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Old 08-30-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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Authenticity question.

Hey guys, I've been looking to buy a 1970 302 Boss Mustang recently and I've come across a few that are within my budget, but i came across one that looks in great condition. however, the only suspicion I have about it is if it's real because it's priced at $8,000... I'd really love to get my hands on this car of it is real, but I don't know if I have the experience to know it or not.
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If anybody could help me out I'd really appreciate it.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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There's no way. I've come across these sites alot and get very excited and very down when I realize they aren't real. You won't find a real boss 302 for 8k unless it's a project. Most of those sights are fakes, stick to forums and craigslist and even they have there fair share of scams

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Have you called the number yet?
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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Re: Authenticity question.

I haven't called yet, but I have emailed a number of times. last thing i'm going to try is calling, but I'm restraining at the moment due to warning from friends.

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thanks for the warning about those sites though. the thing is there's other bosses that are around $100,000 mixed in with the lot so I think it's a real site, just this car is in question. I've seen other cars marked as fraudulent, but this car has been on for some time and hasn't been marked like that yet so i'm not so sure.
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It doesnt hurt to call, just don't send money to anyone without having seen the car in person. I mean I know personally it's not real but it doesn't hurt for you to wonder. Hey you might get lucky and then you can laugh in my face
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Re: Authenticity question.

I just want to find a good 302 with a manual transmission thats below $30,000. I'd buy a fixer upper if I had the garage space to work on it, but I don't sadly.

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If i get lucky well then I'll thank you for your warnings and then lounge in the driver seat for the next 24 hours or so.
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Re: Authenticity question.

Good luck , take your time , there are lots a good deals out there.
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Decode the vin number. That will tell if it is a boss or not.
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I just want to find a good 302 with a manual transmission thats below $30,000. I'd buy a fixer upper if I had the garage space to work on it, but I don't sadly.

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If i get lucky well then I'll thank you for your warnings and then lounge in the driver seat for the next 24 hours or so.
I had the same experience trying to find a 98 fastback GT.
All of the good offers I found like you did, were fake.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:15 PM   #9
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Re: Authenticity question.

yeah. well I might as well see if it's fake. if he asks me for money to hold it for me then I'll laugh and know it's fake.

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these show the same car it looks like. might be this cars for real.

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Aha! what have we here?

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 - No Sale at $154,900 op FUNDALIZE.com

might be this was the real price. or it might be that he couldn't sell the durn thing. guess we'll see.

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the only way a $154,000 dollar car like this would go down to $8,000 is if the driver had to get rid of it fast or if the car was reclaimed by the state or if the car is seriously messed up from something...
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Mustangsandirion is correct about VIN number. There are a couple of apps out there that will decode the vin for you. Or call a dealer. Do you have the vin?
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Yes I have the vin that was posted and I decoded it. It's definitely a boss 302 vin.
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Re: Authenticity question.

If you are not an expert on what ever year mustang you want find someone who is, heck pay them if they are worth it.

If the deal feels odd or off just walk away.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:11 PM   #13
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Re: Authenticity question.

it's becoming a serious issue trying to find non banged up cars right now. i got a $30,000 limit, but there's barely any cars that even peak my interest for that amount and there's usually something wrong with them...
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:50 PM   #14
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Could anyone perhaps recommend a good place to look?
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Are you just looking for a boss or would you be interested in something else?
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Just google Mustangs for sale. This will get you going.
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I'm looking for a boss pretty much. I love the look of them
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:35 PM   #18
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Get a fastback and do a boss tribute in grabber blue
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Grabber blue is a good color on it
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:44 AM   #20
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It just depends on if you want a real "boss" if not just get a fastback and do exacty what you want to it. If that means turning it into a boss 302 then do it
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:33 AM   #21
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So what is wrong with the boss you found for $8000?
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:43 PM   #22
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Re: Authenticity question.

that boss for $8,000 is most likely fake. thing was sold at auction for $154,000
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Re: Authenticity question.

new one if found for 13k though.
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It's just a fastback correct? That would be a steal at 13 it just sounds too good to be true, and usually it is, sometimes you get lucky though like with my fb. Doesn't hurt to try but If I was you I'd start checking out craigslist
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Already talked to the 13 guy.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:29 PM   #26
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that boss for $8,000 is most likely fake. thing was sold at auction for $154,000
Didn't the vin check out?

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new one if found for 13k though.
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This car has anti lock brakes? Seems a little off.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:39 PM   #27
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yeah the vin checked out for the 8K but the price is way off for that car man... it's fishy. as for the 13k one the brakes are a little strange, but maybe he upgraded? I'll have to see the car first before I figure that one out.
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Apparently he upgraded the breaks. Plus a few other thing. I could link pics of the motor if you guys want to take a look?
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Unless something new has come to the market that I am not aware of there is no aftermarket anti lock brakes available.
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Any chance he could have changed the whole braking system?
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I think back in the day they did have a setup for anti lock you could buy but I don't think they do anymore

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Did you ask the guy if you could come check it out and test drive it
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Gonna ask him about that soon. I'll get around to calling him and getting a look at it
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Any chance he could have changed the whole braking system?
He would have to buy a doner car from a salvage yard and used the complete braking and electrical system from that car to make it work and would cost thousands to get it to work.
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Good thing I'm bringing it to my mechanic to check out then. He'll tell me what's what.
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Re: Authenticity question.

good luck it looks like a good deal but there are usually more problems and questions then right answers and when the answers are right they will still not sound right
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