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Hey guys and gals, I found what looks like a nice 72 Mach 1. The problem is I don't want to drag a trailer 400 miles each way to look at it and be disappointed. Is there anyone that really knows these cars, that is close to Kingston, NH? I would be willing to comp you for your efforts. Please feel free to message me and include a phone number and we can talk about the car. 

 

Thanks for your help.......SLO-RIDE

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Yes, it's green and a Q code. Do you know the car?

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Hey guys and gals, I found what looks like a nice 72 Mach 1. The problem is I don't want to drag a trailer 400 miles each way to look at it and be disappointed. Is there anyone that really knows these cars, that is close to Kingston, NH? I would be willing to comp you for your efforts. Please feel free to message me and include a phone number and we can talk about the car. 

 

Thanks for your help.......SLO-RIDE

The tolls are stupid in that area especially with a two axle trailer.

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

David

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The pics that he posted in the ad are from when he bought the car. He wouldn't take new pictures and send them to me. The car looks good in the pics, but we've all see nice pictures that don't show the bad.  That's why I was looking for a knowledgeable person to look it over without traveling 800+ miles.

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I should also add, this guy has been trying to sell this Mach 1 since last summer. That raises a red flag to me.

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That's a big red flag. If someone won't take new pictures for $30K they either don't have access to the car (as in it's not their car) or the car has been destroyed. Using someone else's pictures and posting them is a favorite scam.

 

Recommended reading about how scams work:

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1971-429scj-for-sale

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-monroe-washington-car-eval

 

You might try setting up an appointment with the seller and see what kind of response you get.

 

 

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

--Albert Einstein

 

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I don't think it's a scam. I've talked to him by phone and email. He sent me the marti-report, and was willing to have me come see the car. The red flag for me is it hasn't sold in nearly a year......he dropped the price a bit, but still should have sold if it really looks as good as the pics. I like to color, the options....just being cautious. :huh:

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If he hasn't sold in a year, you have leverage. And the most leverage you will have is standing in front of him with a trailer, ready to buy his car. The miles you would have to drive are pretty insignificant in the long run. Just be ready to drive away if you can't reach a deal. I bet he would call before you got home.

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I should also add, this guy has been trying to sell this Mach 1 since last summer. That raises a red flag to me.

 

 

I think it's more that it's on the high end of the price spectrum for a '72, and not one of the more desirable color combinations. Green on green with a standard interior is a tough sell for the majority.

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It is pretty bare bones for sure. I think in today's pandemic sales drop the price is way high. I would just about bet that the doors and quarters have rust bubbles in them. Which means start over. What someone has in a car has little to do with the selling price.

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

David

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Thanks to everyone that gave some input on this thread as well as the PM's. It's good input that helps each other make better choices. I think I will pass on this Mach 1 in hopes to find another. My hope is to find one with a 351, 4 spd., and AC would be great. It also must be a clean finished ride. Take care everyone.

 

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Yes, it's green and a Q code. Do you know the car?

No, saw it on CL

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Good plan. There are good cars out there for money.

Link to my 72 Q code: pics added 2/16/19

https://www.supermotors.net/registry/28719/88030-2

 

Link to my now sold 72 H.O

https://www.supermotors.net/registry/5858

 

My 70 Boss racecar

https://www.supermotors.net/registry/6520

 

 

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I performed a Google reverse image search on this car and found a listing on another site:

 

https://www.cars-on-line.com/gen3-cars/col1/posting/96389

 

Seems legit though since it is also Kingston NH and not located in another state as we would see with a scam. The pictures show a beautiful car, yes perhaps overpriced a bit, but in this other listing the price is stated as $30K or best reasonable offer. Very clean without the front and rear spoilers, and I am a fan of green so the interior / exterior combo wouldn't bother me. The car has a manual trans as well which is desirable. I just don't get that he won't provide new pics, so this tells us the car likely no longer looks like the posted images. It certainly would be worth someone nearby taking a look just to see what the issues are.

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He might figure a 'reasonable offer' from $30K is $29.5 and won't budge. Could also be a bit dusty/ dirty and does not want new pics to show something not at his top value.

 

Hard to tell without actually making the trip and seeing the car as well as on-the-spot discussion on what it will take to sell. Personally I would not find a 400 mile drive (one way) all that extreme for something you might enjoy for years to come. IMO, it does have some fairly attractive drive train aspects and the ext color works well on it.

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I should also add, this guy has been trying to sell this Mach 1 since last summer. That raises a red flag to me.

 

 

I think it's more that it's on the high end of the price spectrum for a '72, and not one of the more desirable color combinations. Green on green with a standard interior is a tough sell for the majority.

 

Nothing wrong with green on green, or for that matter brown on brown, blue on blue... The colour will not determine the final price of the car today; the option list and more importantly, the overall condition of the car.

"Yes dear", has kept me in the hobby a long time...

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I should also add, this guy has been trying to sell this Mach 1 since last summer. That raises a red flag to me.

 

 

I think it's more that it's on the high end of the price spectrum for a '72, and not one of the more desirable color combinations. Green on green with a standard interior is a tough sell for the majority.

 

Nothing wrong with green on green, or for that matter brown on brown, blue on blue... The colour will not determine the final price of the car today; the option list and more importantly, the overall condition of the car.

 

 

As the owner of a blue on blue car, I don't have an issue with the color combo, I actually like the 71-72 dark green interior. However, I'm not, nor are you, the *majority*. The majority are not on this site. Put two identical cars side by side, one green and one red, and the majority will buy the red one 10 to 1.

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