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Cuda More Than a Ferrar?

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  1. Texas Forever

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    From Keith Martin in the NYT--

    Prices of American muscle cars of the 1960's and early 1970's are escalating, especially those with original engines and transmissions that have serial numbers corresponding to the car's body, known to collectors as matching-numbers cars. Examples with the most powerful engine options can command six-figure prices. In 1971, Plymouth built just a handful of 'Cuda convertibles with the 426-cubic-inch Hemi engine, helping to explain why they currently sell for more than $300,000.

    Oh, and BTW, TR6s are now bringing $20K

    Just FYI
     
  2. TimN88

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    Wow, i didnt know the convertibles were bringing in that much. Last time i checked a good example of a matching #'s coupe w/ the 426 would be arounf 70k. They really are beautiful cars though. Even though im not a mopar fan, i really would like to have a 383 cuda in my garage one day.
    On another note, a #'s matching Chevelle SS w/ the LS6 runs over 30k now. Vettes from the 60's, especially 63's, are getting expensive.
     
  3. GrigioGuy

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    Sure, why not? I think they made something like 7 of the Hemi Cuda 'Verts that year. Musclecars, especially the big-blocks, have been appreciating since the late 80s. I still wish I had picked up that 440 Superbird back in 86 for $8000 that I had a chance to buy.
     
  4. dwhite

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    I thought Hemi Cuda convertibles were over 600K approaching 1M. The increase in American Muscle has been going on for quite a few years. I'm not saying it will happen, but remember the late 80s for european/exotic sports cars.
     
  5. Erich

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    This is good news.

    Maybe I will be able to leverage my 69 Mach1 with the shaker hood 428 into a Ferrari. But first I have to finish putting it back together :(
     
  6. ralfabco

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    I remember in Hi School around 1980, I could pick up a low mile
    original 1971 LS 6 Convertible Corvette for around 14K. That
    was their asking price.
     
  7. Gilles27

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    They're definitely cool cars, but does this look a little familiar to anyone else? If I owned one and was offered $300K, or especially the $800K-$1M, there would be nothing but an oil stain left in my garage. Now that you have guys (we'll assume it's men buying them) from that era who have grown up and done good in the world, there's money available to fuel this market. It will be interesting to see long term values.
     

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