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ProStreet64Falcon
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posted 01-21-2002 10:01 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an opportunity to buy a 69 Mach 1. The car has been sitting in a field for at least 7 years. The floor pans are rusted out. The motor and Trans are gone. This is a 4 speed car that came with the 351W. Everything else seems to be there and there is not any major body damage. What is a fair price? American. He has the title.

Also, Was there ever a 351C in this model year? I see M code 69 Mach 1 cars for sale that say they have 351C in them. Is this correct? I thought on the 70 - 74 had Clevelands.

Thanks for the help!!

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64 Pro-Street Falcon
351 Cleveland 4V
8.21 1/8
70 Plymouth Cuda
440 Magnum
6.72 1/8

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Clark
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posted 01-21-2002 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to know more about the interior as well and with the floor pans rusted out I would make sure that's all the rust problems. But generally I would say around $1500, because by the time you get it restored you will be looking at least 8 to 9K and at that price you can buy a pretty nice one.

As far as I know 70 was the first year for the 351C to be installed.

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sigtauenus
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posted 01-21-2002 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.cars-on-line.com/70mach6574.html

that link's to a pretty nice car for $12,500. I've been shopping for a 70 for over a year now that's the ballpark for a nice ready to go car. Car's without shakers are a little less, and the big blocks go for a little more.

If it needs floors, how about the frame rails and trunk? No "major" body damage, but its going to need to be painted right? Anything like a fender or door need to be replaced too? I would say an otherwise complete 69 needing floors, engine and tranny would be in the $1-3k range, especially considering you can generally get one complete and ready to go for $10 or 12k.

Unless you got a connection for some deals, I would say plan on at least $1000 for the toploader and associated bellhousing, driveshaft, clutch,etc, $2-3k for the engine if you try to make it look original, maybe a little bit less if you don't. The floors/frame/trunk can be pricey unless you do the work yourself, plus you're still going to need paint and small time stuff like carpet, bumpers, etc and all that chrome stuff and rubber weatherstripping, etc adds up, and that's not to mention if you need upholstry or a dash pad.

I paid 2000 for my 68 fastback with no engine or tranny 8 years ago and it still has its original floors, frame, and most of the trunk. It was a very solid body, and I happened to have a 68 302 block and tranny from another deal sitting in the garage so it worked out great.

Hopefully this guy doesn't think he has a goldmine just because the hulk of a car has Mach 1 on it.

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ProStreet64Falcon
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posted 01-21-2002 11:07 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the 351C to go in it. I will need to find a Toploader.

The interior is all there and in fair condition. the seats need recovering. The carpet is in pretty good shape considering.. He has a new Dash for it as the old one is cracked. I was thinking around $1500.00

He is my uncle and is tight with what he buys but wants top dollar for what he has. I get first dibs on this as I have been bugging him about it for years. I think he thinks because it is a Mach he can get premium dollar.

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-21-2002 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I keep going back to what Steve did. Go West! He can fill you in but getting a solid car without rust in the cowl(did you check that??}or floors or trunk, etc. makes the few thousand extra going in-a better deal.Sitting in a field for 7 plus years has got to spell more damage than just floors.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 01-21-2002 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
....I don't think cowl rust was/is a big of a problem in '68+ cars as it was in the pre-'68 cars. The '69 cars were known for 'first rust' at the rear panel, around the tail lights......

Good Luck! Ryan

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