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The rotted survivor '72 Q-code is bringing $10k+
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang-Del...ars_Trucks

Surprise of the week!

Quite the premium to pay for a survivor; would have never guessed it to go up this high. It's also the first time I've seen a cowl missing from the TOP instead of the bottom, missing wipers and all.

Honestly, the price doesn't make that much sense. Yes, it's a survivor, but it will lose that distinction the moment anyone tries to repair the sheet metal. Someone must really be banking on the remainder of that rust to be entirely surface.

Perhaps it's the vinyl roof? Wouldn't make much sense, as just over 4,000 vinyl cars were produced. On the other hand, a '71 vinyl Sportsroof would be 4 times harder to find than a '72.

-Kurt

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Nothing like cat pee to ruin sheet metal.
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mach1000;190936 Wrote:Nothing like cat pee to ruin sheet metal.

Makes you wonder how the rear quarters got so much rust though, unless the whole car was showered in cat pee (in which case, I'd expect it in more crevices).

Looks more like damage from a very humid, wet garage.

-Kurt

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#4
The options an rarity is incredible. But holy cow is it really worth that?!!

Didnt know power antenna existed
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71ponymaster;190946 Wrote:Didnt know power antenna existed

The owner hadn't put the Marti up (nor the cowl pictures) early on. That does explain it - this thing is a very unusual and well-optioned build, and a 4-speed Q-code at that.

I'm kicking myself for not noticing that antenna - and it should have been painfully obvious when I looked at the car first. Notice that neither the Marti nor the window sticker calls it out, despite the AM/8-Track radio. Someone wanted a power antenna, and the dealer went through the trouble of patching up the right-hand fender, respraying it, and installing the power antenna from an upper-end Ford product on the rear quarter panel. Not out of the question at all, seeing that this was a customer order (retail) and not a stock order.

I've seen a '71 with the same exact modification once before, though never confirmed/disproved with a Marti.

I'd really want to hear more about the car from its new owner - especially a build log if possible. Too bad it's impossible to contact high bidders anymore.

-Kurt

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Maybe Gas Monkey bought it.
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#7
A lot of work on that one. The hood looks pretty bad to me, I fell better about my purchase even though it is not a Q or even special.

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After taking a look at the Marti, I don't question that it's a car definitely worth the effort of restoration.

But $10k? Have R-code '72s even brought that much in comparable shape? What would they be bidding for it if restored correctly?

-Kurt

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That really is a well optioned car. I could justify spending the $$$ on it if I were going to keep it, however, I could also see it costing upwards of $40K-$50k total investment, and that's if I did most of the work myself. I also noticed that the reserve hasn't been met either. Hope the winning bidder has deep pockets!

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Doug The Dog;190980 Wrote:That really is a well optioned car. I could justify spending the $$$ on it if I were going to keep it, however, I could also see it costing upwards of $40K-$50k total investment, and that's if I did most of the work myself. I also noticed that the reserve hasn't been met either. Hope the winning bidder has deep pockets!

You've got me on the $40-50k investment, Doug. I can see the cost of an expensive paint job pushing the total to the $25-30k mark, but sheet metal and supplies shouldn't be that much - or were you figuring in a bottom-end overhaul as well as top? Might have to spreadsheet it just for curiosities' sake.

That said, I find it interesting that a well-optioned M/Q car can command as much (relative) attention as a minimally-optioned big-block. Are the current buyers for these two genres of Mustang the same, or different people?

It would seem as if the person who prefers the rarity/performance of a base Sportsroof with a 429/4-speed and few options would be at odds with the tastes of a person who would spring for a Q/4-speed Mach 1 that has been loaded up with so many options that it's become the fastback equivalent of a hot Grandé.

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