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Re: Does someone know this car?
« Reply #50 on: December 24, 2019, 01:52:34 AM »
Let us know what the marti report says. It looks like it has a factory tach and center gauges but I can't tell for certain.

The rear bumper is titled downward, so also look for rear end repairs, and don't forget to stick a mild magnet everywhere on the car and look at the bottom inside edges of the doors and lower inside front corners.

I would also move quickly if you are serious about it as these cars don't grow on trees.
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Re: Does someone know this car?
« Reply #51 on: December 24, 2019, 08:39:56 AM »
Let us know what the marti report says. It looks like it has a factory tach and center gauges but I can't tell for certain.

The rear bumper is titled downward, so also look for rear end repairs, and don't forget to stick a mild magnet everywhere on the car and look at the bottom inside edges of the doors and lower inside front corners.

I would also move quickly if you are serious about it as these cars don't grow on trees.

thanks Barnett, magnet is something I will use if I will proceed with the inspection.
I know for sure the car has been re-sprayed in 2012, maybe there is a possibility that rear bumper has been re-fitted improperly; thanks for pointing that out, something I will consider to check as well.

Yes, I'm now curious too to see the marti report, and agree that there not many '73 convertibles around...
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« Reply #52 on: December 27, 2019, 10:15:00 AM »
hey guys,
here the Marti report, interesting to notice that interior and soft top have been changed from white to black
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« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2019, 10:24:30 AM »
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« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2019, 08:09:29 PM »
This was a well optioned car ex-factory.

By í73, Ford was lumping options into groups or packs.  Instrumentation Group means it got the full instruments including a tach so this carís tach was fitted factory.  The convenience group is a real nice to have (my car has it as well), includes extra lighting throughout the interior including glove box, map light, boot light, warning buzzer if the headlights are left on and more (not bad for the early Seventies when you still got vinyl floors in base Falcon 500ís and Kingswoods).  The dťcor group included lower body side paint treatment in black or argent with bright moulding at the upper edge, unique grill and trim rings/hub caps.  And of course its got the bigger motor backed by a nice FMX. 

If this car gets a good condition report, I would go for it at the price.   :thumb:

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« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2019, 09:10:59 AM »
This was a well optioned car ex-factory.

By í73, Ford was lumping options into groups or packs.  Instrumentation Group means it got the full instruments including a tach so this carís tach was fitted factory.  The convenience group is a real nice to have (my car has it as well), includes extra lighting throughout the interior including glove box, map light, boot light, warning buzzer if the headlights are left on and more (not bad for the early Seventies when you still got vinyl floors in base Falcon 500ís and Kingswoods).  The dťcor group included lower body side paint treatment in black or argent with bright moulding at the upper edge, unique grill and trim rings/hub caps.  And of course its got the bigger motor backed by a nice FMX. 

If this car gets a good condition report, I would go for it at the price.   :thumb:

Yes, good list of options.
In the next couple of days I will make a decision if proceeding with an inspection, I'm really tempted...

Just wondering who decided to change interiors from white to black, Australian owner already received the car with black interiors/soft top; car went to Brisbane from US, this guy bought it straight from the importer together with few receipts for the most recent works done on the car (including respray) by last American owner.
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« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2019, 11:04:58 AM »
Just as long as the interior colour change was an all-new full change, and not a rattle-can vinyl spray job.

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« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2019, 12:04:08 PM »
Just as long as the interior colour change was an all-new full change, and not a rattle-can vinyl spray job.

seats are used '69 version, very good conditions according to owner who has put them in. Other interiors bits done by previous owner with new parts (7yrs ago).
I have better quality pictures received by email and it doesn't look like a spray can job.... but we know that reality sometimes differs from pictures
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« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2019, 01:32:30 PM »
Certainly sounds worthy of an inspection.

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« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2019, 02:30:43 PM »
If you are looking for a decent car to enjoy and you donít expect concourse standard, then a different coloured interior is hardly an issue if itís done right (although the factory white is nicer in my view, luckily my car is an unmolested factory white interior and looks great). 

Like 67FBGT says, if itís not a bogey job, thereís no problems for what youíre after from what I understand. 

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« Reply #60 on: December 28, 2019, 02:47:57 PM »
If you are looking for a decent car to enjoy and you donít expect concourse standard, then a different coloured interior is hardly an issue if itís done right (although the factory white is nicer in my view, luckily my car is an unmolested factory white interior and looks great). 

Like 67FBGT says, if itís not a bogey job, thereís no problems for what youíre after from what I understand.

You are right, I'm not looking for a concourse car and different interior colour is not an issue at this stage; honestly I prefer black interiors on a red car, I hope this has been done properly. Anyway I would have accepted also white, like my '64.5.
As mentioned elsewhere my only worry is rust or bog repairs, so I will contact someone for a proper inspection, before me flying personally in SA.
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« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2019, 03:22:02 PM »
Inspection by the expert was positive, so now I'll fly to Adelaide to have a final look myself.

I have a feeling I will buy it :grin:
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« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2019, 05:25:57 PM »
I'll put the kettle on  :cheers:

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« Reply #63 on: January 01, 2020, 09:12:54 AM »
Was going to wish everyone a Happy New Year but it sounds like someone is going to have a Happier New Year. 

Good luck Fred and remember, follow your heart and not your head, got most of us in trouble that way.   Kidding !!  :smile01:   

Keep us updated but keep in mind thereís not many of these big sexy cars around compared to the earlier nice ones so expect to be noticed !!!

