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You guys have seen this, right?

http://www.equus-automotive.com/
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

You guys have seen this, right?

http://www.equus-automotive.com/

Yup - TG wrote about a few months ago:
http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/equus-bass-770-ford-mustang-2013-09-25

I agree with them - cool car, stupid name. I think the real question is: Could you build a balls-out restomod 'stang for $250K?
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Yup - TG wrote about a few months ago:
http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/equus-bass-770-ford-mustang-2013-09-25

I agree with them - cool car, stupid name. I think the real question is: Could you build a balls-out restomod 'stang for $250K?


Why the hell'd they hang a 70's Plymouth Roadrunner front end and Marlin azz on it???

 

Is there actually a market for that kind of thing at that price point. I mean you could drop a crate motor into Mustang II and have more than enough money left to do the suspension et all:rolleyes:

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You guys have seen this, right?

http://www.equus-automotive.com/

My local news got incredibly confused about this one. They have a segment each morning where each of the anchors explains a story that they brought to the table themselves, so usually it's not very fact-checked by their staff first. A few weeks ago, the main male anchor genuinely believed that this was a new range-topping Hyundai (due to the name), and built an entire segment around it. The whole thing was really hard to watch.

 

The station loves to run positive stuff about Hyundai since there's a plant in Alabama, but that was something else.

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My local news got incredibly confused about this one. They have a segment each morning where each of the anchors explains a story that they brought to the table themselves, so usually it's not very fact-checked by their staff first. A few weeks ago, the main male anchor genuinely believed that this was a new range-topping Hyundai (due to the name), and built an entire segment around it. The whole thing was really hard to watch.

 

The station loves to run positive stuff about Hyundai since there's a plant in Alabama, but that was something else.


Bet your local dealers phone was ringing off the hook.:D

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Bet your local dealers phone was ringing off the hook.:D

The one part of the segment that they got correct was the price point, so I'd be willing to bet they only got a couple calls.

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Oh no, I'm not thinking about buying or ordering one, I'm broke anyway. The last 6 months have been a budget killer (I literally spent my whole year car budget in 6 months). So for now I'm looking at "smalls", and the guys are working on getting the mountain of backlogged cars ready for the road, while also tending to what customers we still work with (special projects, Heffner upgrades, and museum service). What's turned out to be surprisingly profitable is the detail shop, we hired another assistant for that just last week. My guys (and girl!) there have gotten really good and can tackle nearly anything.
Edited by Magick Man - 1/16/14 at 1:57pm
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Oh no, I'm not thinking about buying or ordering one, I'm broke anyway. The last 6 months have been a budget killer (I literally spent my whole year car budget in 6 months). So for now I'm looking at "smalls", and the guys are working on getting the mountain of backlogged cars ready for the road, while also tending to what customers we still work with (special projects, Heffner upgrades, and museum service). What's turned out to be surprisingly profitable is the detail shop, we hired another assistant for that just last week. My guys (and girl!) there have gotten really good and can tackle nearly anything.


Didn't think you were. Although I suspect that "broke" in your realm has a very different connotation than it does here.:)

 

I was just curious as to what market exactly that thing is appealing to. UberMuscle cars don't seem to do well in the ultra pricing bracket and it does not really qualify as an exotic so where is it positioned?

 

The devil truly is in the detail. Detailing is actually affordable value added. Done well, word spreads like wildfire and customers abound.

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According to one source, the founders of Equus are foreign nationals, and although the car is "American", it might not be *for* Americans.
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You mean it actually goes around corners ;-)
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We go around corners - as long as it's always a left hand turn...

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My XJ only likes going straight though.
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We go around corners - as long as it's always a left hand turn...

.. and banked :p

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My XJ only likes going straight though.

It was probably built during Ford's reign over Jaguar, so it still fits within the rules.

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No no, it's the Jeep Cherokee XJ.
It's not my daily driver but it will always be a part of my childhood. It's a 2001 with the I6 and bone stock, a pain to drive, 16 mpg on 98 octane but will always be a part of me.
Dad used to have a red XJ in the early 90s and I still feel like the 9 year old being picked up from school by my mum or dad. The temperatures posted by me a few posts back are actually the HUD from the XJ. You can tell it's North American by the Fahrenheit scale in the display. Made in Toledo, Ohio.
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