Jump to content

someone wants to buy my car


not2old
 Share

Recommended Posts

Had my taxes done at my accountant and the conversation discussed hobbies. I mentioned my Mach 1 and his eyes lite up. I felt he really wanted me to offer a selling price, but I just told him I would send him some pic's. He owned a 69 fastback and a 88 5.0. I know he has coin

but really haven't had enough enjoyment yet to sell.. Everything has it's price, but whats mine.

 

Alan L

1_30_09_13_10_12_32.png

Alan L

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah its a hard decision to make. I was at a show last year and a guy wanted to buy my car. Told him it wasn't for sell. Just depends on how much you are attached to it.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Decide what insane value could pry it away from you. If he wants to give Boss 351 money for a Mach 1 - sell it!

Then go buy you a nice Boss (or whatever).

 

During boom times, I have seen some crazy deals go down. Some people with a lot of cash buy with emotion. They usually regret it later (severe buyer's remorse) but they put down the $$$.

 

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)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Decide what insane value could pry it away from you. If he wants to give Boss 351 money for a Mach 1 - sell it!

Then go buy you a nice Boss (or whatever).

 

During boom times, I have seen some crazy deals go down. Some people with a lot of cash buy with emotion. They usually regret it later (severe buyer's remorse) but they put down the $$$.

 

Ray

 

I agree with Ray. I had a rich foreign guy who wanted to buy my 429 Mach 1 but at the time I did not want to sell. I regret not at least getting his contact information in case things changed down the road. Everything has a price and I had a strong feeling that had I names a price he would have bought the car and shipped it away to his country! Oh well, we live and learn.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

72 H Code . . . For that kind of money I'd sell your car.:D

http://www.7173mustangs.com/gallery/1_01_07_15_8_53_18.png

 

"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I guess you won't really know your price until someone makes an offer that you'll either take or refuse.

 

It sounds to me like it's not for sale. Sharing pics, info, conversation, etc., is not buying or selling - it could be just as simple as the guy likes Mustangs, and you're someone he can relate to. Believe it or not, that's a big thing to a lot of people. I know when I mention mine, a lot of people have some warm & fuzzy memories associated with an old Mach 1 and seem captivated during the conversation.

 

I say not to worry about it until he gives you an offer or asks what it would take for you to sell it. It's all speculation until then. ;)

 

 

I know I will never sell mine. I can emphatically say that because first, I will never get an offer for anything close to what I have into it... and second, I wouldn't sell it for that anyway because it's just not worth that kind of money. Besides, I know the guy who put it all back together. :whistling:

Eric

mach1sig2.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had some carpet recyclers come pick up old carpet out of the garage this last year. They saw the project Mach and asked if it was for sale. I said "Everything has a price" he asked if $10k would take it. I said No way! He said "what about $20K?" I said, not today. So he asked what I would let it go for. I told him for $40K cash I would let it go.

 

I still have the car, but I would have been happy either way.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just my 2 cent opinion-Not until you see cash in hand and or the person spending time seriously looking the car over would I consider their words serious. It's usually just car guy talk.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had a guy offer to buy my car last year at a show we were at. He was very interested but I kept telling him it wasn't for sale. He kept coming around ...saying I can have cash today. I finally gave in and said make me an offer..... he comes at me with a $12,000 offer. I laughed and said you better double that. Then he got all upset and said it wasn't worth that. Maybe not but no one is getting my car for $12,000. I have over $12,000 in the motor alone. But if someone made me a real offer on my car I would sell it in a heartbeat....... then start another project!! Half the fun is building them! Once I have my other garage built, I plan on tearing my car down again and doing it from the ground up. It should be ready for a makeover by then!

Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Until I got bushes grown up to hide the barn people use to bug me to death wanting to buy something. Sitting in the barn is my 73 Mach 1, 1957 Ford hardtop, 1956 Ford Club Sedan, 1965 Mustang convertible and two 1950 Ford Tudor Sedans. By the barn was 71 Maverick grabber, a 72 Mach 1 T-5 and 65 A code coupe.

Some guy from Michigan showed up one day with an F-350 dually and car trailer. He said he was there to buy the Mach 1. I told him it was not for sale and he said everything is for sale. I told him not this one. He offered $25,000 back in the about 1984. He had seen the car at MCA show in Atlanta the year before and got my address there. I just sent him on his way and told him I never bought a car to sell I bought them for me to enjoy & keep.

The millionaire neighbor is so pissed because I won't sell him one of the 65 convertibles he turned me in to county for having non registered and licensed vehicles outside. So now I have to pay for storage for them.

Some people think their check book rules the world but not always.

