Just outstanding design from about any angle for any of them. I believe you really scored an extremely hard to find car both in terms of options and condition - these cars are among the very hardest to even come across anymore. Well done!
Congratulations! Nice car and couldn't be going to a better home.
Nice score... I'll be checking her out in July.
Well folks, thanks a lot for all the kind words. I really, really like the car, and will do my best (with Wyatt's help) to keep it in good shape!
I am aware of its rarity, too. I only know of a few FCBO members who own '71 coupes (@polara71
, and @saforwardlook
) and just one who owns a four-door (@akiran
). Another member (dustin71) had a '71 Monaco 4-door hardtop
but I have not seen a post by him in over 5 years. Maybe we should start a registry for 1971 Polaras and Monacos!
EDIT (2-13-2019): I forgot @3C's & a D?
who has a ‘71 Polara coupe. It’s GY9, too!
I suppose you'll have to learn to live with the stripe in her britches...
Exactly. If/when I repaint it, it'll be in the original color. Since I am not a huge fan of GY9 (based on the photos I've seen -- I still have to see it in person and could well change my mind), I am in no rush to go through a costly repaint. As is, it's the wrong color, the paint job is not perfect, and I am not a fan of the bumblebee stripe either -- but for the time being I plant to treat the paint as a protective "wrap" and to drive the car to meets this spring and summer.
EDIT (2-13-2019): I just read a thread I'd missed about a '72 GY9 Imperial
, and I actually can see why my car's original color would be really nice in the right light. Still won't repaint Medina this year or even next, but the likelihood that I do it sooner rather than later has gone up.
Congratulations on the purchase I'll be seeing the car tomorrow lol.
I'll be checking her out in July.
I am anxious for Carlisle
Congrats! Hope to see it at Carlisle.
Congratulations, I look forward to seeing the car and meeting you at Volo.
I've registered Medina for Volo, and I need to do the same for Carlisle (I've only registered my '70 'vert there so far) and MoparFest. My hope is to do all three, so that a max nbr of people can see the car in person, but that's a lot of time and miles. What Wyatt and I will be doing meanwhile is troubleshooting and driving it to smaller shows, so that I am reasonably certain that the car can be driven reliably and safely long-distance.
Right now, Wyatt is replacing Medina's heater control valve
. Thanks to @saforwardlook
for sharing with us, in real time, the experience he has gained in that respect from his many cars!