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[For Sale] 1971 Mach 1
#1
I'm either selling it or taking it to a shop to get serious.

http://loz.craigslist.org/cto/4868002673.html
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#2
To the shop!!!!!

Smile

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#3
Keep it. Bit of spit and polish and you've got Bond's ride.
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#4
That's probably what's going to happen. I found a local shop that is going to throw it on the rotisserie and promises a 100% blast, fix my welds, and prime for a decent price; even including the interior and insides of mufti-layered panels. They said they would install the new cowl piece as well. Its not cheap, but I think I'm at a point that the money is equal on return later.

Paint is where I'm baulking a little bit. The same shop will do it, but they want as much for the paint job as everything listed above. I don't know if I can justify that, but I'm also a little scared to spend that money on it and they paint it myself. I'm not sure what this thing is worth with a documented rotisserie restoration.

Assuming I get it all fixed up, whats a real mach 1 with a non-original drivetrain worth? I saw a lot hovering around $20k, but those weren't fully complete recent restorations either. Are people really getting that though? They weren't that valuable when I first bought mine. They were kind of the bastard child of mustangs.
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#5
peeenl;213152 Wrote:That's probably what's going to happen. I found a local shop that is going to throw it on the rotisserie and promises a 100% blast, fix my welds, and prime for a decent price; even including the interior and insides of mufti-layered panels. They said they would install the new cowl piece as well. Its not cheap, but I think I'm at a point that the money is equal on return later.

Paint is where I'm baulking a little bit. The same shop will do it, but they want as much for the paint job as everything listed above. I don't know if I can justify that, but I'm also a little scared to spend that money on it and they paint it myself. I'm not sure what this thing is worth with a documented rotisserie restoration.

Assuming I get it all fixed up, whats a real mach 1 with a non-original drivetrain worth? I saw a lot hovering around $20k, but those weren't fully complete recent restorations either. Are people really getting that though? They weren't that valuable when I first bought mine. They were kind of the bastard child of mustangs.

Get everything done but the paint. Have them spray black SPI epoxy on it. It has a cool satin black finish and is UV ressistant. You can drive it and have it look half way decent while you save for paint.

That is what I plan on doing if I ever get that far.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#6
The engine and trans is worth $5000..LOL, thats too funny
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#7
waterlife;213157 Wrote:The engine and trans is worth $5000..LOL, thats too funny

shrug Not sure what you mean, waterlife??

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#8
If you are building it to make money, get out now. It is extremely difficult to buy one and then fix it up and then have something worth a lot of money quickly.
The only way I haev seen this happen is when the owner invests a bunch of labor and or skills for free. So even for them it is a trade-off.
Currently the market is really soft in my opinion. It will recover eventually.

My suggestion is build you car because you like it and then enjoy it. You will be very disappointed if you try and build it so it is worth, "XXXXXX" dollars.

At least that is how I see it...


Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#9
Yup.
Barrett-Jackson and Gas Monkey are only TV shows. You only see the shiny side of their coins.
They've lost wads of cash on bad investments, believe me.

I'm going the route that Tommy suggested with mine.
And I'm gonna have fun doing it, guaran-dang-teed. Smile

Pete - MotoArts Decals and Signs
'71 Sportsroof 351C-4V/4-speed - FINALLY under construction - no, wait, on hold again...
'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater
'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor
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#10
Boss1Ray;213196 Wrote:If you are building it to make money, get out now. It is extremely difficult to buy one and then fix it up and then have something worth a lot of money quickly.
The only way I haev seen this happen is when the owner invests a bunch of labor and or skills for free. So even for them it is a trade-off.
Currently the market is really soft in my opinion. It will recover eventually.

My suggestion is build you car because you like it and then enjoy it. You will be very disappointed if you try and build it so it is worth, "XXXXXX" dollars.

At least that is how I see it...


Ray

+1 you have to do it because you love it...a passion as much as a hobby. There's nothing like the high and thrill you get driving a car you love and put the blood, sweat, and tears into!

JHawk
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