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73 Mach 1 OK Used car Dealer

H Code auto VIN: 3F05H135064
About $3k too much. Mirror missing, passenger's seat rails are broken, passenger's door panel is missing, bad touch-ups or rust stain damage under the driver's door lever and the C-pillar, rust on the driver's door edge, paint is shot on the hood and the trunk from being outside too long, dash pad almost guaranteed to be cracked and the inner quarter panels turning to dust, and it looks as if the left quarter panel may have a huge hole in it forward of the wheel arch.

However - on the positive side - the car doesn't look too bad, and I doubt if its ever been restored before. It's been spared a tu-tone hood (which would have been added by now, given the resto trends), and it looks relatively complete.

Dealer claims "351 4V" in this advertisement, so we can safely assume there's an aftermarket manifold and carb on this car:


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Add another unreasonable $1k for dealers - ahem - stealer's fees on this thing...


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It seems to be a solid car from the few photos shown. If it's originally an Oklahoma car it's likely to be a fairly low rust body (compared with michigan anyway). With the issues that are visible there is probably some negotiating room. It looks like a nice basis for either a restoration or mild hot rod. It said in the ad edelbrock carb and aluminum intake which under most circumstances will improve drivability over the 4300. 40 years of carb development is worth something.

IF I were interested I'd see if there was a local member to ask to check it out in person. That eliminates questions and guesswork from a few photos without much detail.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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