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As so many of you were extremely informative and helpful when i posted my introduction I was hoping I could get some advice on selling my car. Meaning are there certain things that I should point out about my car. I've got a pretty good ballpark estimate of what I can expect from it, and as I said I HATE to get rid of it, but life (or the VA take your pick) has forced my hand at this point.

It's a 1973 Mach 1
Ivy green and silver, it has a dent in right front fender and 39 year old paint but otherwise is in great shape. No rust at all.
351c
my father bought the car new and we are the only owners.
49,975 miles. runs very well.
I have removed the foglights at a members suggestion, I've always hated them as well. He suggested ripping out all the other add-ons but I'm leaving that to the new owner.
I'll be adding updated photos later today.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
John


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#2
If it has no rust, your Dad was the orignial owner, it's a true 351C Mach1 with only 49,975 miles...it should bring a pretty penny if you prep it right, but I'd invest in fixing the dent, removing the side pipes and "K-mart/Sears add ons" then detailing it or having it detailed (outside, inside and engine bay).

If it had rust and miles and other deails unknown, only then would I try and sell it as you have it now, but it sounds like it's worth putting the money and effort into getting top dollar out of it.

So what is your ballpark figure you're trying to get out of it, you might find a buyer right here willing to buy "as is" if everything you say checks out.

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#3
I agree with Jim's advice. But as a minimum pull out the extra electronics and gauges. Give it a good scrubbing and detailing and post on craigslist. I've had good luck on there but watch out for people offering cashier's checks and other scams.

Good luck with it and with the VA!

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Jim and Jutta;80085 Wrote:If it has no rust, your Dad was the orignial owner, it's a true 351C Mach1 with only 49,975 miles...it should bring a pretty penny if you prep it right, but I'd invest in fixing the dent, removing the side pipes and "K-mart/Sears add ons" then detailing it or having it detailed (outside, inside and engine bay).

If it had rust and miles and other deails unknown, only then would I try and sell it as you have it now, but it sounds like it's worth putting the money and effort into getting top dollar out of it.

So what is your ballpark figure you're trying to get out of it, you might find a buyer right here willing to buy "as is" if everything you say checks out.
+1 need to get rid of all the cheap stuff
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#5
Man I wish you had this posted on CL about 2 months ago! I would have bought it in a heartbeat!!! Sad You havent gotten any bites on your CL listing?

I know there are a few Mustang Clubs in MD. You might want to find their forms and let them know the car is for sale.

Here are some!

http://www.mustangclubofmd.com/

http://www.somdmustang.org/

1973 Mach 1 429 cu. in. H.P. TBD, C6 Reverse Manual Valve with 3500 Stall Tranny, 9" rear 3.90 PosiTrac
2007 Mustang GT Convertible Premium
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Thanks. All is legit. Have the original hub caps even. The problem of removing all that stuff is going to be for the next owner. I wouldn't be getting rid of it if I had another option. As to price $9000 would make me very happy and is hopefully realistic.

jfiery;80162 Wrote:Thanks. All is legit. Have the original hub cabs. The problem of removing all that stuff is going to be for the next owner. I wouldn't be getting rid of it if I had another option. As to price $9000 would make me very happy and is hopefully realistic.
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#7
On the other hand, all the old add-on's that your father added to give the car his personal touch back in the day adds to the authenticity of the original condition and period correct add-on's which may make it appealing as a time-capsule find. I'm sure you are tempting a lot of members here, including me.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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#8
Ole Pony,
The goal is to get it into the hands of people like the members here. Because it will really take a lot of the stress out of this for me knowing its going to someone who loves these cars.
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#9
Yep if only I had an extra 9 grand laying around. Wife says emergency fund is more important Sad good luck with sale though if your in a hurry to unload the car I think you aren't going to receive top dollar but we understand the circumstances.
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#10
From experience... Your wife is right. Haha!
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