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price check for a newbie!
Hello...first post here.Thanks ahead for all help!! I am looking to this forum to help price this vehicle. Id be interested to learn what a non matching engine really means for this year. Im just looking to buy a great looking cruiser...no shows for me!!:


Thank you!!
Welcome from Denmark there are many great forum members to help you with this one 😎 Regards DK73

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
Beutiful car.....
I wonder if the spoiler is installed correctly. Some here should be able to point out any discrepancies.
Pricing seems high, but again some here are better qualified to give you a good range.

1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
Very nice car if the rest looks like the pictures. Book value for "very good" is 30-45k, with 45 being pristine original.
Take off of that 20-30% for non-numbers matching, although it is a correct cleveland.
Take off more if the car wasn't black originally.
73 Q code did not come with ram air, just an FYI.

How much is it worth? Whatever someone is willing to pay :-)
If you just want a good looking cruiser, you can find a cheaper car in my opinion.

Dave from PA
1972 Mach 1

It's beautiful. But I think it is overpriced. There is a lot that is not correct.

But I like to mess with my car. If your plan is to buy an gorgeous older muscle type car (and a convertible at that!) to have fun in than this might be a good choice. You won't get your money back and our cars just don't for the $$$ the Barracudas or other cars of the era go for.

If you want to take a car and 'make it your own' by doing some work to it then you can find a solid good looking driver for half the price and then do the upgrades as you go.

Either way is totally cool.

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
Very nice car but I think you could fine one cheaper if you look around. If you got that kind of cash and really like the car buy It. I would however have someone with knowledge inspect it for issues before you pay that kind of money for it.
Just my 2 cents.

John J
Pictures of the underside would be extremely important to make a decision. Wonder what the mileage is? Not having the original engine is not that big of deal as long as the engine that is installed was built correctly and runs as well as it should. Same for the drive train & chassis (transmission, rear end, suspension).

Let's face it, the pictures are glossed up and make the car look fantastic, so a personal inspection (or having a knowledgeable outsider look at it) would be critical.

These days it is becoming more difficult to build your own (with proper shop support as needed) in similar condition for that kind of money.

It would be a head turner since it is a nice looking car.
Do a search for a previous thread on this car. Nice looking but lots of things to check like Marti report.

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Thanks so much for the replys. I will look to get price down to mid to high 20's as i like the vehicle as it stands. I will look to add AC at a later date...any advice as to newer AC add ons for this? South Florida can be HOT! Thanks, Adam

72MustangSprint;244825 Wrote:Do a search for a previous thread on this car. Nice looking but lots of things to check like Marti report.

Hi there...thanks for the help. I wasnt able to find the posts you were refering to...any help in finding it? Thanks, Adam
When I was looking for my 71 Mach, I came across a car at American Dream Machines. Nice looking 70 or 71 that was reasonably priced. After talking to the salesman there, turns out it had been hit and had right side damage repaired.
You may want to ask them if this car has had any damage from an accident and if they have any paperwork / documentation on whats been done over its history.
Was the engine replaced because of front end damage, did something happen and now the frame is bent or cracked etc...Underside pictures would also be nice.

As a comparison car, here is a 73 Q code convertible thats a little cheaper..


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