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My new Mustang 68 in Russia

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Hello to all cowboys! My name is Stephan, I'm from Russia. Recently, at the Copart auction, I bought a Mustang 68, a coupe, with a 200 engine and brought it to Russia. A car from New York. There are only a few dozen mustangs of the 1st generation in Russia. There is a power steering, an automatic transmission. That's all). There are a couple of holes on the body. The engine starts and the car drives. I've already driven about 600 miles. The plans are to eliminate the problems of the mechanical part in a year and in a couple of years to do the bodywork.

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Hi, all! Chris! You have Brittany blue car? I thought it was a very rare color. We paint in red, black and sometimes blue. But I want to keep the original one.馃憤

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Now Russia has changed a lot. We have quite a lot of vintage cars now. But they are prevented from bringing them by large customs duties. For example, for a Mustang 200 cid, the customs duty is about $ 23,000.馃槵馃槵馃槵馃槵馃う鈥嶁檪锔忦煠︹嶁檪锔忦煠︹嶁檪锔忦煠︹嶁檪锔

Thanks Chris about color馃憤
Yes, it is! At least they'll recognize the Mustang here. I have a couple another American cars. One of them is difficult to recognize, there are only 4 of them in Russia. And I have 2 of them.馃槃Its Plymout Fury 71'

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The Mustang is a legend for me, but I never knew that it has such a small engine! 馃ぃ馃ぃ
And I bought just such a one to reduce customs payments.馃槑
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Welcome!

Regarding custom duties, now that you have it, are you allowed to put in a V8 without additional taxes?

Phil
Yes, after registration in police i can put any V8. But i like this simple engine with great gas milage))) First, the technical condition, then the bodywork and painting, and only then, perhaps, the engine swap.馃榿
I went to the first festival yesterday.馃馃馃

Thank for all!

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Heck! $23.000 in taxes.? WTF!
Welcome from Ibiza.
Yes, we pay 6,8$ for 1 cm3. :mad::mad::mad::mad:
I just noticed in your pictures that the car has 5 bolt hubs ans axles. Is the fifth digit of your vin a T? Real question I guess, was the work done in anticipation of a v8 swap or was a six placed in a previous v8 car? Not a critical issue as you have the stronger spindles ans axles regardless of how you decide to move.
Hi! No, I have 4 bolts in all wheels. Fifth digit is T. Its 100% original car without tuning work.

You鈥檙e right down the road from me. I鈥檓 In Niceville.
Stephen, great cars! How do you get parts in Russia?
I have already bought spare parts on cjponyparts a couple of times. They deliver a parcel to Russia in a couple of weeks. The price of delivery of a parcel is approximately equal to the price of spare parts or more expensive.馃し鈥嶁檪锔 Sometimes I order spare parts from rokavto. The classic car in Russia - very hard and expensive to make.
Wow.! That鈥檚 a real robbery.! It鈥檚 more than the car鈥檚 price, probably several times.!
Authorities wants to make easy money.!
They allegedly care about the environment馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ, not letting old cars into the country.馃が馃が
For some reason I keep thinking there is a "Soviet Russia" joke here.

Do they have those jokes in Russia Stephan?
Yes, we often joke about the USSR with their lifelong leaders. We have the same situation again, apparently. 馃う鈥嶁檪锔廍lections don't solve much.

Yes, Festival was great馃憤馃

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- Welcome to VMF from LA (Lower Alabama)

Nice looking cars. My first car as a 16 year old was a hand me down from mom and dad, their 1970 Plymouth Fury Gran' Coupe, Paisley Vinyl Hardtop with matching Paisley interior. Much like this one. Love those big old boats.

John
John, thank you, Fury is very unusual car馃馃馃
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Welcome to the vmf!! You have very good taste in cars.

"In America, there's plenty of beer and you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia, Party always finds you."

...that's obviously a dated joke. We are very quickly going on a downhill slide.

What is the current perception of America in Russia if you don't mind me asking? Do you guys get your opinions from Hollywood? From international news?

The opinion of Russia in America is strongly divided. We have a group of people who made tons of money off of the Cold War that do not want to let go of the rivalry and push Russia as the bad guy responsible for everything.

But I think there are lots and lots and lots of Americans who want the relationship to be completely thawed. There's something very respectable about a Christian nation that refuses to bow down to terrorists. I wish we were still like that. Maybe we can be again someday.

I think the division over here is a pretty good thing because that means the perception is transitioning from a bad spot.
No problem, of course, I will tell you with pleasure. I have many friends who are friends with Americans. I myself correspond with several guys on cars. My opinion and the opinion of my friends - You are exactly the same people as we are. We have about the same mentality and civility. We are also unhappy that relations between America and Russia have been experiencing problems in recent years. But apparently, it is beneficial for our leaders. They say on TV that all our problems come from America. I'm sure they tell you the same thing about Russia.馃し鈥嶁檪锔
I think there are pros and cons in any country. It seems to me that the laws still work in America. Unfortunately, our laws are subordinate to the ruling people. This is the main problem.馃槨

And yes-bears sometimes go out on the street in remote villages. But they never play the accordion.馃榿馃榿

"In America, there's plenty of beer and you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia, Party always finds you." 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃNot bad馃憤
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What is the current perception of America in Russia if you don't mind me asking? Do you guys get your opinions from Hollywood? From international news?
Basic information from the Internet, youtube, communication with friends who have relatives or friends in America. Our TV is propaganda-I don't watch it. Your Hollywood sometimes makes a good movie. Clint Eastwood-he became a great filmmaker, for example. All his films are 100% good.馃憤馃憤And I think his films are the most truthful.
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One of our largest self-inflicted problems is that our CIA does not have any real international pressure to keep it in check. Keep in mind that NONE OF US EVER VOTED FOR THE CIA They do whatever they want and expect no one to ever question them. When Russia had a strong KGB, the CIA had important interests in doing as much of its activities by the book as possible to avoid international embarrassment. We kept each other in check.

Right now, it just came into the news that our CIA director is performing diplomacy with the Taliban. We never elected him to do any such thing; it's extremely troubling. The CIA director has no experience or authority performing international diplomacy and it is against long-standing United States policy to negotiate with terrorists.

You guys have lifetime politicians who control elections. We have lifetime bureaucrats who were never elected in the first place. Our "Party" is hidden from sight working in Washington to oppose American voters. It gets much more complicated than that, of course. But that's the gist of it.

It's a mess.
This is very close and clear to us. The receiver of the KGB - the current FSB, is mainly involved in corruption scandals. We didn't choose them either. Moreover, we did not choose one person for 21 years in a row.馃槨
No, Not as much as you might think. In America, the medias say all our problems are from America too.
So your medias are more honest馃し鈥嶁檪锔忦煒
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I have the 67 version. I love it. Gets great gas mileage. I just do not get to drive it much because of my work schedule. Becoming more of a garage queen. Has 53500 original miles.
Hello John! You have a great car!馃憤 The original condition is very valuable! It is noticeable that the car is loved and well-groomed!馃檪馃憦
Yesterday I made sure that the engine of my Mustang is original. Therefore, I will repair it and use it.

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The question about the duplicate number on the body. Where should he be in ' 68? I don't have one at this place.馃馃馃

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There may be additional VIN numbers on the opposite (Passenger side) aprons, hidden under the fender. If your driver鈥檚 side is missing the ViN, it is either painted over, or the panel was replaced due to damage or rust.
Thank you very much!馃憤馃憦
It should also be etched in the windshield and back glass
Thank you! I will check馃憤
Congrats, it's a nice car! It's great to see more classic Mustangs in Russia.
Yes, great! See you at the festivals in Russia!
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