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Love the paint scheme, turtle!

 

Thanks! I really didnt care for the yellow that was on it when i got it. So i checked the door tag and the original color was light pewter mettallic, so that what i went back to. i like it alot.

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408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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I got my 73 convertible quite by accident. A friend of mine saw it in July of 1989 parked on the side of the road at the Mile High Nationals in Morrison, Colorado with a for sale sign on it. She told me about it the next day. I wanted a blue convertible, but figured that I couldn't afford it. I blew it off. Three months later, another friend of mine saw it again in Golden, Colorado, still with the for sale sign on it. He took the phone # down and called me. After several conversations with the owner, I decided to drive from Ft Collins to Denver to take a look at it. At the time, the owner was asking $7500 for it. I took $4000 with me and decided that if he would take that much, it would be mine. I spent an hour going over the car. It was a one owner car, with the original paperwork and bill of sale from Shawnee Mission Ford. It had been painted once, but other than that, was all original and not molested. I got up the courage and offered him $3500 for it on the spot. He promptly rejected my offer and came back with $6000. I then offered $4000. Once again, he declined and came down to $5500. I pulled the $4000 out of my pocket and told him that's all I had and if he wanted to sell it, that was all he was going to get. I told him to think about it and went in to the Holiday Inn (Where we met in the parking lot), to get a beverage. I figured that the deal was over and he would take the car back home. I came back out 15 minutes later, and he took my offer. I believe that his wife pressured him in to taking my offer, (bless her heart). By then it was getting dark. We found a police station close by, they witnessed the signing of the title and notorized it. I was the proud new owner of a 1973 Blue Glow Metallic Deluxe Mustang Convertible! Oh Happy Day!! I drove the car 6 months, then decided it was time to freshen her up. Fast forward 23 1/2 years. The freshen up turned in to a nut and bolt restoration/restomod. I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. She'll be back on the road very soon!!!

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any more stories out there ?

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

 

Ron

 

1972 mustang convertible

2005 mustang convertible

1999 mustang convertible white (sold)

1994 mustang convertible white (sold)

2008 ford edge copper

2006 cadillac cts radaint bronze

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My first car was a junked up 83 Monte Carlo that was in 2 major accidents before I bought. The car was a total POS but it survived Chicago winters and only left me stranded 2 or 3 times (to include Homecoming). I tell that story to preface my 72 Mustang story. My first car was ALMOST a 76 Nova that was in the back country of Wisconsin. The guy wanted $500 but my dad wanted to work him down to $400 and it needed some serious work. The seller didn't budge but I sat in it for the test drive and it was suped-up a good bit. The car rumbled and nearly hopped in idle. I got the itch. The next car we looked at was a near rusted out 71 Mustang with a 351C in it. I didn't get to test drive it but my Dad did. He was gone for 20 mins driving it and came back and said, "I'm not getting you that car, you'll kill yourself...it's too fast." Fair enough...I later got the 83 Monte Carlo with a 305 (in 1994).

Since then, I grew up, moved away, joined the Army and got on with life. After a deployment I started looking for a near mint 83 Monte Carlo because...well, it was my first car and I could afford one for more than $500 (what we paid for it). As I looked I came across a 72 Medium Brown Metallic coupe for sale about 200 miles away. I didn't know much about cars comparatively, but I remembered the 71 my Dad drove and I always liked that style. I hated the Fox body look and the 64.5 to 68 models seem like a dime a dozen that old ladies drove. Anyway...I bought the car (with a 250 engine) and that's how I got started. I later picked up a barn-find 70 model as well.

 

....Quick note for Spain72Mustang since he bumped the thread...I grew up on Archer and Cicero on the Southside of Chicago.

-Former 70 & 72 Mustang Owner.

-69 Torino GT, Formal Roof, 351W, Edelbrock 600 cfm, Edelbrock 351W Performer RPM intake, headers, AOD trans, dual flowmasters w/H pipe, Pertronix II Billet, 3.5 TRACLOC g/r, 15" Magnum 500s, 100A alt, aluminum radiator, electric fan, Pro-car seats, mini-starter...owned since Dec 13.

