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71 NC Mach 1
#1
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/4541974637.html

IS he finally dropping the price?
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#2
Would be interesting to see the pans on that. Looks strangely solid despite the fenders. Weird mix of rot with an equal lack of it.

-Kurt

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#3
This one has been on CL for a couple of months now. I had called and talked to the guy and it seems the motor does not run. Claims timing chain. Then it seems the transmission is no good either. There is a little rust in the "usual" places, but nothing really bad and all "easily" fixable. I did not bother to go look at the car. I felt for $5500 the motor should at least start or the transmisson at least shift correctly. I will give the guy credit, he was very honest about the motor and transmission. It may be that the rust is very little and this is a solid car.

Is this priced to high given the motor and transmission both need to be rebuilt? As many have stated, if there is a little rust you see, then the rust you do not see is 4 times the rust that is seen.
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#4
It's been for sale for a lonnng time. IMO at that price this car will remain a yard ornament.


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#5
A solid unibody is always worth a few dollars extra, even if the drivetrain is shot. If it was Vermillion or Medium Yellow Gold, there's a chance it may have warranted enough interest to sell by now.

However, a numbers-matching Pastel Blue H-code just isn't going to light the fires of many - including the flippers who would most likely do a cheap spray-fluff-up to get it sold at auction. The fact that Marti's book has that typo with "N" as "Platinum" instead of "Pastel Blue" doesn't help matters either.

-Kurt

Why, hello there, Mr. 1-of-1:

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You know what? It's still a secretary's color, on a rusty, non-running H-code, which is part of a body style which commands the cheapest prices of any first-gen Mustang. Who's going to buy it? Who's going to care? Kirt Fryer? Doubt it. Not so long as the M and Q code supply holds up.

-Kurt

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#6
My bad I thought this was that flat black, wide flared, fastback with what seemed to me as GM headlights. Wrong thread, this car seems like a good base for anything less than 4k.

In my experience with sellers, the "oh it needs a timing chain" or "it jumped timeing, doesn't run" is usually a nice way of saying the engine needs a rebuild.


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#7
Honestly, if this thing had solid pans, I'd more sooner spend $5k on it than $2,5k on the POS Eleanor I picked up - but I'd still probably be on the fence about the color and the H-code; neither of which I could bring myself to modify on a 1-of-1...and I'd get rid of it when done.

Nope. Not worth it.

-Kurt

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#8
I love the color. Wish I could find a 73 Mach 1 or Torino Fastback or 73 f100 in that color.
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#9
mweeps;188658 Wrote:I love the color. Wish I could find a 73 Mach 1 or Torino Fastback or 73 f100 in that color.

If this color is to your fancy, I'd say that this '71 would be a better choice over a '73 in 3B Light Blue. Not a single '73 in 3B is a 1-of-1 by interior and exterior combination alone.

-Kurt

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