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This car has been on eBay forever and it shows to be sold for $46,900, Vanguard in Michigan. I cannot believe how buyers just buy shine and misinformation. This car should not have brought $20,000 it is not restored and has more things incorrect than correct.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Ford-Mustang-Mach-1-/381556238353?forcerrptr=true&hash=item58d6862811%3Ag%3Agz0AAOSwe7BW0dBQ&item=381556238353&nma=true&si=qN7yVrAZIQx7d8e3PyrNUwO5NQs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

It would cost a fortune to put it back right. Nothing under the car is right just sprayed black.

Just a few items that stick out.

Headlight frames not black for standard grill.

Shiny hood black out.

71 - 72 Ram air on Q code 73.

Magnum 500 on 73.

Hole in back seat upholstery.

Underside of car nothing correct.

No hood locks with the black out hood they came as one option.

Air cond. compressor new model.

Inner fenders body color.

Wrong engine color.

Wrong shifter handle.

Wrong door lock buttons.

Spoiler painted shiny.

Paint on everything on end of doors not even painted apart.

Oil and temp gauges did not work going down road.

Trunk was rattle can sprayed, crap.

Stickers on trunk wrong.

Hood latch painted not phosphate.

Hinges painted not phosphate.

Shock mounts painted not phosphate.

Valve covers wrong.

Voltage regulator wrong.

Hoses wrong.

Fender bolts wrong.

Battery hold down wrong.

Did I mention that Gas tank and everything under the car painted.

Tire sticker on passenger door instead of door jam.

How in the world do you sell a jacked up Mach 1 for more that a very good Boss 351 would sell for? Had to be someone that for sure does not know Mustangs and how they should be. Now everyone will think their car is gold since one sold for crazy price.

Just another shiny used car with lots of pictures and misinformation selling for four times it's actual value. Don't you wish you could find that buyer, lol.

Has to be going off shore.

David

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Did anyone notice under the hood has the A/C but the controls are not there inside, just the standard controls for Off, Heat, and Defrost?

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.

 

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looks like its still listed on Vanguard, maybe the purchase fell through. Not worth the asking price.

-john

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Hi David,

 

I've been tracking Vanguard's selling prices for a couple of years now, and find them to be way up there all 'round. They ask for top money on most of their selling stock. :chin: I guess it's down to the old saying - buyer beware, and do your homework.

 

Greg.:)

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Wow that is so wrong to say that it a professional restoration! 😕 Well I agree with you all.... Regards Lars

 

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

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I have been to there show room. They sell a lot of restored cars. Some of them are done really well. Others are quick flips to make a fast buck. Most of them are restored but not to stock. If you looking for stock cars I would not look there. They to have a lot of nice resto mods. They get a lot of attention because they have a lot of cars in a large show room.

 

 

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I suspect that the Ram Air was added on, since there are no hood locks - and I don't believe Ram Air was an option on the Q Code (I could be wrong). As well, the TuTone is SO wrongly done (not matte finish or even the right shape).

 

It's not a bad looking car at all, though... but not worth that kind of money.

Eric

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If you want a good laugh go to their website and look at prices. Narrow your search to Ford Mustang. They advertise one with a shiny undercarriage. HA :)

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

 

 

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I suspect that the Ram Air was added on, since there are no hood locks - and I don't believe Ram Air was an option on the Q Code (I could be wrong). As well, the TuTone is SO wrongly done (not matte finish or even the right shape).

 

It's not a bad looking car at all, though... but not worth that kind of money.

 

Ram Air was not an option for a 73 Q code.

-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]

 

 

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I suspect that the Ram Air was added on, since there are no hood locks - and I don't believe Ram Air was an option on the Q Code (I could be wrong). As well, the TuTone is SO wrongly done (not matte finish or even the right shape).

 

It's not a bad looking car at all, though... but not worth that kind of money.

 

Ram Air was not an option for a 73 Q code.

 

I kind of figured... but I knew you'd know for sure. ::thumb::

Eric

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Hi David,

 

I've been tracking Vanguard's selling prices for a couple of years now, and find them to be way up there all 'round. They ask for top money on most of their selling stock. :chin: I guess it's down to the old saying - buyer beware, and do your homework.

 

Greg.:)

Me too. Even called them on a Boss that was as incorrect as this car with an equally inflated price just to see if they were willing to move on the price. Nope. I'm sure someone bought it.

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Hi David,

 

I've been tracking Vanguard's selling prices for a couple of years now, and find them to be way up there all 'round. They ask for top money on most of their selling stock. :chin: I guess it's down to the old saying - buyer beware, and do your homework.

 

Greg.:)

 

Agreed. When I was looking for my stang they had one listed for sale for a long time (over one year).

 

Within their listings they used to advertise a free book about buying classics and one of the sections was if it doesn't sell for a long time then the price is to high.

 

I did mention this to them....Guess they don't believe what they publish.