-70 Mach 1, 351W, Edelbrock E-Street EFI, VHX instrument cluster, Hooker headers, dual flowmasters, Pertronix II, 15" Magnum 500s, 150A alt, aluminum radiator, dual electric fans, Pro-car seats, mini-starter

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rutkak nice i lived by archer and kedvale over bye currie h.s.,looks like your far from me now

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

 

Ron

 

1972 mustang convertible

2005 mustang convertible

1999 mustang convertible white (sold)

1994 mustang convertible white (sold)

2008 ford edge copper

2006 cadillac cts radaint bronze

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rutkak nice i lived by archer and kedvale over bye currie h.s.,looks like your far from me now

 

Oh yeah, roger that. I lived off of Archer & Laramie, Archer & Nagle and Archer and Newcastle growing up. I joined the Big Green Machine back in 96 so Uncle Sam has sent me all over the South East and overseas.

-Former 70 & 72 Mustang Owner.

-69 Torino GT, Formal Roof, 351W, Edelbrock 600 cfm, Edelbrock 351W Performer RPM intake, headers, AOD trans, dual flowmasters w/H pipe, Pertronix II Billet, 3.5 TRACLOC g/r, 15" Magnum 500s, 100A alt, aluminum radiator, electric fan, Pro-car seats, mini-starter...owned since Dec 13.

-70 Mach 1, 351W, Edelbrock E-Street EFI, VHX instrument cluster, Hooker headers, dual flowmasters, Pertronix II, 15" Magnum 500s, 150A alt, aluminum radiator, dual electric fans, Pro-car seats, mini-starter

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glad you been safe all these years,your always welcome back home anytime.

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

 

Ron

 

1972 mustang convertible

2005 mustang convertible

1999 mustang convertible white (sold)

1994 mustang convertible white (sold)

2008 ford edge copper

2006 cadillac cts radaint bronze

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lets hear some more new stories.

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

 

Ron

 

1972 mustang convertible

2005 mustang convertible

1999 mustang convertible white (sold)

1994 mustang convertible white (sold)

2008 ford edge copper

2006 cadillac cts radaint bronze

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I've been around mustangs all my life (42 years) starting with the 65 convertible that my parents bought new six years before I was born. My dad said to my mom that this car will go to my son when they bought it. I have two older sisters but that car has always been mine since before I was born. When I was a young kid I must have put 200,000 miles on it pretending to drive it in the garage. It originally was a 200 I-6 with a 3-speed transmission but has been through many engines and transmissions. I still have it and it is 95% finished with its 3rd restoration. My user ID is because of this car.

 

In the mid-70s I remember a much older cousin having a super cool looking grabber blue Mach 1 in the garage at my Aunt's house. Being 6 or 7 years old I thought that had to be one of the fastest car ever made because it looked like it was going 100mph just sitting there! That image stuck with me.

 

Fast forward 35 years. Unbeknownst to me my sister-in-law's husband bought a 71 Mach 1 from his cousin and was thinking about fixing it up. A few months later he decided other priorities were more important and wanted to pass it on to someone else. My sis-in-law knew I liked Mustangs and gave me a call asking if I was interested. I was like what?, Mach 1?, when did you get a Mach 1?, Heck yeah I'm interested! They live about an hour away so I drove up to check it out the following weekend and bought it.

 

That was the first one, what about the rest of them? I'm glad you asked. I put the car in the back yard and was tinkering with it some as time allowed. My 17 year old son was working on the 93 GT with a few of his high school buddies. One of them wandered onto the deck and saw the Mach 1 in the back yard. He asked if he could look at it. My two younger sons ages 11 and 6, were watching this all play out as they were trying to find ways to hang out with the cool HS boys. So now the whole heard of boys went from working on what they thought was a big, cool 5.0L V-8 engine to opening the hood on the Mach 1 and one of them exclaimed "Now THAT'S an engine!" My younger boys took note and were relentless in saying they want Mach 1s as their first cars. As luck would have it two somewhat striped roller Mach 1s became available. I thought, hmm I can give Mach 1 parts out Christmas and birthday presents for the next several years and have a father/son project assembly line kind of thing going on with my boys.

