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Old 24-10-2018, 07:17 PM
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I'm just pleased see some others consider the "Legendary" GTHO as a tarted up Fairmont. Overrated back then, over priced now.
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Old 25-10-2018, 06:08 PM
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I wouldn't go that far! Excessive Price yes! Overrated no they were a good car for their day.Crazy prices for factory hot rods or dealer hot ups is nothing new. Yenkos, Shelbys and Baldwin motion cars can easily fetch similiar coin.
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Old 25-10-2018, 07:34 PM
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No, they were overrated. As a road car, they were balky to drive, not fun. As a race car from the factory they were a failure because the engines blew up. Only after extensive engine modifications were they reliable enough to win races...
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Old 26-10-2018, 09:08 PM
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I wouldn't go that far! Excessive Price yes! Overrated no they were a good car for their day.Crazy prices for factory hot rods or dealer hot ups is nothing new. Yenkos, Shelbys and Baldwin motion cars can easily fetch similiar coin.
I can't agree that they were a good car for their day. I only ever drove one XY GT (not a HO, just a GT). In 1981, my Dad had a labourer that worked for him who owned the car. Back then, it wasn't that old and was in good original condition. It had manual steering and a top loader. He offered it to me for $4,000. It drove like a truck and the experience of driving it turned me off them completely...
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Old 26-10-2018, 09:42 PM
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I never driven a GTHO myself either but have driven a very good replica which probably made more mumbo than an original and I cant see what the issue is for them as far as drive ability goes perhaps it because I've only owned Falcons and still do even my US car is a Falcon I must be just used to them. I guess horses for courses i suppose.
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Not really different to any other collectable cars. I don't know, but if a Jackson Pollock painting can be worth $140 million, then a GTHO can be worth $300K all day long.
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Old 30-10-2018, 06:39 PM
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People from other countries would be interested in a Jackson Pollock painting...
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Old 30-10-2018, 07:54 PM
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People from other countries would be interested in a Jackson Pollock painting...
It was a just an example of an artificially high price ... maybe change it to a Brett Whiteley painting.
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It was a just an example of an artificially high price ... maybe change it to a Brett Whiteley painting.
I was actually trying to make a point about high prices. People from around the world would be interested in a Jackson Pollack, so you can understand why it might be very expensive, just like high end american cars or euro cars will still bring good coin here - but that $55K Torana wouldn't bring $500 in most other countries...
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Granted 55k seems a lot of coin for a Torana . Have you also seen the incredidble prices being shelled out for Mazda's of the RX type as well as the humble VW Kombi if demand outstrips supply for what ever reason the price tends to go north. Nostalgia has a price .
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Yes, those Mazdas and Kombis are sold around the world. The Torana is just here...
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At the end of the day they’re worth what someone pays. End of story.
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