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Old 01-11-2019, 08:32 PM
 
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Yep... amazing how collectable they are and a proven investment.

My uncle was into racing and developed the Mongoose... an animal that eats Cobras

Still have newspaper and magazine clippings from back in the day.

Still remember as kid the nasty burn I got from the side pipes of the 427SC... opened the door to get out and my calf was right on the side pipe... can still remember the burn.

One of the most fun sports cars for me was the race prepped Lotus Super 7...
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Guam
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It's not as if it is some 99 v6 mustang.
The nameplate itself is eternally famous and that particular car is a historic collectors piece.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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the thing here people maybe missing is how nice Fox-Body mustangs have been going up in value over the last few years sure no 67 Super Snake but nice 5.0HO LX or GT are getting into the $15K Range.

To Gen X and Y these are the 1955 Chevys of our era and can only see them going up in value as we get older and have middle life crisis wanting to enjoy the fun cars of our youth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ix3OvNDCP4
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:38 AM
 
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Give me a nice paper cut and pour some lemon juice on it... Cobras were always about 20% more than I could afford.

Chased mine for over 30 years...

Ah, memories!! Back in the early 70s I had a chance to buy a 289 Cobra for 4200 dollars. Alas, it was a bridge too far for my meager savings. Like you, my bank account never quite caught up with the Cobra's escalating prices. I bought Austin Healeys instead.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:40 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Price sure have gone up ...

Could have bought a 1969 Mach 1 for only $ 10,000 back in the day, who knew,
no Shelby Cobra, but it looked really good red...black stripes, louvers...

Only car I would purchase for $2 million would be a Ferrari 250 GTO
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:54 AM
 
Location: MN
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Price sure have gone up ...

Could have bought a 1969 Mach 1 for only $ 10,000 back in the day, who knew,
no Shelby Cobra, but it looked really good red...black stripes, louvers...

Only car I would purchase for $2 million would be a Ferrari 250 GTO
That would honestly get you maybe the the passenger door and that’s it. These few cars last sold for $48m, highest ever auctioned car sale, broke its own record of $38m in 2014. Next one will sell for even more!

For $2m I’d get a Porsche 918 Weissach.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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Most of the old cars I like are weird... and cheap.
I watch Mecum on Thursdays because that's the stuff I like. The Saturday night shows don't do much for me.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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Yep... amazing how collectable they are and a proven investment.

My uncle was into racing and developed the Mongoose... an animal that eats Cobras

Still have newspaper and magazine clippings from back in the day.

Still remember as kid the nasty burn I got from the side pipes of the 427SC... opened the door to get out and my calf was right on the side pipe... can still remember the burn.

One of the most fun sports cars for me was the race prepped Lotus Super 7...
We have a replica '66 Shelby cobra. And are in a cobra club. Most everyone has those snake bites. I'm short and paranoid so I'm always about jumping up and out of the car.

Also have a '06 Ford GT. Totally different experience.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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Price sure have gone up ...

Could have bought a 1969 Mach 1 for only $ 10,000 back in the day
Except, $10,000 was a lot of money back in 1969. In fact, it's $67,962 in today's money. Right about what a nice Shelby GT350 costs.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:23 PM
 
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Except, $10,000 was a lot of money back in 1969. In fact, it's $67,962 in today's money. Right about what a nice Shelby GT350 costs.

No.
That price isn't from 69. In 1969 a new mustang cost less than $3000.

More like getting a brand new fastback well optioned mustang today for $18,000.

In 69, $10,000 would get you three new mustangs and a years worth of gas.

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