 

Since these two cars were missing engines and parts I started looking for the missing items and bought a few things from member Pony Pastor on here who lives in Tampa. I was traveling to Tampa about once a month with work and one trip Tim said he saw an ad on Craigslist for a couple of Mach 1 parts cars. I went to see the guy and bought them both.

 

My next trip down to Tampa I went to visit Tim who had just acquired the red 71 M C6 car. He was going to restore it to pristine show car condition like he does but after running the numbers decided it was just out of range for him to be feasible since he shops out much of the specialized repair work. Tim was just starting to part it out when I visited. I looked it over and saw it needed floors, cowl, battery apron, right rear frame rail and trunk pan. It also had all my favorite options and was in repairable condition. I asked if he'd sell it. After scratching his head and saying he'd not considered that said sure.

 

A few months later Marks73 sent me a message about a guy in NC who was selling a stalled Mach 1 project that had a lot of new sheet metal ready to weld on and knew many of those items were things I would need. So I bought that one but it was really two cars because the guy had also stripped another Mach 1 and the sale included all those parts, engines, rears, etc.

 

Then another buddy pointed me toward a nicely optioned 72 Q-code. I looked it over and our Mach 1 population grew again.

 

Then I saw the ad for the rust-free 71 M 4-speed Mach 1 from California. After a few months of deliberation I decided to give the guy a call. It is a 100% original, true survivor car that is drivable now. I drive this one fairly often and if I ever do a show car this is the candidate. All the original parts are there and I have the build sheet and Emminger invoice. In reality I don't need this one but it being a 4-speed makes it quite fun to drive while the others are on the very slow moving repair and restore assembly line. Who knows, I may just sell this one once one of the others becomes available to drive.

 

Some of the non-repairable cars have since been chopped up. Others have been resold due to the realization that my back yard is not a Mach 1 sanctuary.

 

All in all I've lost count of the cars in the corral but the father/son and now father/daughter (since my oldest daughter who's 10 wants equal treatment to what I'm doing with the boys) aspect is very rewarding.

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I had been drooling over a Porsche 356 replica that uses the motor from donor Subarus... But the waiting list is about 5 years.

 

So my attention started turning toward convertible muscle cars, and the first one to come along at the right time was the one in my avatar.

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Here's my story summarized (kinda). And warning there is talk about Chevys in here, so don't hate me, I like all muscle cars.

 

It was always a fascination my father got me into and he died when I was 13 so I had to keep the dream we had alive of getting these classic muscle cars. Second year of high school I got a 2011 Camaro and was just that kid with the "sexy" car. And then my third year of high school, end of the year to the day school got out I was driving to my girlfriend's school to pick her up to hang out and I look in my rear view mirror and see this mustang behind me. I thought to myself, I know that's a mustang, but it's not a mustang, the headlights are wrong. I get into the right lane and the car catches up to me and we're side by side going down a highway, and I look down to the side of the car and I can make out the faded words GT500, and then it hit me. I was driving next to car history, a 1967 Shelby GT500 survivor.

Then the next day came and I was with my girlfriend again and we stopped to get gas (in my Camaro) and I hear that muscle car sound pulling in the gas station, and there was a 1969 Camaro SS, the guy pulled into next to me. There it was the first generation and fifth generation Camaros. So I took a picture and talked with the guy. And it was that night I decided to dedicate the summer to finding me a classic car. I was always looking for a classic '67-69 Camaro and every time I had a deal with the owner he'd back down. So now the first generation Camaros is a unicorn car to me, always alluding me.

 

Here's a photo of my Camaro and the '69 Camaro SS that started the search.

