This is not your roast you not that famous, but you are slightly misinformed. Fairmonts and Australians getting burned that story is as old as the hills and not just applicable to SA as you so hoped it would be. (daar is skelms reg oor die wereld). I've heard about three stories from cars being imported from the States or if they ever arrived .Their economic slow down(rotting economy) does not affect everybody as in any country. Those who want to buy and buy big time. Australian car dealers or traders (or agents acting on their behalf) , frequent our shores constantly buying up all sortsMaverick wrote:But having a dig at Fairmont owners because you deem your mustang's superior is cool? You started this remember? Double standards much?hotrodr wrote:FPT - I here you and appreciate you trying to keep the peace . I however don't like it when other members have a dig at Mustang owners and their superiority complex and some members don't even own muscle cars and always have something to say . I am not just a Ford lover or Mustang owner for that matter . I have a number of other muscle cars including a couple of 4 doors but I do not need to list all of these to make me feel special . Bottom line is Bird 455 had his car up for sale and the guys had a dig at him knowing or unknowingly putting him on the back foot . I know the guy and he is no Skelm so if he sees a gap in the market and uses his initiative give the guy a pat on the back - not a hard time .
Other thing is I know most of the guys in the Mustang club of the Western Cape and they are far from a bunch of old wankers - all they are is passionate about the hobby as are al of us on this site
Anyways my closing argument on this thread. I love both the fairmonts and Mustangs.
But lets be realistic, local mustang values are unrealistic and based on the fact that we cannot bring in LHD cars from the states.
In the states, unless its a rare series or pristine example they fetch pretty average values. Theres 35543244 of them and I dont ever see USA buyers coming to SA to ever buy them. There are simply too many there.
With regards to the fairmonts, both Aus and NZ buy our cars, and they keep on buying them. Maybe not for R900k. But ive seen pretty shoddy examples being sold easily for R250k.
A nut and bolt restored XYGT fetches big money in those countries, anything between $45k and $90k. The only reason things have slowed down is twofold. Firstly a lot of foreign buyers were burned by buying bad cars advertised as mint here, and secondly Australia is going through a very bad economic phase.
But the market remains there and will be there for as long as Falcon/Fairmonts exist. Mustang market is purely depended on SA buyers, and what we seeing currently is nothing other than Discovery Channel syndrome and everyone wanting to be Richard Rawlings, plus buyers with cash to burn, based on the idea that its a better short term investment than letting our rotting currency lie in a bank account.
How long will this last? In my honest opinion maybe 5-7 years. At the rate that people with money are leaving the country i dont see this being sustainable.
Roast me all you want, this is my honest opinion.
From my own personal experience Mustangs with the right combo and especially fastback always sells
PS .Stop hating on my country