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Went and looked at that '73 stang today
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Went and looked at that' 73 today. Here is the original posting;http://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/4335206829.html

Overall, its what I expected it to be. He was excited about it. It started up good and sounded nice. I went with my buddy when he took it for a spin, all seems good. It has the Cleveland 351. 117k miles. The alternator light was on, so that's my only question? It looks to be a new alternator so may be something small. That light was also flickering at times so maybe it was just that indicator mis-representing. I uploaded some photos. All in all not bad, for seller willing to let it go for about $8k.

   
   
   
   
   
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got to love the california/southern cars, Indiana cars come with a lot of body issues
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#3
Good looking car indeed.
For the Non-Tach cars the alternator warning light is controlled by the voltage regulator. So if he swapped to a one wire alternator or if the regulator is going out that could cause the light to flicker. Was it a stock regulator, or was it one of the 3G Ford Alternator Conversion bits that stands in for the voltage regulator? Hard to tell from the pictures.

Car has MSD ignition so that's a nice plus! I can see why your buddy was more interested in this!


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I like it-alternator issue can be fixed easily and cheaply enough. Price seems more than fair from what I can see.

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#5
Looks like a nice find!
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#6
It's a nice looking car.
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#7
Looks clean from the pics...

Are those the OEM 73 rims? How about the VIN and door data plate to see options.

Jeff
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#8
Seems to be a fair price, though the undercoated bottom end picture doesn't show much to suggest the condition before paint. Quite a bit of surface rust on the differential though - the type that looks like the car was sitting before the refurb.

Flat-nose Sportsroofs aren't really worth much more than $8k, though the 351C gives this one an edge.

-Kurt

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#9
Looks like a fair price. Beautiful color combo, glow blue with white interior is one of my favorites.

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Thanks guys...Jeff, rims don't appear to be original in my opinion. But the owner has a lot of original paperwork, which is nice including receipts for all parts and services done. It's been garages in Oregon for past ten years.VIN: 3F02H141406
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