 

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So it was coming to the end of summer and I had a deal lined up for a '73 Conv Mustang and the owner had second thoughts about letting the car go because of people coming and looking at it and wanting to make it a drag car, so I got put down out of that deal because of other people's actions. And then about two days later, I find a '67 Camaro that just needed a little work for the right price, I had my cousin ready in his flatbed to head with me to get it and I receive the message "sold it" those words devastated me for a week.

Later my cousin saw that I was disappointed and let down, so he mentioned about having a '73 Mach 1 Mustang at his house that he recently replaced the gas tank in. I sat on it for a week and gave him a call and went to take a look at it. Thought two days about his price ($3,500, which is what he bought it for quite a while back, it was a 2 owner car before my cousin) and the car and called him back and told him it was a deal. The car has the original 351C 2V in it. The car was painted at some point so the markings were covered (which had my speculations about it not being a Mach 1 until I searched the VIN), but now it needs a new paint job, so they're coming back. The car has sunbaked interior so it needs to be replaced. But best of all, it has never left the county I live in. So I won't only be restoring a piece of Mustang history, but history of where I live. So it will be a great project car for me since it is now my last year of High School. And people around the community I have talked to about helping me with things I am unable to do are excited to be working on a classic car.

 

And here is a photo of my '73 Mach 1 Mustang. (And just so you know, I officially bought it Saturday. So I'm a new owner of an old car :P and I am starting to work on it little by little.)

 

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1973 MUSTANG MACH 1 COOL STORY, GLAD TO SEE YOUR PASSION FOR THE CLASSICS GLAD IS THE 7173 MUSTANGS,BUT IM LIKE YOU I LIKE A LOT OF CLASSICS THE CUDA,CHALLENGER,BUT LOVE MY MUSTANG

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

 

Ron

 

1972 mustang convertible

2005 mustang convertible

1999 mustang convertible white (sold)

1994 mustang convertible white (sold)

2008 ford edge copper

2006 cadillac cts radaint bronze

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Back in 1989 my dad went to look at a 1958 Ford convertible like he had in high school. It was in a huge garage and I noticed a car in the center covered up but some yellow paint and side pipes were sticking out. I asked if I could look at it. Underneath was a grabber yellow 1971 Mach 1 with a 351C. It was a 19 year old boys dream car. We started it up and the sound of the side pipes had me sold. My dad and I made a package deal and both the cars were ours. Two years later the cops made me remove the pipes. I still have my first car to this day and I finally had it restored last year.

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Back in 1989 my dad went to look at a 1958 Ford convertible like he had in high school. It was in a huge garage and I noticed a car in the center covered up but some yellow paint and side pipes were sticking out. I asked if I could look at it. Underneath was a grabber yellow 1971 Mach 1 with a 351C. It was a 19 year old boys dream car. We started it up and the sound of the side pipes had me sold. My dad and I made a package deal and both the cars were ours. Two years later the cops made me remove the pipes. I still have my first car to this day and I finally had it restored last year.

Congrats you lucky dog.:D

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.... so don't hate me, I like all muscle cars.

 

 

That´s the spirit. Cool cars are not defined by brand but by appearance.

Chevelle SS, Chevy Nova, Olds 442, Mopars in general, Torinos, 7173 Mustangs.... bring them on! :)

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@Luxstang, I know. I always see people arguing over what car is better because of who they're made by. My girlfriend and I started dating last November and she went from not knowing anything about cars to naming almost every Mopar there is. And it's always funny to see people argue what's better when every car is different. No two cars are exactly the same, and that's the way it should be.

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lot of new people so lets hear some storys of how you got your mustang.

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

 

Ron

 

1972 mustang convertible

2005 mustang convertible

1999 mustang convertible white (sold)

1994 mustang convertible white (sold)

2008 ford edge copper

2006 cadillac cts radaint bronze

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All my brothers ( 4 of 'em) were taken out by my father when they were of driving age to pick out any car of thier choice ( within reason).

My father and brothers all had some cool cars when I was just the snot-nosed youngest boy of the bunch.

