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That is sexier than an up-skirt photo of Melissa Gilbert's sna$%! :wub:

HOWEVER...

For $59,000 I'd just buy the flowing:

1. clean, daily-driver potential '70 - '73 Trans Am or Firebird Formula $12,000

2. clean, 99% stock '69 Camaro hardtop of some sort.... Z/28 or SS350 clone would be fine. $17,000

3. 100% drivable "barn-find" pre-war car, i.e. '31-'38 GM car, original paint & rebuilt mechanicals $30,000

alternate #3:

$10,000 on a REAL barn find, solid '30s car.... spend $20,000 to have all mechanicals redone.

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Cars like this make me wish that I had had a wad of cash back in the early 80's when you could buy the cars of this era for a couple grand each. They were everywhere,cheap, and original.

*sigh*

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Yeah, it's a hot car as I said, but as I forgot to...still a bit much. Even rare as could be and beautiful shape, it's an old car and nonetheless, one of those cases where you do start to think, "But for that much..."

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Cars like this make me wish that I had had a wad of cash back in the early 80's when you could buy the cars of this era for a couple grand each. They were everywhere,cheap, and original.

*sigh*

Yeah...and even in the Rust Belt, their were some gems. My folks bought a couple in Ohio that way---in 1975, a silver blue '68 Cougar with 15k miles, mint, 302, for $2k. Around 1981, they bought a clean '69 Fairlane 4dr sedan, dark green, 390 4bbl, automatic, a/c, 25k miles, for about $2500.

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funny you should say that cause in an old issue of hemmings muscle machines they did a feature on a 73 455 sd

clicky clicky... only if you got a towel

I've got that mag...great car...I never knew they made a Formula with the Trans Am hood (required by the SD engine)...it had dog dish hubcaps also.

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I've got that mag...great car...I never knew they made a Formula with the Trans Am hood (required by the SD engine)...it had dog dish hubcaps also.

ive got every issue since issue 4. i'd get the first 3 but they got for 15 to 40 bucks on ebay these days. its my favorite monthly publication cover to cover

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>>"I think they only made 7 with air total and out of the 7 two 4 speeds came with air out of the 35 4 speeds cars."<<

LS-5, 3-spd manual : 7 units

LS-5, 4-spd manual : 1051 units

LS-5, 3-spd automatic : 1386 units

# of '71 Firebird LS-5s (455HO) built : 2,444.

His car is one of 1051, further breakdown WRT A/C will not affect value notably- it's all wrapped up in that LS-5.

Car is beautiful, design is incredible, engine is formidable. $59K is certainly not out of the question, and yes: $40K is too cheap. Comps would be the '73-74 SD455 or the '70 RA IV (which as a T/A is a 6-digit car in top shape).

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Cars like this make me wish that I had had a wad of cash back in the early 80's when you could buy the cars of this era for a couple grand each. They were everywhere,cheap, and original.

*sigh*

if i were alive in the 80s, id do it!

i love that tan interior too, awesome colors indeed!

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>>"I think they only made 7 with air total and out of the 7 two 4 speeds came with air out of the 35 4 speeds cars."<<

LS-5, 3-spd manual : 7 units

LS-5, 4-spd manual : 1051 units

LS-5, 3-spd automatic : 1386 units

# of '71 Firebird LS-5s (455HO) built : 2,444.

His car is one of 1051, further breakdown WRT A/C will not affect value notably- it's all wrapped up in that LS-5.

Car is beautiful, design is incredible, engine is formidable. $59K is certainly not out of the question, and yes: $40K is too cheap. Comps would be the '73-74 SD455 or the '70 RA IV (which as a T/A is a 6-digit car in top shape).

Exactly the case.

Why do I always have to love the really rare ones? :banghead:

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