To sell or not?...looking for perspective.

Steel1

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Before my Fox I did have a 65 Plymouth satellite 383/727 car .
I could pile the whole family in that thing and head out cruising, but the car needed way more work then
I was prepared to give it at the time.
 
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7991LXnSHO

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There was a big, mean looking 4 door 63 Galaxy poking it’s nose out of some trees in a blighted area of town where I grew up. Picture this view, but it looked like it was ready to roar out of the hiding spot next to the metal building. I thought it would be cool to have, but I never found anyone there.
Now, I could use the online property tax database to find out who owned the property. If it’s still setting there 39 years later, it’s probably more sad than cool.
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Mustang5L5

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My only other vice right now other than Fox Mustangs is to restomod a Model T. Stock 302 engine and T5. Leave the original patina body and just put some period looking modern wheels . I don’t know why but I have a thing for those cars

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nards444

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Yah, adjusted for inflation a 65 Mustang is worth about the same now as it was when purchased new then. Unless you bought and put it in a time capsule, not really getting much out of it. The idea of the fox as an investment is just not something I’m taking into consideration.
Very true and your the first guy that hit the nail on the head. Just about every investment comment drives me nuts. When you account for inflation and such its not there for the average guy or car. Sure like you said there are some time capsules, and some guys get some good finds and deals. And there are people that make money on this as a profession.

If you bought a 69 camaro roughly it was 3k, which is worth 22k today. Given a lot of these cars go for 40-50k today, and if you factor in engine rebuilds, paint jobs, new seats, or just regular old break fix maint over the years, the making money factor just isnt there. I dont discount some guys sure they buy some 69 cuda off some lady for 10k and sell it for 100k, that stuff happens. Car investments is a thing, but most guys are not investing like they think, which most of them remind me of all the guys that won 10 grand at the casino but fail to tell they spent 15 to do it.

But with that said. Family comes first toys can be replaced. Can be sad to see some go though. I had camaros and firebirds for the longest time, then had kids and the whole playing around with them in those cares was pointless. In 2015 I bought a Challenger scat pack, 2 door yes, but the trunk is bigger than just about anything else, leg room isnt what a 4 door is but the back seat is good. So maybe something in the 2008-2021 challenger is an idea.
 

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Family comes first toys can be replaced. Can be sad to see some go though.

Well said. I've sold 3 Mustangs over the years and while it was hard to see them go, it was the right choice at the right time for each of them. The hardest would have been selling my 93 Cobra. I loved that car but family circumstances came to a point where it had to go. A decade later I still miss it from time to time but I have no regrets on the choice I made at the time.
 

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Stocks,property,and older cars. When you sell them you can't get them back for the price. If you have a nice one at least put a high price on it. I would list it nationally for the guy that has been looking, and will spent to get what he wants.

This is where I'm at. Mine sits more than anything else, BUT, it's still mostly stock, and I know that if I got rid of it, I'll never have the extra money for, and get another one, so I'd rather just keep it.
 
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I have a few cars I've sold that I wished I hadn't. Like said above, you can't get them back once there gone. Fox Bodies have gone up in value hugely in the last few years. The last one I sold (I've had 12) was 14 years ago and I was shocked at the prices when I started looking last year. I bought a one owner '93 GT last year for under market price, but I looked for months before I found that car. Point is, You'll probably regret selling your currently fox body. Cheap point A to B cars that your wife will like can be had all day long.
 
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FoxyNate

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Well said. I've sold 3 Mustangs over the years and while it was hard to see them go, it was the right choice at the right time for each of them. The hardest would have been selling my 93 Cobra. I loved that car but family circumstances came to a point where it had to go. A decade later I still miss it from time to time but I have no regrets on the choice I made at the time.
This is a great attitude.
 

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I've known two other people with foxes. they both sold theirs and regret it. sometimes it can't be helped, but given a choice id say no. eventually the kids will grow up and you'll be wishing you had that mustang.
 
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DudeStang

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Apparently this is a common thing...two of the first three Fox Mustangs I looked at and tried to buy, the sellers changed their mind in the middle of negotiating price, lol.

Do the Marie Kondo thing. Does the car spark joy when you look at it/drive it? If the answer is yes, hold onto it.

edit: just read about the family situation. That makes it more tough. Assuming the Fox is paid off, maybe try to keep it and get something affordable with four doors (if this is financially viable).
 
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7991LXnSHO

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Apparently this is a common thing...two of the first three Fox Mustangs I looked at and tried to buy, the sellers changed their mind in the middle of negotiating price, lol.