A nice Coronet 440 convertible, a Galaxie 500 fastback, an AMX, an Opel GT, a Sunbeam Alpine, Cougar XR7, Duster, Satellite Sebring, F-85, an awesome El Camino SS 396 (I wanted that one badly, but he traded it for the Cougar). There were others too.

My dad comes to me one day and says that super-cars are dead...there will be nothing but beat-up used cars available when I am old enough to drive. "So lets go get something now", he says. "It will stay in the garage until you are old enough to drive."

What gear-head kid could resist that offer?

 

And, so we did, and 40+ years later...I still have it.

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With Aussie muscle cars now being pretty unaffordable American muscle is a cheap and very attractive option. Back in the 80s US muscle was expensive and our Falcon GTs,coupes, Monaros ,chargers ,toranas where cheap now these cost more than a SuperBird/Daytona or Shelby GT 500 or LS6 Chevelle. I love all muscle cars but must admit i am drawn more to the GM brand, Strangely I love oddball stuff like 68 69 428 pontiac Gand prix or 67 Buick GS 400s, 68 Olds Delta 88 coupe with a 455 (been in 1 with a joe mondello prepped engine awesome and then some) ,70 ss 454 monte carlos, mercury x100s, muscle barges if you will,as well as all the standards like chevelles camaros firebirds 442,torinos,cyclones etc. I have to confess mustangs have always been at the very bottom of the list of preferred muscle cars.so this time around i initially was going to buy a hemi orange 71 super bee but it turned out to be to rusty for my liking. I then looked at a 70 cougar eliminator 428 this turned out to be even rustier, that really shit me because I love those cats and hate to see one thats near beyond repair. I ended up just looking at my mach by chance and as soon as I seen it I know it would be coming home.


Here's my story summarized (kinda). And warning there is talk about Chevys in here, so don't hate me, I like all muscle cars.

 

It was always a fascination my father got me into and he died when I was 13 so I had to keep the dream we had alive of getting these classic muscle cars. Second year of high school I got a 2011 Camaro and was just that kid with the "sexy" car. And then my third year of high school, end of the year to the day school got out I was driving to my girlfriend's school to pick her up to hang out and I look in my rear view mirror and see this mustang behind me. I thought to myself, I know that's a mustang, but it's not a mustang, the headlights are wrong. I get into the right lane and the car catches up to me and we're side by side going down a highway, and I look down to the side of the car and I can make out the faded words GT500, and then it hit me. I was driving next to car history, a 1967 Shelby GT500 survivor.

Then the next day came and I was with my girlfriend again and we stopped to get gas (in my Camaro) and I hear that muscle car sound pulling in the gas station, and there was a 1969 Camaro SS, the guy pulled into next to me. There it was the first generation and fifth generation Camaros. So I took a picture and talked with the guy. And it was that night I decided to dedicate the summer to finding me a classic car. I was always looking for a classic '67-69 Camaro and every time I had a deal with the owner he'd back down. So now the first generation Camaros is a unicorn car to me, always alluding me.

 

Here's a photo of my Camaro and the '69 Camaro SS that started the search.

 

 

 

So it was coming to the end of summer and I had a deal lined up for a '73 Conv Mustang and the owner had second thoughts about letting the car go because of people coming and looking at it and wanting to make it a drag car, so I got put down out of that deal because of other people's actions. And then about two days later, I find a '67 Camaro that just needed a little work for the right price, I had my cousin ready in his flatbed to head with me to get it and I receive the message "sold it" those words devastated me for a week.

Later my cousin saw that I was disappointed and let down, so he mentioned about having a '73 Mach 1 Mustang at his house that he recently replaced the gas tank in. I sat on it for a week and gave him a call and went to take a look at it. Thought two days about his price ($3,500, which is what he bought it for quite a while back, it was a 2 owner car before my cousin) and the car and called him back and told him it was a deal. The car has the original 351C 2V in it. The car was painted at some point so the markings were covered (which had my speculations about it not being a Mach 1 until I searched the VIN), but now it needs a new paint job, so they're coming back. The car has sunbaked interior so it needs to be replaced. But best of all, it has never left the county I live in. So I won't only be restoring a piece of Mustang history, but history of where I live. So it will be a great project car for me since it is now my last year of High School. And people around the community I have talked to about helping me with things I am unable to do are excited to be working on a classic car.

