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#1
Keys 
Hi to all,

Wow! I was amazed at some of the prices these auction cars went for. whistling 

https://www.mecum.com/collector-cars/results/

Greg. Chin

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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#2
Wow what a collection, I'll hold off buying some of them until the Aussie dollar strengthens!
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#3
ya 2 shelby's and a boss, i can see that $$$$.. but watching mecum and others i see VERY deep pockets that just want the car and don't really care of price.. good for them too..
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#4
The days of the regular guys affording a Ford GT vaporized many years ago! 

WOW

   

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#5
I had a chance to buy a '69 429 NASCAR Mustang in 1998 for $35,000. Couldn't afford it then, either.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#6
see this site for all cars their prices their all detail buy and sell everything www.gari.pk
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#7
I grew up during this time graduated high school in 1966. I went to Tech school for Tool & Die and also worked in one of the racing shops in Asheville with Roger Ingram. His brother was 7 time NASCAR points champion in Sportsman class, Jack Ingram. I got to be around lots of the muscle cars. I have told this many times but here it is again. One day in 1974 during the gas crisis back then a guy pulled up at the shop and had a Boss 429 with an extra engine for $1,000 and nobody wanted it. A good friend of mine that was also a tool & die maker almost sold his 65 GTO 389 3-2 V 4 speed one owner for $650. He kept and still have and is perfect. I think the Ford dealership in Asheville got 8 Boss 9 cars new.
Our guy on the loading dock at my regular job at Cutler Hammer had a Hemi Superbird and a AAR Cuda. They cost hundreds of dollars back then. A bag boy at one of the grocery stores had an Hemi superbird and Dodge Daytona Hemi. Both cost hundreds of dollars. You could not get but 5 gallons of gas at a time if you could find it. I had to get a motorcycle to be able to get to work and park the Mach 1 and 6 cylinder Maverick. The factories had to go to 4 day work week with not enough fuel to power the electrical plants. Most people thought it was only going to get worse so who wants a car that got 10 - 12 miles to a gallon.
There would probably be a lot more of those cars around if it had not been for that panic over fuel. It was caused by the oil companies just holding back the oil to run up the prices. There were tankers lined up at the ports and they would not bring them in to unload at the refineries.
Back then even new the cars were not priced so crazy as they are today. I looked at the Pantera in 1973 before I ordered the Mustang. It was $9,000 for a brand new one the Mustang loaded was $4,800 out the door $5,200 sticker. I saw the Pantera in the list for stupid money also.
So many here went to the crusher because nobody wanted them. If I had the money I would have bought more but did not have it.
Now you have the old farts view from back in the day.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#8
(08-21-2017, 09:11 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I grew up during this time graduated high school in 1966. I went to Tech school for Tool & Die and also worked in one of the racing shops in Asheville with Roger Ingram. His brother was 7 time NASCAR points champion in Sportsman class, Jack Ingram. I got to be around lots of the muscle cars. I have told this many times but here it is again. One day in 1974 during the gas crisis back then a guy pulled up at the shop and had a Boss 429 with an extra engine for $1,000 and nobody wanted it. A good friend of mine that was also a tool & die maker almost sold his 65 GTO 389 3-2 V 4 speed one owner for $650. He kept and still have and is perfect. I think the Ford dealership in Asheville got 8 Boss 9 cars new.
Our guy on the loading dock at my regular job at Cutler Hammer had a Hemi Superbird and a AAR Cuda. They cost hundreds of dollars back then. A bag boy at one of the grocery stores had an Hemi superbird and Dodge Daytona Hemi. Both cost hundreds of dollars. You could not get but 5 gallons of gas at a time if you could find it. I had to get a motorcycle to be able to get to work and park the Mach 1 and 6 cylinder Maverick. The factories had to go to 4 day work week with not enough fuel to power the electrical plants. Most people thought it was only going to get worse so who wants a car that got 10 - 12 miles to a gallon.
There would probably be a lot more of those cars around if it had not been for that panic over fuel. It was caused by the oil companies just holding back the oil to run up the prices. There were tankers lined up at the ports and they would not bring them in to unload at the refineries.
Back then even new the cars were not priced so crazy as they are today. I looked at the Pantera in 1973 before I ordered the Mustang. It was $9,000 for a brand new one the Mustang loaded was $4,800 out the door $5,200 sticker. I saw the Pantera in the list for stupid money also.
So many here went to the crusher because nobody wanted them. If I had the money I would have bought more but did not have it.
Now you have the old farts view from back in the day.

