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I know, I know...I have an addiction. This car was close to me and I’m so glad I worked out a deal with the guy to be able to take it home. Decided to ordered a marti and found out it was quite a nice equipped sportsroof. 
 

I did post a video of this on my YouTube if you follow it! If not check out tdays21 on YouTube for my channel! 

 

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6 hours ago, Hemikiller said:

Nicely equipped car. Will make a great driver when you don't want to shift gears in the 429 car.

Definitely a very original car too! Lots of details I didn’t know about when tearing down or cool markings as well as some rare pieces I needed for my other one! 

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3 hours ago, midlife said:

You're taking really good cars away from Isostatic's ability to import them to Great Britain.  On the other hand, you could probably double your money back by selling him this vehicle!

Haha! Now you’re talking! 
 

I wish these cars didn’t have all the structural rust damage then they might be worth doing something with. 
 

In the mean time I’ll keep looking and saving what I can! 

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Now, if that was a Grabber Lime Mach 1, I'm be in awe. That would be my dream car, just like the very first one I ever saw back in 1972 in Birmingham, England and the reason I fell in love with Mach 1's. Save it if you can even though it's a fastback 302.

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Geoff.

 I learn something new every day!

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3 hours ago, Stanglover said:

Now, if that was a Grabber Lime Mach 1, I'm be in awe. That would be my dream car, just like the very first one I ever saw back in 1972 in Birmingham, England and the reason I fell in love with Mach 1's. Save it if you can even though it's a fastback 302.

I think the fact that this car is NOT a Mach 1 makes it pretty unique and cool.  Based on the YouTube videos, it's probably not worth saving.  But if Trevynd had the means, it would be an awesome car to restore back to original.  Just sucks it wouldn't be worth a fraction of the cost it would take to restore it.

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Jason (71 Mach 1, 351C 4V, 4 Spd. Toploader, Grabber Blue)

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49 minutes ago, trillizo_y_uno said:

I think the fact that this car is NOT a Mach 1 makes it pretty unique and cool.  Based on the YouTube videos, it's probably not worth saving.  But if Trevynd had the means, it would be an awesome car to restore back to original.  Just sucks it wouldn't be worth a fraction of the cost it would take to restore it.

 true and totally agree. All it takes is MONEY!! 

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Geoff.

 I learn something new every day!

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It's more about the time you want to put in it than money. There is tons to do on this one tho (seen the vid).
As I always say to myself, no matter if okish, bad or worse, they all need the same amount of paint in the end :D
Good luck!

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73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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The nice thing about having a car that is not a desirable 'collectable' is that you can do whatever you want to make it your car, without worrying about if your modifications are devaluing it.

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

--Albert Einstein

 

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According to Mustang by the Numbers, in 71 there were only 26 Grabber Lime Fastbacks with White Knit Vinyl Decor.  No way to know for sure, but I'd be willing to bet the majority of those were Mach 1s.

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Jason (71 Mach 1, 351C 4V, 4 Spd. Toploader, Grabber Blue)

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5 hours ago, trillizo_y_uno said:

According to Mustang by the Numbers, in 71 there were only 26 Grabber Lime Fastbacks with White Knit Vinyl Decor.  No way to know for sure, but I'd be willing to bet the majority of those were Mach 1s.

The Decor Group wasn't available on the Mach 1, only the convertible, sportsroof and the Boss 351. 

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16 hours ago, Stanglover said:

Now, if that was a Grabber Lime Mach 1, I'm be in awe. That would be my dream car, just like the very first one I ever saw back in 1972 in Birmingham, England and the reason I fell in love with Mach 1's. Save it if you can even though it's a fastback 302.

I don’t think I appreciated the grabber lime color until I saw it in person, it’s definitely really cool! There’s definitely something about these cars that grab on to you and make you fall in love! I got the bug when I was a kid and it never left me 

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13 hours ago, trillizo_y_uno said:

I think the fact that this car is NOT a Mach 1 makes it pretty unique and cool.  Based on the YouTube videos, it's probably not worth saving.  But if Trevynd had the means, it would be an awesome car to restore back to original.  Just sucks it wouldn't be worth a fraction of the cost it would take to restore it.

Believe it or not that’s part of what I like about it the most too. It has the look, it had cool options, nothing fancy in the drivetrain (minus traction lock) but it was unique. Always makes me wish I could go back in time and see was this car ordered with specific options by someone who wanted them? 
 

At this point I don’t really have the means to full on restore it but if I wasn’t 3/4 of the way through on my other one I prob would of tried. I would need to take it down all the way tho and see how bad some frame rails and torque boxes are cuz from a quick glance I was seeing a deck of cards in rust in too many important places 

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8 hours ago, Fabrice said:

It's more about the time you want to put in it than money. There is tons to do on this one tho (seen the vid).
As I always say to myself, no matter if okish, bad or worse, they all need the same amount of paint in the end :D
Good luck!

Good words! I had a lot of metal work in my Mach and that was expensive but this one easily needs 3X more work and sheetmetal 

so sad to see it like this

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8 hours ago, Don C said:

The nice thing about having a car that is not a desirable 'collectable' is that you can do whatever you want to make it your car, without worrying about if your modifications are devaluing it.

So true the way I see it is if this car can contribute to others in helping them restore another then it’s not wasted. Plus it really helped me see how things go together and having it as reference has been amazing 

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8 hours ago, trillizo_y_uno said:

According to Mustang by the Numbers, in 71 there were only 26 Grabber Lime Fastbacks with White Knit Vinyl Decor.  No way to know for sure, but I'd be willing to bet the majority of those were Mach 1s.

Wow that’s pretty rare! I have a feeling if I paid the 80$ this car could be boiled down to a 1 of 1 with the options. Definitely has some good ones

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3 hours ago, Hemikiller said:

The Decor Group wasn't available on the Mach 1, only the convertible, sportsroof and the Boss 351. 

I dig the decor group. I’m actually going to have some of it on my car. I’ve got the wheel well molding trim and I am thinking about keeping the upper hood trim with the small upper fender pieces. I just don’t see that on many cars. I’m not sure how Itl look with the blackout hood but I’ll hold the pieces up there and see. I won’t be using the lower rocker trim tho, that one I’m not too much of a fan 

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14 hours ago, Don C said:

you can do whatever you want to make it your car, without worrying about if your modifications are devaluing it.

That might be true in the states, but over here, noone is that picky on details simply because these cars are so rare and totally unknown. If the VIN says it's a desirable model and the car is in good condition it will bring as much bit modified as in original state if not more. I see often very basic models go for the price of greatly optioned ones simply because they look great, have a nice pair of wheels and a chrome air filter cover!

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73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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I missed out on similar car with a 351c for 500 bucks a few years back.  I'm still mad at my self for not knocking on the door.

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3 hours ago, mach71351c said:

I missed out on similar car with a 351c for 500 bucks a few years back.  I'm still mad at my self for not knocking on the door.

The yellow Mach I found in a field last winter was totally that situation where I went and knocked on the door. 
 

it was quite a pile of rust but had some goodies. Definitely worth the 500$. 
 

always worth an ask!

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You live in a country where such treasures can still be found on the side of the road, in barns or in fields, and where you can buy them for a fair amount. That's what we dream of on the other side of the big pond. Here, you can't find Mustangs to stripe without paying a fortune for them.

Frank

1972 Mach 1, 351C-2V, wimbledon white, blue all vinyl luxury

born in Dearborn, grown in the district of San José, spent a lifetime in California, moved to Germany in 2010

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