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Overpriced CL Mach, but...
#1
Not mine, no relation to seller, etc...

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/cto/3566261908.html

I saw this one when they had it down to the frame and were wet-sanding it. To their credit, it came out quite nice...

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...if you can excuse the clearcoated engine bay, mysterious extra upper radiator hose clamp, and (for the second time today) the Deluxe seats matched with standard door panels Dodgy

They've got a '73 Mach up next - a green/argent car, IIRC.

-Kurt

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#2
Those are actually not deluxe seats but rather sports seats. The deluxe seats were the seat upgrade for non-mach 1 cars.

However, the mismatching of either sport or deluxe seats with standard door panels is bothersome to me. Those items just don't go together. I didn't look close enough to see if it has the correct dash trim. It would bother me all night if I looked and it was incorrect. I'll check tomorrow.

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My Mustangs:
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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#3
http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/cto/3544262033.html

how about this one instead.
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#4
Sorry, why do you think it is overpriced? Looks OK to me.
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Don65Stang;108010 Wrote:Those are actually not deluxe seats but rather sports seats. The deluxe seats were the seat upgrade for non-mach 1 cars.

However, the mismatching of either sport or deluxe seats with standard door panels is bothersome to me. Those items just don't go together. I didn't look close enough to see if it has the correct dash trim. It would bother me all night if I looked and it was incorrect. I'll check tomorrow.

Looks like standard dash trim also, notice the "SMOOTH" gauge bezel. That came on standard interior cars. So guess I guess for the second time today somebody did not do thier homeworkConfused
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mweeps;108014 Wrote:http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/cto/3544262033.html

how about this one instead.

That one is a complete and utter disaster. Have you seen the enlarged eBay photos? The entire blackout treatment on the bottom of the car has been executed with black vinyl decals - there are yellow marks at every jamb corner where the vinyl ends. Note that they couldn't figure out how to get the vinyl on the rear valance panel (and why was the bumper put back on missing a bolt?).

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Gloss black Mach 1 grille with no chrome surround?

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Love the end cap that's touching the trunk too. I've seen garbage factory alignment on these cars, but not to the point of contact between panels. Either that end cap was put on crooked (doesn't look so from the side), or the taillight panel has had a poor repair job.

Decal placement is off as well (ditto for the pinstripe spacing), hood blackout pattern is incorrect (what's up with the "MUSTANG" in front?), and the trunk "Mach 1" lettering" is the larger version that belongs on the fenders.

At least the white car was parts-built with care and love. This yellow thing was put together by someone who had a lot of their own ideas - none of them too good. Look under the hood - someone literally sprayed the entire thing (save the air cleaner) with black spray paint:

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gpierce;108022 Wrote:Sorry, why do you think it is overpriced? Looks OK to me.

I don't think a 351 2V car (started out as one) has the oomph to bring $22.5k on eBay or via any of the traditional classic car trader sites. Note that this all-original example (in mostly un-restored condition!) brought all of $18k:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1972-Ford...6561#v4-40

I dare say the white one would bring $22k at Mecum though; definitely more at BJ, but anything that captures the fancy of the nuts at BJ will always fetch far too much.

Tnfastbk;108026 Wrote:Looks like standard dash trim also, notice the "SMOOTH" gauge bezel. That came on standard interior cars. So guess I guess for the second time today somebody did not do thier homeworkConfused

I'm quite sure part of the interior came from a rusted-out '71 donor car that they had at the shop - they mentioned it had a good interior.

-Kurt

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Tnfastbk;108026 Wrote:
Don65Stang;108010 Wrote:Those are actually not deluxe seats but rather sports seats. The deluxe seats were the seat upgrade for non-mach 1 cars.

However, the mismatching of either sport or deluxe seats with standard door panels is bothersome to me. Those items just don't go together. I didn't look close enough to see if it has the correct dash trim. It would bother me all night if I looked and it was incorrect. I'll check tomorrow.

Looks like standard dash trim also, notice the "SMOOTH" gauge bezel. That came on standard interior cars. So guess I guess for the second time today somebody did not do thier homeworkConfused

Ok I looked. Now my day has started all wrong with bad mustang images. I'm OK with guy/gals that want to customize their cars but little details that should be correct really should be correct on a car that is displayed as an original. All they have to say is Mach 1 that's been restored with custom details.

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My Mustangs:
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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Don65Stang;108036 Wrote:Ok I looked. Now my day has started all wrong with bad mustang images.

Here's a prescription for that ailment, Don:

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From: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1971-Must...2c6b855830

-Kurt

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How to buy a '71-73 Mustang:
Rule #1: Assume all classic car sellers are guilty until proven innocent.
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Rule #3: Buy from trustworthy people: Fellow forum members. Visit 7173Mustang's For Sale forum.
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#9
I don't think a 351 2V car (started out as one) has the oomph to bring $22.5k on eBay or via any of the traditional classic car trader sites. Note that this all-original example (in outstanding un-restored condition!) brought all of $18k:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1972-Ford...6561#v4-40

" all original example "
With a
front spoiler
louvers
black painted gas tank
drivers door has something going on as there is no black on the inner lip


As for the 429 car that also has an issue with the drivers door
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OMS;108044 Wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1972-Ford...6561#v4-40

" all original example "
With a
front spoiler
louvers
black painted gas tank
drivers door has something going on as there is no black on the inner lip


As for the 429 car that also has an issue with the drivers door

Good points, but:
  • Spoiler could be a dealer add-on - in fact, I was hard pressed to find any Mach without a Boss spoiler on eBay
  • Louvers are a period-correct add-on.
  • Agree on the tank; can't explain that, unless it was some sort of worthless undercoating (which it isn't) worked into dealer fees.
  • I'm not as familiar with the Deluxe door panel as the standard, so I can't say how it's supposed to be trimmed at the bottom. Wouldn't an interior door panel that sits a bit too high up expose the red of the inner door structure?

Incidentally, the rear valance panel suggests some other hidden surprises too - it has some rust stains on it.

Either way, it's fared a lot better than most so-called all-original examples. I'm downgrading it from being outstanding, but it is still better than most sorry excuses for restorations out there.

-Kurt

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