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Well yesterday was a huge day. I purchased a 73 vert on eBay on Dec. 17 I think and have been trying to get it here ever since. Had a dozen carriers say they had it and never pick it up. I even tried U-Ship and one took the load and did not pick up so when two weeks passed I went searching again.

It made the trip from Reno to North Carolina without being in the rain. It is a California car that was taken to Reno for summer transportation and sat in garage for 20 years, still has California title. It looks like it is a 48,000 mile car with no rust even the tail light panel has only a couple little spots. The only thing that had been painted on the car was the hood and left fender the remainder is factory paint. It is an "H" code, automatic, PT, PB, PS, Air, had AM/FM with door speaker but changed to new system. It has deluxe interior CW code and yellow with the black around the bottom outside and white top. The top is the Ford top but new one came with the car. He had put MSD ignition on and changed to 4 barrel. The car ran and drove I took to friends shop to store until my garage is ready. Did ruin the rear bumper strip rubbing against part of the trailer frame during transit. Filed complaint with trucking company see how that goes. Had pictures before shipment and the damage after.

I will keep this one just as a driver go through the brakes and fuel system and get everything working. Put the new top on and enjoy it this summer. He had put a new set of wheels and tires on it just to sell and sent the steel wheels with the hard to find mag style hub caps. This was one of those times that the car was better than I expected. Christmas just came a little late.

David

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Glad it made it

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Nice looking car, congrats!!!

-john

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Sounds like it was a nightmare getting it there. Sure glad it made it.

 

I could write a book on how not to do it. Turned out finding the hauler myself worked the best. All the brokers low ball the quote then cannot get a trucker to take the load.

David

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Very cool. What an ordeal just to get a car shipped!

Anyway glad it finally arrived.

 

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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Looks great! Even has the Décor group option.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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Cool! More pictures please.

 

I took to a friends shop that does restorations and he said it was the most rust free mustang he has seen.

Not too many pics yet.

I am still high on the adrenaline and I am 66. I am so happy there is just not rust it was kept in garage all it's life.

David

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

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Congrats David!

It looks like a great car. No rust is a bonus for sure!

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Congrats David!

It looks like a great car. No rust is a bonus for sure!

 

Where in the southeast are you located? I am in N.C. in the mountains.

David

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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David,

We're 164 miles southwest of you in North Georgia - Cumming, GA.

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Could be the twin of my car! Very nice, enjoy!

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

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All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy

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Very nice. Gotta love those California cars.

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Congratulations! Wow what a wait. I would go bonkers if I bought a car and it took two months to get it.!

'Mike'

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Congratulations! Wow what a wait. I would go bonkers if I bought a car and it took two months to get it.!

 

It was a nerve racking deal. I bought it on ebay which I had never done. The car was in Reno and only had a couple days before the sale would end. I tried to get in touch with someone in the local Mustang club in Reno to go look at it to see if it was as advertised but they did not answer until I had bought it. There were at least 50 emails back and forth with the owner getting more pictures of the areas that usually rust. Then after the sale all the trucking brokers start trying to get you business giving low quotes it was a mess. If I did it again I would go get it myself, lol.

David

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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We know the feeling. We bought our 1922 Detroit Electric last year on eBay. We were able to make a phone call to the person listing it and they had some decent pictures posted but that was the best we could do. It was in Michigan and we are in AZ so no way to really check it out. The seller set up the shipping and it arrived on time and in good condition

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  • 2 weeks later...

Congrats on your new addition! Like you said, if the weather will ever break you can lower that drop top and enjoy some of that Carolina sunshine!

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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