Why so high?

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aeropilot

30,660 posts

214 months

Wednesday 15th March
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rat rod said:
Is there no end to this madness confused

Just watched a 1998 Subaro Impreza STi 22B with 15,000miles

sell on Collecting Cars for £196.500 plus 5 % commission rotate
Market has dropped a bit then, as a low mileage 22B sold a year or so ago for well over 200k.....




newsatten

2,512 posts

101 months

Wednesday 15th March
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I’ll take some pictures of the turd I’ve got a pieces
2006 and rusted to death,
Lovely quality umpteen owner shed,

Scary when one thinks it’s one third the age of most of the cars talked about on here !


P5BNij

13,763 posts

93 months

Wednesday 15th March
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I'm starting to think that £30k Mustang notchbacks are looking mighty cheap now.... whistle... hehe

roscobbc

2,595 posts

229 months

Wednesday 15th March
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rat rod said:
newsatten said:
None of these are in the same class as Rosco’s
Most a pud pullers with 200hp,
Good grief 600 large and a 4 speed,
I’d buy it in a heartbeat if I had the dosh

There’s something very wrong with the world
And he took it grocery shopping with her indoors up to not that long ago,driving

Think we 've all gone a bit soft with our modern dailys.
OK fella's - a teaser for you.......what does a 570 bhp big block engine look like.........


LeighW

3,824 posts

175 months

Thursday 16th March
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rat rod said:
newsatten said:
27,750 the SS made , which was probably about right
Ok looking car , my personal favourite the 69’
Styling absolutely spot on
And a nice interior by poverty yanks terms!
I don't think it even sold ,did have a quick look .

Nice the engine and box had been rebuilt with a £8K+ invoice

but just thought it a little boring especially looking at the condition and spec of the shark nose,
Auction ended, but the advert is showing it listed at £36k now.

rat rod

4,761 posts

52 months

Thursday 16th March
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LeighW said:
rat rod said:
newsatten said:
27,750 the SS made , which was probably about right
Ok looking car , my personal favourite the 69’
Styling absolutely spot on
And a nice interior by poverty yanks terms!
I don't think it even sold ,did have a quick look .

Nice the engine and box had been rebuilt with a £8K+ invoice

but just thought it a little boring especially looking at the condition and spec of the shark nose,
Auction ended, but the advert is showing it listed at £36k now.
Not 100% sure but i seem to remember it listed the wrong side of £40K when first advertised some months ago,

Probably trying to claw back some of the £8K spent unless that was spent by the previous owner.

It may have a SS badge and steering wheel but looks so boring to me with no spec,

I know everyone seems to like Rally wheels but i'm not keen unless they are on a C3 Vette,

rat rod

4,761 posts

52 months

Thursday 16th March
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roscobbc said:
OK fella's - a teaser for you.......what does a 570 bhp big block engine look like.........

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rat rod

4,761 posts

52 months

Thursday 16th March
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aeropilot said:
rat rod said:
Is there no end to this madness confused

Just watched a 1998 Subaro Impreza STi 22B with 15,000miles

sell on Collecting Cars for £196.500 plus 5 % commission rotate
Market has dropped a bit then, as a low mileage 22B sold a year or so ago for well over 200k.....
Was that at one of the Silverstone auctions where that Lancia Integrale fetched around £250K,

Sorry i really don't get it scratchchin

newsatten

2,512 posts

101 months

Thursday 16th March
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roscobbc said:
rat rod said:
newsatten said:
None of these are in the same class as Rosco’s
Most a pud pullers with 200hp,
Good grief 600 large and a 4 speed,
I’d buy it in a heartbeat if I had the dosh

There’s something very wrong with the world
And he took it grocery shopping with her indoors up to not that long ago,driving

Think we 've all gone a bit soft with our modern dailys.
OK fella's - a teaser for you.......what does a 570 bhp big block engine look like.........

Looks like victory to me !!
I keep finding myself looking at motors in fast boats,
A pair of Mercury Racing 1350HP twin turbos sitting in the rear of an Apache is something to behold cloud9

aeropilot

30,660 posts

214 months

Thursday 16th March
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rat rod said:
aeropilot said:
rat rod said:
Is there no end to this madness confused

Just watched a 1998 Subaro Impreza STi 22B with 15,000miles

sell on Collecting Cars for £196.500 plus 5 % commission rotate
Market has dropped a bit then, as a low mileage 22B sold a year or so ago for well over 200k.....
Was that at one of the Silverstone auctions where that Lancia Integrale fetched around £250K,

Sorry i really don't get it scratchchin
Might have been.....can't remember now.

Its not really any different to any other bonkers money paid for anything else.

People who have made it financially and who have now considerable disposable income, who are early-mid 40's were young teens watching McRae and the like in the WRC or Eggenberger RS500's in Touring cars etc., so are naturally drawn to splashing out on what are now very rare mint condition homologation specials. They didn't make many, and many were trashed and crashed, or have rusted away, so just like Lotus-Cortinas went ballistic in the late 80's and early 90's, RS Escorts in the early 2000's etc, its now the Group B and later Group A stuff that is silly money.

