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Old 11-27-2012, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Put this in your browser and and have a look. Tall story I think. Who would leave a blank cheque with a "name your price" on your windshield when the mustang was second hand and production was well underway? I doubt when the 64 1/2 was introduced dealers receiving the new cars got any with "ponies running across the seat backs either. Just goes to show how stories handed down can become embelished and over inflated........just like the asking price!

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Sorry folks. I've modified it just click on the link

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That guy is on crack.
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60,000 to rebuild an inline 6.... that's only 10k per cylinder.
How are we supposed to "take a look at the photos", there's only two of them.
Looks like another "price it high so it won't sell, and I can keep it" auction
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This guy has one of the largest blarney stones imaginable in his pocket. All original? Really? Why then does he have V8 badges on his fenders and reports that the engine is a 6 cylinder? All original doesn't make things worth all that much more. I would say he has an extra zero in his asking price. Only leather interiors in the early Mustangs were installed in a couple of cars driven by the Ford executives, and they were all V8 cars SFAIK. The guy has wrapped a tall story around a very mundane early Mustang in order to jack up the price, IMHO.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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E-Bay auto-selling mistakes:
#1...Asking too much money.
#2...Too few pictures.
#3...Pictures taken too far away. (I've heard of a twenty-footer, but that 2nd pic..WTF?)

$45K ....?
I'll take two of these instead......
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Guys favorite past time must be fishing. They come up with the best lies.

Cars and guns. Buy the car/gun, not the story.
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Only 45k for a 6cyl coupe.n Where's the line to get into. John
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The reason for the price is that this is the uber-rare 6 cylinder 289, almost never seen in the wild. The only Ford engine from that era even more scarce is the 5 cylinder 427.
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60,000 to rebuild an inline 6.... that's only 10k per cylinder.
How are we supposed to "take a look at the photos", there's only two of them.
Looks like another "price it high so it won't sell, and I can keep it" auction
The second photo is a great scenic setting indicates he's good at photography.
The 6 may be a typo which seems odd that someone asking $ 45K didn't read the ad!
Maybe doesn't know what a V8 looks like. Most non 4cyl cars now days are 6-V6!


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read it again. either the 6 is a typo, or the 289 is. most likely the 6. so being a v8, then that lowers the rebuild cost to only $7500 per cylinder. bargain
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All original parts have been restored to factory condition by Vintage Mustang in Decatur Ga. Now that its completely rebuilt to original specs, I want to pass it onto someone who can appreciate a true classic and use the money to take care of my 80 year old mom.
Just take a look at the photos and if you want to ask any questions, please email me before you bid. I have over $60,000 in the rebuild. So needless to say, I won't entertain anything less the minimum sales price.
He states that he has $60,000 in the entire rebuild, not the engine. Mistaking the leather for vinyl is a common mistake. I don't think he spun the tale to make this car better than it is, he's just trying to recover the insane amount of money he paid for the restoration. Maybe he's exaggerating that number a lot or maybe the shop really screwed him because he didn't know leather from vinyl.

By the way, putting the car or a subject in the middle of a wide open shot with a ton of boring foreground (grass) actually makes one a poor photographer.
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He states that he has $60,000 in the entire rebuild, not the engine.
I know. I was just using that as a way to break down the cost. Sarcasm.
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