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Post by tmh » 04 Nov 2011, 17:28

Well by that logic shouldn't we all envy the T-bird guys? I mean, they got the 460.
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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Post by Al Bundy » 04 Nov 2011, 19:32

Not until they turned them into land yachts.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by blackcat429cj » 04 Nov 2011, 21:18

tmh wrote:Well by that logic shouldn't we all envy the T-bird guys? I mean, they got the 460.
So did the cougar

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Post by blackcat429cj » 05 Nov 2011, 07:54

xr7g428 wrote:Where does the Eliminator fit in? How about the 1971 429 cars?
Record price for a HT was Mecum Fl - 2007 - 87000.00, Ram-air, triple black, c6, ps, pdb, am-fm, pwr st, tilt, ac, complete rotissary reto.

Record price for a Conv - 4spd - 2009 - Russo & Steel 98,000.00, brt blue met/white ps, pdb, am-8trk, pwr st, tilt, pw. Complete body, and drive train resto, the under carraige was clean but not detailed, the car was under coated. Ford Publicity car, 2nd 429CJ down the assembly line. This was the peak of the stock market crash.

Note: Both cars brought strong money in a non Barrett Jackson venue! The extreme rarity - Aprox 60 surviving cars! will help support there value, And in the long run will make them a good investment, I think even competative with GTEs,

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Post by blackcat429cj » 05 Nov 2011, 08:30

BAust wrote:
I'm not sure what my point is here..but it will be fun to watch what happens "next" in this exploration of the value of a GT-E. I'd really like to know myself just what an XR-7 badge does to an auction :o
Brian,

The long term key will be supply and demand. Barrett Jackson history is full of cars where values settle down after the markets saturate. A couple of examples that come to mind are Ampha Cars, Kaiser Darrins, When extreme record prices have been set, many owners all of a sudden put their cars on the market. tending to level off and or reducing prices. There always seams to be a "new hot car".

To this point this has not happened with the GTE. Most long time owners seam to be holding their cars, but the situation could change. There is a fairly high survival factor, so there is always the question of when will supply meet the demand? Just think if 5 GTEs showed up at Barrett Jackson this year? We have seen it with Hemi cars 427 Tri Power vetts, etc.

Your car had a few other things going for it, It was red, it was the first GTE to come to a large national venue auction, it was red, it was in great condition (many of the auction cars are not what they seam, television turns so many #3 cars into #1 cars), it was red, you had an corner spot - to market your car from and by the way it was red. All of these factors helped too, and while the people said they were hot over the 427. The color drew them in and I just don't think lets say a diamond blue car would have had the same results.

And my point is not that I think GTEs will become 7500.00 cars again but I don't think we'll see many that sell for 1/4 to 1/2 a million range in the near term either. I think 125,000.00-175,000 will be a good average price for a the next few cars depending on venue, color and condition, supply and demand.

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 05 Nov 2011, 15:42

xr7g428 wrote:...Brian Aust's very nicely restored standard GT-E sold for $181,500...
Really? I thought the auction ended at somewhere in the 140's?
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Post by tmh » 05 Nov 2011, 16:41

Ha! I remembered it as 165. It can't be too hard to find out, can it?
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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Post by MercuryDon » 05 Nov 2011, 16:51

165 plus the buyers fee would be 181.5
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
06 Dodge SRT10. 11k miles 488 cube Viper V10. 505hp. 6 spd. 4.10SG

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Post by 68RcodeGT » 07 Nov 2011, 14:19

I think Bill's list is pretty accurate. There is no denying the 427 has a mystique that appeals to a wide variety of car enthusiasts. Filling in the top ten, there is room for debate. I think drop top SCJ 4-speed cars are right up there. Also, I'm biased, but I think the 68 1/2 R-code XR-7 GT would make the top ten list. Unlike the 68 1/2 Mustang CJ cars, the GT package wasn't standard on the first year Cougar R-codes. According to Marti, only 8 R-codes were ordered and built with the GT option, although more left the factory with GT badges than the 8 that were supposed to.

My "dream car" (that actually could have been ordered back in the day) would be an XR-7 GTE R-code with a factory sunroof, 4-speed and the 3:50 locking rear end.
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