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1973 Convertible: Price opinion
#1
I am looking at a 1973 Convertible and do not have pictures to post but need to know what would be a good price to offer the seller:
Its an H code with a C-6 with these options Factory red /black int
Décor group
Interior décor group
P/S
Nasa hood non functional

Car is partially in primer and ready for paint...running condition
Seller is asking for 5.5k
Thanks for feedback
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#2
Doesnt sound like you have a ton of experience with these cars, but they are great cars so i hope you have a good experience with one if you do buy. That being said you need to know that rust is an issue on any 40yr old car. Since there cannot be too many on the island you should try to find out ALL the shops that would work on a muscle car. A few of the probably already know the car! Try to find out who is reputable and will give you an honest inspection of the amount of rust that may need to be fixed. Maybe it has zero! Not too likely though. Then you will have an idea how much work is involved and then post some pics here and many of the very smart and very helpful people here can try to help. And get the VIN numbers on the body and engine and take a pic of the door sticker. Best of luck.
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#3
The car is in the US but the guy selling it for his mother in law and doesn't look too knowledgeable about the car. He says " it doesn't look like there is any rust" but I doubt it. I am trying if someone from this forum can take a look at car for me...
Thanks for feedback

PS I used to own a 1972 Mach 1
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#4
Yeah,

Wwhite's on the money. Find and pay good money to have it professionally inspected. I used an American company called Lemon Squad a couple of years ago, and was fairly happy with the service they provided for me.They saved me from buying a dud car.

So if your serious about getting the car, get a pro inspection - you won't regret it. Just my opinion.

Greg.Smile

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#5
If the car is in the US do you know if it is offered on c-list or some other site with pics? If you had 72 in the past you know a H code was normally a 351... With a cleveland was FMX, with a windsore was a C4, so a chance the trans is not original, which means potential for a whole lot more is changed. So different buying approach then an original car. More work.
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#6
Those options sounds like it would be nice looking once restored, especially with the Décor group and NASA hood. The price is hard to give an opinion on without at least some pictures to help determine the condition. As already mentioned, the amount of rust would be a major factor to determine the value. Good luck and keep us posted on the outcome.



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#7
If has rust then price should be less than $5.5k. If no rust then much, much more than $5.5k. Need door sticker info to see if origilly a C6 or FMX. Most H-codes were FMX but not all if I recall correctly.

Again, rust determines value or lack thereof. Best of luck.

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Don65Stang;156621 Wrote:If has rust then price should be less than $5.5k. If no rust then much, much more than $5.5k. Need door sticker info to see if origilly a C6 or FMX. Most H-codes were FMX but not all if I recall correctly.

Again, rust determines value or lack thereof. Best of luck.

I ordered the Marti and it has a C-6 transmission. You are right Don the rust issue is what concerns me,thats why I am trying to get someone knowledgeable to check car for me. Thanks!


Link to ad:http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/4156516034.html
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#9
I just looked at the car on the link you supplied, the body looks good, but there is no pictures of the trunk and the undercarriage.

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/4156516034.html

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#10
wwhite72;156609 Wrote:If the car is in the US do you know if it is offered on c-list or some other site with pics? If you had 72 in the past you know a H code was normally a 351... With a cleveland was FMX, with a windsore was a C4, so a chance the trans is not original, which means potential for a whole lot more is changed. So different buying approach then an original car. More work.

All US destined 71-3 Mustangs with a 351 were Cleveland's

In 73 14,428 H code 351 Cleveland's got a C6
For some odd reason 2 - 73 H code convertibles got C-4's
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