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post #3046 of 9498
The worst part is the Venom. The nerve to charge a million for a kit car on steroids. As someone who can appreciate the engineering behind the Veyron, the Venom looks about as developed as a push bike.
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The worst part is the Venom. The nerve to charge a million for a kit car on steroids. As someone who can appreciate the engineering behind the Veyron, the Venom looks about as developed as a push bike.
post #3048 of 9498
The worst part is the Venom. The nerve to charge a million for a kit car on steroids. As someone who can appreciate the engineering behind the Veyron, the Venom looks about as developed as a push bike.
post #3049 of 9498
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Magic - did you see this blown resto mod 'Vette?
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-154126&entryRow=254&lottype=&startRow=241


Bidding stalled at 115k, will take 125, billy. They have 128k in parts in it, not counting the original body. Essentially it's a beefed up `96 ZR1 w/ upgraded coilover suspension, Dana HD locking diff, and bigger brakes, and new Z06 interior. Thoughts?
post #3050 of 9498
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The worst part is the Venom. The nerve to charge a million for a kit car on steroids. As someone who can appreciate the engineering behind the Veyron, the Venom looks about as developed as a push bike.
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The worst part is the Venom. The nerve to charge a million for a kit car on steroids. As someone who can appreciate the engineering behind the Veyron, the Venom looks about as developed as a push bike.
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The worst part is the Venom. The nerve to charge a million for a kit car on steroids. As someone who can appreciate the engineering behind the Veyron, the Venom looks about as developed as a push bike.

 

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Do you have any trouble finding room for a centrifugal blower under the hood of a typical car? I would imagine it's not much of an issue with older cars (you could literally stand in the engine bay of some american small block cars from the 60s), but it seems like most modern cars have little or no extra room under the hood. Or would you lay it on the side (flat-ways) on the top of the block?

Sorry, missed this one. No, usually we have to re-route hoses and wiring, relocate a battery, and sometimes cut through some sheet metal, but it isn't a really big deal.
post #3052 of 9498
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Bidding stalled at 115k, will take 125, billy. They have 128k in parts in it, not counting the original body. Essentially it's a beefed up `96 ZR1 w/ upgraded coilover suspension, Dana HD locking diff, and bigger brakes, and new Z06 interior. Thoughts?

Really can't help you there buddy - I have no idea what such things are worth. In general, I do think the "I have put $xxx in the car" is largely irrelevant. It tells you what it would cost to make one like it yourself, but it doesn't really tell you what someone else would pay for the car. I've seen plenty of cars that cost a ton to make, but I wouldn't pay anywhere near what they put into the car - for example, any random monster truck or any random riced-out econobox. wink.gif

BTW - look at the '55 Bel Air you just bought - there's a good example. They claim to have $120K in restoration costs in the car - and you got it for a little over half that.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 5/17/13 at 8:04pm
post #3053 of 9498
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Well, parts, labor, and original body are likely ~250k. I think half of that is pretty reasonable. For collectibility, I want an all-original `63 SW coupe and a `67 two-top, Bloomington Gold cars. But for driving around I'd prefer the opposite, so this would work out well. I'm going to call and see what we can work out, before they close up.
post #3054 of 9498
Dang triple posts. My mobile isn't cooperative this cold morning.
post #3055 of 9498
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http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-154083

Awww, my wife went nuts over this `55 Bel Air resto/mod, can't beat it for $62k, we can't even build it for that price. Wow, that paint really pops.

 

That car is -ing gorgeous! beerchug.gif

post #3056 of 9498
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Well, parts, labor, and original body are likely ~250k. I think half of that is pretty reasonable. For collectibility, I want an all-original `63 SW coupe and a `67 two-top, Bloomington Gold cars. But for driving around I'd prefer the opposite, so this would work out well. I'm going to call and see what we can work out, before they close up.

I'm having a hard time picturing you owning cars that you don't drive. The whole "survivior car" thing is a bit too extreme for me - but so is nearly all aspects of any "hobby" judging at the top levels - not just cars, but everything else too: dogs, cats, flowers, horses, BBQ, ballroom dancing, babies, whatever... As soon as people start taking it to the serious kook level, I'm out!
post #3057 of 9498
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That car is 

-ing gorgeous! beerchug.gif

Thanks. I like the 6-spd stick w/ bench seat, don't see that very often.
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I'm having a hard time picturing you owning cars that you don't drive. The whole "survivior car" thing is a bit too extreme for me - but so is nearly all aspects of any "hobby" judging at the top levels - not just cars, but everything else too: dogs, cats, flowers, horses, BBQ, ballroom dancing, babies, whatever... As soon as people start taking it to the serious kook level, I'm out!

Who said I wouldn't drive them? wink.gif Of course I would, but just not as often as something modded. Investment cars are fine, but a person can't forget that first and foremost, they're cars and they should be driven.
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Really can't help you there buddy - I have no idea what such things are worth. In general, I do think the "I have put $xxx in the car" is largely irrelevant. It tells you what it would cost to make one like it yourself, but it doesn't really tell you what someone else would pay for the car. I've seen plenty of cars that cost a ton to make, but I wouldn't pay anywhere near what they put into the car - for example, any random monster truck or any random riced-out econobox.

BTW - look at the '55 Bel Air you just bought - there's a good example. They claim to have $120K in restoration costs in the car - and you got it for a little over half that.

120k but likely half of that is labor. I called them and we worked out a deal, we got the `vette and an `86 Mustang SVO, from their warehouse for, 125k. They likely have nothing in the Mustang, but I have a soft spot for the SVO because I owned one as a teenager. It's my favorite Fox pony, by far.

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The SVO had that same turbo 2.3 as the Merkur XR4ti, right? (and wasn't it in a Thunderbird briefly too?)

post #3059 of 9498
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Looks like we might be seeing some new tech in portable audio devices pretty soon:
http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/17/wolfson-wm5110-audio-chip/
 

Well looks like I will be getting the note 4......... 

post #3060 of 9498
Are you going to keep the SVO stock, or turn the boys loose on it?
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