Wow this is truly a WONDERFUL journey, something I am thrilled to see you are willing to take on! How wonderful it is to see a stolen vehicle get returned back to its rightful owner, congratulations and best of luck!
Interesting story. My car was stolen over 30 years ago and the Insurance company paid me off after a certain amount of time. I asked what if the car was found later and they told me it didn't matter to me because they paid me off and the car was now theirs.
I have a question because I owned a 73 Mach 1 and I have seen several cars like this that don't appear to be a true Mach 1. The stripes are 72 stripes and the 3 gauges are missing in the center instrument cluster and the door panels and seats do not appear top correct for the 73 Mach 1. Was this an option in 73 or is this a clone? Curious because I am looking for a 73 and usually pass over a car if its missing the 3 gauges below the AC vent and don't have the molded door panels and solid straight strip. Someone enlighten me.