Cobra Jet Mustang Hidden In Basement For 28 Years
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The 1969 428CJ Mustang Mach 1 was a hero for Ford during the classic era of muscle, and by any standard, these cars are still bad-to-the-bone machines. This Mach 1, purchased new from a Gainesville dealership on May 5, 1969 sat abandoned in a basement for 28 years before recently seeing the light of day. With only 41,525 actual miles on the clock, even the exterior dust is original and correct!

The car's new owner, Tommy Higgins, operates a Mustang performance facility near Atlanta and has been looking after this car like a godfather since 1988. Early on, he offered the second owner techniques and preservation tricks such as keeping an open box of charcoal inside the car to absorb unwanted moisture. He even made sure the correct Polyglas replacement tires were ordered in time

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I'll just bet he didn't give a couple grand for that. Wow! 41,000 Miles it isn't much more then broke in. Wow! I wish I could find something in that kind of shape, sadly I wouldn't be able to afford it, if I did. 

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Yup, nice article.  I like the idea of using charcoal in the interior for moisture control.  I may try that for winter storage.  Personally, I would have let the headlight aim adaptors go for $2,500.  I don't think they add that much more value to the car. Am I the only one?
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(01-02-2018, 03:33 AM)Mustangmike Wrote: Yup, nice article.  I like the idea of using charcoal in the interior for moisture control.  I may try that for winter storage.  Personally, I would have let the headlight aim adaptors go for $2,500.  I don't think they add that much more value to the car.  Am I the only one?

Yeah I'd have $2500.00 in my pocket also.

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Ps I never even knew there was such a thing back then???
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1986 Honda 450 Rebel
1995 Honda Pacific Coast
1989 Jacobra / Jag xjs
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I found this online which discusses the Aim Adaptors and the reason behind them.  Funny, I have never heard of this before and now It makes sense to me.  I am sure most of the service techs either forgot to put them back in the car or purposely kept them for their toolbox.   I am not sure why the Ford just didn't tell you to bring the car to any Ford dealer to have the headlights adjusted.  

Well I would still sell them for $2,500 in a heartbeat. 

http://anghelrestorations.com/uploads/3/...s_v1.0.pdf
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