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Offline soberescort1

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Boss 351 For Sale
« on: November 07, 2013, 09:03:32 am »
Hey Guys, After very painful deliberation, I've decided to sell my Boss 1. Won't go into all the reasoning. I want to thank all of you who've been so generous with your time & knowledge. My VIN is 1F02R203515. She's bright blue metallic with white interior, very pretty & rare color combo. Built May of 71. Options are power steering, Rim Blow, AM/8-Track, Console, Tinted Glass, & Magnum 500 Wheels. Marti says she's 1 of 1.

She has 71,000 & change. I drive her way too much. I've put over 1,500 miles on her in less than a year. She's not perfect but she is very nice. Has a couple of little rust bubbles in front of the rear wheels, grinds a tiny bit shifting to 2nd when you're getting on it, paint peeling from front spoiler.......again, not perfect but very nice. She's for sale to one of you for $36k. That's what I've got in her with restored Rim Blow, AM/8-Track, new front tires & brakes, alignment. If you want the rebuilt/restored original carburetor that I purchased & the unrestored original distributor I purchased also, the car will cost you $40k. She's one bad baby, for sale to one of you guys or she's going to Mecum's in Kissimmee this January.

For some reason this site is refusing to let me upload a picture. If you're seriously interested, call or email & I'll send pics directly.

Rick   352-216-0201   or  rparrish@soberescorts.com

Offline soberescort1

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 09:04:37 am »
Forgot to add that she is a numbers matching car, original block, etc.

Offline 2.23intake

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 11:39:02 am »
Rick, sorry to see your car for sale. You can have a buyer call me about the carburetor if needed.
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Offline soberescort1

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 11:51:02 am »
Thanks Scott. I'm in no hurry. I'm not hurting for $$ or anything, it's just that I still have 2 kids to get through college, have a pool table in my garage (my wife & 18 year old daughter's idea), and my Boss &  69 TR-6 are outside under covers. Even though I'm in Florida & cars are under covers, it kills me to see them parked outside.....plus I have 3 other daily driver cars. I love driving the Boss, it's my therapy. If I keep her I'm sure I'll be throwing another $20-$30K at her for a full blown resto.

Offline soberescort1

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 08:46:09 pm »
Pulled Boss from auction. Long story short, Mecum would not let me raise the reserve. Filled out paperwork with $36k reserve, sent it in, got to figuring that if hammer dropped at exactly $36K I'd be losing more than 3 grand on the car after their 8% sellers fee. Wisconsin office told me they'd let me raise reserve at Kissimmee. Drove the Boss from Ocala to Kissimmee today only to be told no. I turned around and drove her home. Lost $500 consignment fee rather than $3k.

So, the Boss is still for sale & I'm an idiot.

Rick  352-216-0201

Offline jkutil

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 10:28:21 pm »
That's $#!+ty on there part I would talk to there offices and maybe they can do something.  I can't believe it is that hard to adjust the reserve price. 

Offline mwizz

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 02:53:39 am »
Thats a shame but hopefully you will get the price you want, its a great looking car.
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Offline soberescort1

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 08:22:53 am »
They will let you lower it, not raise it. Was torn whether to leave it at auction or not. My cousin who's a fixture on this registry, Ex429pilot, said he wouldn't be surprised if she brought $40-$45, but my brother in Illinois, who owns 1/2 the car, is an attorney, has a used car dealership and is familiar with Mecum & other auctions, was worried that we didn't have a great run spot (1st day of auction today) and felt that Mecum would be quick to drop the hammer once the reserve was met if it were one of there good customers bidding. So today I'm kinda ticked off at Mecum, kinda ticked off at my brother & myself, wasted most of the day yesterday & lost 5 bills, but kinda happy I still have my Boss1. Guess it's a wash.

Offline ex2409pilot

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014, 09:06:37 am »
Rick, Sorry to hear of the outcome.. I can't understand why Mecum would have that policy. I can see why they wouldn't let you change it right before it rolls across the stage but two days before ??? You'll probably look back someday and be glad it didn't sell. It's been 32 years since I sold my B9 but not a day goes by I wish that guy hadn't bought it...for $8500!!!
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