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So my midlife crisis is in full swing.  And I'm off to Redhill tomorrow to buy this 1972 Mustang.  What do you think, should I buy it?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281470864292?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

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The XJS will have to wait.

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Finally got my new Mustang today, a month after buying it.  New wheels and states plates fitted and just been serviced, they couldn't find anything wrong with it so just new oil and a filter.  It goes

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I think its ok. I like the jag but the mustang looks alright. Just not draw-dropping for me. Im not really in to American cars but was at a classic show and there was this Thunder Bird. Now that was soooooobig it was immense. You could fit a person in the boot long ways.  Now that was a car I could imagine with the roof down cruising along a back road

 

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Yes.  It's a customers car, so being sold privately. Looks like you're close to it.

 

Went to see it, looks a solid car, paintwork wasn't too good.  And needs a good service.  Still quite tempted.

 

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I'll admit doesn't do it for me despite/because of driving a few rental ones over the years when in the states.  - Well you have to really.  But this isn't about me, it is about you and as the others have said only one life.  This ain't no dress rehearsal type thing.

 

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I quite like it - and found myself looking at them online recently. I was looking at hardtops in red - a-la James Bond and thought they looked amazing value.

 

I'm not big on Fords however - but could make an exception...

 

Left hand drive would annoy me though...and I think I prefer the hardtop to the drop top.

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Yes.  It's a customers car, so being sold privately. Looks like you're close to it.

 

 

 

Very close as theres a timber yard almost next door which i seem to spend most of my life in.

He did have a 59 Cad no long ago.

Like it, just the job for cruisin...... I somehow think there wont be to many days left this year for the roof down?

Bet it sounds the dogs as well. Yank parts are cheap or cheaper so im told.

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Sorry Mark, I have to side with the wife...Buy the XJS :-). - you're in Henley after all, old boy

OTOH, you could always exhibit the Yankee boat at the wings & speed festival in White Waltham each year.

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I don't mind mustangs. I think that one doesn't look too bad either. I haven't seen many soft top examples over here in Oz.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Drive it on a roughish road and consider if you could live with the shimmy shake.

 

They do have a certain style and presence here in oz but our weather and beaches etc suit the image. No idea how they are regarded in UK and on the continent.

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As said if you want it go ahead. Once you figure out it wasn't for you just pass it on. You only live once and it's no good to regret not giving it a go.

Having said that, I once bought a Mustang GT convertible MY01. Kept it for one year and decided it wasn't to my taste. But I gave it a go at least.

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What's wrong with you man! Get the money out! It's only ever going to be a good investment! in 10 years time it'll be worth so much more! (that's the bit to show your wife).

 

It's also a true American muscle car. Why wouldn't you want it? Awesome.

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