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Mangled car names...
#1
A recent poster referred to his car twice as a "March 1". Possibly an auto-correct issue, but over the years I've heard a few name-manglings.
Has anyone ever called your car a "Mark 1"? I've heard that one plenty.

How about "Boss Mach"? Or "Mach GT"?
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#2
Hi Kit,

I've been asked if my '73 Vert is a Mach 1, a few times, but i can't recall anyone saying it was straight out.

However, you might be running a company called Dodgy Classic Muscle Cars, and ask another $15,000 on top because Ford only did a limited
production run of 200 '73 Mach 1 Convertibles.Big GrinBig GrinBig GrinBig Grin

Greg.Smile

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#3
I've been asked if it was a MArk 1 a few times. I've also been asked if it was a camaro.
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#4
I shall personally ask each and every one of you if your car is a Frank Cone edition.

rofl

-Kurt

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#5
I've heard the term "Mach 1 Boss." I've heard "Boss Three Five One." I've heard "Match 1." I've even heard "Boss 429 Mach 1."

Never heard "March 1," though... until now, that is. Wink Tongue

Eric

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#6
does getting it called a "Camaro" or a "Javelin" count?
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#7
I believe it does. Wink

Mistaken for a Javelin, I guess could be an honest mistake from a near-sighted person. But calling it a Camaro - well now... that's just mean. Big Grin

Eric

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#8
oh when i used to go to general car shows the nuts would come out.

"I HAD YOUR CAR BRAN NEW FROM THE FORD DEALER IN 1981! She had a 351 Winsor from the factory and ram air on a 6bbl. the Mark 2s didn't have that stripey thing on your sides though only the Granada had those. I see you have after market A/C installed, you know ford never made these Mark 2s with A/C because the Winsor engine was so big there was no room under the hood for the compressor." <-- this conversation happened and went on for 10 more minutes where the guy then started to compare the color of my car to puke yellow, and magnum 500s were never sold on ford cars only mopars. he managed to get a group of my ford mustang club that was at the show with me sitting around and listening in silence, we clapped when he left to go see something else. i never told him i was the owner i just sat there and had crazy entertain me for a while.


At a Exxon gas station about 15 years ago I was stopped because my "FERRARI" gained a crowd and i had a group of people asking me a ton of questions about my awesome fire engine red "FERRARI".
i was driving my 'Passion Red' 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL.
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#9
Oh wow... I don't know that I could do so well holding in the urge to correct and eventually argue with the guy. Angel

I think I'm going to try and do that "walk-around pretending not to be the owner" thing at the car show next month. Oooh - I know: I'll park it next to the Jeep, and hang out by the Jeep all day. Everybody knows the Jeep is mine, so that could work. It sounds like my wife might actually go to the car show this year, so I'll let everybody think it's hers. Hehehehe!!

Eric

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#10
I feel like I retain a lot of car-related facts, specifically those related to Mustangs. That being said, I have no way of knowing if what I've heard or read is true, so I'm careful to phrase statements and structure debates in non-absolutes as I don't like sounding like a know-it-all.

What infuriates me is people who spout facts that can't possibly be valid or are so outlandish as to be comical, and persist to defend them when you don't accept them as gospel!

I am not a Mustang expert by any stretch, and have been wrong before. And, I've been around automotive long enough to know that assembly plants and vehicle engineering are both notorious for selectively following their own rules, leading to all kinds of anomalies rolling off the end of the line that shouldn't be physically possible. Things are much better controlled now at assembly plants, I can't imagine the things that went on 40 years ago...
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