Re: American Hot Rod
"CobraJet" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> John <email@example.com> wrote:
>> >From NADA classic car prices:
>> a '69 Mach 1 w/ 390 and 4 speed is reported as $27,540 average retail.
>> a '68 2 door hardtop w/ 390 and 4 speed is reported as $11,875 average
>> The difference is > $15,000. (OK, I was low, but it'll probably take
>> some of that 5 grand to make them equal)
>> The demand for the Mach 1 is probably the cause.
> OK, so you were talking about initial cost. If you were going to
> make a W clone, you'd have to consider that it would eventually cost
> you more than a Mach I, and that there is still no conclusive evidence
> that any of those cars were ever produced. I know, Bill S. has claimed
> to have seen one, but not a single legit accessible car is evident in
> the hobby. You would basically have to use a W Cougar as an example.
I was actually thinking total cost since no matter which one I eventually
do, it is going to have a W code in it, so that's going to be about about a
wash between the two options. I understand it'll be a ULC (urban legend
clone). Sorry Bill, I know you know what you saw, but that's the best
description I can think of. Yes, the W Cougar will be my go-by. Looks like
I need to shop for more manuals! It might be the same manual set for the
'68 Mustang and a W Cougar in '68. I'll look later.