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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 05:16 AM
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The primer looks pretty good, almost ready for exterior paint!

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Not worth 35k but not bad looking, ive seen them go for over 100k...
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JohnnyK- I am only blown away by the price in regards to the level of finish for the car, not his desire to make it an E-car (which I wouldn't), just that a project in that condition can bring that kind of money. Its just the E-car craze.

My car has zero rust, a fairly nice drive train setup and I don't think it will bring much more than 20k, if I could get that.

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I'm not a fan of the E-cars... but 35K for an unfinished fastback in need of some rust attention and in primer... tack on whatever you want for final paint... is pretty high. Not to mention most of the exhaust will need to be redone to get it right too.

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my point wasn't the fact that it's an E-car, it's the amount of cash for it's condition, that's all
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post #36 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 10:14 AM
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Wow! A t code fastback with an eleanor kit slapped on and "This is your chance to own a Mutang fastback"

Always wanted a "Mutang"......not quite like that for that money.

It needs to be taken completely down, de-rusted and all of the flaws resolved. Also, love the "killer" exhaust with the holes in the transition pan from a trailer hitch - must allow great amounts on carbon monoxide into the interior - that's why it is what it is I guess...

My best guess is they threw it together for a quick sale, then it's the buyers problem.
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post #37 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 11:54 AM
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It reminds me of the kid (Nick IIRC) that builds these in his back yard in a tent and sells the cars for big bucks (most of the time the car wasn't finished at the time of the auction and used previous car's pictures in the auction). He was well known for using cans of Great Stuff expandable foam on these cars. It might not be him, but is reminiscent especially with the rear quarter extension gaps removed at the fender.

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post #38 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 12:46 PM
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OK, ill play.

The rear tail light is crooked, but other than that I can see it selling for the 35k.

The bottom of the car is really dry and solid!

I have not seen many cars that nice where it matters. The trunk is just light surface rust and could be dealt with in an afternoon.

The T code will hold it back some, but for a guy wanting a solid foundation for a nice E car $35k is about it.

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An Eleanor body kit costs about $3100. A completely rust-free Fastback project shouldn't be more than, say $15K (I think? What do y'all think a rust-free FB driver (converted T code) project should bring with no body mods?)

EDIT: Actually, started thinking about it. How much is a NOS system and the engine and drivetrain in that car just by themselves? Let's break this down for a real estimate. It looks like the body is pretty straight on that car too so how much would body work cost to get the metal to that condition?


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Started thinking about it also. Figuring up all there even though some of the workmanship isn't the best $35000 probably isn't totally unreasonable---. And you'd have to like the Eleanor's.

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If someone is willing to pay for it, that's what it's worth. Personally, I think Eleanors suck. Not quite as much as coupes with LeMans stripes and GT350 graphics, but pretty close.
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I don't see it to far off either a dry car like that even as a t code should be in the high teens. Plus engine and supporting e stuff. It's not far off.
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VMF U-turned on this one

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If the minimum bid was $35k and there were no bids, we could all laugh about it but the fact that it has bids speaks for itself. Who am I to tell someone with $35k cash what to buy, even if it is the Vintage Mustang World equivalent of a 1995 Civic that is four different colors and has a 5" muffler zip tied to the stock 1.5" exhaust?
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