gumtree stuff (CT)

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Re: gumtree stuff (CT)

Post by mantaray » Sat 05 Jun 2010, 20:35

sorry but people in general want alot a bucks for there K@K
the Camaro is a perfect example!!!!! 450K is he mad?
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Re: gumtree stuff (CT)

Post by barry » Sun 06 Jun 2010, 04:54

mantaray wrote:sorry but people in general want alot a bucks for there K@K
the Camaro is a perfect example!!!!! 450K is he mad?
Exactly - you could buy a new VW Kombi for that! Instead of some old thing............
Now there's KAK.......probably not theirs. Geddit? no probably not :lol:
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Re: gumtree stuff (CT)

Post by drgfinger » Sun 06 Jun 2010, 17:55

An original numbers matching 68 350 SS Camaro goes for $50k+ in the USA. I sold my 67 SS/RS for a paltry R70k (it was bastardised by the prvious owner , but had a matching engine and box) about 6 or 7 yrs ago - sorry I did.
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Re: gumtree stuff (CT)

Post by ZA Perana » Sun 06 Jun 2010, 21:03

That Camaro does seem very highly priced, considering there are a lot of non orignal parts on it and what I like least is that bonnet....why people do that to bonnets really is beyond me, totally ruins the look of the car.

Having said that though if this is the Camaro I think it is, its one very well sorted car from a handling perspective.
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Re: gumtree stuff (CT)

Post by drgfinger » Sun 06 Jun 2010, 22:40

Oddly enough seriously "restified" muscle commands a lot more money than an original sometimes.
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Re: gumtree stuff (CT)

Post by ZA Perana » Mon 07 Jun 2010, 07:23

drgfinger wrote:Oddly enough seriously "restified" muscle commands a lot more money than an original sometimes.
Which is a shame but I predict in 10 years all this "restified" muscle will be worth very little as people move back to more original looking cars....then someone is going to make a ton of money "correcting" the detail on these cars.
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Re: gumtree stuff (CT)

Post by drgfinger » Mon 07 Jun 2010, 08:19

Im not so sure - the restified stuff is much more appealing to drive than the originals , most 60 and early 70's muscle are not really fast , handle like a cow on ice and brake even worse - not a joy to drive. A lot of what is "restified" is actually not at all rare stuff and just made over to look like rare - with aftermarket body panels , completely different chassis and suspension - modern F-Inj motors etc - basically they got the looks and something in the broeks.
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Re: gumtree stuff (CT)

Post by barry » Mon 07 Jun 2010, 08:47

just like a properly rodded 32 Ford is worth WAY more than an original one.....sadly for many in SA our interpretation of "properly rodded" involves ridiculous motors, silly wheels, christmas tree decorations for paint, and as many Jaguar parts as we can cram underneath.......not that there are many (any?) real 32's here anyway :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: gumtree stuff (CT)

Post by Bearhawke » Mon 07 Jun 2010, 15:36

barry wrote:just like a properly rodded 32 Ford is worth WAY more than an original one.....sadly for many in SA our interpretation of "properly rodded" involves ridiculous motors, silly wheels, christmas tree decorations for paint, and as many Jaguar parts as we can cram underneath.......not that there are many (any?) real 32's here anyway :lol: :lol: :lol:
Funny about Jaguars: a very popular swap here is to drop a 350 SBC and either a TH350 or 700R4 into a 1968-87 XJ6: apparently, they are indeed more valuable than the same car with the original XK Six.
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