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What is worth: 1973 Mach 1 project?
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I know its difficult with no pictures but I am looking at a 1973 Mach 1 Q-code factory 4 speed car. Has engine and transmission but it needs complete restoration since it has been stored outside for a few years. Owner says it needs floors and quarter panel repair,but I am sure that doors,cowl are gone too. What would be worth in this condition aprox?
Thanks for feedback!
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#2
Need pictures for sure...Rotty like that..If the motor match...And trans.....eeeekk..impossible too say with out knowing if it runs or not...and with out seeing the body.......does it have any specials inside? powerwindows or anything? Its rare being a 4 speed in 73 i believe...Im sure alot will agree..need pics..lol..If you get it just for the code...and solid unibody and trans...maybe 1500 or 2000ish? But i really cant say what i would pay without seeing it and the floors..lol
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Thanks for reply Hyena429: I got Marti report and the options are: console,sport deck rear seat.Power disk brakes,air conditioner,interior Decor group,convenience group.
Owner says engine turns but won't start. I believe that the price range you gave is pretty close to what I would pay for it.
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I have to assume that it is not for sale in Puerto Rico. I would imagine that if the car was there it's value would be quite a bit higher.

The price greatly depends on the rust issues.

Don would propably know more about current price than anyone. Give us a hand here Don.
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Correct Steven;car is in Georgia. That's exactly what I told owner: I was very concerned with the rust issues of a car that has been stored in the elements.
Thanks for feedback!!
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Steven Harris;44819 Wrote:I have to assume that it is not for sale in Puerto Rico. I would imagine that if the car was there it's value would be quite a bit higher.

The price greatly depends on the rust issues.

Don would propably know more about current price than anyone. Give us a hand here Don.

Thanks Steven, I'm flattered...but maybe I do know the market pretty good from buying 8 of these from all over the southeast this year. Big Grin


classicsguy;44806 Wrote:I know its difficult with no pictures but I am looking at a 1973 Mach 1 Q-code factory 4 speed car. Has engine and transmission but it needs complete restoration since it has been stored outside for a few years. Owner says it needs floors and quarter panel repair,but I am sure that doors,cowl are gone too. What would be worth in this condition aprox?
Thanks for feedback!

I agree with your assessment that the floors, quarters, doors, and cowls WiLL be rusty AND quite possibly the portions of the frame rails, and also possibly the door pillar posts too could be rusty.

With the options you list: Q, 4speed, air, fold down seat, + rusty & non-running; I'd say $1500 to $3000. No frame rail rust then $3000. Lots of frame rail rust then $700.


I just saw the ad's pics. I stand with my $3000# if there is no frame rail or door pillar rust. It looks like the passenger side top cowl is shot so watch out for the pass side door pillar post being rusty. The car has nice options & that's the only reason I'd pay $3000. If it were an H code C6 I'd say $1200 - $1500.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
73 F-code Convertible, Planned: color TBD/Black top/White Int., 351C, 5-spd, 3L50.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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Does it have the break down part of the marti? Ill post mine on here...Cool it was a stick ordered with AC.."rare"..Usualy it voided the warranty with a 4 speed ..Cause you could over rev it when you push in the clutch and fry the AC...My cousins freind has a 70 cougar eliminator 428...And its 1 of 1..just because it was ordered stick with AC..lol
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#8
I always say the same... how much do you pay for the car between considerable prices is not that important... This is a car that you want to buy or not... It should be close to an unrestorable project in terms of investment.. It is virtually the same if you pay 3K or the guy give it to you for free because you are gonna spend no less than 20K to restore it anyway....

If i were you i'd search for susbtancial things as if the car is complete or not... all glass is there, all interior is there, complete and in restorable condition... Little things ends us costing you a lot...

Mechancally, try to see if it is unmolested (unmolested cars are always the best ones to restore for me).... Try to get to know if the wiring is all there for example...

If it is complete but rusted... NO ACCIDENTS in its history, then it should be a good one to save...



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#9
Thanks for good feedback guys!! Car is apparently complete with all the glass ,interior etc. Has engine and transmission but dont know if its the original but probably is.Its a well optioned car with the a/c and tinted glass pdb etc... He is asking 3k for the car.
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Damián & I usually have the same opinion when it comes to offering advice to save every car that can be saved but keep in mind that there is rust and there is major rust where you have to have two donor cars to bring the rusted one back to life. Stay away from those cars. I have one that I bought like that for parts that sadly even I say is beyond repair.

If the door pillars are solid I say go for it if it is the car you want. Here are a couple of comparisons.
I bought a mostly solid 71 H code, auto trans for $3500. I put $500 into it and it is a fairly nice car that needs a paint job.
Last week I bought a 72 Q code, auto trans, no A/C, needs 1 floor pan, trunk floor, & rear quarters for $2500.

The pics I saw of your car in question looks like it needs more work than my $2500 Q code, but yours has a 4speed and has A/C so that makes it a bit more desirable even if it needs a bit more work. $3k is reasonable for a rusty Q code with nice options.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
73 F-code Convertible, Planned: color TBD/Black top/White Int., 351C, 5-spd, 3L50.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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