Big Grin

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#9
Oh, yes.  And the Space Saver Spare(odd for a non-fold down) , and the drip fingers for the valve covers.

I changed my mind.  If I had It I think I would just get her running and enjoy the drive.  Yes, stabilize the rusty areas, but why tear it down restore it and put it in a Museum?  Just have fun with that one.

kcmash
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(06-12-2019, 11:44 AM)kcmash Wrote: If I were one of those that had the money i would suck her up and drive it.

To me that is one of the top Mustangs out there.  Grabber Yellow Boss 351.  The only thing greater would be an original yellow GT500 in my book.

kcmash

I have to live within my means, but I sure Dream outside of them....

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