 

And here is a photo of my '73 Mach 1 Mustang. (And just so you know, I officially bought it Saturday. So I'm a new owner of an old car :P and I am starting to work on it little by little.)

 

 

:cool: Dude I too love em all. I have never been able to work out how people can hate a great car just because of the badge

He has all the vices I admire and none of the virtues I despise

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My fascination with cars goes back as far as I can remember, even as a small boy I used to love the sound of V8's. My dad and his mates had hotted up cars and I just grew up around it all, as I got older I had older friends with hotted up and show cars and would some times get dropped off or picked up at school by some of my mates. As a 14/15 year old school kid a lot of my school friends would be in ore of what cars I'd be in. After school done the usual thing got a job and bought a car, actually bought a very worked motor and trans off one of my friends first then the car. Ended up working in an engine shop, did my apprenticeship and worked on/ built many race cars/engines. I always had fast cars as a young fella and loved it. One day just had enough of it all (for reasons we won't go into here) and got out of it all. So one day I thought I wouldn't mind building a nice cruiser. I located a 72 falcon coupe (always loved them and still do) and started locating parts. In 2009 I had a very serious workplace accident and had to sell it, as my insurance company had a stipulation that you only pay them and they don't pay you. Anyway when things got better financially, I would buy another car. As Luke mentioned in his post the price of our Aussie muscle cars are so overpriced nowadays, that the American stuff is such a bargain and you get more bang for your buck. Also Australia never made a convertible and I always wanted a convertible. So about 2 years ago I started looking. We looked at all sorts of things, 63/4 Galaxies, 60s Lincolns, a couple of Mopars and a 71 Buick GS stage 1 to name a few. I wasn't interested in 64-70 Mustangs as that there is that many around and I have always preferred the look of the 71-73s anyway. I was looking locally and in the US. Anyway I was looking in the US one day and came across a gold and black Q code convertible, I showed my wife and she really liked it, so it went into the maybe pile. After looking for quite a while I thought time to start inquiring about some of the ones we both liked, but the Mustang was gone. Oh well someone's bought it and that was that. Everything we liked was either sold, a pile of crap, or by the time we did the math to get it here it was more than what I wanted to spend. About 6 months or so later, I see a gold and black Q code for sale in Australia, could not believe it, has to be the same one. I show my wife and she thought I found it again in the US, then told her it was over here. Anyway the price at first was a bit high, so the search went on. I was getting a bit over spending money on getting reports done on so called good cars in the US that I decided to find something here that I can see. Cars came and went, that same Mustang was still for sale but was still a bit high in price. One day I see that the car has dropped a fair bit, still a little bit more than what I wanted spend but with a bit of haggling and my wife saying we could stretch the budget a bit more if it was the car I wanted, I thought why not. So the next day we were working down near where the car was for sale, after we finished we called him and went to look at the car. It was in the back of the shed behind a heap of cars, I said can we get it outside for a look, the battery was flat and he didn't seem too interested in getting the car going or out, so we left. A couple of days later we had a job postponed so we went to look at a 60s Lincoln, not a bad car just needed paint as it was a bit thin on the edges, so I made him an offer but he said it wasn't enough (the car was advertised a few weeks later for a grand less than what I offered him) so my wife says what about the Mustang. I thought well if the guy selling wasn't too interested the other day than what's the use. I ended up calling him and said I was the guy from the other day that looked at the Mustang. Well it was like I was talking to a different person, I asked if he could get the car going and have it outside for a look, no problem he says, so down we went. When we arrived he was busy with someone else, so I could look around the car without anyone annoying me. I notice a few small things and when he's finished he comes out and starts talking, telling me how great the car is, but when I start point things out, he comes clean on some other small things. All right time to go for a test drive, first thing though we need fuel as it's on empty. After putting in some fuel he asks if I want to have a drive, I said no as everyone on the Gold Coast drives like it's a racetrack and I don't want to be in an accident in someone else's car. I sat in the passengers seat listening and taking note of things, we get back after about half an hour or so and I said give me some time to discuss it with my wife. She absolutely loves it and asks what I think of it, I tell her what I found with it but said it drove well and the things I found are nothing overly major or were going to affect the car too much. So the haggling went on and at the end got it for less than it was advertised for, complianced, registered and a brand new roof and back glass as well. As for if it was the same car I saw advertised in the US we're unsure of, as I met the guy who imported it in from the US at a car show last year on the Coast and I said that I thought that I had seen advertised over there and I thought it was him that bought it. He told me that he bought it over there while holidaying and that it was advertised in a local paper, but was no mention of it being a Q code it was only when he saw the VIN that he realised what he was looking at. I told him that it was online as a Q code but I could not remember which state it was advertised but I thought that it was around that way where he got it from. We both agreed that this was highly possible then as there was not a lot of these cars built and to have 2 cars the same, for sale and disappear from sale at the same time was highly unlikely. We like to think that this car was destined to be with us.

