XR7 GT-E on Ebay

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XR7 GT-E on Ebay

Post by BAC » 04 Mar 2018, 07:36

The price is making my eyes water...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/282869124296
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Re: XR7 GT-E on Ebay

Post by Royce » 04 Mar 2018, 09:39

That would be a world record price for a GT-E if it happened. Suggest that you talk to Pinkerton before buying. This car has a lot of known history, as do most of them. I saw the car at the Dearborn show as did Jim.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
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1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Re: XR7 GT-E on Ebay

Post by 70b302cat » 04 Mar 2018, 10:56

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Royce wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 09:39
That would be a world record price for a GT-E if it happened. Suggest that you talk to Pinkerton before buying. This car has a lot of known history, as do most of them. I saw the car at the Dearborn show as did Jim.
I thought Brian Aust's sale at Barrett-Jackson was the record.

Auction Scottsdale 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price $181,500.00
Lot 1247
Year 1968
Make MERCURY
Model COUGAR GT-E 427
Style 2 DOOR COUPE
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Re: XR7 GT-E on Ebay

Post by SeaninSD » 04 Mar 2018, 11:59

He might be referencing the hammer price which would've been $165k before the 10%
1970 Mach 1 428 SCJ Grabber Green
1970 Boss 302 Bright Gold Metallic
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1982 Chevy C10 Stepside 4x4
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Re: XR7 GT-E on Ebay

Post by Royce » 04 Mar 2018, 13:22

Brian's car was well restored and numbers matching with its original 427 side oiler. The gold car on eBay has a 428 in place of the original engine.

Again, better speak to the registrar to keep from getting surprised.

70b302cat wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 10:56
s
Royce wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 09:39
That would be a world record price for a GT-E if it happened. Suggest that you talk to Pinkerton before buying. This car has a lot of known history, as do most of them. I saw the car at the Dearborn show as did Jim.
I thought Brian Aust's sale at Barrett-Jackson was the record.

Auction Scottsdale 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price $181,500.00
Lot 1247
Year 1968
Make MERCURY
Model COUGAR GT-E 427
Style 2 DOOR COUPE
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Re: XR7 GT-E on Ebay

Post by xr7g428 » 04 Mar 2018, 14:27

Not directly comparable, but the record for a GT-E was the 428 CJ 4 speed sold at the Owl Museum Auction for $228K all in.
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Re: XR7 GT-E on Ebay

Post by CATHOUSE » 04 Mar 2018, 16:09

At the price the ebay seller is asking the little things make a big difference. I see things like the missing GTE only grille moulding, the missing radio knobs, the missing fender bolt and the broken instrument cluster housing to start with. The knobs, bolt and housing all would have been very easy to fix while doing the restoration. So it makes me wonder what other places were corners cut? Also the missing upper body line pinstripe, although not being a GTE expert perhaps those cars did not get that pinstripe.

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Re: XR7 GT-E on Ebay

Post by 93RGTE » 04 Mar 2018, 16:31

See Bill's offering:
viewtopic.php?f=37&t=8978&start=40
Starting bid is $75K all cash. Clear Arizona title in hand. Gentlemen shall we begin?
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Re: XR7 GT-E on Ebay

Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 04 Mar 2018, 16:43

CATHOUSE wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 16:09
At the price the ebay seller is asking the little things make a big difference. I see things like the missing GTE only grille moulding, the missing radio knobs, the missing fender bolt and the broken instrument cluster housing to start with. The knobs, bolt and housing all would have been very easy to fix while doing the restoration. So it makes me wonder what other places were corners cut? Also the missing upper body line pinstripe, although not being a GTE expert perhaps those cars did not get that pinstripe.

Randy Goodling
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No they received the pinstripe.

the little things do add up!
I just spent the last 4 most. fixing and upgrading these little things.
It helps to have a clue also.
Buyer beware !

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Re: XR7 GT-E on Ebay

Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 04 Mar 2018, 16:45

After viewing the pics on eBay again, especially the engine shot, It's like reliving a nightmare!

Distributor is off at least 2 teeth IMO., Coil location,incorect water neck, nice custom fuel line cooler.
Surprised it doesn't have a reverse polarity battery installed. I could go on.

Here is a link to a video, since we seem to be on a GTE "survivor" kick!

Im looking for comments, or critique to bring this up to a "standard"
Ive done a lot of work correcting details and hope it shows.

[YouTube]https://youtu.be/U1ANR1wJuSY[/YouTube]

This cat is going to FAB FORDS THIS SPRING! See you there!

It is also available for a lot less $.
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