Remember, back in the 70's you couldn't give a Cobra 427 away, let alone a Hemi Cuda or BOSS429....whereas now!!


Gtxxjon

677 posts

14 months

Thursday 16th March
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I like a lot of people 'lived whilst we were young'!

I knew there was a £1,000,000 pension pot 'cap' brought about by Brown, Osborne and others.

So I 'lived a life' as best I could and spent my 'pension pot' money as I earnt it!

Many folks had frugal lives and saved for their retirements.

I drove my American cars when they were still 'young' like me and not 50 year old rusty dinosaurs as they are now...

There is only so much of a 'sandy beach' you can stare at, until you are bored stupid

''THE DART BOARD PROVES IT''



Retirement is looming and its real DULL without a drag car lol...


P5BNij

13,763 posts

93 months

Thursday 16th March
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roscobbc said:
rat rod said:
newsatten said:
None of these are in the same class as Rosco’s
Most a pud pullers with 200hp,
Good grief 600 large and a 4 speed,
I’d buy it in a heartbeat if I had the dosh

There’s something very wrong with the world
And he took it grocery shopping with her indoors up to not that long ago,driving

Think we 've all gone a bit soft with our modern dailys.
OK fella's - a teaser for you.......what does a 570 bhp big block engine look like.........

Stop it!! wink

P5BNij

13,763 posts

93 months

Thursday 16th March
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One for rat rod maybe...? '65 C2 open top manual, lovely red interior...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363902979297?hash=item5...

Not too far from you wink


aeropilot

30,660 posts

214 months

Thursday 16th March
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P5BNij said:
One for rat rod maybe...? '65 C2 open top manual, lovely red interior...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363902979297?hash=item5...

Not too far from you wink
Appalling advert......
RHD, really banghead

Not even an engine bay shot to give a clue if its a base 300 or a 350....

Looks like leather interior, but whether its factory leather option only the plate will tell you that.

Seller would seem to know nothing about the car......

Could be a nice buy, if seller really knows nothing about them, and it's a 350 horse with factory leather, and could be had for 50k.

Be even better if it was a coupe though.


P5BNij

13,763 posts

93 months

Thursday 16th March
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I don't half pick 'em!


roscobbc

2,595 posts

229 months

Thursday 16th March
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P5BNij said:
I don't half pick 'em!
Not really.......ad' is fairly typical of what we see.......makes particular mention of the fact that its a manual.......normally one would say its a 4 speed. Seller hasn't done that so its most likely a 3 speed. That will probably lead-on to it being a cooking base model car with 250 hp 327. Unless of course like so many its had the engine replaced with a later, perhaps mid 70's lo-po 350 cu in out of a passenger car or truck..........
Whoops - update - looked closer at the ad' - its a 4 speed!

Edited by roscobbc on Thursday 16th March 13:02


Edited by roscobbc on Thursday 16th March 13:04

P5BNij

13,763 posts

93 months

Thursday 16th March
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roscobbc said:
P5BNij said:
I don't half pick 'em!
Not really.......ad' is fairly typical of what we see.......makes particular mention of the fact that its a manual.......normally one would say its a 4 speed. Seller hasn't done that so its most likely a 3 speed. That will probably lead-on to it being a cooking base model car with 250 hp 327. Unless of course like so many its had the engine replaced with a later, perhaps mid 70's lo-po 350 cu in out of a passenger car or truck..........
Whoops - update - looked closer at the ad' - its a 4 speed!

Edited by roscobbc on Thursday 16th March 13:02
Ce la vie!

Just spotted this '72 C3, history from new etc, they've had it a while but it looks nice...

http://www.fastlaneclassics.co.uk/2017/04/1972-cor...


Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 16th March 13:12

Oneball

672 posts

74 months

Thursday 16th March
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P5BNij said:
Ce la vie!

Just spotted this '72 C3, history from new etc, they've had it a while but it looks nice...

http://www.fastlaneclassics.co.uk/2017/04/1972-cor...


Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 16th March 13:12
Sales blurb is dribbly

It wasn’t built in Bowling Green
It hasn’t got all its original panels
“Matching numbers” is a bit of a stretch as the only thing original about the engine is the block casting.

roscobbc

2,595 posts

229 months

Thursday 16th March
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Oneball said:
P5BNij said:
Ce la vie!

Just spotted this '72 C3, history from new etc, they've had it a while but it looks nice...

http://www.fastlaneclassics.co.uk/2017/04/1972-cor...


Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 16th March 13:12
Sales blurb is dribbly

It wasn’t built in Bowling Green
It hasn’t got all its original panels
“Matching numbers” is a bit of a stretch as the only thing original about the engine is the block casting.
Hood is a big block/LT1 item. Its really a shame that it isn't in the original colour - Ontario Orange. This is a fantastic metallic orange which would have blended well with the saddle coloured interior. Perhaps white was considered the easy option.....an Ontario Orange paintjob needs a skilled painter to get the best out of it.


P5BNij

13,763 posts

93 months

Thursday 16th March
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You've just reminded me to post this one rosco...

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1559014