Holy slicks and sticks, what a hunk of junk. My gosh, living in Texas you can always find a car like ya want in Texas or a close state that is pretty much rust free...that car is not even a parts car. Sorry to the owner if he reads this, but that one should be left for dead. A 32 Ford is a much easier car to do and one in that kind of shape would become maybe yard art on a good day.
I must be really out of touch with current stang prices, this green 68 fastback is killing me:
I would bet given the location it is a rusty junker that IMHO is a 2-3 grand car tops. It looks like it would need everything top to bottom. I have family in Springfield, I should get one to look at it but they are not car people so it really would not be much help. Its not that they do not have nice cars in Ill., but if they have been on the road up 'dare most of their lives they are usally pretty far gone.
I keep looking for a 68 and I got a better deal on my 32 than any 68 I have looked at...and I think we all know which one many would pick...we aint talking Shelbys or anything, just run of the mill fastback 68's.
On the ones I have looked at I would want a color change, a freshend up or new mill, none of the ones I have looked at have been black on the inside and that would have to be changed, and most needed work on the suspension etc. By the time I did all that I would have way too much in the car and it would never bring what it is worth. Hell, I could never get my money out of my 32 when its done and its gonna be expensive, but I am not gonna pay a bunch for a car that needs everything to suit me, at least not on a 68.
Ah well, sorry to blabber on about nothing.
Cya, Merc 50
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: merc50 on 2002-01-08 23:09 ]</font>
Dude, the winner is buying a vin number with that thing. Last year at Carlisle I saw a Hertz Shelby that was a complete rusted out wreck. Absolutely no floor boards anywhere. Not one part didn't have rust and rot on it. The car looked like bits of blue paint (repainted) over rust. But the owner wanted over twenty five grand if I remember correctly and basically you were buying a vin number and a hertz shelby. But for people who got the bucks and go out of their way to restore something at least its another classic brought back to life.
Man, thats a sick mentallity buying a vin for that kind of money...it is really stupid. 25 for the vin and 30 to build the clone the vin goes on and its worth 40 tops in a overblown market. Shelby's are gonna take a dump again soon. They will always be like a yo yo but they are topping out. Those goons paying 70 for verts are really gonna loose the bucks. The car is only prime for so long and then age gets it...and the thing I have seen on a lot of Shelby's is guys pay big bucks for a glass cage car and it sits in a garage and rots because its never driven and the value goes down 'cause it aint a number one anymore, its a two now. Oh well, such is life.
Cya, Merc 50
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: merc50 on 2002-01-08 23:16 ]</font>
A lot of people just don't know or take the time out to search around in different states to find something nice to restore. I'm from the north east and you should see some of the crap I've seen at car shows that went for big bucks. After walking around Carlisle that day and looking at alot of junk cars that were for sale, I couldn't believe it. All I know is when I got the bucks I'm heading out your way for a rust free 69 Mach1 or Gt.
Additionally, they have a 68 GT Fastback, DHG, great condition from CA (no rust). Same Mustang mechanics have worked on it throughout the years. Asking approx. 13K. It is not yet on the net, but I know it is for sale. The seller is a good friend of mine, and dealer is the best Mustang shop in my area.
That makes me sick. :sad: My most favorite car in the world and this jackass is parting out trying to make a profit. If i knew about this car being sooo close to where i am stationed i would have offered to buy everything together. But he wants to make money being a butcher. I say the hell with him.
2001 DHG Bullitt #180
#68 F-Stock SCCA Solo II
1968 Gulfstream Aqua Stang Coupe
Crew Chief on B-52H #60-011
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Toms6801 on 2002-01-09 04:11 ]</font>
Ok you guys aren't going to agree with me. But acording to Old Car Price Guide a 68 Fastback in cat. 6 (useful for only parts) is worth $950.00 and add 30 percent for "R" code 428 CJ. Now I know it's missing the engine and the drive line.
Yes it's really only the VIN. But This is a very rare Muscle car and if I could get it for less than $950.00 I would buy it and do extaclly what I'm doing with Kay's 67FB and have a car worth $22,750.00 instead of a car worth only $17,150.00 thats for a cat. 2 car, a cat.1 car is worth $31,000.00. Plus I like the fun of bringing a car like that back from HELL.
Jimmy Ray and Kay
73 MACH1 351 CJ
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Jimmy Ray on 2002-01-09 17:45 ]</font>
Thats my point. Its an "R" code!! :sad: That is my favorite car. Little history about an "R" code 68 1/2 Mustang:
fastest factory mustang ever built
ran low 12's in quarter mile bone stock
mid to high 11's with slicks & timing bumped
less that 1500 built
428 CJ 335hp (thats rated low for insurance)
C-6 tranny got the 3.50 locker rear
4-speed got either 3.91s or 4.30s
I love that car, and this guy is making it into a chop shop and sell parts deal.
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