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73 Mach 1 (x3) 73 Grande
68 Coupe
72 Sprint Fastback
72 Sprint convertible, 1 of 50 (sold)
69 GT 500 (sold)
68 Fastback deluxe int. w/bench (sold)
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I agree. No problem with trying to get all the money, and if it is an original 16,000 mile car, that's pretty rare. However if you're going to ask $50,000, spend a little time and effort on the ad.
 
Nice looking car, though. I like it without spoilers and hood paint. It's almost subtle.
 
I love how it looks unmodified/untouched. Q Code , Power Windows, Bright Red and most likely many more options. Might actually be a bargain compared to some restoration costs which will never be original low miles and maybe factory loaded. Might even get it for less as he doesn't seem to be an experienced seller. The way older mustang prices are going 71-73's have always followed so pay a high price and your only buying too soon , not paying too much.
 
I love how it looks unmodified/untouched. Q Code , Power Windows, Bright Red and most likely many more options. Might actually be a bargain compared to some restoration costs which will never be original low miles and maybe factory loaded. Might even get it for less as he doesn't seem to be an experienced seller. The way older mustang prices are going 71-73's have always followed so pay a high price and your only buying too soon , not paying too much.
I debated that restore/buy restored/ or find original and so far finding the original with < 18,000 miles has been the sweet spot... larger outlay of cash (in the beginning) compared to a a restore and I'm driving it immediately. Granted working out some of the deep slumber kinks and replacing hoses and the like but it's instant gratification on the street.
 
I debated that restore/buy restored/ or find original and so far finding the original with < 18,000 miles has been the sweet spot... larger outlay of cash (in the beginning) compared to a a restore and I'm driving it immediately. Granted working out some of the deep slumber kinks and replacing hoses and the like but it's instant gratification on the street.
I’m not sure if a car that’s 50 years old sitting in a controlled temperature environment would still suffer from dry rotted rubber. If it does your going to have a large lay out of cash up front, and still have to go through a lot of money replacing that rubber. The only good thing you don’t have rust issues, but cars without rust are out there. I got one out of Arkansas 3 years ago.
 
If I were going to drive something like this, I would replace every piece of rubber in the car - hoses, belts, bushes, seals, plugs, tires, if it's supposed to be flexible, it goes. Complete replacement of all fluids, lubricate everything that is supposed to move (seat tracks, hinges, window tracks, suspension, door/trunk latches). Just work your way around the car. Electrically it should be ok, but there may be a few gremlins to sort out. The engine and transmission may leak some at first. If they do, it's a 50/50 chance the leaks will get better or worse. Shocks are another consideration.

I tend to shy away from really low mileage cars, no matter how well they have been stored. Low mileage cars can have a higher value because of their low mileage and to retain that value for the next buyer, fewer miles added is better. I don't want any hangar queens. Also, recommissioning a car can also impact that value - replacing original parts can hurt. I'd want to keep anything and everything I took off the car that was original.
 
I’m not sure if a car that’s 50 years old sitting in a controlled temperature environment would still suffer from dry rotted rubber. If it does your going to have a large lay out of cash up front, and still have to go through a lot of money replacing that rubber. The only good thing you don’t have rust issues, but cars without rust are out there. I got one out of Arkansas 3 years ago.
I'm only going after ones that could go wrong or have gone wrong on cars of a certain age when I was younger... Replacing radiator and heater hoses proactively was money well spent if it's going to be a cruiser... The shocks were long gone so that was a no brainer... The rest of the car has held up very well and will only be monitored as it gets more miles on the odometer! The interior and the top appear to be similar to a year old car; still resilient and clean.
 
Not the first time that car has been listed…. I tried to make an inquiry and no one responded. It photographs well but these cars are 50 years old. My car photographed really well and it needs alot of work but the price was right.. he would be better with Hemings, Mecum or, Barrett Jackson.. :) Imho
 
Not the first time that car has been listed…. I tried to make an inquiry and no one responded. It photographs well but these cars are 50 years old. My car photographed really well and it needs alot of work but the price was right.. he would be better with Hemmings or Mecum or Barrett Jackson.
 
I got very lucky with my recent acquisition...it really does show well in person for 50yrs. It won't be a concours garage queen as the original paint shows some history but I do not doubt it will continue to garner original unrestored awards.
 
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