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    Hello Guys

    Hi I have just joined the club and am looking to buy a convertible or coupe 64-69

    just sold my cobra kit car and looking to buy and drive the mustang to Spain in about 6 weeks time when we move to our new home!!

    I am going to see 2 tomorrow from M&M Automotive in Lymington Hants they seem to have a mixed review with some people saying there good to deal with and others saying they are cowboys after a quick buck any first hand experience on here?

    I know my way round cars in general and will check out for body damage, repairs and check underneath etc

    Any specifics to check on when I go please? ones a coupe and ones a convertible?

    https://www.mandmautomotive.co.uk/us.../aetv13706412/

    https://www.mandmautomotive.co.uk/us.../aetv34134547/

    thanks for any replies

    Steve

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    should have said max budget 25k

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    Hi Steve

    I bought a Mustang in 2009 and a week later drove it to Spain for 3 weeks so i feel ya.

    Having said that it was brand new !

    Your a brave man in a classic, not because its not practical but you would be driving it over along run into high temperatures and with only a few days ownership you dont know if anything could fail like a hose, still i admire your spirit

    maybe take some spare hoses and tools

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    thanks

    when i get one, its going to get a through going over on the electrical/mechanical side I finish work next week and will have some time to order new parts or change stuff like disk brakes conversion new rad electronic ignition maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by big red one View Post
    Hi Steve

    I bought a Mustang in 2009 and a week later drove it to Spain for 3 weeks so i feel ya.

    Having said that it was brand new !

    Your a brave man in a classic, not because its not practical but you would be driving it over along run into high temperatures and with only a few days ownership you dont know if anything could fail like a hose, still i admire your spirit

    maybe take some spare hoses and tools

    ian
    EXACTLY what Ian said.. There is no way on earth i would drive an unknown and tried classic on a run of that distance..You are asking for a world of pain! After a year of ownership...then maybe..
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_h View Post
    Hi I have just joined the club and am looking to buy a convertible or coupe 64-69

    just sold my cobra kit car and looking to buy and drive the mustang to Spain in about 6 weeks time when we move to our new home!!

    I am going to see 2 tomorrow from M&M Automotive in Lymington Hants they seem to have a mixed review with some people saying there good to deal with and others saying they are cowboys after a quick buck any first hand experience on here?

    I know my way round cars in general and will check out for body damage, repairs and check underneath etc

    Any specifics to check on when I go please? ones a coupe and ones a convertible?

    https://www.mandmautomotive.co.uk/us.../aetv13706412/

    https://www.mandmautomotive.co.uk/us.../aetv34134547/

    thanks for any replies

    Steve
    Hi Steve welcome to the forum.

    Lots of great advice here.

    Thoroughly inspect the floors from underneath the car in particular the front floorpans where the floors meet the toe board. Also the cowl area check from underneath the dashboard. Look up through the heater box door to the cowl vent collar. A torch useful for this.
    Check for poor body work repairs and filler.

    Start here then move on to cosmetics.

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    You should be able to get a decent coupe at your budget

    A good convertible you my struggle. It it seriously important to verify body integrity on a convertible as it has no roof

    I've just sold 2 convertibles, both before shipping even commensed, for considerably more than 25k

    I just bought a stunning 67 convertible which has not even been collected from the seller and that will be in the 30s

    I also have another, a 68, being painted in Miami

    Cheers Peter
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    Good luck with the search Steve, loads of great advice here and plenty of people who can point you in the direction of some good motors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snap on pete View Post
    EXACTLY what Ian said.. There is no way on earth i would drive an unknown and tried classic on a run of that distance..You are asking for a world of pain! After a year of ownership...then maybe..
    I had my '67 fastback a week and took it Le Mans and back circa 1000miles in a week and never missed a beat, lifes for loving, give it a go, just keep tools and some minor spares.

    Good luck with your search.


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    My plan is to do the exact same thing with hopefully a new (old) car in the next few weeks. In my case, a mere 650 mile drive to my house in the Dordogne. Not sure I see the problem to be honest, if suitably equipped and prepared with full European breakdown cover in place.

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    Please do not buy from these people I bought a 66 coupe from them just imported by them and MOTD on inspection found to be in dangerous condition when this was pointed out to them tried every trick in the book to get out of their responsibility God knows what crap there selling now an mot is not needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big red one View Post
    Hi Steve

    I bought a Mustang in 2009 and a week later drove it to Spain for 3 weeks so i feel ya.

    Having said that it was brand new !

    Your a brave man in a classic, not because its not practical but you would be driving it over along run into high temperatures and with only a few days ownership you dont know if anything could fail like a hose, still i admire your spirit

    maybe take some spare hoses and tools

    ian
    always like a challenge

    thanks

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    Thanks for all the comments

    yes it is a bit of a risk, I plan on doing maybe 1000 miles in the uk before we go and will take loads of repair bits and pieces as well as all inclusive breakdown cover

    ok went and checked out a few at M&M today

    the auto looked like it had some front end damage to the inner wings they were wavy as hell, looked like it had been pulled out and the body was not as i would have liked, no vin showing on the inner wing

    the red coupe was not bad but the fit and finish on the panels was poor doors dropped one not closing on the latch

    saw another 4 and liked one i have put on a separate thread for your comments

    Steve

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