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Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« on: May 16, 2018, 06:29:35 PM »

Howard Astill's former coupe for sale

https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Ford-Mustang-1966/SSE-AD-4945063/?Cr=23

I like it, but $90k is a bit of money.

Still, a bit cheaper than this 65 Fastback for $145k

https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Ford-Mustang-1966/SSE-AD-5371319/?Cr=31


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Re: Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 07:14:45 PM »
I don't understand why the asking price is that high. Ok, it has a pretty trick interior/trunk and a very 'personal taste' dash, but apart from that what am I missing?

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Re: Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 07:20:24 PM »
Hearing you Husky. Be building myself for those prices

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Re: Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 07:25:39 PM »
Husky....what you are missing is the detail. Have you ever seen Howard's work? He would have put 100k labour into building that car. He is a perfectionist, multiple Summer Nats champion.
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Re: Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 07:48:13 PM »
Husky....what you are missing is the detail. Have you ever seen Howard's work? He would have put 100k labour into building that car. He is a perfectionist, multiple Summer Nats champion.
yeah well there you go, you don't really see any of that in the add. Maybe why it's been on car sales for a year. For that price you really need an add that shows some of the detail and perhaps more detailed photos.  My thoughts anyway

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Re: Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 09:10:12 PM »
If you had to pay Howard Astill to build you that car I wouldn’t be expecting much change out of $200k.

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Re: Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 01:41:40 PM »
yeah well there you go, you don't really see any of that in the add. Maybe why it's been on car sales for a year. For that price you really need an add that shows some of the detail and perhaps more detailed photos.  My thoughts anyway

Don't think it matters what you add to the ad. Can you ever expect to recover money spent when you go to those extreme's? On a Shelby or a Boss maybe, but on a restomod I don't really think so. The Fastback at $145 looks a well done thing but imo well out of the market and will not sell unless there is a rich boy with a pocket full of cash that just has to have it.
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Re: Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 04:42:27 PM »
Don't think it matters what you add to the ad. Can you ever expect to recover money spent when you go to those extreme's? On a Shelby or a Boss maybe, but on a restomod I don't really think so. The Fastback at $145 looks a well done thing but imo well out of the market and will not sell unless there is a rich boy with a pocket full of cash that just has to have it.

 :agree: If someone puts a Pratt & Whitney jet engine in a mustang and restomods the crap out of it, spending megabucks in the process, it does not mean it's worth megabucks. Frankly, I fail to see how a restomod can be 'worth' more than a totally restored vehicle. There's too many shades of grey and that's a problem car clubs will meet in the future - where does a Mustang start and finish and what's acceptable e.g. a great deal of Mustang restomods are little more than the shell. It would be interesting if someone put the full Mustang drivetrain, fuel tank, seats and trim in a Falcon shell and sold it as a Mustang, because in reality that's just the other side of the coin.

Personal preference of course ... buyer beware (or aware), fools and their money are easily parted, etc, etc. :bolt:
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Re: Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 05:36:48 PM »
Personal preference of course

That's the key thing to remember.

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Re: Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 06:02:33 PM »
Personal preference of course ...

It's only personal preference until you decide to sell it, then it's what the market thinks.  Whenever you put something up for public sale, you are inviting discussion, comment and criticism which is what we're doing here...
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Re: Mustangs for sale - what do you think?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 07:41:34 PM »
It's only personal preference until you decide to sell it, then it's what the market thinks.  Whenever you put something up for public sale, you are inviting discussion, comment and criticism which is what we're doing here...

And as I think you are saying there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. If someone want to pay $140 for a very well built resto mod then more power to them. It will be a very small market he is pitching to though.  :smile01:
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