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Old 04/10/2008, 03:00 AM   #1
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Another Wa. GT/CS

Might interest someone. No pics.

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Old 04/10/2008, 04:31 AM   #2
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Old 04/10/2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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I found it very interesting about the statement "Ford went to Shelby racing and requested that they produce this special Mustang for them." Think I'll stop there.

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Old 04/10/2008, 01:07 PM   #4
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I'm all over it!

Per Duncan: The car has had a repaint, still red, original type Lucas lights, blacked out grill, ACSCO 1/4 turn hood locks, f/g side scoops, f/g rear deck all original, also side script and chrome wheels. 425-344-0141
VIN #8ro1j155553
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This is one of the MADRAS, OREGON cars. See prior link about this same car.

It was purchased in a swap meet yesterday and taken to a dealership in Oak Harbor. I have a LOT of pictures. It's missing the rear tape stripe, and looks really good overall body wise. Some improper fitting on the chrome rear bumper. Fog lights don't work. Looks like one side of rear tailpipes were replaced and the other needs to be. Some paint/rust issue on driver side rear wheel well. Brakes are soft. Runs good, although it's a little 'skippy' in the idle. ANd the cruise-o-matic gear shifter is a little loose. You have to wobble it a little to put it into gear. Automatic transmission.

Tried calling Paul to confirm a missing decal on the passenger front side panel, right above the "Mustang" script about 6" from the front wheel well. It has four small holes in the shape of a cross, about the size of a pony emblem. Hmmm.


Speedometer reads 35,000- maybe 135,000? It's super clean. I went underneath it for pics. Trunk has some moisture, but no mold/rust. No trunk lid sticker. Has proper door sticker that has matching VIN.

What do you guys think?

Let's see if I can move some photos onto this site.

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Old 04/11/2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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http://www.californiaspecial.com/for...1&d=1207940639

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Old 04/11/2008, 12:17 PM   #6
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I have about 20 photos. IM me if you want more.

http://www.californiaspecial.com/for...1&d=1207941260

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JUST RECEIVED THE MARTI- IT'S A REAL CALIFORNIA SPECIAL built March 26, 1968.
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Old 04/11/2008, 01:54 PM   #7
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What do you guys think?

Let's see if I can move some photos onto this site.
Amy, Thanks for all your wonderful effort! "Really nice of you to get photos & info for everyone :-) Keep up the great work!!

To me - it's indeed a "swap meet" sort of car. Too bad it went to a dealer instead of someone who can give it the TLC it deserves. The holes in the fender scream "clone", but now with the Marti - those fenders are either not original, or someone had emblems where they shouldn't be on a CS.

At any rate - lot's more to pick apart... I just hope it finds a good home :-)

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Old 04/11/2008, 09:06 PM   #8
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If this was the car in the back lot at the Portland swap meet, I recall them asking around $13K...? After looking at the engine compartment and the tops of the inner fenders, I'd have to have a couple of hours with this thing up on a lift and take up all of the carpet and pull out the seats before I thought about buying it--for the $13K, NOT for the $20 grand now being asked.
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Old 04/14/2008, 05:29 PM   #9
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Looks like shiny packaging (missed adding all the striping back) hiding worn engine\drivetrain\interior. Cowls should be checked and Im guessing you shots floorpans undercarriage? Definitely put on lift...and see if suspension, springs, shocks have been maintained.

Good lookin out Amy!! Yeah that loose shifter reminds me of my lil ol rizide back in the garage. Shifter wont lock into drive..I have to "float" over D now. If not one thing....

Price for this J code is looking to high north....dealers. Grrr...

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Old 04/15/2008, 10:00 PM   #10
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I have pics of underside toward the back end, as well as 20 more if anyone wants to view them. I scrunched myself under as far as I could go to get 3 pics of it underneath. Got all dirty & ripped my new jeans, man. (What I would do for a '68.) Didn't have any visible fluid drippings on the floor when I drove it out of the garage...

Oh the sound of it....

Is $18K too much still?

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Old 04/15/2008, 11:38 PM   #11
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Hey Amy as everyone will tell you the value of the car depends on the person. With that being said the price tag on this car is straight WACK. Not to say someone with deeper pockets wouldnt pay up to 18K for this beast. Its a hotrod J code but its obvious this is a reseller just looking to make money. I have had to deal with "collectors" and you will see them on eBay all the time. This one will prolly need the suspension front\rear\sterring gone through and that engine is tired. Also plan on some interior cleanup and other things "starting to go".

I was able to find a CS for a great price through the Forum and I jumped on it immediately after salivating on a couple here and there. People really helped me look for things but the fact that it was a Forum car everything was up front. What I love about it is its history, its a low option J code (everything added later), and its a daily driver that I can rebuild with my friend or slowly have my mechanic depending on time.

Not to call out MNUT (ex member) but he had a beautiful J code he just restored with high options and wanting it to go to a good home for 17Kish. I would have been all over it but it was too nice, in Ohio, and I didnt want a car that was already pushing towards 20K since I think after that your talking about attention to details in restoration. Thats just me as I dont have that much of an attention span.

So now to put myself on blast. There are plenty of daily drivers that you can pick up from $13K-16 that are little tired but all there. It will also depend if the person is really in it to make a profit or just get what "they have in it". You can even put out a soft offer or that your interested so when they sanity is restored they will check in with you. In your area would be the issue.

So I would wait...I mean dont women like deals anyways??
What are you looking for? A CalSpec that is fully restored or daily driver you can slowly "concours"? Or you wanna just stomp on a 302? You could go with a crate motor and there is plenty of peps on this forum that go this route.

Thats just my take....if your patient people on the fourm will help you find one, dissect it, and figure out how to get it in your driveway. Im pretty new to this and excited to learn more about the history of the CS everyday.

Good luck..and hopefully everyone on the forum can chime in.

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Old 04/16/2008, 06:32 AM   #12
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...I second HappyHour on this Amy. One thing worse than seller's remorse is buyer's....

Hang in there :-)

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Is $18K too much still?
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Old 04/17/2008, 10:20 AM   #14
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OKAY I'm listening! Thank you ALL for your input. It means a lot to have these opinions expressed by my trusted fellows.

I will patiently wait for my J-code. I want one restored correctly & 100% according to PMN's standards and needing nothing. I'm looking for one to use not nec as a daily driver, but to put alongside my '08 for safekeeping in my 2+ car garage. My daily driver is my Ford Escape. It's rough & tough.

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Old 04/17/2008, 01:33 PM   #15
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I want one restored correctly & 100% according to PMN's standards and needing nothing.
If this is your criteria, you really need to be patient. I don't know that I've ever seen a J-code for sale restored to these standards in the 4 years or so that I have been aware of the GT/CS.

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