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Is it just me or are the prices some of these folks are asking for 1969 and 1970 parts going nuts. Like, say $2,000 for a 351W shaker setup or $450 for a console and the list goes on and on. I know all about supply and demand but my gosh it seems like insanity has set in. It won't be too long before it will be very profitable to buy a concourse correct car and part it out.

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the supply is dwindling..the demand keeps growing..

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Owning a '69, I have seen the same thing. There's bargains out there once in a while, but you have to look long and hard to find them. I got a headlight bucket (even came with both headlights) in perfect shape on e-bay for $60 ... I was tickled pink!

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I hear you on that one. As long as there are guys like us out there who need the parts, there will be the other type that will continue to try and jack up prices sky high. Damn economics...

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this same kind of thing was going on in the late 1980s/early 1990s until the economy took a dump. Keep in the mind that the 69/70 years encompass some of the higher end cars in the overall market including the Bosses, CobraJet Mach1s and Shelbys (GT500). A lot of the owners in this segment are restoring/maintaing what is considered the pinacle of the Mustang musclecar and as such, have very thick wallets when it comes to purchasing these types of cars and parts associated with them. Also, not near as much is reproduced for the 69/70 as the earlier stangs, which contributes to the "supply and demand" curve.

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Me too Bishr...me too.

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You know, I'd agree with the prices soaring, but what does that do for us enthusiasts? I mean, soon it's going to be so bad that you can't even park the car in a public place for fear of theft of vandaization ... not to say we are'nt worried about that already, but hell if I owned a fully restored/original shelby I'm sure I would'nt be too anxious to use it as a daily driver <G> ... thats the reason I went Mach1 instead of Boss, at least she's still reasonable as a daily driver :), which in the end is what I really want out of my car.

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Actually things could be alot worse. You should try pricing Corvette stuff these days. The Fuel injection unit on my 64 is $7500 if you can find one, then you have to rebuild it. The Engine in my car alone is $20,000. Mustang prices are bad though, I would have to agree. It's all relative, how bad do you want a cool car?
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i found parts are expensive also...just have to shut up and pay....just my opinion...these mustangs are worth the MONEY...!!!!!

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It's soooo true. When I compared the cost of restoring my 68 vs my 70, the 70 was at least three times more expensive. If I could do it all over again, I'd definitely go the 68 or earlier route....but then again, there is NOTHING as awsome as seeing a 69-73 rumbling down the road.

I really think it comes down to production figures. And as as already mentioned, you ought to see the cost for some less-produced vehicles. When you consider it all, mustanger restorers/restomoders probably have it cheaper than anyone.

70 Mach 1 (351C 4V 4-speed) I've been restoring since '96. 95% complete. Also have a '68 HT (289 2-speed) that I restored between '97-98 and is FOR SALE! The VMF has proven to be an invaluable resource for information, humor and excellent advice.
 
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