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  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,884
    edited January 2013
    Allard Safari - they built about 10 or 12 circa 1951-3, or thereabouts. I saw one for sale at the British Classic Car show in Birmingham last November - might even have been this one.
  • well live and learn. And here I thought I nailed it. Damn!
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,403
    Corvette C4, perhaps a ZR-1.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,041
    edited January 2013
    More details please. It's special (and no, nothing to do with the "Stingray" that's all in the news tonight).

    (Hint - apparently it was less well screwed together and way less reliable than your Addams Family woodie above looks to be).
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,965
    Maybe it's the infamous '83 model that never existed?

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,555
    G'day

    No sir, I don't care how much you will pay me - I will not take the beast off your hands for any money!

    Ugly, isn't it?

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,403
    Yup, it's an Allard P2 Safari ca. 1953. Looks like someone left a Jaguar in the oven too long.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,041
    edited January 2013
    Nah, they sold ~500 copies of this Vette variant over several years. It's on one of our Top 10 lists.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    Is it a Calloway (sp)? 88ish?

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,041
    edited January 2013
    Very good!

    1987 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette

    Top 10 Worst Corvettes of All Time

    "As a $19,999 option, B2K included new forged pistons and a secondary fuel injection system to keep the 382-horsepower turbo motor fed. That took the base C4 Corvette coupe from its $27,999 base price to $47,998.

    That may look like a bargain price to 21st-century eyes, but the twin-turbo was notoriously fragile. Every element of the late-'80s Corvette was stressed by the additional output. So even though B2K was available through the 1991 model year, only about 500 were ordered."
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,403

    1987 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette


    Therein lies the problem with so many Corvette specials; they visually indistinguishable from the standard issue 'Vettes. The product planners seem to finally be aware of this. The C6 ZR-1 had extra vents and such, subtle but at least something to distinguish it from the regular C6 although it doesn't look much different than the Z06.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    I like that. May as well go for a sleeper look and then blow them away!

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,403
    edited January 2013
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,075
    edited January 2013
    Is it a 1961 Mercury Comet wagon?
  • This car appears to be a Citroen, 1963-1965 vintage.
  • worth about 1/2 MSRP now---not bad for an 80s car.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    Do you ever see any 80s cars (other than the Grand National, Ferrari, Lambos etc) ever being collectible? Many of the old barges had the last of their runs, the 86 Taurus, etc? I'm talking 25-30 years from now.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • Not many 80s car, no. People keep saying "oh, one day Car X or Car Y will be a collector car" but let's face facts here---if a car hasn't made its move toward collectibility by 25-30 years, it's probably not going to happen.

    There have been a few (very few) "sleepers" that took 40 or more years to wake up (e.g., the Tucker) but these were very VERY rare low production cars of extremely unique design and interest.

    So if you can think of a very low production car (not a trim-only variant of a high production car) of unique performance, styling, etc. from the 1980s, then yeah, that car might have a shot.

    But a 1984 C4 Vette or a Taurus----not likely.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,403
    1980s BMWs, particularly M-cars are already collectibles. People will pay good money for a nice E30 or E28.

    I think original VW GTIs are in demand but it's hard to find a good one.

    An 80s Mercedes Turbo-Diesel model might do pretty well --if it doesn't have 80 gajillion miles on it.
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