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Old 03-19-2019, 07:39 AM
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You guys are totally right. Im 56 and back in the 80s I bought numerous old Mustangs for good prices. I think last count was somewhere around 12-13 Mustangs not counting other old cars and trucks. Back then If you were handy with tools you could buy these cars right and have a car you dreamed about. Now those same cars are totally out of my price range. While I do love old Mustangs Im not interested in paying the huge prices that these cars are bringing now. Mach 1 and fastbacks are crazy priced. My first Mustang was a 1969 fastback. I gave 350.00 for it needing some body and paint repair. I sometimes think about wanting another one. Fact is sometimes the thought of owning one is better then actually owning one. Think I will just keep thinking about it.
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looking at my photo album, telling the engine swap, building, racing and break down stories - is free! The high paying guys today are sad, they missed the era.
I'd love to have a 67 fastback in my garage - to look at.
I'd be afraid to drive it, because the $$ value would be way disproportionate to the enjoyment. If it got a ding, or an engine issue, no zero fxxks given anymore.
I'll stick to Marauders under 10 grand in auto Jeopardy, Alex.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:07 AM
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nice!
looks like an 80's or 90's actual photograph, when they were affordable to us working class gear heads
Thanks, it was about 1988, just after I bought my GN. That was behind my high school, lol.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:29 PM
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Saw this badazz Torino at a car show a few years ago.

870 HP / 598 cid BOSS engine....

I like how this guy thinks!







Here is the story behind the car:

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1110...oss-torino-gt/




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I liked the 68/69 Torino, but I thought the Merc Cyclone was just a bit classier. So, I bought a new 68 Cyclone fastback instead of a 68 Torino. Cost, $2,950.

But, I settled for a 302/4v. Should have waited a year and got a 351/4v.
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1968 $2950 is about $22000. Today....a new Mustang is about $24000 with no extras...

Guys...I'll say this..back in 1978 the muscle cars weren't as cheap as you hear. Many were already rusted, wrecked and badly repaired, or plain ragged out. I watched the ads every week in my area Baltimore Sun classifieds...and a beat 69 Z28 was $2500, a lot of money back then..nice ones were $5000 and up...little pricey for a gas pumper making $3.65/hr!
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Now that is an awesome restomod!!!



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Saw this badazz Torino at a car show a few years ago.

870 HP / 598 cid BOSS engine....

I like how this guy thinks!




yeah baby!
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