This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #11  
Old 10-19-2007, 04:49 PM
SandyBoy SandyBoy is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Oct 31 2002
Posts: 842
SandyBoy is on a distinguished road
Default

$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.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-15-2008, 06:10 PM
Rockin Kev Rockin Kev is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Oct 31 2002
Posts: 254
Rockin Kev is on a distinguished road
Cool Golde

Dano,
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.
Kev.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-24-2008, 10:36 AM
Rockin Kev Rockin Kev is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Oct 31 2002
Posts: 254
Rockin Kev is on a distinguished road
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.
Kev
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-26-2008, 01:37 AM
byersmtrco's Avatar
byersmtrco byersmtrco is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 28 2004
Posts: 1,610
byersmtrco is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

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)
Pic of car with my son Justin (15 Y/O 6'1")
Poss 3rd Gen T/B owner
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-26-2008, 08:56 AM
fomoco59's Avatar
fomoco59 fomoco59 is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Jun 10 2005
Posts: 732
fomoco59 is on a distinguished road
Default

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
'59 Raven Black Hardtop

http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=2461
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-24-2008, 06:29 PM
El Guapo El Guapo is offline
El Guapo and La Chiquita
 
Join Date: Jun 20 2007
Posts: 622
El Guapo is on a distinguished road
Default

Or buy 2 of 'em!!!!
__________________

Keepin it square!
El Guapo out!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:25 AM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.