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  1. Yes, there is an 8% buyers charge. I'm leaning towards going to go see it in person on Wednesday to decide if I want to bid on it on Thursday.
  2. Of course who knows what it will go for. But from watching the auctions the 71 to 73s certainly are not as popular as the older ones and while the non-mach might be rarer I don't think it is as desirable to collectors over all so I would be surprised if it goes for more than 15k or so. Plus it is being auctioned on Thursday which certainly isn't a big buyer day. Might have to drive down on Wednesday morning to look at it in person since I can't seem to find any way to contact the seller to learn more about it.
  3. That's what I'm thinking. I posted in the "race" forum about building a 71 for a drag/street car and the M code, if it is original, with the 4v CC heads would be a great engine to start with I think with a target around 500 hp. I'm thinking under 12k would be a good price if it is as clean as it looks in the pictures.
  4. Does anyone happen to know anything about this car? https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail.cfm?lot_id=DA0914-193197 I'm seriously thinking about bidding on it next week in Dallas. Any opinions on what its worth? Anyone know how to contact the seller to find out the VIN and such? I've never bought a car at auction before.
  5. Thinking about getting into drag racing and not really sure how to get started. I'd love to build a 71 sport roof or mach 1 into a bracket car using a 351c built for around 500 horsepower or so. Figure this is enough to run low 12s, high 11s. Am I crazy to do this or what? How does one even get started? I ran across some drag racing schools and am thinking about attending a 2 day course like this one. http://royhillsdragracingschool.com/ Anyone been to one of these? Any tips, info, etc to help me get started would be appreciated! Joel
  6. Seems like a pretty good deal if it runs good. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang-convertible-1971-Mustang-Convertible-302-3-speed-Grabber-Yellow-76K-miles-/121419970633?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1c4531b849&item=121419970633&pt=US_Cars_Trucks
  7. Beautiful car! Just out of curiosity, why no side stripes?
  8. Didn't take many but here are a few.
  9. The show was fun. It was pretty small but I took 2nd place behind a gorgeous 71 Chevelle. Can't wait for the next one. I think I am hooked!
  10. The new front end on the Charger is, in my humble opinion, HIDEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. When I drive mine around it turns a lot of heads, gets a lot of "thumbs up" or waves. The biggest indicator for me is all the little kids that point and gawk and just love the car. I'm sure they don't know it is a Mustang, they just know it is COOL!!!!
  12. Thanks for all the great advice everyone. I'm pretty excited and will follow-up with how it went!
  13. I'm entering my 71 in my first car show this Saturday. It is a small local show here in town. Any pointers about what to take? I'm thinking some lawn chairs, a cooler with some drinks and some basic cleaning supplies for wiping off any dust that accumulates during the short drive over. Hopefully this will be the first of many as going to shows was one of the main motivations when I decided to buy her.
  14. Look at that buy it now price! Warning, don't be drinking anything when you do or it might come out your nose! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang-Mach-1-1972-Ford-Mustang-Mach-1-/201136855218?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2ed4b0d8b2&item=201136855218&pt=US_Cars_Trucks
  15. Sold for 47k. Seem a bit low to you guys? http://www.mecum.com/lot-detail.cfm?lot_id=PA0714-188454
  16. Thanks. I think the 500's are the way to go with these cars. Just looks so right. Although the slots on a 73 look really good too.
  17. I've posted before. Here she is with her new shoes (don't worry, I've cleaned the green off the white letters since then!) I recently added the Magnum 500s and have had quite a bit of work done to her since buying her in February. Driving this car makes me happy like almost nothing else in my life does! Here she is the day she arrived:
  18. I have loved Mustangs since I was 10 years old or so. My first was a 65 coupe when I was 19. It was a 289 C-code (2 barrel) auto with factory A/C and pony interior. I sold my 82 F150 to buy it. 3 years later I sold it for more reliable transportation when my daughter was born. It was 20 years later when I finally owned another Mustang, a brand new 2013 Boss 302. All that time I had the itch for another classic but it was just never the right time to own one until February of this year. I had been leaning towards buying a boat but luckily came to my senses and decided to buy an old Mustang. I have always liked the 71 to 73 cars and after doing research I knew I wanted a 71 and it had to at least be a 351 and had to be a manual. So I started looking on the internet finally making a deal for my car through ebay. I was a bit nervous o us b u young it sight unseen so I contracted an inspection company to check it out for me and pulled the trigger. Took 3 weeks to get it to Texas as it was in Michigan and winter was in full swing. I fell in love with her the day she was delivered. I have since traded my Boss for a 12 GT500 and while it is an awesome car it doesn't touch my soul the way my 71 convertible does!
  19. I've always heard the Boss 351 was the quickest factory Mustang of the era. What are you basing your answer of "It just isn't so" on? Not saying you are wrong, just wondering.
  20. I'm hoping that my "pretty rare" 1 of 176 M code 4 speed convertibles is worth a nice chunk of change some day. But I'm not counting on it and I'm SURELY not making a garage queen out of it. These cars are just way to fun to drive and enjoy.
  21. Very rare, 71 Convertible with a 429. But 92k? I can't imagine anyone that would pay that for this car. What do you think it is worth? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang-429-Cobra-Jet-Convertible-1971-Mustang-Convertible-429-Cobra-Jet-Ram-Air-/331255129409?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4d20582541&item=331255129409&pt=US_Cars_Trucks
  22. Just ordered a Magnum 500 wheel and tire package from CJPonyParts: http://www.cjponyparts.com/wheel-vintiques-wheel-combination-15-inch-x-7-inch-and-15-inch-x-8-inch-magnum-500-1965-1973/p/W17S-V/ They are 15x7 and 15x8 with 225/60x15 and 275/60x15 BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. Includes center caps and valve stems. I've always loved the looks of these wheels/tires on the 71-73s and I just won't be happy with mine until it sports them. Since they come "bolt-on" ready I'll just install them myself. Does anyone know the proper torque specs for the lug nuts?
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