BAT is a great place for European and Japanese cars, but the audience tends to be younger than most auction houses and American Iron from the 60's and 70's tends to underperform on that site. The OP's best best is to get it running, enjoy it for a while until the markets recover, but not too long as the target audience for this specific car declines with every year.
Well.... Talk about being punched right in the bread basket.
It turns out, the car I had been led to believe was a factory 1970 Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet Convertible is just a clone.
The 5th digit of the VIN on the fender well and the title is not an R but an F. Which would make this a base 302 V8 convertible.
That would also account for the missing information tag on the door. And what I thought was the original window sticker is just a reproduction to reflect how the car is built NOW.
I'll tell you what though. He did a damn good job ensuring it had all the correct parts that a 1970 SCJ would have down to the extra oil cooler on the drivers side and the extra horn bracket on the passenger side.
So. That brings up a slightly different question, and I think this would depend on the bidders. But how much of a price difference would a clone SCJ bring as opposed to an original SCJ?
Price it for what it really is plus small premium for upgrades I guess. Clones are very hard to peg down when it comes to value because not every clone is 100% accurate and not everybody wants a clone.
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I think it depends on the parts used. Is the block a correct SCJ block? Is it date coded correctly? Same goes with the trans and diff. If it's REALLY done well then it'll get closer to true SCJ pricing but you'll most likely never see more than the standard v8 pricing.
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