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Old 10-19-2007, 04:49 PM
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$25,000 in my opinion.

IF I owned it and was offered $25,000 - I would NOT sell it.
But - as Alexander knows, I also would never ever use it.

I have a 1986 collector car - bought new - with 866 miles on it, as well as another that's a 1990 with 2,350 miles on it.

So, to my thought process, $ 25,000 is ALOT to tie up, permanently, inside the garage, unless one is very "well-to-do" and does not worry about such pocket change as $25,000. I saw a guy drop $21,000 at Atlantic City Casino, and walk away like he had lost his toothpick!
Then again, he'd probably tell both of us that we are both crazy.
E'one's got their own schtick.

Just remember, everytime you use it (should you buy it) it's "life" ((worth)) is at severe risk, as there's a Kia somewhere in Canada that's gonna run a red light!

It does make for some ellegant garage furniture, however.

GO FOR IT, Life is short.
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:10 PM
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Cool Golde

Did you buy the car as i remember this car from about 8-9 years ago, as i too had a Palm Spring Rose Golde.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:36 AM
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Default Golde

I have had a good look at the Golde again and noted much of the cars interior is a retrim in the wrong material/vinyl and style, shame due to its rarity, but! its still a lovely car.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:37 AM
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Boy !! That is a tough one !!!!
I'd love to have a sunroof !! On one hand, if you had a true prestine collectors piece, I could see just storing it.

On the other hand, you could be sitting on your front porch when your 90 yrs old bragging about your 60 TBird that you never took out and enjoyed.

My dad did the opposite with our Bird. He bought it new and kept it in the garage. He drove an old beater Chrysler to work. One day it hit him, why should I work so hard and have to drive this piece of sh__ every day.
He drove the TBird every day from then on. Put the top down every day when it was nice. He enjoyed it. He always kept it in nice condition. I've done allot to it. People can't believe it has almost 300K miles on it. It's no prestine showroom car, but it's a good road car. I don't commute in it, but I try to take it out once a week & blow the cobwebs out.

Tough call . . . But I say enjoy em !!!
John Byers
1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:56 AM
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Amen to that John ! I live in Upstate NY and my '59 HT sits in the garage or in $torage about 6 months each year. It is a show quality car, not perfect, but real nice and very original/correct. It's starting to bother me that I don't drive it enough. I've been going thru this routine for 18 years now. I've got to decide whether to drive it even in inclement weather or peddle it! As Sandy said, it's too much money just sitting in the garage. At least my wife's '02 comes out in the rain or cold, but not the "Raven". I just brought it home from storage this weekend and it wintered real well, but now it's sitting waiting for the salt to clear off the roads. I know, lots of folks would like to have such a dilemma...

I do have a 2 dr Comet project on the back burner that is not original that would be a blast to drive year-round.

Mike Lemmon
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:29 PM
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Or buy 2 of 'em!!!!

Keepin it square!
El Guapo out!
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