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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011 Thread Starter
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Need Some Advice Guys: To Sell or Keep

Well I've been meaning to post this up for awhile since I found out I'll most likely be going on international exchange this coming fall a couple months back. A little background, the Bullitt I currently have is my second Mustang. She's my baby, every penny I made every summer during high school went towards her. Anyways I'm currently a college student and it looks like I'll be going overseas for about 9-10 months this coming fall. While I've been tempted to let her go since college has taken up pretty much ALL my Mustang time, I've managed to keep her in my possession these past couple years.

Now here's the million dollar question: Should I try to sell her before I go on exchange? Or should I just have her stored for the duration?

Here's the cons with the storage issue:
Chances are it'll be outside (don't worry, it would be covered and probably under a tarp canopy of some sort).
For those who don't know, in AK the temperatures will range from 65F to probably -40F (during the time I'm away, Sept to Juneish).
The vehicle most likely won't be driven during the duration, I don't want to get it all winter prepped just for starting and driving it up now and then.
Problems with car may arise from storage.
Deappreciation of car value. Car's been kept mainly stock so I'd probably be able to fetch a decent price for it if I've sold it now.

Pros are of course I get to keep the Bullitt . But then again, I've always wanted to dink around with aftermarket parts and exhaust...don't really want to do that to a semi-rare car. So if I did sell it I'd probably come back and just buy a used GT that would be a little bit more mod appropriate.

Now if I managed to sell it, I wouldn't have to stress out about her while I'm gone. That's one thing I'll let you guys in on. I worry about my car A LOT. Also, I'm at a point where I've been able to land decent paying jobs during summer. If I'm lucky, I could sell the Bullitt and upon my return possibly upgrade to a 05-09 GT. Of course, if I return with less funds than anticipated, a beater is in order . I've also thought about just buying an older GT when I come back, that way there I'd probably worry less about a car that's not in showroom condition and just have fun moddin the hell out of it.

So what do you guys think? Being an engineering student has taken all my time, which is why I'm also considering selling it since I haven't really enjoyed driving it since last summer. Any suggestions would be appreciated guys. Thanks!


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011
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I would try real hard to find somewhere indoor to store it with a caretaker who will go out and start it once a week.

Lots of people have to store their cars under less than ideal conditions every winter, so one way or another you and the Bullitt should be ok.



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Thanks for the reply SoCal. That's what I've been thinking. There's actually a guy who lives about a quarter mile away from me with a 8+ garage storage unit. Maybe I'll see if i can talk some turkey with him.

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As much as we'd like to think it, the Bullitt isn't really "rare", it's just a special edition. They made 5800 of them, so I wouldn't worry about modding it (obviously........). Store it somewhere, and mod it tastefully. I've seen 12k mile Bullitts sell for $12k, and modded Bullitts sell for $12k, so it doesn't really affect their "collector" value.

Now, I had a 1995 5 Speed T-Bird Supercoupe that was one of 780ish, and I tastefully modded it, nothing too crazy, and it actually sold for more than a bone stock one because the mods were well thought out, not crazy, and well done.

If you sell the Bullitt, you'll end up regretting it. Take it from someone who's done similar things before.

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Thanks for the reply Rich. I'm definitely going to look into some storage solutions, see what I can find.

You guys got any suggestions if I did end up having to store it outside for winter? I've read older threads about storage and I've been finding tons of conflicting information and opinions. I'm thinking just oil change, full tank of gas with stabilizer and trickle charger for the battery. Of course wash and wax before puttin a breathable cover over her. Tires are pretty shot so I'm not too worried if they get flat spots . If I got her inside for the duration, probably just have her started and driven occasionally.

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Keep the car, bro. I mean, come on, it's a 'Stang, and a special edition one at that. Just try to keep her safe and when you return you won't have to deal with buying a new one.

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