 

Found the video on youtube.

 

 

http://vanguard.dealeraccelerate.net/classic-car-buying-secrets

 

Here's one that smoke and mirrors. The "shelby" comes with 2 sets of sides stripes (gold and black). Guess for the kind of mood that you're in.

 

http://vanguard.dealeraccelerate.net/vehicles/217/1970-ford-mustang-convertible

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I see the blue one is back listed again. They must sell drugs to hold that much inventory and pay all those salaries and rent or buy the space. There was a car dealership in Hendersonville where I live that was a front for drug movement. They would transport cars and guess what was riding along.

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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If you want a good laugh go to their website and look at prices. Narrow your search to Ford Mustang. They advertise one with a shiny undercarriage. HA :)

 

They are nuts with the prices on the Mustangs.

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Hey Guys,

 

Good feedback there. You got me to thinking, and it seems to me that companies operating such as Vanguard, are no doubt cashing in on the World wide phenominun of classic American cars being very, very popular these days.

 

Many collectors and enthusiasts around the world are scooping up and buying the American classic cars by the truck load. This is a fact. The World Wide Web makes all this a workable reality as well, and many dealers even offer to take care of shipping for World wide customers as well

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Companies like Vanguard see this happening, and are cashing in on making a decent profit by finding and presenting these cars for the buying public to get a hold of. Their mantra is - If it's popular, it will sell and sell for good money, the rarer the better. It would be fair to say that the cars they sell are of a good standard and would be checked over i think. Most dealers offer and accept private inspections too which is a plus for the customer. But in many cases these cars are not truely spot on cars, and have several noticeable flaws and imperfections, and are not presented period correct.

Throw in a slick marketing stratergy and presentation package and whammo!, there's the big price tag.

 

Running their companies would involve big overheads and running costs too, so that would add to the mix of asking top money for their selling stock.

But again, it gets down to customer knowledge and buyers beware. The net helps and leans in the favor of the buying public these days to educate them and make better and wiser buying descisions for themselves.

 

The one's that don't do the homework and buy blindly, end up being the victims of paying too much money for their dream car.:chin:

 

Greg.:)

:whistling: LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED

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Good summary Greg. Hopefully some will come here before making their purchase. Others might show up afterward...

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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This is my Dream 73 Mach 1. Baby Blue, Q Code; 4 speed; Fold Down; Mach1 Sport interior in Black; Rim Blow; AC. I would even put the T Handle and Magnums on it those would be personal touches that deviated from stock. Way overpriced and too many things wrong, but still closest I have ever seen to my Dream Mach 1.

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I thinks its an over priced nicely fixed up Mustang, Its in now way worth anything over $22,000 (MAX) its not Concourse in anyway shape of form, its Just a nice driver, show at Cruise Nights and local car shows.

 

just my 2 cents

Iyman

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Hi David,

 

I've been tracking Vanguard's selling prices for a couple of years now, and find them to be way up there all 'round. They ask for top money on most of their selling stock. :chin: I guess it's down to the old saying - buyer beware, and do your homework.

 

Greg.:)

 

I did buy a VERY nice, original low mile, 1971 429 CJ Mach 1 from them a couple of years ago. It was a good process, and they answered all questions honestly. BUT you do need to ASK the right questions! :) My two cents....they can be good guys!

My Original (from High School!) 1972 Mach 1 / 2014 F150 / 2018 Porsche Panamera

 

 

 

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Hi David,

 

I've been tracking Vanguard's selling prices for a couple of years now, and find them to be way up there all 'round. They ask for top money on most of their selling stock. :chin: I guess it's down to the old saying - buyer beware, and do your homework.

 

Greg.:)

 

I did buy a VERY nice, original low mile, 1971 429 CJ Mach 1 from them a couple of years ago. It was a good process, and they answered all questions honestly. BUT you do need to ASK the right questions! :) My two cents....they can be good guys!

That is good to hear. Most just want to make a buck. I just wish they would price them correct, not looking for a sucker that knows nothing.

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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I have no affiliation with this place, but I have been watching the stock at this dealer for well over a year. They are pretty highly-regarded and I came close to purchasing a '72 Mach 1 they had in this same color combo around a year ago.

 

http://www.volocars.com/vehicles/13317/1971-ford-mustang-mach-1

 

They have a pretty good mix of Mustangs in general, and they always seem to have a few '73 convertibles on hand. Pricing seems to run from the low side up to what you'd legitimately expect at a dealer, without going overboard too often. You'll see the usual things occasionally like Mach 1 stripes added, ram-air added, two-tone hood paint scheme, etc. but if the cars are solid from a lack of rust and drivetrain perspective, well we know what should and shouldn't have been available on particular models. Check out the hopped up '78 Mustang II with 347 stroker they have listed if you want a good chuckle. That car looks like it would be a blast on the weekends but I think it will be tough to get the price.

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