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I fell for it again
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The classic "It's been in a barn since 1988." You probably know the rest of the story but, I'm going to tell it anyway. 1973 Mach 1, Q code, 4 speed, S code diff "the engine and transmission are in it". Indeed it is a Q code Mach 1 and the 4 speed is in the car, in a good color. End of good news. Engine is 1970 4V and every low spot on the car is absolutely filled with rat dung. Even the rust holes were plugged with it. I could not get to the floor pans but, I assume they are as bad as the rest of the car. Needs wheel houses, quarter panels, trunk drops, hood, cowl, and tail light panel, grille, and valance panel. The interior is trashed, quarter window and two locks broken out. When I asked what he wanted for the car he responded with "I had a Mustang expert tell me it was worth $7,000.00. and they go for big money at Barrett-Jackson." After some discussion concerning reality he asked me to make him an offer. I declined and wished him good luck on the sale. So $48.72 of fuel and 5 hours later, I am reminded that it is not my fate to ever find "a barn find" worth dragging off. Back to Ad Hunt'r. Chuck
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#2
Color me confused. So... you're selling your awesome concours-quality Mach 1 for a new project? Huh

Eric

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I am considering selling the 72 Mach 1 If I can find the right 1966 Cyclone GT 4 speed car to build. I looked at the 73 today just in case it was the "great barn find" I've been chasing since 1977. So far only near the barn in 1978. A 1969 Torino Cobra 428 4 speed. A relocation in 1979 forced a quick sale for $900. It is mostly a garage space issue. Mine is FULL with no room to store, let alone build, another car. I need a car project to keep from turning unpleasant. Chuck
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#4
That's the way it works. You have to search for the diamond in the rough. Wink You do enough hits and you will eventually find one. (maybe)

'Mike'
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#5
I know what your saying Chuck. I have chased down rumours of Cougar GTEs 69 442s heaps of other Aussie stuff. Must of looked at 100+ cars, I found 2 my current Mustang and a 95 softail custom with 600kms. Will keep looking as you never know when your going to hit the jackpot.

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#6
That's why I have grown to dislike Barrett Jackson , everyone with a pos car that is basically just good for parts thinks it's worth 10 grand.

Jay
73 mach1
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#7
My wife and daughter fuss all the time about me being on Craigslist. I've looked at 1000's of cars. I found 7 major cars over a period of 10 years. All 5 were great buys.

a 65 Malibu SS...restored and sold
a 70 Cougar XR7 351 cleveland car....sold
a 67 Mustang Convertible (I still own after 8 years)
a 69 torino GT..sold
a 70 Fastback sold
a 67 coupe ....sold
a 71 Mach I ...still playing with and having fun with it.

I've passed up MANY...but they were not at my price. I dont always fall for stupid seller stories. EG: "all it needs is freon" my response is always "okay I'll pay you 50.00 more and you have it refilled" well....100 out of 100 times that answers the question and STOPS the deal, idiot and his lies.


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#8
Hey Chuck! I know where there is a 72 Boss 351 Mach 1 Convertible in a shed down here in the FL Panhandle, that has been stored for 31 years. The owner just died and the widow wants to clean out the shed pronto!

Let me check your shorts!
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73mach1;185866 Wrote:That's why I have grown to dislike Barrett Jackson , everyone with a pos car that is basically just good for parts thinks it's worth 10 grand.

Before "they bring big money at Barrett Jackson," there was "they bring big money on Hemmings." Before Hemmings, there was some other BS excuse. Before that some other BS excuse existed, the car was "not for sale."

The people who inflate their pricing will always find some form of media to justify their get-rich-quick schemes. B-J is only the most visible at the moment. Next it'll be Mecum, or some other big phenomenon...

All up to the point where all the old money dies out - when nobody is left that cares to spend big money on an R-code vs. an H-code, because few will care, and fewer will know.

-Kurt

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midlife;185875 Wrote:Hey Chuck! I know where there is a 72 Boss 351 Mach 1 Convertible in a shed down here in the FL Panhandle, that has been stored for 31 years. The owner just died and the widow wants to clean out the shed pronto!

You forgot to mention it is a Ford Exec car and is a non-standard color with 8,124 original miles.Smile
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