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easter sunday in chicago was such a beautiful day,high 70s had the windows open and thinking about my car it has been in the shop for a couple weeks getting the floors and inner rockers installed and i heard the roar of a v8 almost had whiplash trying to see what it was,my wife starts laughing telling me dont hurt myself i moved so fast,but what im trying to say is no matter were your at you can tell when a american v8 muscle car is passing by just by that sweet sound so many ricers try to duplacate.

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

 

Ron

 

1972 mustang convertible

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1999 mustang convertible white (sold)

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image.thumb.jpg.541c19c7ba4c43515de75c3462d69d68.jpgI'd been looking for a 67 fairlane, I couldn't really find anything worth what they wanted for it. My brother called and said he found my car car,but it was a 72 mach1, I wasn't really too excited but looked at pictures of it, called the guy, apparantly his fiancé had just left him and he wanted to get rid of the car she loved. Decided to go look at it (16 hours awAy) and came with an all original h code, sheet metal 's all original other than one front fender, floor pans original, still had/has the original am radio. I always hated these cars(like so many do) but these cars are amazing, so glad I purchased, just too bad it doesn't fit the whole family but it gives my boy and I some time bonding at the car shows or just cruising around
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My dad is an HVAC salesman and got called to a house for a quote. The owners already had some air conditioners and just needed someone to install them, when they took him into the garage to see the air conditioners, there sat my 1971 mustang. My dad offered to do the job in exchange for the car and the deal was made!

 

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I grew up around various muscle cars and their clones. However, I was always a devote GM man. Especially, Pontiac GTO. Even had a 1970 Judge for over 20 years. My two sons ended up buying Ford F150s to fix up and drive and really liked how they performed (for trucks that is). Then my daughter was turning 16 and she said she really liked a Mustang. No particular year, just a classic. Thus the search started.

I found a 1973 Grande on CL but was surprised to find that the car was litterly in the weeds. Getting it out of the weeds I carefully examined the body. Surprisingly, the exterior was in great shape, the frames were solid, and trunk looked good. However, the floor boards are toast and need replacing. I showed my daughter and she fell in love with the body style of the coupe. She did not like the interior (was well worn and weathered poorly). But she got a chance to see what a finished interior for the Grande Deluxe looks like and that is what she wants. I have been converted from the dark side (thanks to the GM bailouts irritating me and vowing me to never buy another GM).

What really got me converted was when my son decided he wanted a Mustang similar to his sisters. He found one in the hills of WV. It was in pieces and was more than we should of paid, but it seems to be working out OK. He is excited to work on it when weather and school permits. My daughter is anxious to get started on her 1973. I promised to handle the welding and painting, but she has to help with the mechanical and interior work.

 

Seems the Mustang bug is adicting. Seeing the many examples here is making me consider looking for a 71-73 convertable. I think I will be a little more picky and look for a better start and a Mach 1 for sure.

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