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Kevin Marti's records were incorrect as Maurice White Ford did not begin operations until about 1977, when Don sold business to them.

From what I have learned, Brown Ford is still in that same location. It has been recently remodeled by Ford Motor Co, at an approx. cost of over $800k.

 

I contacted Marti Auto Works and provided all information to support and they promptly corrected the Matri report and sent me a new copy. I posted it further down this thread. Big thanks to Marti for this. It was a case where dealer ownership transfer made it a little confusing per the actual Ford dealer number.

 

I have spoken with Don Cannon and his daughter Nikki numerous times. Extremely nice folks.

 

They sent me old polaroid pictures of the car but they were heavily damages after many years in Don's residence attic.

 

Thanks to my friends who have helped me clean them up digitally. They look better.

 

 

The blurred pic is one of the few I managed to save from back in about 1981 where I was having fun at a local Shelby meet open track event (Hallett).

 

 

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1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Hi Ray,

 

The old pictures of that Mustang is yours? Sorry if I missunderstood.

 

Manu

Mustang, beer and rock'nroll

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Hi Ray,

 

The old pictures of that Mustang is yours? Sorry if I missunderstood.

 

Manu

 

Yes. I'll try and get some that are more current asap.

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Nice, Ray!! ::thumb::

 

I think the only cool things I have from mine worth keeping for historical purposes are the cool insurance company rubbery key fob I found under the seat, and the original license plates with the "Let's Do It In The Dirt" license plate frame. rofl

 

Now quit playin' around and get that thing back on the road. ;) :D

Eric

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::thumb::

 

Guilty as charged...

 

:cool:

 

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Hi Ray,

 

That sounds like a very interesting history and background to your Mustang indeed. I think it's really great and worthwhile to research and get together a certain history and past of the car for all sorts of reasons.

 

It looks like a really decent car in many ways and would dress up very nicely.

 

Thanks for taking the trouble to let us know more about your car and sharing the pride you would have for her.

Regards,

 

Greg.:)

:whistling: LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED

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Great info on you Boss and its cool to have history photos.

 

Now after looking at your Dealer sales invoice, I'll pay you $5,000 for the car that's $600 over sticker :D

Iyman

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I asked Kevin Marti to review the info concerning dealer name being incorrect for the dealer at the time of the sale of my Boss 351. After presenting the evidence ; pics, letters, etc. they were quick to correct.

 

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Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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I have driven past that dealership many a time!!!

- Travis

 

 

 

I'm an analog man in a digital world.

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What else I find interesting is that Don said he only had 1 Boss 351 and this one was a stock order...meaning that the dealership, and probably Don Gannon himself would have had to pick out and order the car. Having only been one Boss ordered Don surely would have known/approved this being ordered.

 

Lots of good info you've posted about your car Ray.

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What else I find interesting is that Don said he only had 1 Boss 351 and this one was a stock order...meaning that the dealership, and probably Don Gannon himself would have had to pick out and order the car. Having only been one Boss ordered Don surely would have known/approved this being ordered.

 

Lots of good info you've posted about your car Ray.

 

 

Thanks Don. I have enjoyed the search for this history.

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Wow that is so amazing stuff to see Ray😎[THUMBS UP SIGN] That's so cool to have those from back in the day it was ordered 😎 Regards Lars

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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