I realize lighting can play tricks but does that front driver's side fender look like its a different shade than the rest of the car on that side?
Was wondering if MJCCLASSICCARS.COM = Mike Callahan aka ObsidianII.There is so much info at your fingertips!! https://www.google.com/search?q=mjc+classic+cars+complaints&oq=MJC+cla&aqs=chrome.3.0j69i57j0l4.5069j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
When I see a 98% rating it makes me look a bit deeper!
Steve, look fender bolt heads ... those look like 5/16 to me, they should be 1/4 :chin:I don't know why the ad even mentions the Marti report or the original documentation if they are not going to show it. If you have the Marti report why isn't it one of the photos in the ad? If you are going to expect big money on an unusual car with interesting options then show us that it is original. If documented, then you certainly have a better chance of selling it to someone who knows and appreciates its rarity.
Like others have said, I don't like the way both front fenders appear to be a different shade of green. I don't think it's a lighting issue - looks like it's been repainted. What's with the weird F70-15 tire size? If these magnums were original why wouldn't you get the F60-15 tires that came with them instead of this odd size. Again, the Marti report would be nice to show here. As for the "mint" black interior - what happened to that headliner? Large stains are present on the drivers side - how does that happen on a 17K mile car that has been pampered? Seems odd that the air cleaner lid has no decals. Not sure where those rogue red wires go running along the drivers side shock tower.
If it's original, it is a cool car. I like the idea of a sleeper coupe like that - especially if it came from the factory that way. You just can't discern much based on the poor job of advertising the car.
Ebay talks a good game in regards to retracting bids, but it happens a LOT on pricey items like muscle cars. I personally have witnessed "successful Bidders" that didn't have the funds to follow through with the sale. The car subsequently was re-listed and the whole thing starts over again.I have been watching this auction closely, reviewed the photos many times. I did see the valance issue you bring up, but this has always been a hit and miss for me when it came to cars that got this option. I had an original condition '73 Mach1, 37K mi car, 351 Q Code with 4-spd, traction-lok, staggered shocks, rear stabilizer bar... It still had original Ford mufflers and h-pipe. It did not have the cutouts... I have seen many with and without, let me know how this was actually determined by Ford. I have heard many theories, but no facts...
The auction is interesting in that the car was bid upto $22K and then dropped back to 16K as someone retracted a bid... This is unusual and ehay only allows this under strict conditions. Mainly, that something in the add has sufficiently changed or was deemed inaccurate after the bid was placed. I have emailed the seller for the door data sticker info, other documentation info and undercarriage shots. He said he would put them up on Tuesday... not there at the time of my note here...
I would inspect the vehicle before placing a bid...