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From: Jackson, TN
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 05-08-2001 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thought you guys would be interested in this. Pretty interesting reading in the description. Is this for real?


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From: douglasville,ga,usa
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posted 05-08-2001 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think a LOT MORE research would be necessary before forking over that much money for a car that doesn't have the correct drivetrain and needs a total restoration, what are you paying for? the VIN number?
Sorry, just my opinion, opinions and belly buttons, everybody has one.

Stuart MCA #48902
67 stang 5 speed
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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Dave Gibson

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From: Pensacola, Florida, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
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posted 05-08-2001 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a quick look at The Mustang Red Book points out some problems with this car and description real quick. According to the Red Book:

On April 1, 1968 Ford introduced a special version of the 428ci V-8 for use in the Mustang known as the 428 Cobra Jet. The 428 Cobra Jet was basically a production 428 fitted with 427 low riser heads, but with a host of improvements. Rated at 335hp, it actualy produced more than 400hp. Available only with the GT Equipment Group, 428CJ Mustangs also came with functional Ram Air hood scoop, power front disc brakes and staggered rear shocks for four-speed transmission cars. The C-6 three-speed automatic was also available. A total of 2,253 fastbacks and 564 hardtops were built. An unknown small number of convertibles were built as well.

A little research goes a long way. I hope no one is crazy enough to bid on this car.

Dave & Terri

65 "A" Code w/4 Speed (Poni)
66 "C" Code Coupe (Sally)
M&M #166

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From: Lusby, MD, USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-08-2001 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even if all he said was true, that thing is in sad shape. It's been dogged time and time again. Poor baby needs some TLC.

While we're on the subject of Ebay, can someone explain to me the concept of a reserve? Why would you set the reserve to X, rather than making the minimum bid X to begin with? I don't get it. This guy has had 50 bids, and yet still hasn't hit his reserve.

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From: Raritan NJ
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 05-08-2001 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CRB   Click Here to Email CRB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the reason for the reserve is that the hardest bid is the first bid, once one person starts bidding many will follow. So you start the bidding low to get things started and then you have a reserve so you get what you actually want. also I believe ebay has started charging based on the starting bid so it is better to keep it low.


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From: So. Fl.
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posted 05-08-2001 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a very shaky buy. Besides needing a complete resto on a rough appearing body, it is missing the key parts to make it any more desirable than an ordinary fastback. A look inside reveals wrong seats, wheel, dash cluster. Getting all the right engine stuff would be very difficult and very expensive. Also, by 68, they were stamping the vin on the motors. I'm not totally tuned in to ebay and don't think that I want to. It reminds me of the time I went to Ft. Myers, Fl. to look at a 65 K fastback. Someone had put a aged vintage burgundy door on an A code fastback that had had aged vintage burgundy paint. It was a perfect match. What I would have bought would be a K door! When I asked the guy to lay the fender back to look at hidden numbers, he told me to f**k off! I waved adios asnd left.

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68 S-code GT

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From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 05-08-2001 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has the later style ? reflector and what looks like a disc brake pedal but these don?t mean much as they can easily be change. I thought that the first CJ cars started as 390 cars or was that the GT500 Shelby?s.

68 S-code FB GT 4spd/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code Cp Sprint"B" C4/3.00 PDB PS AC
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3.55LS

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From: Austin, TX USA
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posted 05-08-2001 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You set the reserver higher than the initial bid, because the amount you pay ebay is based on the initial bid.

Randy Thornton
Boss 302 & Saleen S281

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From: Jackson, TN
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posted 05-08-2001 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought it was too good to be true! See, you guys are a never-ending wealth of knowledge! Well, most of you


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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA 1968 Fastback & 1995 Vert MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 05-08-2001 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like a good parts car with a great VIN to me.

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From: sayville,newyork
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 05-08-2001 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i agree with you guys, what is realy for sale,??????? a vin#, the rest of the car is
useless, has no original anything, and trying to find the correct parts, you problay have a better change of getting hit by lighting..buyer beware

ponycar66,have you flown in a ford latley???????
glad i had a v-8 !!!!!!
84.5 gt350-61 falcon 302
have a great day!!!!!!!!

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