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« Reply #75 on: October 28, 2012, 12:59:12 PM »

Check the "Buy it Now" for the Morgan camaro - are they dreaming?

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« Reply #76 on: October 28, 2012, 02:41:57 PM »

Robert, that Buy-it-Now price of $299,900 for Gary's old car is out of line in today's market. It did actually sell at a Barrett-Jackson auction for over $300K back in 2006 but the market was at its peak back then and who knows when (if ever) we might see those kinds of prices again.
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« Reply #77 on: November 07, 2012, 09:32:46 PM »

For 500 K you can buy the T/A Challenger listed on the Hemmings site.

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« Reply #78 on: November 08, 2012, 05:49:46 PM »

I'd do a BUNCH of research on that Challenger to confirm it's what it claims to be before I'd even think of a price.
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« Reply #79 on: November 08, 2012, 08:56:34 PM »

Thanks for your thoughts and advice, Mike.

In general, anybody hoping to buy a car hoping to race it with a particular race group or organization should check with that group in advance to verify the car's eligibility before making a potential purchase.

Here's a link to the Hemmings ad.
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« Reply #80 on: November 09, 2012, 12:13:43 PM »

Agree with Jon and Cuda48...do your due diligence
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« Reply #81 on: December 12, 2012, 04:53:25 PM »

Robert,

My understanding is that the car sold for $48K but maybe somebody knows different. Below is a picture of the car from the late '70s when Cam Champion owned it. The second photo is from 1991 when an early style front end had been put back on the car.

If the 1st Hoffman car was painted blue with white stripes in 1991, then it must have been painted yellow by the next year because I took a picture of the car back in July 1992 during my annual trip to the Vintage Races at Road America.  You can see the Jeff Jacobs signature on the roof.
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« Reply #82 on: December 18, 2012, 12:16:22 PM »

Just FYI-The #57 Z/28 TA racer is back on ebay, this time with no BIN.  Someone rescue her from auction/ebay hell and get her on the track.
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« Reply #83 on: December 18, 2012, 02:59:34 PM »

I sure wish I could afford to own it. Here's a link to the current ebay auction, #281039702945.
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« Reply #84 on: December 18, 2012, 06:43:02 PM »

I sure wish I could afford to own it. Here's a link to the current ebay auction, #281039702945.

Very cool car.

I'm surprised that the car doesn't have subframe connectors.
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« Reply #85 on: December 19, 2012, 08:37:46 AM »

Subframe connectors were not allowed on Trans-Am cars but the roll cages that tie into the frames act to make the whole car a pretty solid unit. There are about 4 cars that I have observed that are running in the Historic Trans-Am group that have had subframe connectors added to them and it's my personal opinion that they should be removed.
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« Reply #86 on: December 21, 2012, 12:10:48 PM »

Subframe connectors were not allowed on Trans-Am cars but the roll cages that tie into the frames act to make the whole car a pretty solid unit. There are about 4 cars that I have observed that are running in the Historic Trans-Am group that have had subframe connectors added to them and it's my personal opinion that they should be removed.

Tying everything together with a PROPERLY installed cage will yield a very solid structure without screwing anything up. I was offered a 25k mile RS COPO which had been drag raced it's whole life, but never cut up. The car had a very clean cage installation in the late 70's and was not twisted or cracked in the seams. It launched very straight and despite running mid 9 sec 1/4's and pulling the fronts off the ground 20+ inches the car was very true with very consistent in panel gaps etc.
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« Reply #87 on: December 23, 2012, 11:59:29 AM »

I sure wish I could afford to own it. Here's a link to the current ebay auction, #281039702945.
What is this car worth today? 
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« Reply #88 on: December 23, 2012, 03:26:54 PM »

It was bought for $324K at the Palm Beach Barrett-Jackson auction in 2006 and I don't believe it would get even half that nowadays. If you got down to a third of the 2006 price I think it would sell so it would seem that the true value of the car is somewhere in between.
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« Reply #89 on: December 23, 2012, 03:47:04 PM »

It was bought for $324K at the Palm Beach Barrett-Jackson auction in 2006 and I don't believe it would get even half that nowadays. If you got down to a third of the 2006 price I think it would sell so it would seem that the true value of the car is somewhere in between.
How much would it cost to get it historic T/A racing?
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