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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2020, 09:36:03 AM »
Excellent points made by all.  In the end the transaction truly only matters to the buyer and seller. Let's wish them well !

Not to get off track but we do have an outstanding thread going and felt many can benefit from it. Wishing all a day of peace, love and happiness

http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=10046.msg92172;topicseen#msg92172

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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2020, 09:58:43 AM »
I love deals and I hope there are many more! Apparently only two people were willing to go that high, and that seemed to disappoint some people? A Shelby is a Shelby with or without the motor or a transmission. It is nice to see things selling and moving. My hope is not for them to be a SAAC member but to enjoy and have fun with the car. Its a hobby.

Me thinking it was a good deal for the buyer isn't the the same as being disappointed it didn't sell for more.

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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2020, 03:18:43 PM »
I am the guy who bought this car on BringaTrailer.
I enjoyed reading the posts regarding the buying process and everyone's valuation of the car.
I'm a long time collector car enthusiast (almost 72 years old) and have owned many cool cars during my lifetime.
Buying, restoring or tidying up, keeping for a few years and then selling to buy the next one is my usual style.
I've bought several cars during my lifetime sight unseen and I have always been disappointed.
Then this one popped up and really caught my attention.
White with gold stripes, somewhat a limited color (50-56 depending on who you believe, somewhat modified, a nice driver with a Tremec 5 spd.
I have several nice driver cars and several show cars.
The show cars sit and get looked at and I didn't want another one of those.
What gave me the confidence to bid and buy without seeing the car?
The SAAC Registry with history from new.
I contacted several prominent previous owners and collected some history.
Most of it was good.
High end restoration 29 years ago with mostly NOS parts at the time.
Displayed at The Quail was a plus.
On the bottom right side cover of the SAAC Registry helped.
So what did I get?
Well, I am happy to say I was far from disappointed and more than happy.
Better than I every thought it would be.
The car looks like it was restored and painted about 5-6 years ago...that good.
29 year old restoration but only about 5k miles since 1991.
Most of the weatherstripping had seen better days but is already replaced.
Delivered with original C4 C Servo transmission, all the lines, flex plate, torque converter, bell housing, floor shifter and linkage, nuts and bolts packaged up, even the plastic speedometer gear.
Also five original chrome Magnum wheels that according to the seller needed replated but look very nice and presentable to me.
Incorrect dealer supplied wood steering wheel that I love.
Incorrect (for a Hertz car) real deal 10 spoke wheels bought from Paradise Wheels.
Several other incorrect parts, most easy to replace with a correct Mustang or K-code part.
A few not so easy or cheap, standard Mustang distributor (with a Pertronics) and standard water pump but all the rest real deal Shelby and K-Code parts.
And YES, I joined SAAC and have already learned more about my cars history from people like Howard Pardee than I could have ever imagined.
Good bye 356 Registry, good bye PCA, Hello SAAC.

 


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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #48 on: June 29, 2020, 03:26:15 PM »
Congratulations and welcome to SAAC!
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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #49 on: June 29, 2020, 03:33:15 PM »
Yes Congratulations!  And glad your happy with what you purchased.
Jeff Speegle- Mustang & Shelby detail collector, ConcoursMustang.com babysitter :) and Judge

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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2020, 03:52:47 PM »
Great reply!  Awesome!  I hope you enjoy the car very much.  It looks great!  Welcome!
Thank you, Brian Littlefield

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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #51 on: June 29, 2020, 03:54:04 PM »
Congrats!
Enjoy And Welcome!

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« Reply #52 on: June 29, 2020, 03:56:22 PM »
Congrats on your purchase. Welcome to SAAC and the SAAC forum. We are here to help.
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« Reply #53 on: June 29, 2020, 04:15:06 PM »
Enjoy
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« Reply #54 on: June 29, 2020, 04:42:03 PM »
Very GLAD for YOU!!!!
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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #55 on: June 29, 2020, 04:45:13 PM »
Looks like a great car, welcome to the club!
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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #56 on: June 29, 2020, 05:12:11 PM »
Welcome and thank you for a great post.  8)

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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #57 on: June 29, 2020, 07:02:55 PM »
Yes, very well done!
Nothing beats a classic!

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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #58 on: June 29, 2020, 10:16:17 PM »
Welcome to the gang!  Lots of great people and info on here.
 
I'd say the marque history knowledge here is equal to PCA...or better.  Especially if you love the minutae like many of us do.
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Re: someone got a deal!
« Reply #59 on: June 29, 2020, 10:55:52 PM »
Please post pictures for the record on this thread.  The Bring a Trailer thread will expire.

Good deal.

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