Last post on Sep 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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#308 of 314 Re: The New 54.5 MPG Mandate [texases]
Aug 30, 2012 (5:03 pm)
It'll take a major breakthrough in battery or recharging technology for electrics to become competitive with internal combustion engines. In the meantime ICEs keep getting more efficient, so they're a moving target.
Aug 31, 2012 (6:35 am)
thanks for all the comments...but I'd like to ask that we not deviate from the original intent of this topic--which is the relationship between classic car prices and economic market conditions.
I think that Automotive News has plenty of topics where your discussion might fit in.
#310 of 314 Re: return to Topic [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 28, 2012 (11:18 am)
Ok, I'll throw a question out to the group here ... (I just found this topic today).
If you had $5K to spend on a toy (like fin's fintail), what would you get? Not a project, something that can be driven on weekends and nice summer evenings without breaking the bank for maintenance.
60's US iron? Something British? German?
What if the budget was upped to $10K?
#311 of 314 Re: return to Topic [michaell]
Sep 28, 2012 (12:33 pm)
I don't know what to suggest - depends on your driving style, aesthetic preferences, and what size of car you want. But in the under 10K market, there is a lot of nice enough 50s-70s metal to choose from.
#312 of 314 Re: return to Topic [michaell]
Sep 28, 2012 (3:56 pm)
I would probably buy the nicest 1977-1979 Cadillac, Buick, or Oldsmobile C-Body I could find.
I'd start looking for the nicest 1969 Cadillac Fleetwood out there.
#313 of 314 Re: return to Topic [lemko]
Sep 28, 2012 (5:11 pm)
I might try and find a clean 1st gen Scirocco or GTI, just a lot of fun. Not many around...but I did see a Scirocco on the way home today, with the whole 80's thing, louvered rear window, etc.
#314 of 314 Re: return to Topic [michaell]
Sep 28, 2012 (6:48 pm)
I've never owned a Corvette, so for $10,000 I'd take my chances on one.
The $5,000 car would be something impulsive out of Craigslist that caught my fancy. It could be almost anything. One example would be a nice old Prelude. On the other end of the specturm it could be a Buick Regal or Pontiac Grand Prix with the supercharged 3800.