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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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69 Grande's worth anything?

Im extremely new to the mustang world and have a 1969 grande that is completely restored with a 351W, C4, new interior, new paint and everything underneath has been redone...i paid 10,000, but am starting to think I made a bad choice....do these things have any resale worth?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 09:20 PM
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Welcome. IMHO if the car is completely restored and you paid 10k for it, you got a pretty good deal. Personally, I really like the '69 Grande! As of matter of fact, it's the only post '68 coupe I'd own

BTW, my apologies in advance to owners of '69-'73 coupes in general, if you love your car that's what's most important. Nothing against ya'll, they're just not for me.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 09:31 PM
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Well I am not a big fan of 69-73 coupes- BUT 10g's sounds ok if it is indeed completely restored. I am not sure you can restore any car for that kinda money. Drive it and enjoy it. (BTW someone on one of these boards has a sweet 428 grande IIRC its a green one- it must be bad *** to look like grannys coupe and smoke people at stoplights
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The Grandé luxury model had a cloth-upholstered deluxe interior, including unique rear quarter trim panels, vinyl top, special vibration-absorbing eye bushings in the rear springs, and an extra 55 pounds of soundproofing on the body panels. It also had a unique reflective two-tone body side stripe.

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 02:03 AM
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They are a pretty car in my opinion and they have the wood grain inside to boot. A friend of mine down here in NZ bought a 69 Grande off one of the embassies here. It was low mileage, metallic green, black vinyl roof,woodgrain interior with wire wheel caps and 302. Man it was a smart car. Nothing wrong with them. If you got a good restored one for 10k and it gets you off well I would not say you have paid too much for it....enjoy it and welcome to the " Mustang club"

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 11:08 AM
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My first Mustang was a 69 coupe with a vinyl top. If it had been a Grande, I never would have let it go. You have a nice car there. Have fun with it!

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 09:06 PM
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If it is restored that is a great price. I'm guessing that the seats were not done with the proper cloth inserts since they are not available in reproduction. They have to be custom made. Most now have the all vinyl deluxe seats.

Either way $10k for a 351 Grande is a good deal.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 10:39 PM
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I bought a '69 Grande' new in 1969. Jade Green, black vinyl top, black deluxe interior, 351, A/T,P/S, P/B, A/C
Wish I still had it. $10K for a done car sounds great to me. Enjoy.

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The Grande is a nice looking car, have fun with it and enjoy it.....Sounds like you got a decent deal.....

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 01:29 AM
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too late to second guess your purchase...if you bought it cause you like it, and it's really as nice as it sounds...then time to start enjoying it....If you ask yourself was ten grand too much, just ask yourself what it would have cost to restore one yourself

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 10:02 AM
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Any coupe that is restored as well as you describe is worth $10K. But it is not ever going to appreciate enough to make you rich.

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Check this out - 70 grande I saw yesterday

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