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67mike
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posted 11-12-2002 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No pics, but driving down the road Guy has a pair of 69 or 70 mach's sitting in the back yard. Inquired again, because they have been sitting there for about ten years. They are my grandkids.They'll fix em sometime, ain't for sale! Go figure. Still are driveable with no visible rust. Complete cars. oh well.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 11-12-2002 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Money talks

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Fastback68
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posted 11-12-2002 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I came across one of those with a twist the other day! There's a 66 coupe now for sale after this old fella kept it all these years to give to someone, ANYONE in the family who would take it and restore it. His last shot was to offer it to his new son-in-law, who "dutifully" said, "Sure, I'll take it!" So he took it, but all he wants his his nice Toyota Corolla. Now the son-in-law is selling the Mustang at a way-too-high price 'cos he thinks it's valuable, and the old fella is heartbroken. I heard this from the old fella himself ... very sad.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 11-12-2002 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found the same situation a couple of blocks from the house. Fellow has a pink '66 coupe that is in excellant condition just sitting in the drive way. He moves it from time to time, but it has not had a legal plate in years. He also has a blue '69 fastback sitting under a carport. It was originally on a trailer, but he has since moved it off the trailer. It just sits collecting dust, dirt and misc. crude that he keeps setting on it. Of course neither one is for sale. Sad.

Dave & Terri

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Gullatt's Mustangs
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posted 11-13-2002 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gullatt's Mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, I think that I heard about those. Greg

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Dad Vishus
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posted 11-13-2002 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Saw a 69 Boss 302 like that in Salida Colorado some years ago. Sittin in front of the guys house with weeds all around it with "Not for Sale" sign on it. If it's not for sale, move it around back, dummy!

Sheesh!

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rockafellz
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posted 11-13-2002 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fastback68:
I came across one of those with a twist the other day! There's a 66 coupe now for sale after this old fella kept it all these years to give to someone, ANYONE in the family who would take it and restore it. His last shot was to offer it to his new son-in-law, who "dutifully" said, "Sure, I'll take it!" So he took it, but all he wants his his nice Toyota Corolla. Now the son-in-law is selling the Mustang at a way-too-high price 'cos he thinks it's valuable, and the old fella is heartbroken. I heard this from the old fella himself ... very sad.

That's very disrespectful (especially there). At the very least he should offer it back to his father in-law. Bastard!!

Erik

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67mike
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posted 11-13-2002 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greg, you probably know the guy. Runs a 5.0 and 4.6 rip joint. He worked on a guy's car and "supposedly" put in new parts. Car lasted a short while and was tore down to discover none other than used parts! Hmmmmm

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Jeff
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posted 11-13-2002 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those "planter boxes" you see sitting by the roadside are for sale. Don't ask if its for sale...they know you're a looky do wanting it for a song. You were supposed to say, "Would you take $$$$ for it?" If the figure meets the owners expectations, he/she'll sell it. That's what he/she's waiting for! They ain't got time for looky-do's!


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Ken&Shell
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posted 11-13-2002 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a lady a few miles from my house who's husband and son were killed in plane crash in 88. They both had nice mustangs.. one was a 67. not sure what year the other one was. She wont part with either.. She's waiting for them to come home...... at least she did cover them with nice car covers a few years ago.. but they're going to waste away sitting there.

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Fastback68
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posted 11-13-2002 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, Ken! I'd personally have to make an exception in the case you describe. Those Mustangs should be left where they are. They mean more to that lady, even as piles of rust, than they ever could to any of us.

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71RESTO
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posted 11-13-2002 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ken&Shell:
There's a lady a few miles from my house who's husband and son were killed in plane crash in 88. They both had nice mustangs.. one was a 67. not sure what year the other one was. She wont part with either.. She's waiting for them to come home...... at least she did cover them with nice car covers a few years ago.. but they're going to waste away sitting there.

I've run across the same story of a '70 Boss 302, a guy I used to work with has had his eye on the car for years & years. It was a neighbors of his while he was growing up. It seems the original owner was a kid in his early 20's, had it for about 8 months and then went to Viet Nam. He parked the car in his Dad's garage (my co-worker's neighbor) and left for his tour of duty. The son was killed over there and the father refuses to part with the car. At least it's garaged and covered, but I would still like to get a crack at it myself. My buddy checked with the father every time he visited with his folks, but the guy won't budge--just too painful because it's the last thing his son gave him to look after.