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« Reply #64 on: January 01, 2020, 10:22:19 AM »
Thanks Robster, happy new year to you.

And Happy New year to everyone!   :cheers:


I'm still at work, so trying to organize for the end of this week/early next week, flights are pretty expensive in this period.... damn it!
Definitely I will send updates
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« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2020, 01:00:22 AM »
I went to Adelaide, but at the end, regrettably, I didnít buy the car. I have test-driven it and was not satisfied.... car was not braking at all (not safe!), tyres basically gone (cracking on the side) and other bits and pieces I was not convinced about.
To have the car ready to go I had to spend more than expected, too many uncertain things.
Anyway it is a nice car, if the guy will drop one or two grand I may reconsider.
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« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2020, 06:13:10 PM »
Did you offer the seller a lower price to allow for any extra work you felt you needed to do ?
 
The brakes donít sound unrealistic if theyíre factory.  Mine are factory front wheel discs and rear finned drums on a nine inch rear end and stopping power is not great, weak in fact for the power and weight of the car.  I asked my mechanic if they needed work and he said theyíre working as they should for the period and an upgrade to Willawood discs would affect itís very original state.
 
So Iíve learned to live with them.

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« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2020, 06:54:48 PM »
Did you offer the seller a lower price to allow for any extra work you felt you needed to do ?
 
The brakes donít sound unrealistic if theyíre factory.  Mine are factory front wheel discs and rear finned drums on a nine inch rear end and stopping power is not great, weak in fact for the power and weight of the car.  I asked my mechanic if they needed work and he said theyíre working as they should for the period and an upgrade to Willawood discs would affect itís very original state.
 
So Iíve learned to live with them.

Yes, I offered a lower price and it was not accepted (for now, he said there is another potential buyer).
Car never seen a mechanic in the last 7 years, the current owner changed only oil and filter himself at home. He brought the car to a transmission specialist for the transmission service 3 months ago, and thatís it.
So, once the car goes on the hoist anything could be found.
Really, car is not braking... I was at roundabout waiting my turn, pushing the brake at 70/80% and car was moving forward. There was no traffic when I drove the car and anyway it was pretty scary going around with close to zero braking power.
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« Reply #68 on: February 10, 2020, 11:00:33 PM »
Not many Ď73 vert with a 351 around.... and they are mainly RHD, a part from one 302 in VIC, so probably I have to reconsider a converted car.

There is still for sale a RHD Ď73 red vert mentioned at the beginning of this discussion, do you guys think it is worth a look? (I live 30/40min away). https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1973-Ford-Mustang-Auto/SSE-AD-5411543
It has been for sale for few months, so probably has some issues.......
Is it from someone you know?
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« Reply #69 on: February 10, 2020, 11:30:06 PM »
Looks very large and in-your-face red. Needs a bonnet or side stripe kit or something to break up the expanse of red. Bit of a blank canvas so you could add your own touches.
Reasonable price? Seems to be, worth a close look in my opinion. But! Any RHD conversion needs a very close examination.

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« Reply #70 on: February 11, 2020, 08:31:42 AM »
Looks very large and in-your-face red. Needs a bonnet or side stripe kit or something to break up the expanse of red. Bit of a blank canvas so you could add your own touches.
Reasonable price? Seems to be, worth a close look in my opinion. But! Any RHD conversion needs a very close examination.
Yes, very red and a black stripes kit is needed, luckily not a big cost.
The RHD conversion is my problem, we never know how it has been done....
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« Reply #71 on: February 11, 2020, 11:42:36 AM »
Yes, it's been for sale for a while so need to check if this is a missed opportunity or somethings wrong somewhere.  Not enough photos and notice it's got the original A/C like mine.  Saps a lot of power when  it's working so a vintage air is a better bet if you're not fussed about originality.  Those wheels with missing centre caps look tardy as well.  Still, if it's close to you, worth the time to at least have a look.

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« Reply #72 on: February 11, 2020, 02:07:50 PM »
Yes, it's been for sale for a while so need to check if this is a missed opportunity or somethings wrong somewhere.  Not enough photos and notice it's got the original A/C like mine.  Saps a lot of power when  it's working so a vintage air is a better bet if you're not fussed about originality.  Those wheels with missing centre caps look tardy as well.  Still, if it's close to you, worth the time to at least have a look.

Iíd say on the market for 7/8 months at least, so Iím expecting something wrong...
Itís 35km from my place, I can spend half a day and have a look at it
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« Reply #73 on: February 13, 2020, 10:43:15 PM »
I went to look at the car.
Conversion done in late Ď70s, apparently by Mike OíSullivan.
Mechanically seems good, not possible to try it because of rain and because car was behind a couple of Buicks (owner is really into Buick, he has 9 of them).
Aesthetically is fairly bad, not rusty but with a lot of marks touched up.
Original 351 still there, transmission originally was a FMX, then went to a C6 and now it is a C4
Iíd say price is too high, car needs a lot of work, so I think Iím gonna pass it....
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« Reply #74 on: February 18, 2020, 01:06:02 PM »
After looking at different old cars and not finding anything decent, I made the decision to look into some more recent ones (and more practical), so today I bought a 2001 Cobra...  :pepper:

The rest of my budget will go into my Ď64 coupe, most probably for a proper respray.  :smile01:
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