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Old 08/15/2017, 02:23 PM   #16
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Connie, you mentioned your Special had been painted by the Mustang Ranch. It must have been several years ago since they no longer do painting, but he still does restorations. He is located near Eatonville if you're thinking on keeping it. He did a restoration on mine in the mid 80s and I've had him do repairs and minor upgrades since. If you're interested give him a call @ (253) 847-2623.

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Old 08/18/2017, 06:15 PM   #17
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Here is the Marti Report.
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Old 08/18/2017, 09:07 PM   #18
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So it does have the GT equipment package. I also purchased a copy of this to keep with the car. Thanks for all the help on this everyone.
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Old 08/19/2017, 09:27 PM   #19
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sooooo?? keeping it? have you been sufficiently tempted by what you see here?
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Old 12/15/2017, 03:09 PM   #20
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HI ALL -
just an update on my mom's car. I did end up selling it.
I was offered $7,000 the guy talked me down to 6K based on all the work that was needed, which I knew to be true and from help from all of you. I felt it was a fair price knowing how much would have go into it.
Looks like he is now trying to sell it on EBAY, for about 10K. Let me just say he hasn't even had it for 3 full weeks yet and there is no way it is any better shape then when it left my driveway. A little disappointed that he talked me out of putting it on EBay because he was going to "work on it to keep in the family with his grandkids" and then turned around and put it up himself. But oh well once it is gone it is gone.

I did want to thank everyone for their help and honesty in the forum. The information I got was super helpful. I found that every "mustang" or "car person" that came to look at (there were plenty) loved it talked about how great it was then...........talked about how much work was needed and told me i was probably only worth about $3,000 BUT MAKE SURE TO CALL THEM FIRST BEFORE I SELL. So I really felt like people were out to screw me no matter how I went about it. This forum was honest and helpful.

We did have a supposed original defogger cover in the trunk, a new carpet, the roll up door for the consul and the original radio all in the trunk so hopefully those don't get sold separately.

Just wanted to give everyone an update as to what was going on with the car, and hopefully whoever gets it enjoys it has fun with it. If anyone every has questions feel free to ask and I will help as much as I can.

Thanks again.
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Old 12/15/2017, 04:33 PM   #21
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Connie,
I am so sorry that a "flipper" bought your car. I may be out of line, but I hate these kind of people. It is ok to buy a car and then fix it up to sell, but to do nothing more than buy and flip disgusts me. I hope no one takes offense to my thoughts on this, but that is how I feel. I NEVER buy car stuff to make money. In fact I will market the stuff for the owner and get them a fair price and have done that many times. Enough about all that....

Sure wish you would have let me make it drivable for you again. We could have done that pretty darn reasonably for you. And then you could have commanded a much higher price. But again, water under the bridge....

That was a nice car and I hope whoever gets it fixes her up and loves the history behind her. That was a steal for $6k in my mind. Wish he would have been more honest with you.

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Old 12/15/2017, 07:39 PM   #22
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Wow......Thanks for the update. Frank
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Old 12/18/2017, 01:42 PM   #23
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This car is still available. Current owner is not happy about my post, but it is the truth. He bought it to resell to make money. My opinion on doing that is, just my opinion, and nothing more.

That said it is a very loaded car and it seems to be a great project for someone to purchase. At 10k, which was asked for the car, a thorough inspection would be in order. If it is as solid as it appears to be, maybe a deal could be made.

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Old 12/18/2017, 04:36 PM   #24
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It does appear to be a solid car and I wanted very much to own it but everything happens for a reason. I will just continue on the 65 falcon futura coupe that has been gathering dust in the garage. it's 1 of 1300 with bucket seats in 65.
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Old 12/18/2017, 11:12 PM   #25
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Connie, it's too late now, but I kind of wish you would have got back to us. I was under the impression you were going to keep it, or I would have made an offer. At $6K I would have taken it and restored it, and kept it for many years.

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Old 12/19/2017, 07:24 AM   #26
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Here is the Marti Report.
WOW this was produced the same day as mine!
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Old 12/19/2017, 07:47 AM   #27
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I cant find it on E-bay the new owner must have sold it already.
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Old 12/19/2017, 10:08 AM   #28
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My guess is it will appear again. Car is in Renton WA somewhere. Seller will more than likely wait until next year and then post again. The funny part of that is the way this site finds new postings of GT/CS and HCS cars and posts them in our classified section.

The seller picked the wrong car to flip with no upgrades or work performed. From what I have been told it is doubtful that the seller has the wherewithal to work on it himself.

Let's see, if it comes up again we can help Connie buy it back and I will get it running for material costs only!! My guess is a motor and basic fuel and brake service. Automatic is the wildcard if this car was a running car before disassembly.

Heck, I think Connie should offer to buy it back!! My offer is gold!

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Old 12/19/2017, 12:14 PM   #29
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Connie,
I am so sorry that a "flipper" bought your car. I may be out of line, but I hate these kind of people. It is ok to buy a car and then fix it up to sell, but to do nothing more than buy and flip disgusts me. I hope no one takes offense to my thoughts on this, but that is how I feel. I NEVER buy car stuff to make money. In fact I will market the stuff for the owner and get them a fair price and have done that many times. Enough about all that....
I agree with you 110%. It's people like this that give the hobby a bad rap. I know a local guy that does that vary thing. Occasionally he'll do the $300 Earl Chive paint job then advertise the car as having had a rotisserie restoration complete with concours quality paint job. Sadly people fall for the shinny new paint and the "rotisserie restoration" and think they're getting a great deal on a super car only to find out a year later that their car is going to need major work and cost them thousands of dollars on top of what they paid for the car.

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