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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 01-22-2005 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was very interesting to me in light of our recent chat about Torino vs Mustang values!
I have a repair shop, and often park my 68 fastback outside. Guaranteed I'll get three or four people wander in to complement me on the car outside.
So today I turn up for the first time in the 72 Gran Torino Sport and a small crowd gathered in 10 minutes! All the guys who actually knew what it was were proudly showing off their knowledge. I've had three offers to buy it (I was only there for a couple of hours), and this evening I received two text messages from folks who know I'm into Mustangs who said they'dseen a kick ass car on the street, and did I know anything about it! One of them said, "I saw a gran torino today, one helluva mean looking car! Is that yours?"
What does it all mean? The world is tired of Mustangs. Time for something else
I won't bring this up in the Classics forum though!

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68 fastback man
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From: church hill tn hawkins
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posted 01-22-2005 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 fastback man   Click Here to Email 68 fastback man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would have to agree. Since i brought my 68 home i have drawn alot of attention including my mustang buddies. Everyone talks about how they have never seen one or how rare it is. Ive always been a 67 fairlane man every since i got my first but i have to say this one with its distinktive roof line and nascar history is really grown on me and is my favorite yet. Plus when im done it will easilly eat those pesky z cars and the local stangs as well. it just looks fast sitting still.

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Lightning Fast Fords
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From: Charlotte , N.C. USA
Registered: Aug 2004

posted 01-22-2005 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lightning Fast Fords   Click Here to Email Lightning Fast Fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't begin to say that the world is tired of Mustangs...Cuz we all know down deep inside that Mustangs are a bit more than a car...they tend to be a way of life as 40 plus years of sales tend to indicate.

I for one have always been marching to my own beat...and by saying that I do not want to say that Mustang fanatics are mindless followers...but face it , Mustangs are far more plentifull and easier to support than just about anything Non-GM you care to name.

I prefer the Torino/Cyclone to the Mustang for a few simple reasons. I like the size of the car just for starters...and it was the first car I ever saw win a NASCAR race back in 1968 in the old Grand National Series prior to the Winston now Nextel Cup came into being.

Again , marching to my own beat , I'm one of the rare people that prefer a 1971-73 Mach 1 body style to any of the previous classics...my next preference would be the 1969 Fastbacks.

The 64.5 thru 1966 Models just don't send me sorta speak...and nothing from 1974-1989 really grabs me either. I do have a thing for the 1990-1993 Mustang SSP's however.

I sold Fords in 1993 and 1994...and the 5.0 LX's in 1993 were always a source of a quick and easy sale , as was the 1994's of both variants. I will always owe the Mustang line a debt of gratitude for providing a nice income in those day...and maybe someday I'll find a 1993 Cobra to go along with my 1994 Lightning...that would be a good day too for this Torino/Cyclone fan...but that taking into fact that I already own the 1968 Torino (LOL)

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1994 SVT Ford F-150 Lightning

1988 Turbo Coupe Thunderbird (5-Speed)

1988 Crown Victoria Police Package (Modified to the max)

1968 Torino GT (Fastback) 351C 4V with B&M C6 Tranny

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Bloose
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From: Milwaukee, WI
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posted 01-24-2005 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too like the big stangs over the older ones, with the exception of the 2+2's. I love the 2+2 style. Fact is I love just about any Ford fastback style. I also like the Fairlane/Torino/Cyclones over stangs. Funny thing is I took my '68 lane to a huge car show in town one day. There was a whole area dedicated to 64 1/2 and 65 stangs and though there was a ton of cars there was no one looking at them. I walked by them and it was boring. My '68 was the only other fairlane there and I parked next to a '69, both fastbacks. People were all over our cars. Checking them out, commenting on them, looking them over with a fine toothed comb. I got no offers on it (wasn't for sale anyway) but tons of compliments. People saying they loved the body style and how rarely they see them.

I really am surprised they don't bring more money bases on the reactions I get when ever I have mine out, people honking, giving thumbs up, shouting out the window, and just general smiles. But that's all good with me, mines not for sale anyway. It just makes you feel better sticking thousands into something if you know you could get some of your money out if you wanted to.

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Bloose
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posted 01-24-2005 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BTW, I'm really digging the '72 Torino. It's a car I never thought much about until reading post on here recently. There is a nice black one on e-bay with no reserve right now.

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MLariviere
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posted 01-26-2005 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I get a complement every time I drive my car. It is fun to go somewhere,and have people ask what it is, or tell you how they beat the hell out of the one their mom had!

These cars will never be,or beat,Mustangs. They are an American icon now. But that is ok,because we can be proud of our cars for what they are: a small part of American automotive history.

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