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$40k for me in the USA is a good estimate without paint and doing your own bodywork, assuming you start with a pretty good base. That is including the initial purchase.

I think you have to make your own estimate and then add 50% in money and at least double the time.....

 

1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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The best advice I can give on buying parts on for our cars is to do your homework and shop around because I've bought heaps of stuff cheaper than those when they have their 30% off sales. Also look into shipping options there's some awesome deals out there if you're willing to look, trust me wished I'd looked into it earlier as I'd have saved thousands on shipping over the years. Oh well live and learn I suppose.

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This one looks fairly decently priced (at $22,000 Australian dollars), assuming it doesn't have any rust issues...

 

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mortdale/cars-vans-utes/1972-ford-mustang-mach-1-coupe-fastback-351-v8-cleveland/1131936697?utm_source=criteo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=LF-cars

 

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Hi Graig,

 

Welcome from Brisbane, Australia.

 

First, my apologies for not posting my welcome earlier. I must have overlooked your intro post and totally missed it. Sorry there.

 

In any event, i am selling on my '73 Mach 1 right now, and it may just be your dream car you are chasing.;)

 

I will PM you to let you know what's happening.

 

Cheers,

 

Greg.:)

:whistling: LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED

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Hi again

 

Are these pretty typical prices for driver quality cars in the US? I know nothing about Craigslist but imagine Buyer Beware is the major caveat and you need a local agent and good inspection to avoid rip offs?

 

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/5905535030.html

 

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/5921945078.html

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Hi again

 

Are these pretty typical prices for driver quality cars in the US? I know nothing about Craigslist but imagine Buyer Beware is the major caveat and you need a local agent and good inspection to avoid rip offs?

 

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/5905535030.html

 

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/5921945078.html

 

That 2nd one (41K 'cream puff' barn find) certainly has a lot of rust in a couple pics which probably means the underside is more bad news....Big Buyer Beware!

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Hi again

 

Are these pretty typical prices for driver quality cars in the US? I know nothing about Craigslist but imagine Buyer Beware is the major caveat and you need a local agent and good inspection to avoid rip offs?

 

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/5905535030.html

 

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/5921945078.html

 

 

I would only ever buy a car sight unseen personally if I had lots of hi res pics, was from a dealer I knew, was a car I knew really well or some combination of those. I have walked away from a few cars that I had inspected professionally that also didn't meet the above. I have also seen my share of crapboxes that looked great in iPhone pics:)

 

Caveat Emptor

 

Greg

 

 

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Craig,

My '72 Mach is available, we need the space as my Dad is going to give us another Model A. I live a short distance to the port in Long Beach. I've never exported a car before so I have no clue what it takes. Maybe Greg (gpierce) knows someone in San Diego who could inspect it as an impartial third party--if I remember correctly Greg used to live in San Diego. I am an hour north of San Diego. If you want to know more about the car just PM me.

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1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger, 436rwhp

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Craig,

My '72 Mach is available, we need the space as my Dad is going to give us another Model A. I live a short distance to the port in Long Beach. I've never exported a car before so I have no clue what it takes. Maybe Greg (gpierce) knows someone in San Diego who could inspect it as an impartial third party--if I remember correctly Greg used to live in San Diego. I am an hour north of San Diego. If you want to know more about the car just PM me.

 

Thanks Dave

 

At the moment I am trying to get a feel for the market. My preference is a 71 M or Q code then followed by the 72. Yours looks like a great solid car to start with but I am still early in my decisions about holding off and seeing if the car I want can be found in Aus or whether I need to go to the USA. There is a good chance i will be in the US this year sometime for a holiday.

At the moment I am trying to not get impatient but wait until I find the car I want.

 

PS the M code 71 motor was the same used in our Falcon GT whilst the Boss 351 was prettyt much our Falcon GTHO motor.

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I would approach this the exact same way. Importing would be my last resort. Good luck!

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1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger, 436rwhp

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One thing to consider is loading the car with 'parts' that are silly expensive in Aus. find out what people need/want and use it to offset some cost.

 

I'd target the southwest for the least amount of rust. The further east/north you go, you get more rust or repairs for the same money. Solid, original and tired is better than repaired, 'upgraded' and 'restored', to me.

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