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Marti Report
#1
I would love to hear what others think about their reason to obtain a Marti Report on your 71-73 models. I have been on the fence about this for awhile.
With so many so called experts telling the world that the 71-73's models are insignificant what is the point in finding out how rare your car is if it isn't going to mean anything when or if you decide to sell it?

When I started my restoration of my car I wanted to keep it completely original and so many people questioned me on that saying it would be boring or not worth it, so I did make a lot of changes to my car to make it more my style which is what you should do when you are building something to make you happy. It seems that whether you make it a concourse original or a resto-mod your still don't have anything apparently significant in others eyes.

So do you think that a Marti Report is even necessary for our cars?
Does anyone have a story to share that the Marti Report changed the course of their restoration?

Greg
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#2
You know what they say about opinions, right? They're like *%#holes, everybody got one.
And while we're quoting trivial phrases, here's another one: one mans treasure is another mans garbage.
I am happy that I have a car that you don't see everywhere. Go to a car show and there will be so many pre 71 Mustangs that you will trip over one if you don't watch your step. That's what I call boring.
I'm not saying I don't like them but I don't see why those guys think that their word is gospel, only because they like their cars better.
Back to topic.
There is no NEED to get a Marti at all, unless you wanna restore your car to factory specs.
But there is also the wish to know more about your car, even if you modded it until it does not even resemble the car that came from the factory.
That was my case. Although I have turned a medium brown, 302 car with appearance protection group and a white top into a yellow car with black top and ford racing crate 351Windsor, lowered suspension with 18 inch rims and had everything removed that belonged to the appearance protection group because I wanted clean lines, I still wanted to know about the history of my car.
I wanted to know what day it was ordered, bucked, built and eventually left the factory.
I wanted to know what it was ordered with, simply because I also wanted to know what the previous owners had altered.
It's like wanting to know what your wife was like as a child, where she grew up and went to school. Ok, in this case you usually don't want to know too much about the previous owners. Smile

And remember that maybe someday our cars may be much more sought after than they are now. If the "Gone in 60 seconds" remake had been made with the correct car, even modified by Chip Foose, we'd be sitting on gold mines.
You never know.
A few years ago you could buy a 71 Roadrunner for a tip. Try finding one now.

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

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#3
+1 to that.
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#4
I got a Marti Report when I bought my '73. There were some surprises, my car now includes some options that were not on the list and is missing some of the options that were on the list. What I found really interesting is that the car was purchased new less than 50 miles from here and apparently has stayed in the neighborhood. I was not expecting anything special when I ordered the report, just an authoritative statement of how the car came from the factory in case I ever wanted to "restore" to original. I also needed to get the replacement door sticker and the report/sticker package is not a bad deal.

I do have to admit that I was both surprised and happy when the personalized stats came back showing my car as a one-of-one. It does provide some incentive to stick to original when making decisions on replacements.

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#5
luxstang;126096 Wrote:You know what they say about opinions, right? They're like *%#holes, everybody got one.
And while we're quoting trivial phrases, here's another one: one mans treasure is another mans garbage.
I am happy that I have a car that you don't see everywhere. Go to a car show and there will be so many pre 71 Mustangs that you will trip over one if you don't watch your step. That's what I call boring.
I'm not saying I don't like them but I don't see why those guys think that their word is gospel, only because they like their cars better.
Back to topic.
There is no NEED to get a Marti at all, unless you wanna restore your car to factory specs.
But there is also the wish to know more about your car, even if you modded it until it does not even resemble the car that came from the factory.
That was my case. Although I have turned a medium brown, 302 car with appearance protection group and a white top into a yellow car with black top and ford racing crate 351Windsor, lowered suspension with 18 inch rims and had everything removed that belonged to the appearance protection group because I wanted clean lines, I still wanted to know about the history of my car.
I wanted to know what day it was ordered, bucked, built and eventually left the factory.
I wanted to know what it was ordered with, simply because I also wanted to know what the previous owners had altered.
It's like wanting to know what your wife was like as a child, where she grew up and went to school. Ok, in this case you usually don't want to know too much about the previous owners. Smile

And remember that maybe someday our cars may be much more sought after than they are now. If the "Gone in 60 seconds" remake had been made with the correct car, even modified by Chip Foose, we'd be sitting on gold mines.
You never know.
A few years ago you could buy a 71 Roadrunner for a tip. Try finding one now.
Can't say it any better than that
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#6
I agree with what Mike said.

My car is so far from original a Marti does me no good. Big Grin

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#7
I got a Martin report because I wanted to make it like the day it rolled off the line. Just a personal choice. You have to do the car with what you want, not expectation of others. That is the reason you purchase it in the first place.
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#8
(05-23-2013, 07:18 AM)droptop73 Wrote: I agree with what Mike said.

My car is so far from original a Marti does me no good. Big Grin


Nope, I said even though the car is far from original I still wanted the Marti just because I wanted to know the history of the car. Smile

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

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#9
+1 on the comments thus far. I like the history behind my cars. Whether I plan to stay original or modify, I think it is cool to feel like I was at the dealership buying the car new and knowing what it was like. OK, that sounded creepy! I will just say I like the knowing what the car was like back in the day.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#10
The Emminger Invoice is more impressive to me than the report. One can look at most of the 71-73s and determine most if not all the options a car came from the factory with. Marti is the only place to get the production numbers for your specific car if you are seeking to know if your car is a one of one. I'm not into that so much because there are many factors that could go into the one of one criteria. Marty does an excellent job of applying all the criteria and crunching the numbers. In my opinion some of that criteria is meaningless TO ME but may be important to others.

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71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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