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Highly optioned 71 Mach in STL...Interesting
#1
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/4685875351.html

This m code 4 speed power window car has a long list of options and if it has typical rust, then it might be priced about right.
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#2
Saw that, makes me fall into my lottery fantasy.
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#3
It's been listed for about two weeks and is about 2 miles from where I work. It may be possible to con me into having a look.
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#4
It is really well optioned with the dual altenator and power steering option!
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#5
I know someone on here craving those power window switches.

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#6
It would be a shame to part out a car like this.
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#7
Yeah - that car's only slightly nicer than mine was when I bought it for only $1600. I'm not so sure that's a fair price.

Overall condition and missing items says "already picked over as a parts car" to me.
Missing carb, says "potentially seized engine."
Missing one of the ratty Magnum 500s.
Mach 1 sticker on the trunk, but not on the passenger fender says "front-end damage repaired" to me.
Hood's ginked, but repairable.
All that rust says "needs new door skins or complete doors, floor pans, quarter panels, fenders, drop-offs, battery apron & tray, rear bumper & hardware, and cowl/firewall damage." Also potentially, "front frame rails, shock towers, F&R torque boxes, rear frame rails, seat platforms, bumper brackets, gas-tank hangers, suspension, and cross-members."
All of the fluid lines (fuel & brakes) will need to be replaced.
Brakes will need replacement.
Engine, transmission, and rear axle will need complete rebuilds.
I'd wager a quart of water comes out of the oil pan before what used to be oil finally oozes out.

If that car was just complete in the same condition (rusty, worn-out, and not running), I'd still try to talk 'em down to something between $2-2500 - only because of the 'unobtainium parts' still there. Sorry, but that car's not road-worthy, even if it was running. Restorable, sure... but it ain't going anywhere under its own power any time soon.

Sorry for the negativity and not to dissuade, but I've been down that exact same road, and I'm just now seeing the off-ramp over 4 years and almost $40K later (doing it all myself). This car will take over $15K in parts & materials alone to get it drivable.

Gonna take a dedicated individual with a lot of desire, determination, skills, patience, and some money to make this one nice again.

Eric

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Mister 4x4;199124 Wrote:Yeah - that car's only slightly nicer than mine was when I bought it for only $1600. I'm not so sure that's a fair price.

Overall condition and missing items says "already picked over as a parts car" to me.
Missing carb, says "potentially seized engine."
Missing one of the ratty Magnum 500s.
Mach 1 sticker on the trunk, but not on the passenger fender says "front-end damage repaired" to me.
Hood's ginked, but repairable.
All that rust says "needs new door skins or complete doors, floor pans, quarter panels, fenders, drop-offs, battery apron & tray, rear bumper & hardware, and cowl/firewall damage." Also potentially, "front frame rails, shock towers, F&R torque boxes, rear frame rails, seat platforms, bumper brackets, gas-tank hangers, suspension, and cross-members."
All of the fluid lines (fuel & brakes) will need to be replaced.
Brakes will need replacement.
Engine, transmission, and rear axle will need complete rebuilds.
I'd wager a quart of water comes out of the oil pan before what used to be oil finally oozes out.

If that car was just complete in the same condition (rusty, worn-out, and not running), I'd still try to talk 'em down to something between $2-2500 - only because of the 'unobtainium parts' still there. Sorry, but that car's not road-worthy, even if it was running. Restorable, sure... but it ain't going anywhere under its own power any time soon.

Sorry for the negativity and not to dissuade, but I've been down that exact same road, and I'm just now seeing the off-ramp over 4 years and almost $40K later (doing it all myself). This car will take over $15K in parts & materials alone to get it drivable.

Gonna take a dedicated individual with a lot of desire, determination, skills, patience, and some money to make this one nice again.

AS SVH said above, if I won the lottery fantasy, I would buy up cars like these and fix them. And I would want to keep eveyone of them!
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#9
I'm pretty sure that was on ebay a while back.
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#10
Dual altenator? Anyone car to elaborate on that. Like why? Apparently pretty rare?
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