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67tangoman
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From: Jacksboro, Tn. U.S.A
Registered: May 2004

posted 08-25-2004 12:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67tangoman   Click Here to Email 67tangoman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello friends I have a blue custom hw mustang from 68, the car is in nice played in condition with some scratches but wheels are intact and overall pretty descent shape. I was wandering what it would do to the overall value if I tried to restore the paint to it's original condition or maybe I should leave it alone. Also is the rear area around the tail lights supposed to be black?
Thanks

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John
67 Almost finished coupe
"sport sprint"

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bibbs68
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From: Jackson, TN
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 08-27-2004 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As a former HW's freak, yep, they are all freaks, I would paint it up anyway you like if you plan on keeping it. If you plan on getting rid of it in hopes of making some money, do nothing to it. Does the hood have an open or closed scoop on it?

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Jeremy
'68 Coupe
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67tangoman
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From: Jacksboro, Tn. U.S.A
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posted 08-27-2004 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67tangoman   Click Here to Email 67tangoman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Jeremy, I,m not sure what you mean by open/closed scoop but it has one that is totally painted with vent lines at the very top. It is made all one piece with the hood. By the way I,ve been collecting for my boy and I was wondering in your opinion what is a must get right now. I wish I would have collected in 68 and left them unopened but I was only 1 and who new.
thanks,

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John
67 Almost finished coupe
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bibbs68
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From: Jackson, TN
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posted 08-30-2004 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Open scoop you can see the engine thru the top of the hood scoop.

Don't collect any of the common series cars you find a Wal Mart in hopes of cashing in later. There are thousands of guys buying that stuff up and putting it in boxes. I'm sure you have heard of the almighty Treasure Hunt cars. There has only been a few since '95 that are really worth or will ever be worth much. I'm not saying to leave them hanging if you see them. Just don't expect to make a mint. You can use ebay as a good indicator for the market on most cars. Sometime though, two bidders will go butt ignorant and pay way too much for a car. Usually two guys that are uneducated.

You would be much better off buying up cars, packaged or not, pre 1990. While there are long time collectors who have those years stored up, the nut jobs looking for a quick buck didn't get into it until around '95 or '96. Frequent yard/garage sale trips are a must. That is where you will find the best deals.

Some of your higher priced retail cars ($3-20) are good to get, but plan on keeping them for a long, long time before cashing in.

And you can always buy into the special edition online cars that Mattel does from time to time. They are high priced up front but are fairly limited in production.

The best thing to do in my opinion is to collect a certain car or certain series of cars that you and your son like. I used to buy anything and everything HW's related. Now I just buy the Mustangs. Go figure. This will help to not put a strain on your wallet.

Most of all, have fun. Don't look at it from an investment stand point in the beginning. Collect with your son until he loses interest (maybe he never will) and then look at values. Keep a running list of what you have, including a digital pic if possible, for insurance purposes. There are several collectors type software packages out there for the computer to help you with this.

If I can be of any more help just let me know. Happy Collecting!

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Jeremy
'68 Coupe
M&M Member #685
Servin' the Lord in My Ford!!!
http://www.geocities.com/bibbs76/MyMustang.html

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