David

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

David

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That is a sweet collection of cars. Congrats. The storage deal kind of sucks. Here in Iowa the vehicles must me kept parked on pavement if outside. Luckily I have a couple apartment complexes with extra garages in town. Wish I had more cars to put in them. :)

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

082-hot-rod-power-tour-2017-1970-1970s.jpg

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

kcmash said:

I had some carpet recyclers come pick up old carpet out of the garage this last year. They saw the project Mach and asked if it was for sale. I said "Everything has a price" he asked if $10k would take it. I said No way! He said "what about $20K?" I said, not today. So he asked what I would let it go for. I told him for $40K cash I would let it go.

 

I still have the car, but I would have been happy either way.

 

turtle5353 said:

I had a guy offer to buy my car last year at a show we were at. He was very interested but I kept telling him it wasn't for sale. He kept coming around ...saying I can have cash today. I finally gave in and said make me an offer..... he comes at me with a $12,000 offer. I laughed and said you better double that. Then he got all upset and said it wasn't worth that. Maybe not but no one is getting my car for $12,000. I have over $12,000 in the motor alone.

 

Isn't it weird (and doesn't it suck) how people are warming up to our cars, but yet continue to completely undervalue them? The guy I bought mine from (in its rusted POS state so many years ago) thought he was selling a rare & valuable car, and was trying to get Boss 351 money for an H-Code - I negotiated him down to pretty much he only made his lunch and gas money back from the trip to where he got it from. Shortly after I got the chassis back in shape, had the driveline back in, and was getting close to ready for the body shop, he came by looking at my pal Gonzo's Camaro shell, and told Gonzo to tell me he'd give me $5000 if I wanted to sell it back to him. Yeah... right... I already had more than $15K into it (including purchase price + $8K in the engine alone!).

 

It's almost like they know they have to give up some respect, but the only way they can give a thumbs-up and still get a dig in is to offer an insulting dollar-figure. The hate for the '71-'73s lives on.

Eric

mach1sig2.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know I will never sell mine. I can emphatically say that because first, I will never get an offer for anything close to what I have into it... and second, I wouldn't sell it for that anyway because it's just not worth that kind of money. Besides, I know the guy who put it all back together. :whistling:

 

Truff, that is me ......

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

 

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;

Link to comment
Share on other sites

here is what your car is worth...just to compare...

 

http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/5431010206.html

 

Not a fan of the orange dash or black bumper.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

082-hot-rod-power-tour-2017-1970-1970s.jpg

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

here is what your car is worth...just to compare...

 

http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/5431010206.html

 

"This car was completely sanded to bare metal and painted orange with the House of Colors brand paint"

 

They should note...

Except the underside of the hood -

How the heck can you paint a car orange and leave the bottom of the hood looking like that.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well off to see my tax man again. He wants to see pic's so I'll show before and after. I've only done mechanical so far so It's still in project mode. Need to fix heater,gas gauge and trans linkage. Motor OH has about 800 miles and runs great. interior all good. If he gets above 18k I would really have to think how much is 6years of labor worth....:huh:

 

Alan L

1_30_09_13_10_12_32.png

Alan L

Link to comment
Share on other sites

here is what your car is worth...just to compare...

 

http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/5431010206.html

 

Not a fan of the orange dash or black bumper.

 

I have to agree - the black on that bumper just accentuates its issues. It's misaligned for one, as well as tweaked in the middle (above the license plate), which probably contributes to the driver side being so far out of whack.

 

As a restomod, I think they should've just gotten a new bumper and tucked it in '71-'72 style. Even if they'd painted it the same orange as the body, it would've looked better, IMHO. I like the wheels, the stance, and pretty much everything else about the car. A guy could always repaint the center gauge trim panel easily enough.

 

I think $11K is a little steep, but not outrageous. I'd expect the engine and under hood area to be a little nicer for that amount.

Eric

mach1sig2.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Well, I guess you won't really know your price until someone makes an offer that you'll either take or refuse.

 

It sounds to me like it's not for sale. Sharing pics, info, conversation, etc., is not buying or selling - it could be just as simple as the guy likes Mustangs, and you're someone he can relate to. Believe it or not, that's a big thing to a lot of people. I know when I mention mine, a lot of people have some warm & fuzzy memories associated with an old Mach 1 and seem captivated during the conversation.

 

I say not to worry about it until he gives you an offer or asks what it would take for you to sell it. It's all speculation until then. ;)

 

 

I know I will never sell mine. I can emphatically say that because first, I will never get an offer for anything close to what I have into it... and second, I wouldn't sell it for that anyway because it's just not worth that kind of money. Besides, I know the guy who put it all back together. :whistling:

 

Its not an insult to have someone offer to purchase your baby it just shows you do great work and take care of it. You never have to accept but always feels good when someone offers. The other thing that can be great is use this forum and help them find a car and be part of your club, now you have a new friend that has the same interests as the rest of us. I posted a ton of cars that are West Coast CA rides some aweful and some perfect for a project. http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-craigslist-adds-for-cars

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...