Interesting feedback there David. It's amazing how the times change in so many ways.
Thought i would throw this in for you and the Forum. Hope you find it interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrUMvtMdBdA

Cheers,

Greg. Smile

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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#9
(08-22-2017, 02:52 AM)Austin Vert Wrote:
(08-21-2017, 09:11 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I grew up during this time graduated high school in 1966. I went to Tech school for Tool & Die and also worked in one of the racing shops in Asheville with Roger Ingram. His brother was 7 time NASCAR points champion in Sportsman class, Jack Ingram. I got to be around lots of the muscle cars. I have told this many times but here it is again. One day in 1974 during the gas crisis back then a guy pulled up at the shop and had a Boss 429 with an extra engine for $1,000 and nobody wanted it. A good friend of mine that was also a tool & die maker almost sold his 65 GTO 389 3-2 V 4 speed one owner for $650. He kept and still have and is perfect. I think the Ford dealership in Asheville got 8 Boss 9 cars new.
Our guy on the loading dock at my regular job at Cutler Hammer had a Hemi Superbird and a AAR Cuda. They cost hundreds of dollars back then. A bag boy at one of the grocery stores had an Hemi superbird and Dodge Daytona Hemi. Both cost hundreds of dollars. You could not get but 5 gallons of gas at a time if you could find it. I had to get a motorcycle to be able to get to work and park the Mach 1 and 6 cylinder Maverick. The factories had to go to 4 day work week with not enough fuel to power the electrical plants. Most people thought it was only going to get worse so who wants a car that got 10 - 12 miles to a gallon.
There would probably be a lot more of those cars around if it had not been for that panic over fuel. It was caused by the oil companies just holding back the oil to run up the prices. There were tankers lined up at the ports and they would not bring them in to unload at the refineries.
Back then even new the cars were not priced so crazy as they are today. I looked at the Pantera in 1973 before I ordered the Mustang. It was $9,000 for a brand new one the Mustang loaded was $4,800 out the door $5,200 sticker. I saw the Pantera in the list for stupid money also.
So many here went to the crusher because nobody wanted them. If I had the money I would have bought more but did not have it.
Now you have the old farts view from back in the day.

Interesting feedback there David. It's amazing how the times change in so many ways.
Thought i would throw this in for you and the Forum. Hope you find it interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrUMvtMdBdA

Cheers,

Greg. Smile

Thanks for the link. I remember those days, lol. It is amazing that they get speeds in 1/8 mile today for what they got in a 1/4 mile then for the F/X cars. The cost to build a car now puts it out of the reach of most. Back then anyone could build one. Not so many rules back then.
I will have to find some of my old timing tickets. I ran a flathead for 1950 ford tudor sedan that was in the 15's in the 80's mph. Back then it was T & U stock. I had to run against 265 Chevy's with a flathead and also 289 mustangs. If the mustang was stock I could take them, lol. Was on the world record nearly. Nobody tore you down and I was way outside the rules, the car that cheats the most wins was the rule then. Then they closed our drag strip due to noise complaints. They never could find anywhere to reopen it. So I quit the sport in the 60's. I didn't have the money to travel to other strips.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#10
A friend of mine who owns a dairy farm did have the money back in the day and people would come to his family to sell their muscle cars that no one wanted. At one time he owned at least 1 of every Shelby except the 66 convertible and owned over 15 Boss 429s. When I'd go out to his farm he had rows of Ford muscle cars lined up in a fenced in area and the nicer ones were in the barns. For an investment of less than $10k he had made over $2million Before he stopped counting. Scary part is that he still has quite a few cars left and is selling them off slowly so he can get the highest price possible.

I remember back in the 80's I was looking for a part for my 428 CJ and he took me into a 40x100 shed that was filled to the top with racks of engines on pallets from cars he had bought and scrapped. It was pretty hard to put my head around even then and today I just laugh.

This guy knew the late 60s-early 70s were a special time and he bought everything he could. I stumbled across him because his son belonged to a local mustang club and we became friends. The sons daily summer driver in the 80's was a different Shelby or Boss. I learned a lot about the high performance Fords from this family and really appreciated their passion for Ford products.

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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