I don't know which is crazier ...

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  1. jim535

    jim535 born in a Ford

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    Those things are *crazy* sought after. Fun cars with a decent engine and drivetrain.
     
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    Krash Kadillak Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good deal...... You've got at least another 50,000 miles before you'll have to rebuild the engine.
     
  4. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    I know the cars in this segment have a loyal following, and I know they have gone up in value recently. But I'll be honest, they just don't appeal to me. So seeing one, regardless of it's great condition, go for $63k is a bit baffling to me.
    I guess if that's what the market will bear, then good for them. I'm sure the seller is pleased.
     
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    jim535 born in a Ford

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    Full disclosure here: I have an '88 RX-7, non-turbo, that I bought new in '88. The only snow it's ever seen is when I've miscalculated the weather forecast and drove it to work in late November/early December and a few snow flurries fell on it on the way home at night. :eek: Otherwise, stored every winter and brought out in spring. I haven't driven it as much in the last thirteen years, for many reasons, so it only has 38k miles.

    I thought I'd keep this car until I died, but it's gotten so insane on the streets/highways where I live that I don't even like to drive anymore. When I say insane, I mean bat-$h|t crazy. I don't know what's happened to people lately, but they drive like absolute idiots. The last states I drove in were California, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan in 2019, and drivers in those states are superb drivers in comparison to the morons here. Apologies for the rant.

    So I'm contemplating selling it on BAT. I never thought it would come to this.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Well, as crummy as it would be to sell it, now may be the perfect time to do so. Obviously there are no guarantees that the market will go down, but if the economy levels off so will collector car prices.
    I'm a sentimental sort, so I wouldn't sell it. But that's just me.
     
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    jim535 born in a Ford

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    Turbo RX-7s seem to draw the most interest. Naturally aspirated 2nd gen RX-7s don't seem to get as much love. 3rd gen RX-7 prices have gone crazy lately.

    I took my '88 RX-7 out of storage and drove it home to do some pre-winter storage maintenance and thought to myself while driving "why would I ever sell this car?" If you love rotaries, you will remain in love with rotaries.

    So I might just have to keep it and move somewhere sane. I'm thinking Vermont. We have family there. Ontario is too crazy for me.
     
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    Vermont is beautiful and having family there would make the transition easier. If that doesn't work out you are always welcome in NS. Although we have had an amazing inflex of folks from Ontario so perhaps our roads are about to get crazy.
     
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    Just remember everything above North America is the great white north... Now take off ya hoser! :D
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Don’t come to New Mexico. They’re crazy and uninsured. I had Thelma Lou out the other day (‘64 Galaxie) and driving at 60 I felt like I was parked on the expressway. I think we’re starting to get a California influx here.
     
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    jim535 born in a Ford

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    Some may recognize from my posts that the '64 Galaxie (wagon, coupe, sedan or convertible) is my favourite Ford of all time. I'd be nervous driving one in Ontario, where idiots tailgate the crap out of you just because they're idiots.

    Let me apologize in advance for the Ontarians coming to Nova Scotia, Fannie. I hope they behave themselves. But, I'm afraid they won't. :(
     
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    Mine is a guardsmen blue 500 post sedan with a 3 on the tree 289 w/overdrive. I love it.
     
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    annap01gt Blue Safari

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    You definitely don't want to come to S Fl in the winter. Uninsured meth head locals in oversized diesel pickups rolling coal everywhere, blind. overmedicated, senile seniors, and arrogant incompetent New Yorkers make the drivers in the D.C. area I came from seem competent. We stay home alot until hurricane season thins out the herd a bit.
     

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