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Old 06/05/2018, 11:27 AM   #1
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Another One in Massachusetts

Location: Beverly, MA
Price: $55,000

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...#&gid=1&pid=12

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Old 06/06/2018, 01:34 PM   #2
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What makes this a $55,000 car?

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Old 06/06/2018, 06:27 PM   #3
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Big Jim: The answer to your question= visions of grandeur.
To qualify in that stratospheric price range it MUST be concourse level.
OR: Its your pride & joy, and you really don't want to sell it ("But honestly honey, I advertised the car, and got no response.")

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Old 06/06/2018, 10:07 PM   #4
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I wondered when the responses about the price would come.

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Old 06/07/2018, 04:56 AM   #5
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I know nothing about this car but I do know there is no way to build a true concours car for 50 - 60K. The last one we did just the body prep and paint was 29K that did not include any metal repair. I just priced concours bumper replating at $450 per bumper.
You would spend 50-60k if someone gave you a car. Most of the concours cars that I judge owners have spent 100-150K on restorations. A restoration is not just a paint job.

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Old 06/07/2018, 06:22 AM   #6
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I showed my '66 coupe and my former GTCS in the Councours trailered class at MCA shows. This car is not in that class. The engine compartment, trunk and underside certainly show some wear. The rest of the car looks pretty good at least from the pictures. Meadowlark Yellow is a pretty color. However, it would look better with a black vinyl roof and interior IMHO. My dad bought that combination in a '69 Torino 2 Dr. GT coupe and o this day I think that it is one of the nicest looking cars Ford built back in the day.

Why our cars are not worth more is a little perplexing to me. Heck, they sold more Shelby's in '68 then GTCS's and I bet that now, there are more Shelby's in existence. The formal coupe roof line and the GTCS add ons is an excellent blend of practicality and "raciness." I have never been a big fan of '65-'68 fastbacks. But that is just me. If I said that on other Mustang forums, I would take a lot of heat, but that is just my taste.

Marty is right. You can easily pay an excellent restoration shpp $30k for concours prep and paint on a solid car $20k GTCS and that is just the beginning. Many of us do not have the talent, tools, facility or friends to do the body/paint work.

I doubt that very many GTCS's made it to the Northeast over the years which make them even rarer there. I live in the Chicago area and I took mine to her first show this past weekend. Only one person I spoke to knew of these cars.

Oh well, it is what it is as they say. I just like these cars now matter what you can buy/sell them for.

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Old 06/07/2018, 02:13 PM   #7
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I live in the Chicago area and I took mine to her first show this past weekend. Only one person I spoke to knew of these cars.
I don't know where you are, but my wife has been taking hers to shows and cruises from Schaumburg to Marengo and Morris to Hebron and the car is very well know throughout the area.

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Old 06/07/2018, 02:49 PM   #8
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This car was advertised by Daniel Schmitt, in Saint Louis, a year or so ago.
It apparently went from one high-priced dealer to another high-priced dealer.

https://www.schmitt.com/inventory/ds...nia-special-2/

What's with the saddle seats and the green doors, and the '67 console? There also doesn't seem to be a door switch for the tilt wheel.

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Old 06/07/2018, 04:24 PM   #9
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Big $$$ does not mean that it is very good only very expensive!

I have said it before here just because it is rare does not mean it is desirable and will bring big dollars. I am glad our cars are still a good buy so I can still afford to play with them.
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Old 06/07/2018, 06:13 PM   #10
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I don't know where you are, but my wife has been taking hers to shows and cruises from Schaumburg to Marengo and Morris to Hebron and the car is very well know throughout the area.
This was at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. Maybe just luck of the draw last weekend.

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