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Well, that day has arrived. I have put my 1966 Mustang restomod officially up for sale on Craigslist. I have not expanded to the full out arsenal to sell it to all the local newspapers yet, but the first official posting has been made, and there is an uneasiness/emptiness I can feel coming over me. It doesn't seem real. However, since I am getting married in October, and the housing market right now is too hard to pass up, it is the right move. Family first, and that is a motto I have to learn early. We would like to own a home when that day in October is over, and in order to accomplish that, there is only room for one of these toys. After much deliberation, back and forth, it was decided that the true toy must go. The new one can become an everyday car if needed, but the restored 66 should never be driven in the rain or snow (at least in my eyes). :-(.

I am nervous and feeling pretty weird right now. I don't know what to think. I guess we will see where this takes me. Sorry for the sorrow, but it almost feels as if I put my firstborn up for bidding in a Thailand Fish Market. :weeps
 

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Man, that's got to be a hard decision. Maybe one day you can get her back. Definitely the right move though putting family first. It will all work out in the end.

I'm originally from Ashland. I joined the Air Force over 18 yrs ago and my recruiter was actually in downtown Wooster. Small world....
 

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I feel for ya! thats a tough one to sell.
 

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OOh, tough call, but worth it in the end. Hopefully, the magazine feature will help with the sale. It'll be nice starting life as a couple with a new home, though. Who knows, maybe lightning will strike twice and you can restore another Mustang in the future.
 

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You are making the right decision for putting family first, i know you'll be a great dad someday. And you'll be the great dad who has his 2nd restored fastback too :)
 

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Tough call selling the 66... But the right one. I hope you get what your asking for it.
 

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too bad she has to go. toys usually need to go at some point to make room for the mini-van
 

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been there, done that

Best of luck, David! Marriage does require compromise and sacrifices.

I sold my '64 Corvette coupe in order to put money in the bank before I got married 27 years ago. Then prices for mid-year 'vettes soared and I never was able to justify buying another one. Resorted first to collecting Pontiac Fiero GTs in the late '80s and now Mustang Cobras. I think I finally have a suitable replacement (a car I love as much as I loved the mid-year 'vettes) in my '08 Shelby GT500.
 

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Well, that day has arrived. I have put my 1966 Mustang restomod officially up for sale on Craigslist. I have not expanded to the full out arsenal to sell it to all the local newspapers yet, but the first official posting has been made, and there is an uneasiness/emptiness I can feel coming over me. It doesn't seem real. However, since I am getting married in October, and the housing market right now is too hard to pass up, it is the right move. Family first, and that is a motto I have to learn early. We would like to own a home when that day in October is over, and in order to accomplish that, there is only room for one of these toys. After much deliberation, back and forth, it was decided that the true toy must go. The new one can become an everyday car if needed, but the restored 66 should never be driven in the rain or snow (at least in my eyes). :-(.

I am nervous and feeling pretty weird right now. I don't know what to think. I guess we will see where this takes me. Sorry for the sorrow, but it almost feels as if I put my firstborn up for bidding in a Thailand Fish Market. :weeps

Priorities are priorities, and yours my friend, are in the right order. As much as I love your classic Stang, a new house will appreciate more and faster than the Mustang will (even with the crazy market). Congratulations on gettign married and getting into the housing market (just went through the housing market myself).
 

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Sounds to me like your '66 IS part of the family. You will regret this decision!! Listen, I dont know how hard it is to buy a house where your from but I just bought a house after buying my 06 Mustang!! Don't sell your car!!! Im sure you can get something nice without having to give up a member of your family.
 

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"CraigsList" is a "hotbed" for scams. You will get the famous offer to purchase, but as the buyer is overseas he will use an intermediary for paperwork and shipping. Please cash the certified check and send the difference to the shipping agent for paperwork and transportation. The certified check will clear your bank, for only about 3 weeks, than it will come back bogus.
You do not think people fall for this?
I had my house listed for sale with a reputable national real estate company and a few weeks before closing with a cash deal, I just happened to ask the potential buyer where the money was coming from. He confided in me he had won the Nigerian National Lottery - and he was serious. I fired the real estate company, selling it For Sale by Owner now..
 
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Long time no talkey talk Dave!

I was hoping this was an April Fool's post but the time stamp doesn't match up.:so

It will be tough but you are making a responsible decision. I wish you the best and hope she goes to a nice home.

Take care,
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Sorry to hear that. That is a big decision to make. But I think you made to right one. Hope you get what you are looking for.
 

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The right decision but nonetheless a very difficult one also. I could only imagine just how much you will miss it, but at a cost that is well worth it, a family. Good luck with everything you do.
 

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Don't Do It!!!! It starts with the car and never stops!!!!

Man kick up the Art work a notch or 2. You've got the talent Wish i still had the stang i sold when we got married. Take a second job do what ever it takes keep your toys. Is she selling her Diamond?

My 2 cents let the beating begin. (all you married guys know!!)
 

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Best to get it over with now. Then later on if you ever get a divorce like I did (which nobody ever plans) at least you won't see the new boyfriend driving it around. Now THAT hurts! But you are making the right decision to purchase a home now. Trust me, I'm a builder and you are lucky to be in the market now. Enjoy your new home, your wife and build a family. You will get that toy back when the time is right.
 
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