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hello to you all, I am thinking of buying a 1967 T code mustang here in the uk, its a long way off a t code as its got a brand new 302 crate engine a 5 speed tremec gearbox edelbrock 500, msd, power brakes and discs on the front brand new interior, thrust alloys, this is my first mustang and i am wondering if this was just some ones dream of how a mustang should be, I am not a purist but should i try and find an untouched and original car, your thoughts please

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Welcome aboard. It all boils down to what makes you happy. While all original is certainly nice, there is something to be said for modern conveniences and safety! I have a mix of both on mine.


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Thanks for the reply if I sent you a link as a private message ie the advert for the car would you tell me your thoughts
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What are the rules in the UK? In some countries its difficult to license a non-original, foreign car.
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Hi there,its not a problem now if its 40 plus years old, there is no road tax to pay and that can be between 30 to 500 a year and its just become law that an mot is not required at 40 years old either, all we have to pay now is insurance, I have just had a fully comprehensive quote for 190 on a classic policy
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Hi there,its not a problem now if its 40 plus years old, there is no road tax to pay and that can be between 30 to 500 a year and its just become law that an mot is not required at 40 years old either, all we have to pay now is insurance, I have just had a fully comprehensive quote for 190 on a classic policy
I believe what Ivy66GT wants to say is that the car is not original and if there is some kind of trouble when you have to register the car. If the car is already registered in the UK, then there should be no problem I guess. Here in Spain, when you want to register a classic car brought from abroad, you need to prove the car is in its original shape by the agreement of a classic car club.


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Basically, it's all in what you're looking for. A car that's in near original condition will drive like it is a classic. One that has been modified will drive like it's been modified as long as all the changes work together correctly. Either way, you'll have to do some research if you need to make any repairs. As you'll see on this forum, some of the modifications don't work quite like they are advertised. Best of luck to you.
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I see what he meant now, no there is no problem registering it as long as the taxes are paid to the inland revenue, and they have been by the person who imported it, all the work was done before it got here in the usa, aithough there was one problem which shook the engine to which it was imported with to a crumbling heap of metal, there was an imbalance on the flywheel which caused the engine to shudder and break up right down tho the crankshaft, the figures were 2.8 ounces or 5.5 ounses, it was 2.8 i believe but should of been 5.5ozs, which is why a crate 302 had to be ordered from the usa, you guys can probably tell me what that is all about but it appeared to be how many holes were drilled in the flywheel
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...Here in Spain, when you want to register a classic car brought from abroad, you need to prove the car is in its original shape by the agreement of a classic car club.
Yes, that is a worst case example for what I was asking about. Sounds like the UK is OK now if the car is over 40 years old. Other countries make the old cars meet new inspection rules to varying degrees which most of them can not.

190 sounds like a good deal for insurance. Enjoy.

I don't recall seeing any Mustangs in Devon.
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That is a worst case example for what I was asking about. Sounds like the UK is OK now if the car is over 40 years old. Other countries make the old cars meet new inspection rules to varying degrees which most of them can not.
190 sounds like a good deal for insurance. Enjoy. I don't recall seeing any Mustangs in Devon.
Not saying an old car here needs to meet new inspection rules, if the car is at least 25 years old, a Classic car, the rules to apply are the same as the car had when it was first registered.
Smoke, lights, seat belts, etc... are some things that are not taken into consideration if you are applying for a Classic car registration. I pay between 60~110 for the insurance of my cars.


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