Do the Marie Kondo thing. Does the car spark joy when you look at it/drive it? If the answer is yes, hold onto it.

edit: just read about the family situation. That makes it more tough. Assuming the Fox is paid off, maybe try to keep it and get something affordable with four doors (if this is financially viable).
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The kids will fit in booster seats sooner than you can believe. I sold a extended cab Ranger for my Grand Marquis. If it had been a crew cab, (never made in 2001), I’d regret it. But this Merc is the nicest car I’ll ever buy, and it was not much more than a straight trade. (The Ranger never made the lot. I forgot a CD, and when I called, it was already sold by the end of the day.)
I am headed towards selling my grandpa’s Cutlass because of the joy thing. It will never brake and handle as well as the Merc, at least without a lot of upgrades beyond the current engine and transmission ones.

Anyway, if you can mostly park the Stang,
Crown Vics and Grand Marquis are available with less than 100k and are on the lower end of the price spectrum. The heater box doors dragging was the most expensive repair I have had in 97k miles. Others non maintenance repairs were a recall on the light and signal box, one door lock solenoid, an abs wheel sensor, and some body put power steering fluid in the coolant tank. The dimmer rheostat is funky, and I’ll supervise my son replacing it one of these days. (Oh, and it’s time for shocks and struts, but that’s maintenance to me, like brakes.) That’s darn cheap driving and a short list of repairs.
 
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Rdub6

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Ahhh, seems like after a few weeks those brats start asking for the keys.
One week you're buy'n diapers and the next it's buy'n aspirin cause it's 1am and that kid ain't home yet!!!
Uggh...... I’m about to resemble that in a few months!!
 

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Apparently this is a common thing...two of the first three Fox Mustangs I looked at and tried to buy, the sellers changed their mind in the middle of negotiating price, lol.

Do the Marie Kondo thing. Does the car spark joy when you look at it/drive it? If the answer is yes, hold onto it.

edit: just read about the family situation. That makes it more tough. Assuming the Fox is paid off, maybe try to keep it and get something affordable with four doors (if this is financially viable).

I guess I wasnt clear enough in the first post. I dont need to replace it with a family car. The fox is the toy, and nothing more, and if I sell it will be replaced with another toy. I was just thinking about replacing it with a toy big enough to cram the whole gang in.
 
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What does anyone think the value of mine is.
Original owner from 1983 (1st year for 4 bbl, convertible, 5 speed, triple black). 5.0 GLX, 31k miles. Freshly rebuilt engine (mostly Edelbrock Performa with a nice lumpy cam), long tube headers using factory duals with Flowmasters. Short throw shifter, coil overs, welded subframe connectors, new canvas top & boot, clear headlight covers. Period correct pieces include staggered 3 piece Epsilon modular wheels, FIAMM air horn, Corbeau leather interior, Momo Monte Carlo steering wheel, ZT trip computer & Osram map light, but contemporary high end audio. Of course I'm biased and think it's one of the nicest Fox bodies out there, still, I wonder if my upgrades (many done when the car was new) improved or hurt it's value?

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What does anyone think the value of mine is.
Original owner from 1983 (1st year for 4 bbl, convertible, 5 speed, triple black). 5.0 GLX, 31k miles. Freshly rebuilt engine (mostly Edelbrock Performa with a nice lumpy cam), long tube headers using factory duals with Flowmasters. Short throw shifter, coil overs, welded subframe connectors, new canvas top & boot, clear headlight covers. Period correct pieces include staggered 3 piece Epsilon modular wheels, FIAMM air horn, Corbeau leather interior, Momo Monte Carlo steering wheel, ZT trip computer & Osram map light, but contemporary high end audio. Of course I'm biased and think it's one of the nicest Fox bodies out there, still, I wonder if my upgrades (many done when the car was new) improved or hurt it's value?

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This isnt the thread for that. It's worth whatever the next idiot will pay for it.
 

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What does anyone think the value of mine is.
Original owner from 1983 (1st year for 4 bbl, convertible, 5 speed, triple black). 5.0 GLX, 31k miles. Freshly rebuilt engine (mostly Edelbrock Performa with a nice lumpy cam), long tube headers using factory duals with Flowmasters. Short throw shifter, coil overs, welded subframe connectors, new canvas top & boot, clear headlight covers. Period correct pieces include staggered 3 piece Epsilon modular wheels, FIAMM air horn, Corbeau leather interior, Momo Monte Carlo steering wheel, ZT trip computer & Osram map light, but contemporary high end audio. Of course I'm biased and think it's one of the nicest Fox bodies out there, still, I wonder if my upgrades (many done when the car was new) improved or hurt it's value?

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Nice car....Do your own write up with pictures. Want to see more of that car, especially the rims $13,000