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Offline boss1ncj

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Boss 351 For Sale
« on: June 08, 2015, 06:39:48 pm »
this is a really nice Boss, it's not mine but was sold thru the same dealership

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang-Boss-351-/231587551247?forcerrptr=true&hash=item35ebb1980f&item=231587551247

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 11:47:06 am »
Drooled and bid on this one!!! The only thing I see is a subpar exhaust system!
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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 11:26:55 am »
So, what do you think this one is worth? It's at 57k and change now and still has not hit its reserve. Opinions please!

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 01:56:56 pm »
Not $60,000 which is where this reserve is headed. FMV $54 - $59 IMO. I'm not an expert but I've been looking for 2 years and just closed on one in the last month.

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 02:29:40 pm »
That was what I was thinking too. I was thinking 55k offer but after I talked to the owner it jumped to 57+.

Did you buy one already restored? That is what I am looking for as well. I don't have skills to restore myself.

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 03:09:24 pm »
Yes I went looking for a driver and ended up getting a very nicely restored car. I'm decent with cars but not as good as most. I wanted to have a car that can do what I bought it for--cruise a dozen or so times a year. Better to pay the extra $ (if you are able to) so you can spend your time driving than the multiple hours and $s with break-fixes--my philosophy FWIW

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2015, 09:51:30 pm »
Whats with the bid amount jumping around.  Twice now it has been above 55K, and then dropped back down to  mid 40's. 

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2015, 12:43:42 am »
Yep,

I have noticed that as well. Have never seen that happen before.

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 06:51:56 am »
That could only happen if a bid was retracted by bidder or cancelled by seller.
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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2015, 07:24:00 pm »
I would pay 55k for that car all day long. And yes, if you look on the bidder page the same guy retracted 2 bids.
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Offline SeaninSD

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2015, 07:35:41 pm »
He's asking 59k and payed 58k for it
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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2015, 08:02:59 pm »
I ended up buying the car but was not one of the bidders. Just a watcher until it was over. The guy that bid just was playing a game to bid the car up to its reserve then retracted his bids. Apparently this made a legitimate bidder mad and he pulled out. The owner is a really great guy and a collector. He has 17 cars and turns out he and I are within one month of being the same age. He and I both lived during the magical muscle car days when they were cheap along with the gas to run them.

I believe the seller paid much more. If you google the vin you will find the discussion on this car back in 2008 just after the car was put up for sale. I think it is in the General Discussion. That is how I found this site and ended up joining this great forum. I think the thread is titled something like "boss 351 for sale in Minnesota". Check it out.

I have not picked up the car yet, should travel to Arkansas next week to pick it up. I believe the sale will go just fine. I love the car because first it's a B1, second it's the closest color to Gold Glow, the color of my first Mach 1 from 1972, third, it's so clean, complete, and very well restored. I do not have the skills to do that!

I also have a 71 429CJ Mach 1, also restored to original condition. With the Boss in my garage I will have two great cars that truly mean so much to me. Neither will be a queen, I will drive them both and have all the fun they were built to do! The only thing I don't like about the Boss is the lack of the rear spoiler. Would it be wrong to remedy that since it was not born with one or should I leave it alone and be happy with it the way it came?



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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2015, 12:36:42 am »
I too own a B1 without a rear spoiler.  I love the rear spoiler and had one on my 71 Mach I.   I bought the car from someone that did not register the car so I am the second registered owner.  He also had a spoiler that he did not put on the car and I do not think he was really thinking about the originality of the car, but gave to me in the sale.  It has been sitting in my basement for 7 years.  I am so glad that he did not put it on the car because it never came with it.  I have came to love the car without it.  If I ever thought about putting it on the car, I would purchase a new rear deck and not put holes in the original.  Good luck.....

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2015, 10:54:12 am »
Congrats on acquiring such a fine car. Isn't this the same car Keith Craft, from Arkansas,  restored a few years ago?  In my opinion, they just don't get any better than those with decor interiors and rim blow wheels and hard to beat yellow on a B1 or anything else for the matter. ;)

I would leave the spoiler off myself.  I love my decked out BOSS 302 with spoiler and slats but my plain Jane Sportsroof with none of that stuff has an appeal all it's own and provides a little variation which is a good thing.  Good luck!!
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Offline B1n71

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2015, 07:57:01 pm »
EX2409Pilot,

No, this car was restored by Kevin's Klassic Kars in Minnesota late 2007/2008. I will be making the 8 hour trip from Houston to pick the car up on Wednesday afternoon. Realy looking forward to taking possession of this car!

I am not sure if I will add the spoiler or not. I don't think it will hurt the value since you could go to the dealer and buy one to add yourself back in the day. I remember doing just that for my 72 Mach 1 back then. Now where I messed up is installing it backwards without ever knowing it until a couple years ago looking at an old picture of the now non-existent car. Yeah, I was a dumb ass but never knew it and nobody else pointed it out to me back then.
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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2015, 09:33:41 am »
Sorry about that... Someday I'll remember to stop trusting my memory.  I should have just reread the description where it clearly says Kevins Klassics restored the car.  Keith Craft did restore a yellow B1 a few years back as it was on ebay multiple times and I am 99% sure it had the decor interior too, leading to my confusion.

Anyway, I agree about the spoiler. I don't think it will hurt the value at all.  I added a spoiler to my BOSS 302 in 89 when it was restored but eventually wished I hadn't.  Don't feel bad a lot of them have been put on backwards.

A B1 is the final car to check off my bucket list so maybe someday when you are ready to sell I'll be ready to buy. I couldn't ask for a better one than yours. Congrats and good luck.
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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2015, 12:36:37 pm »
Ex2409pilot,

What about a 71 429cj-r Mach 1 with every option? Still deciding if I am going to keep two nice Pony's. I might sell it later down the road. You would probably have to wait till I die before I would let the B1 go. Hopefully that will be a long time!

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2015, 08:59:45 am »
Don't want you dying... besides at 61 I may beat you to it.  Your Mach sounds nice and I would bet that once you get those two side by side you'll decide they make nice bookends and just hang onto both of them. 

Actually, I have a 71 SCJ Mach supposedly waiting for me at some point once it's done.  I sold the car in 1982 and now the current owner wants to sell it back to me. It's been to New Zealand for 20 years and now back in the States.  Talk about a can of worms.... the guy in Kentucky that I sold it to in 82 never retitled it in his name before selling to the New Zealander in the early 90's. Whilst in NZ he lost the title and since I was still the owner of record he contacted me last year, laid out the whole story, so I ordered a lost title trying to help him out. 

Turns out he has STILL never retitled the car fearing serious consequences since he now lives in Louisiana where stuff like this carries some serious penalties. So, he has just decided it's better to just sell it back to me.  I guess we'll see at some point once he gets it done. No price has been discussed and I haven't seen the car since 82, but it was a low mile survivor when I sold it.  He has since disassembled the car wanting to make it perfect and is currently in the reassembly process last I talked to him 6 months ago.  It's going to boil down to timing for me. If he calls tomorrow I would be in no position to do anything. A year from now, maybe, if we can agree on a price.  Below is a picture I took in 1982 before selling it for $7500 to the Kentucky guy.

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Re: Boss 351 For Sale
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2015, 09:16:06 pm »
Well now that I have had the car for a while I agree with everyone here re the spoiler. I am now use to it not being there. Checking the car close I now see tha paint on the inside of the trunk is original along with the jack and spare tire sticker placed on the left side of the trunk.

It just would be wrong to change this car from the way it was born even preserving the trunk lid and putting another one on. Just not going to do that!

Thank you to everyone who offered their advice. I am totally loving the car!