Boss just sold on Mecum

1mach1

VIP Members
Joined
Jun 18, 2013
Messages
386
Reaction score
1
Location
Arlington, VA
My Car
1971 Mach 1 351-4v
1971 Boss 351
I can't spot anything in the photos that point to an incorrect restoration. Of course, it's only 2 photos, with no pic of the interior or engine.

If all is correct, it seems a bit low. However, the car market has not recovered from the crash. No more 70K Boss 351 sales anytime soon, I'm afraid.

 

Jim and Jutta

VIP Members
Site Supporters
Joined
Jan 13, 2012
Messages
1,989
Reaction score
7
Location
Washington
My Car
1971 Mach1, 351 Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Automatic, AM/8 Track, Bright Red.
I've been watching for a 71 BOSS, I always find about the bargains after they're sold, not saying this one's a bargain but it's a much better deal than I could find when I was originally in the market. Looked for a couple of years, gave up and bought the M code fixer upper, right after I bought it and dumped some more money in it, a nice Boss came on the market that was a really good deal, I regret not waiting. But... the wife saw a 71 Mach1 at a car show and said we should get one of those, so with the green light I bought the one I now have.

The 71 BOSS's have to go up in value in the long run.

Jim

 
Last edited by a moderator:

caspianwendell

VIP Members
Joined
May 19, 2012
Messages
4,935
Reaction score
4
Location
Arkansas
My Car
1971 mustang convertible
1974 Z28 camaro
1963 chevy C10
1999 F150 lariat 4X4
I am no expert on BOSS so I couldn't tell what is wrong with it to sell so low?

 

clevelandcoupe

VIP Members
Joined
Jul 3, 2011
Messages
672
Reaction score
20
Location
Northwest Jersey
My Car
1973 Mach 1 original 351C C6 Now 460-4spd top loader
1930 Ford Model A 351C-AOD
Guys,

I am at the Mecum auction this weekend. I saw that Boss 351 car up close & personal. It had a lot of incorrect issues. Just to name a few, body color painted undercarriage, black gloss painted rear & hood black out, poor exhaust system, engine compartment incorrect and missing a lot of original equipment items. Body at a quick glance looked acceptable, but IMO had dark issues. A lot of Mustangs have been going through for stupid $$$. Not all have been selling, but reserves are high.......

Thanks, Jay

 

Ron Tanzi

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 10, 2014
Messages
256
Reaction score
7
Location
United States
My Car
1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 bright red, standard black interior,pb,ps
gauge package.rim blow steering wheel,15" magnum 500s,351 C 2bbl running a 4bbl Holley 600,MSD 6a with stock distributor and Pertronix,Comp cam mild grind, The Engine(rebuilt by me in 2002 for the second time the first rebuild I did was stock in 1995) made 305hp and 358 lb ft on the dyno. 9" 2.75 rear end,Global west sub frame connectors,620 front coils.Rear defroster. My parents bought my car brand new the year before I was born. I cherish it like my child.
It drives me nuts when they say "body off restoration" on a unibody car.

That Boss does have the rev limiter though.

 

Dave72Rcode

Active member
Joined
Apr 10, 2014
Messages
41
Reaction score
1
Location
California, USA
My Car
1972 Mustang Mach 1
351 HO R Code
Power Windows
3rd Owner since 1983
sometimes restomods fetch a lot more $$$ than originals... look at the low buck 67-69 6cyl Camaros turned into COPOs fakes/tributes or big inch restomods, fetching $50K to $100k... any car done right can get good bucks... originality isn't everything yet, it seems... maybe when these 7173s get 50 or 75 years old, they will get more respect... for now, most people don't understand Boss 351s... good, then, i have a chance to snap them up at better prices before they take off...

 
Top