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Old 08-18-2004, 22:41   #1 (permalink)
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Re-bodied XA GT on Ebay

Should be interesting to see what this goes for.


http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....tem=2487458541
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Old 08-18-2004, 23:20   #2 (permalink)
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........24k? :)
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Old 08-19-2004, 04:46   #3 (permalink)
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What a load of *******
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Old 08-19-2004, 05:08   #4 (permalink)
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Funny thing is it's illegal to swap id plates and chassis numbers.

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Old 08-19-2004, 05:25   #5 (permalink)
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Heh, A guy in the states got in some deep sh*t with trying to sell a set of 65 Mustang GT chassis plates on ebay about 12 months ago....
wonder what will happen with this one...
That thing has no motor/trans does it?

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Old 08-19-2004, 05:48   #6 (permalink)
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nope.. at the end of the day if it's bought, the plates should be thrown out and parts used to restore another gt...

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Actually its not illegal to sell ID plates, but it IS illegal to buy ID plates with the intention of affixing them to a vehicle you know they do not belong to. Strange but true

This is an interesting one, as e-bay widthdrew a guys auction of GT ID plates about 6? months ago due to the greyness of the area and the outcry from GT Owners. This one might have slipped through the net.
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Old 08-19-2004, 20:49   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Re-bodied XA GT on Ebay

Its an interesting discussion about rebodied cars or cut and shut (front section) vehicles, as it wasn't uncommon (particulary in the past) for smash repairs to rebody cars and restamp/swap id plates.

Whats people thoughts of originality? I believe it didn't roll out of the factory the way it stands (or should I say did stand) it isn't original.

Funny, to talk about this subject as I just about bought a rebodied XE ESP 302 V8 fairly recently, which it not something id be advertising had I bought it :)
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Old 08-19-2004, 21:23   #9 (permalink)
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Whats people thoughts of originality? I believe it didn't roll out of the factory the way it stands (or should I say did stand) it isn't original.
Thats the way I see it. The biggest problem with dodgy GTs is that somewhere down the line someone will get burned. In 5 years time when people have forgotten all about this auction some young kid could pay serious money for this car thinking he's buying a GT.

Its getting easier & easier to pick a rebody thanks to the internet & he'll be in for a rude shock when someone points it out to him.
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Its getting easier & easier to pick a rebody thanks to the internet & he'll be in for a rude shock when someone points it out to him.
Hypothetically, and ignoring all laws/rules/morals, let's say a bloke had a genuine XB GT that was just about falling apart with rust.

For one reason or another, he decides to put every single last nut and bolt into a donor GS shell. He hunts around and buys some genuine or repro GT parts, and restores the whole damn thing to "as new" condition. During said restoration, he grinds off the VIN from the front left shock tower, applies lead filler over the top and then stamps a new number on there. As the finishing touch, he bolts the all-important JG33 plates onto the car. He then decides to sell it and advertise it as a genuine matching number GT.

Now, assuming that someone was to do this, how would anyone know that it wasn't an original GT body? I'll be the first to admit that I don't know enough about the differences between a GT and GS, especially if someone's gone to the trouble of trying to disguise it.

So, given the scenario, tell me why the above car isn't a genuine GT.
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