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A real enthusiast showed up at my door yesterday - took one look at my gorgeous Stang and offered me m00lah for it. 

...............and I said yes???? :classic_blink: :help::classic_ohmy:          .... here I go again ....WTF have I done ?  :classic_ninja:

...what I do to get new peeps into these forums ....Rocketyfoot, you owe me a beer. :classic_laugh:

Why is it us guys can get so attached to a piece of steel ??
...I'm now going to go into the corner of my garage and have a melt down :classic_blush:

 

 

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4 hours ago, 1sostatic said:

A real enthusiast showed up at my door yesterday - took one look at my gorgeous Stang and offered me m00lah for it. 

...............and I said yes???? :classic_blink: :help::classic_ohmy:          .... here I go again ....WTF have I done ?  :classic_ninja:

...what I do to get new peeps into these forums ....Rocketyfoot, you owe me a beer. :classic_laugh:

Why is it us guys can get so attached to a piece of steel ??
...I'm now going to go into the corner of my garage and have a melt down :classic_blush:

 

 

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I don't know if I should say "Congratulation" or  "What was you thinking".  I guess that if you were willing to sell it then it really wasn't the one for you. So now you are going to go off again looking for another one rolling the dice and hoping you don't crap out.  :whistling:

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46 minutes ago, Kilgon said:

I don't know if I should say "Congratulation" or  "What was you thinking".  I guess that if you were willing to sell it then it really wasn't the one for you. So now you are going to go off again looking for another one rolling the dice and hoping you don't crap out.  :whistling:

I'll be back doing research again ... but keeping options open

I have to say though, that the 71 - 351C is my all time favourite car. 

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Get yourself a nice 71 Boss 351 since now you have all that cash burning a hole in your pocket. :biggrin:

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17 minutes ago, rio1856 said:

Get yourself a nice 71 Boss 351 since now you have all that cash burning a hole in your pocket. :biggrin:

I'd like to find a vert ...but can never find a nice one., ...the one's I was looking at before needed 5 years and $15,000 worth of work

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You always want one you haven’t got. I occasionally look for a good fastback myself!

But I do really like the verts!

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Oh my! I'm not sure I could sell mine. If I did, it would have to be for silly money,......even then, I'd be heartbroken. 

Hopefully, the money was strong enough to fund another vehicle you like. Sometimes, with any special car, you can't replace it for the money you sell for. Oddly enough, many new cars are more expensive than a classic or special interest vehicle. 1sostatic, perhaps part of the thrill is the search, no?

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Now you'll have to buy another one, ship it across the pond, and wonder all the time it is in transit whether an Atlantic storm will wash it overboard.  I think your listening to static on the headphones too long has damaged your limey thinking...

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On 10/4/2021 at 8:07 PM, tony-muscle said:

Without you knowing you are being a car importer that test drives his cars for a couple months before selling them.:whistling:

That does seem to be the process -- find pearls and import ...and as Midlife rightly says - I'm a Limey brit with a problem :help: 

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5 hours ago, midlife said:

I think you need a Boss 351 Convertible, with the Frank Cone option.  There are a few listed around here...

And, pray, what whopping amount of m00lah will be required to find one of these that isn't a smoker, riddled with rust, perished pipes and has a wiring harness held together with insulting tape and bubble gum ?  :biggrin:

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On 10/9/2021 at 1:53 AM, 1sostatic said:

And, pray, what whopping amount of m00lah will be required to find one of these that isn't a smoker, riddled with rust, perished pipes and has a wiring harness held together with insulting tape and bubble gum ?  :biggrin:

But that is "patina"....

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2 hours ago, midlife said:

Where did it go? 

Sold ...gone .!!  :classic_ninja:...........in the hands of a real enthusiast though. :thumb:

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...once again - I'm a 7173 tramp. 

 

 

 

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Talk about "What Did I Do?",........I go and move from Los Angeles to Boise Idaho. Now, I finally got both of my dragboats side-by-side in the garage, along with my wife's new car, ( 3-car garage ), but my Mach needs some attention. For the last 31 years that I've owned it, it has always lived outside in mild L.A. weather, where I've fixed whatever in my driveway. The problem is, I now live in an H.O.A. neighborhood, and it's rapidly getting into winter temps outside ( read that snow ). Now, I can't put it in the garage ( no space ) to do the work, the H.O.A. will gripe if I put it on jackstands in my driveway, and even if I could, it's becoming too cool outside to work. I called a few shops locally, they either refuse to work on an "old" car, or you have to make an appointment for next month........and, it's my only car. Thank God my wife works from home, so I can borrow hers until the shop takes me. Looks like I may have to own a second car just for winter, if nothing else

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HOA's are an abomination.  I put 5 offers on 3+ car garage houses here in Tucson, but had to pull back on all but the last one as they won't allow any businesses in the development, even consultants or accountants.  I feel for you, Spike.

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HOAs really suck. You have to pay them every month for the privilege of being told what you cannot do, and what you have to do, on your own property. My wife and I will not live in one. We made that mistake once 30 years ago, fortunately it was a rather mild example of one.

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HOA's are truly an abomination. When I lived in Florida I had 3 homes where I had an HOA. On my last move in Florida, I finally had made enough money to be able to buy a house on a one acre lot where there was no HOA. You literally cannot buy a "normal" home in South Florida without an HOA, they are everywhere. Unless you spend big for a custom home on your own land, you live in an HOA. They make your life impossible, you cannot do anything without consulting them, and in at least 2 of them, the people running them were stealing money and property from others. It is crazy what happens on these HOA's. On the last one I lived in the President was a retired Brazilian police officer that was in a wheelchair. He and the VP of the association, also retired, decided to become the "security guards" of the HOA. They started paying themselves thousands of dollars a month to walk around the HOA, which they always did anyways, and look around for crime... They were finally voted out and removed but not before they stole 10's of thousands of dollars. This was during the housing crash of 2007-2008. Worse thing about the HOA's is that they will go full force against you, fining you, and putting their lawyers on you with your own money (from you HOA fees), but when things really go bad, and you get a real bad element in the community, which is what happened in 2007-2008 when a lot of people abandoned their homes and stopped paying their mortgages, and the squatters came in, they would not do anything to remove all the squatters and the crime that they brought in. I can tell you all types of horror stories about HOA's. 

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I left Florida after retirement and moved to Idaho.  The flight from HOAs was one of the many reasons for the move.

Out here is far north Idaho, HOAs are almost non-existent.  The county I live in is a time machine to the past.  One stoplight in the whole county!  Not only no HOA, but no building codes and no site plan approvals.  Build what you want, where you want, on your own land.  Try not to piss off your neighbor (none of whom you can see since they're so spread out) and you can pretty much do whatever you want.

Freedom is a wonderful thing when you truly find it.

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9 hours ago, Spike Morelli said:

Talk about "What Did I Do?",........I go and move from Los Angeles to Boise Idaho. Now, I finally got both of my dragboats side-by-side in the garage, along with my wife's new car, ( 3-car garage ) Looks like I may have to own a second car just for winter, if nothing else.

Well Spike, I'm going to stick my neck out, but maybe your priorities are wrong. Drag boats in the garage while the MUSTANG stays outside!! Hmmm. 

As for your "second" car, that's pretty common in Snow Country, but don't forget your "Snow Tires" eh!

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