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    Posted: 03-July-2018 at 10:13PM
Hello Forum,

After years of wanting, wishing and dreaming - opportunity knocks. Would always look online looking for that perfect 1972 Montego GT for sale that maybe didn't need a lot of work. The recent add in Hemmings of the low mile, original owner GT for sale in New York popped up and the gears were turning. With the full support of my wife I contacted the owner and flew up to New York from Houston last weekend to see it in person. The car was every bit as stated in the ad, was even my favorite color - Dark Blue Metallic. 351 CJ, C6, bucket seats, competition suspension...only "negative" was no air conditioner. Not good in Houston, oh well...too good to pass up so I bought it. Have arranged to get it shipped, so now we wait. Wanted to express my gratitude to the original owner, she was a gracious host along with her neighbor and close friend who gave me the tour of the GT along with a fun test drive. Can't wait to get her on the road on nice (cooler) days
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Congrats on the purchase...But how does this make me not crazy? LOL
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Welcome to the forum!! Sounds like a great car. Where was it in NY? Love to see some pics. -Rick-
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Joke shared with my wife..."honey, call me crazy but I want to buy a 46 year old car!"
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Thanks Rick - it was located in Voorheesville just outside of Albany. As soon as I get permissions from the moderators I will post some pictures.
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no, you're not crazy, i own several 40 year old cars Wink i prefer them to any of this new plastic junk on the roads todayBig smile yes pics!!! and welcome!!!
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 WELCOME ,sounds like a good buy, good luck with it post lots of pictures/ ANDY
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We've all got this strange addiction to 40+ year olds! Welcome and hope to see what she looks like when you get pics up.
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Welcome!  And congrats!  Looking forward to seeing some pics.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-July-2018 at 10:03AM

Welcome to the forum Billy!  That sounds like a great car you got there.  The '72 Montego GT is one of my all time favourite Mercs.  We have a member here, Iangj who's really knowledgeable about the Montegos specifically.  He used to run a registry.
 
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Thanks Vince - it is my favorite as well. I drove a 4 door in high school back in the early 80's. It was a hunk of junk, but it got me where I needed to go - RAPIDLY! There were two GT's in my hometown back
then and I kept tabs on one. It was for sale in the late 80's but I wasn't in any position to buy. I tend to like the forgotten and uncommon cars of that era. I will post some photos - thanks! Looks like I am in good company here.

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