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    First of all let me introduce myself to one and all. I’m looking to buy my first American motor and for me there was no option other than a Mustang. I’m not a mechanic so I’m looking for someone who could do an independent inspection and provide a written report. Any suggestions really appreciated as I’ve learnt from bitter experience that buying without an inspection ended up costing me. Regards, Michael

    #2
    Where are you or the vehicle you're interested in located? That would help with regards to the inspection
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      #3
      Hi there
      Car’s in Yorkshire.
      Regards
      Michael

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        #4
        Welcome to the forum, Michael - be good to know what year too; 1964-2019, as I'd suggest the early stuff needs a specialist or knowledgeable club member, and the later stuff becomes more routine.

        You could always post a link to the advert for some honest opinions - the car / owner may even be known to the club.

        Either way good choice!
        1966 Mustang Hardtop - Trans-Am tribute in the making..
        1962 Chevy C-20 Fleetside
        1987 Peugeot 205 GTi track toy
        1974 Ford Econoline E100

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          #5
          Originally posted by clockwork View Post
          Hi there
          Car’s in Yorkshire.
          Regards
          Michael
          probably not a million miles away then I'm in Cumbria, happy to poke around it. I know where they rot and I'm a motorsports engineer by trade so will be able to give it a thorough looking over
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            #6
            Also if you want more cars to look at I am in Essex and have 15 plus classics in stock,

            Good luck in your hunt

            Cheers. Peter
            Please visit our Classic Mustang for sale site: www.classicamericancarsales.co.uk
            We stock a large selection of freshly imported Classic 1960s Mustangs. Fastbacks, Convertibles and Coupes. Cars are in stock in the Southeast of England with more shipping from the USA at all times. Other interesting American cars also stocked. CSRP disk brake setups sold

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              #7
              Currently in LA, seen 2 fox’s today, you don’t see many back home. I’m hoping the OP is after a fox. It’s great to see so many s197’s and sn95’s living strong here.
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                #8
                Dear 66coup, nuggets and others

                I’ve seen a ‘66 V8 coupe (5speed manual) and a ‘69 straight six fastback (3speed manual) both at same trader - Retro Classic Car of Swainby, North Yorkshire.
                Anyone have knowledge of them? They gave me a lot of time and are willing to do a p/ex + cash deal I asked for on either car.
                I look forward to any feedback on the trader and on which of the 2 cars might be the better investment and which might be the more desired within the MOCGB. Does one follow head or heart?
                Thanks for reading my post.
                Regards
                Michael

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                  #9
                  Personally I would take the 69 and swap in a V8, it will never be a matching numbers car but I think the 69 is far better looking and it's a fastback

                  I have V8s, 4 speed manual boxes and axles in stock if you go down that route.

                  once done you have a V8 fastback in ones of the most desirable years of mustang. Even if you keep it straight 6 it is still a much better looking car

                  Swainby is about 2 hours from me
                  Last edited by nuggets; 16-11-2019, 09:17 AM.
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                    #10
                    Nice looking car, just had a look on the website. I like the Coronet too....got a soft spot for them
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                      #11
                      Always buy the car you want, Michael. Fastbacks will always command a premium over coupes, as will eights over sixes, though sixes in the 64-66 cars seem to be more 'acceptable' than 67+, probably to do with the latter being perceived as more of a muscle car.

                      Therefore a 69 with a six will be a tough sell, and do you really want to spend another 5k on a 30k car only to have it not matching the VIN. You'll soon find an original V8 69 if that's your preference, though whilst buying from a dealer has its benefits but may not mean you recoup your money if you choose to sell quickly.

                      Not heard anything about the dealer, but there are a couple of dealers on here that are active members of the forum and have excellent reputations; Peter (pmustang) above at Classic American Car Sales or Matthew of Midland Mustangs. There are definitely a couple to avoid too, so keep us posted on any potential candidates..
                      1966 Mustang Hardtop - Trans-Am tribute in the making..
                      1962 Chevy C-20 Fleetside
                      1987 Peugeot 205 GTi track toy
                      1974 Ford Econoline E100

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                        #12
                        No question the green coupe. 5 Speed, Great colour, V8, no contest

                        The 6 cyl 69 is the wrong engine and the wrong colour

                        Coupe in this case is a much better choice.

                        Had it been a V8 I would say the 69 as the 69s are highly desirable but the colour (large expense) and the engine/trans/rear axle/ probably front brakes changing to V8 items/disks is going to break the bank. If it was 25k and really solid you could argue the additional investment could bring it up to a good standard and you would no be too buried financially


                        Last edited by pmustang; 16-11-2019, 04:57 PM.
                        Please visit our Classic Mustang for sale site: www.classicamericancarsales.co.uk
                        We stock a large selection of freshly imported Classic 1960s Mustangs. Fastbacks, Convertibles and Coupes. Cars are in stock in the Southeast of England with more shipping from the USA at all times. Other interesting American cars also stocked. CSRP disk brake setups sold

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                          #13
                          Thanks to 66coup, nuggets and pmustang for your thoughts. Anyone else out there with opinions please post.

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                            #14
                            I don't know what cars we are talking about but if you are buying hoping to make a profit out of it then its probably best to think again. If you take into account upkeep and garage fees then you will lose money without a doubt, also while an inspection will help it is still no guarantee that the car might not have some issues. Saying that though you might be lucky and buy a car that doesn't need money spending on it.
                            As to which style or year car to buy, buy the one you like the most, its as easy as that
                            Set a budget, narrow down the style you want, go and see some and you will come across the right car for you. It cost far less to buy a car how you want it than to pay someone to change it after you have bought it.

                            1966 Coupe: 1995-
                            1966 Land Rover Series 2a: 2012-
                            2005 Mustang GT 2014-
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                              #15
                              Dear Annaconda.
                              Thanks for your thoughts. Don’t know if you’ve seen my earlier post in which I talk about the 2 cars I’ve seen - ‘66 V8 5speed coupe (27k) and ‘69 straight six 3speed fastback (34k). I’ve had replies with various answers inc one agreeing with you saying buy the car I ‘want’. Unfortunately my budget doesn’t seem to stretch to the car I’d really like so to an extent whatever I buy will have a degree of compromise. So if I have to compromise I’d like the added benefit of buying the one that in principle will at least hold it’s purchase value.
                              Regards
                              Michael

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