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71 Mach 1 Mustang Advice
I have to agree that $7,500 seems like a good price on a running and driving car. I would be looking for sure. Of course I would always try for less. Smile

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

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(08-26-2019, 03:40 PM)Hemikiller Wrote:
(08-26-2019, 03:25 PM)Newtostangs Wrote: Do you guys think, from what you can see, that $7,500 is too high of a price? (Given that its hard to price a vehicle based upon the pictures shown).

My heart says that's a decent price for a running, driving 71 Mach 1.

My gut says there's more to this story. The car has obviously been messed around with, lots of pieces missing, but nothing that can't be fixed. I see A/C controls, but no components under the hood. I also see a tach in the dash, but no center gauges, so that appears to have been added. Rear spoiler is a bad repop or off another model car. To be honest,if it has minimal rust and runs and drives nice, $7500 seems fair. 

Anyway, first step is to verify the VIN that it actually is a Mach 1. If it's an H-code 71, it should read "1x05Hxxxxxx". If it has a "02H", it's just a sportsroof with Mach 1 stickers.
 My thought exactly when I saw the chrome bumper and fender extensions. Basic interior with add-ons, maybe be factory may be not. Order a Marti Report, may be worth the 45 bucks or whatever it is now for a basic report.
My thought would be 5 grand max and more like $3500. He's going to drop at least 20+K in it by the time he's done.


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Hi There 

whether "02" or "05" - "H" or "M" -- that looks like a good start for a full restoration to preserve yet another fine 71/73. 
You have the opportunity to make that car look forward to a long life...and then detail with some originality;
which all the guys in here can help with. 

I love the 351 Cleveland - I'd open the sump on day 1 to check main journals and change lubricants  -- and I have the same exhaust chrome end points that you have there. 

My advice when examining
  • check for leaks 
  • If engine starts from cold how much blue/black smoke out those tail pipes?
  • when started - do you have any ticking from hydraulic lifters 
  • Check color of transmission fluid on dipstick - is cherry red not rust brown 
  • Steering fluid is to its mark 
  • Engine oils isn't thick black treacle 
  • or the REAL nasty one - engine oil isn't vomit colored - water oil mixed 
  • go around with thermal infra red gun on each of the exhaust ports check temp uniformity
  • if drive-able - is gear change clunky or smooth
  • any whine from differential ?

I hate it though, when those centre upper firewall to shock tower support struts are removed/missing
then the steering fluid u bend is slopping around the engine bay

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71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
That missing Export Brace between the shock towers and the firewall could be a problem couldn't it ? My understanding is that if a car spends time driving without it then the shock towers can collapse inwards somewhat ?

It's a nice looking car though if you ask me; if it was for sale here in Australia the asking price would be around $25000.

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Haha With these comments and suggested prices, she will soon be the weekly $999.00 special...
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if you are happy with an automatic, and this 71 Mach 1 is rust free and runs and drives ok, splitting hairs between 7500, 5000 or even 3500 is getting a bit crazy. good condition 71-73 Mach 1's regularly auction for 15-20k. really junk mach 1's on craigslist are easy to find at 12-15k. if you've found a good driver for $7500 thats a very good price. if on the other hand you are looking to restore the car, I would spend more money to find one just a little better.
(08-27-2019, 07:08 AM)7173Vert Wrote: Haha With these comments and suggested prices, she will soon be the weekly $999.00 special...

So, did you buy that $30k coupe or what?

(08-27-2019, 08:51 AM)Hemikiller Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 07:08 AM)7173Vert Wrote: Haha With these comments and suggested prices, she will soon be the weekly $999.00 special...

So, did you buy that $30k coupe or what?

I'm negotiating based on these prices, I'll probably offer $1500.00...
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Thanks for all the advice guys!!! I really appreciate it!!! I'll keep everyone updated as to what I decided to do!
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