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Guys. My cancer has come back in a big way, and I'm facing a situation we never think about as we live our lives and enjoy our hobbies - what happens to all your stuff when your suddenly gone? What do your loved ones know about your cars, and parts, and diecast collection, and books, and Massive car magazine collections you have spent your life curating? Not meaning to sound like a Hallmark Network writer - but think of the extra burdens, not to mention the financial crapshoot and risks of Craigslist strangers rooting through your houses and garages when you're gone.

So, that is a very long-winded way of saying I am selling my 71 Ram Air Convertible, and I would love for someone in this community to have it. I have 5 Mustangs and 2 Jags, in total to sell, and not long to get it done. If you are in the Atlanta area and are interested (and serious), I would like to hear from you. I listed my 67 Shelby GT350 on eBay last night, as that is the most valuable of my cars and also the easiest to sell. It is kind of a test, but I'm confident it will hit the reserve.

Also, if you know of a company that handles car related estate sales - or have other ideas - I'd love to hear. What I dont have is much time.

Thanks,

Dennis - Alpharetta, GA

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Dennis, what can I say..... That's some really bad news there.

I know it won't help but my thoughts are with you.

 

I am way too far away to be a potential buyer but I hope you find someone for your valued treasures.

Like Steve said, some Jags fetch crazy prices here in Europe. Some American cars too, especially Mustangs, (except for the 71,72,73 who would have thought?) so keep that in mind.

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Dennis -

 

I am thinking of you and hate to hear what you are going through. Your comments are the same ones we all have from time-to-time. Come up with a nice write-up about your 71. Post on here and I'd bet you'll get some interest.

 

Take care of yourself.

 

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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Dennis,

So sorry to hear of your health issues. I do understand how you feel about your stuff. We all have lots of stuff if we lived any length of time. Some worth $ to others and some will end up in the recycle pile. It is better if you do help take care of the selling if you can or at least identify.

My daughter passed away last September and she was only told she was sick in August so one month. We all helped her get what she had in order. It is tough doing your will in the bed in a hospital at 46 with all your family there.

Prayers will be with you for sure. I will PM you on other info.

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

David

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Dennis, first and foremost I am very sorry to hear about your situation. Please know the my thoughts are with you and your family during this time. God Bless you and I hope everything goes how you would like it too.

 

Maybe you can post some pictures and details for all to see and we can share it amongst the group and with our friends. I would also suggest letting everyone know what the firm sales price is.

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Terrible news, Dennis - so sorry to hear this.

 

I'm also disappointed that I didn't check the membership map and touch base with you - I was actually in Atlanta last week for a business trip.

 

Good luck with everything - hopefully, you'll be getting more good news than bad as time goes. Hang in there, brother!

Eric

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Dennis,

I had sent you a PM and have not heard back. I have someone that will probably be interested in the Jags with money in hand. Also the 71 vert. So please get in touch by PM or email. Have not said anything about your situation to him.

Thanks,

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

David

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Dennis,

I had sent you a PM and have not heard back. I have someone that will probably be interested in the Jags with money in hand. Also the 71 vert. So please get in touch by PM or email. Have not said anything about your situation to him.

Thanks,

 

Thanks for everyone's thoughts, I a am sorry I have not replyed earlier. I will post photos and list the car soon. I have my Shelby on eBay and am trying to keep up with all the questions. Fortunate to have Lots of interest in the car.

Dennis

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Sorry to hear about your cancer returning. As I age I'm staring to think about thinning out some of my collections. Good luck to you.

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

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Dennis,

Foremost, our prayers are with you.

Check your PM. I'm right here next door in Johns Creek and would love to talk to you about the convertible this weekend.

 

Butch

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UPDATE:

I am sorry to say that I have not been on this site much over the past few years, but I drove my 71 tonight, and it spurred me to visit here.

Looking things over, I found this post of mine from 2 years ago, when life was VERY different - as I was facing a very poor cancer prognosis, and the task of getting rid of all my 'stuff'.  Thankfully, I just completed 2 years of a clinical trial with Immunotherapy drugs, and am cancer free for now.

 

The Shelby and the dirt bike are gone, but no regrets - as I still have too many projects.  

 

It was a joy to have the 71 Mustang out tonight, and see the beautiful sunset in Atlanta on a cool, fall evening.  Many thanks to all Of you who posted such kinds words about my circumstances.  They were (and still are) - much appreciated.

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That is great news. So glad you kicked it's ass. My neighbor has battled for years but just keeps going. I hear his diesel pu crank up every morning as he goes to work and he is 76.

Enjoy the rides I know it brings back memories.

Cheers

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 am so happy for you that you are still with us. And even happier you are cancer free! It's great you got to drive it and enjoy another sunset.

 

I often wonder what will happen to my Mustang. I have owned it for 36 years, I can't imagine someone else owning and driving it. I don't think anyone in my family wants it and I doubt any of my friends are interested either.

'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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Excellent news! How about a current pic of your car?

 

Glad you got it out and enjoyed it!

 

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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GREAT GREAT NEWS! It is truly a wonderful thing for you and your family to beat your cancer and the pleasure to make more plans for the future. Congratulations! Get out and enjoy your family and time with your hobbies. Both will keep you grounded in how important everyday is.

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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