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Fastymz
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posted 11-13-2002 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Theres a valley not far from me.Where my inlaws live there are two different 65 mustangs.Both just sit there in the rain and snow and wind.I asked about one the guy said he'll never sale it.He's going to restore it one day.It's been sitting there for at least 8years now.
Isn't there some law like a'**** or get off the pot'law.
The other 65 my brother inlaw went over to talk to about selling it.It's real good shape,expect for sitting in the weather for years.That guy said he was saving it for his son,who's 3 years old now.
Thats kinda cool,I can respect that.But bring the car inside the garage,or at least in the house when it rains or snows.

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The Iceman
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posted 11-14-2002 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now i can understand the people who are hanging onto the cars like the women whos husband/son passed away tragically and the man who died in Vietnam --- for those peoples relatives, the Mustangs have a spiritual and psychological meaning to them that, if the Mustang was taken away, the relatives feel they would be disrespecting the persons who passed away or any hope of those people "returning" would be lost

but for the other stories, it ticks me off how they put "Not For Sale" signs, or claim theyre not for sale, and yet do not move the cars to where they arent seen, even after having a good number of people inquire!!!!
if you dont want the inquiries, dont have the car where everyone can see it!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-14-2002 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both Mike and I have stopped to look at the same car, a ratty green '72 coupe parked on the side of the road. As you come up to it you see '4 sale' written on the windsheild with shoe polish, and not until you stop and get close to it do you notice there's a faded 'not' in front of the '4 sale'

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68 S-code GT
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posted 11-15-2002 09:30 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
I know where there is a once nice 67 A-code 4-spd fastback. It has deluxe interior with AC, consoles and the convenience stuf. I have knocked on their door each year for the last 15 and I still get it's not for sale. Its only good for parts now but that interior is still in nice shape. The rims are sunk into the ground and the lower body is rotting away.

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Toronado3800
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posted 11-15-2002 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"My" Mustang belonged to my brother when he passed on a few years back. It sat for about two years. I sold my T/A which was eating me out of house and home. Suddenly I saved up some dough and well, I couldn't decide if I should get rid of it or go the restomod route like his plan was when he was still with us. Once I started buying new sheet metal I've gotten pretty into the project.

Random luck changes alot of plans. Heck, if "the pill" wouldn't have worked just once and my last girlfriend would have gotten pregnant I'd still have a car under a cover.

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TomP
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posted 11-15-2002 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
theres a 48 Ford F1 pickup across the street from my uncles, way back east in a tiny village (i ain't saying!) it is still in the original owners name... who died in Korea way over 50 years ago! His parents live there and my 65 year old uncle is still almost a stanger to them, and they've been neighbors 65 years! My uncle vaguely remembers the older kid that lived across the street in the 40's before getting shipped overseas. He caught a glimpse of the truck during its annual wash. He wandered over and tried to chat. He offered the 90 year olds some help with the heavy stuff like the floor jack and oil changing and they didn't want it.

They did tell him a fellow came by with a big trailer with American plates and a briefcase full of cash trying to buy it. They absolutely will not sell for any money.

The truck is virtually a brand new first year F series, red with black fenders and supposedly about the only untouched one on the planet. I hope not, but it'll probably go to the scrap pile when they die. My uncle doubt they have any other family.

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posted 11-15-2002 11:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Toronado3800:
Random luck changes alot of plans. Heck, if "the pill" wouldn't have worked just once and my last girlfriend would have gotten pregnant I'd still have a car under a cover.

Would.. or wouldn't?

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fordnmerc
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posted 11-17-2002 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few miles from my house is a 73 Mach One, 351 CJ, 4 speed, Bright Green-Gold metallic, standard non-Mach avocado interior, and deluxe wheel covers. For about 11 or 12 years, it's been sitting out on a 'platform' consisting of a single thickness of two by fours on the ground. And covered by some old rotten canvas. All that does is hold the moisture IN. Even the interior is starting to rust. Metal part of the dash top, etc. Young guy owns it and he has not been there whenever I have stopped to inquire. But his family members say he will not sell, that he is going to restore it someday. Well, the longer it sits, the tougher a job it will be, if he ever really gets to it.

I noticed recently that he put a better car cover on it, but that ain't gonna help much!

The REALLY sad part? I think it's a rarity. A few 73 Mach Ones left the factory with the standard grille set-up from the base fastbacks. I think that is one of them. Doesn't look like anything was ever swapped out from original. And with the non-Mach interior, it wouldn't be surprising. With the CJ engine, 4 speed, and that color combo (only 784 fastbacks with that color combo in 73) it all adds up to quite a rarity.

Just sitting there, deteriorating!

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