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.
1968 Fastback: 331 stroker, FTI cam, N351 Heads with a few upgrades, 4r70w w/3600 stall, 9" locker w/3.70 gears
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.
68 coupe with a 351W and fmx
Mods: a lot... just ask if you're interested
99 Gixxer 750 (When four wheels are too many)
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.
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.
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?
'68 convertible restoration "almost done". See Ol' Rusty's progress at 68Vert.BlogSpot.Com
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.
Mildly built 302, 4 speed w/Hurst shifter, Mallory 6AL ignition, 74 Maverick rear, 3.40 gears.... Sub-frame tied w/ 4 point cage. Pro-Stars, 7''x15'' front and 10''x15'' on back. Car lowered 2'' all around.... Pic. taken at Horsehead overlook on Skyline Drive..
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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