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Still searching Mach 1
#21
(09-18-2018, 11:54 AM)Machvince Wrote: Hello,

I'am still searching a 71/73 Mach 1 with 351 4V with manual transmisssion..
I found one that seems to me good (no rust, small scratchs..) but the door tag is missing.
Is it a real problem ? i got the Vin, pics ans Lemon inspection (which says that it is a nice car..). The owner seems to have it form a short time , and i don't know why he is selling..
I leave in France, and it will be my first (but not last !!!) Mustang.
Any help is welcome...


Hi Vincent.

I'm from the UK but have lived in France, in the Vienne, for the last 2 years. Like you it seems I have decided it's the right time to get a mustang and always liked the 1971 model. Wanted this particular year as the last of the full power cars. Anyway I'm in the process of bringing one over from the UK. It's a UK registered car so I figured it would be much easier to import as, at least for now, the UK is still part of the EU! I looked at adverts in France, Germany and Holland but cars seemed either more expensive or in a more used condition than I could generally see in the UK. Much more choice in the USA of course but then you are paying transport, import duties and taxes etc. Comes down to the availability of what you are looking for, price and difficulties of importing. I've been in France long enough to know about the bureaucratic issues lol. Might, therefore, be worth checking out ads in the UK too. Anyways, good luck with your search!

Andy
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#22
Andy , thanks for the info.  Nice idea. I haven't thought to Uk in my search..
Is there a sort "of cragilist" for the Uk  ?

Vincent.
This year or never...
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#23
(09-22-2018, 06:49 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: While not having seen the car in person, I'd be inclined to pass. She's stuck on a number and the car really isn't worth $15k, especially since it's going to need a full repaint and probably some panel replacement.

Right,

In France a full quality paint is 7000 euros.. (more than 8000$) with no panel replacement..

Vincent.
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#24
(09-22-2018, 06:49 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: While not having seen the car in person, I'd be inclined to pass. She's stuck on a number and the car really isn't worth $15k, especially since it's going to need a full repaint and probably some panel replacement.

The good thing it is not painted so nothing hidden under shiny paint. I would pay more for an unpainted solid car that a shiny one I did not know what was under it. They say will take offers also. I find when you bring a bag full of $20.00 and start stacking them up people will deal with you.
Exporting a car is not difficult hundreds leave the U.S. every week. Sometimes getting the certification needed in like Germany or Australia becomes more difficult to get road worthy in their eyes.
There were some Swedish guys at Charlotte in the spring buying cars all over for export. Some were completely taken apart and projects.


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#25
(09-23-2018, 02:24 AM)Machvince Wrote: Andy , thanks for the info.  Nice idea. I haven't thought to Uk in my search..
Is there a sort "of cragilist" for the Uk  ?

Hi Vince

You could try these :-

carandclassic.co.uk and search for mustangs
exchangeandmart.co.uk/classic-cars-for-sale and search 
ebay.co.uk and search
autotrader.co.uk and search 
classicandsportscar.com and search
classiccarsforsale.co.uk and search

Best of Luck

Andy
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#26
(09-23-2018, 09:06 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(09-22-2018, 06:49 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: While not having seen the car in person, I'd be inclined to pass. She's stuck on a number and the car really isn't worth $15k, especially since it's going to need a full repaint and probably some panel replacement.

The good thing it is not painted so nothing hidden under shiny paint. I would pay more for an unpainted solid car that a shiny one I did not know what was under it. They say will take offers also. I find when you bring a bag full of $20.00 and start stacking them up people will deal with you.
Exporting a car is not difficult hundreds leave the U.S. every week. Sometimes getting the certification needed in like Germany or Australia becomes more difficult to get road worthy in their eyes.
There were some Swedish guys at Charlotte in the spring buying cars all over for export. Some were completely taken apart and projects.

I think you're right.. fresh paint isn't alway the sign of a perfect car.. i saw some a fastback in France which was perfect when it arrived, and began to rust one year later..

Vincent.
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#27
(09-23-2018, 02:07 PM)mustangandy Wrote:
(09-23-2018, 02:24 AM)Machvince Wrote: Andy , thanks for the info.  Nice idea. I haven't thought to Uk in my search..
Is there a sort "of cragilist" for the Uk  ?

Hi Vince

You could try these :-

carandclassic.co.uk and search for mustangs
exchangeandmart.co.uk/classic-cars-for-sale and search 
ebay.co.uk and search
autotrader.co.uk and search 
classicandsportscar.com and search
classiccarsforsale.co.uk and search

Best of Luck

Andy

Thanks, i' ll try

Vincent.
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#28
https://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/...22096.html

This one is a  Q code, but without the right engine, it's a 460..Is it a good choice ?

Vincent.
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#29
Again me...
I found another Q code, with a · FRESHENED 351C 4V OUT OF 1970 MACH 1. Is it exactly the same engine ?

Vincent.
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#30
Women and cars....
When my wife began to find interrest in Mach 1 project, she told me that she will be happy to drive it...
Well, i guess i have to change my choice to an automatic instead of a manual..
good point : it will be easier to find.
Bad point : i've never drived an automatic.

Vincent.
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