GameboyRMH MegaDork
April 10, 2015 9:20 a.m.

It hit me that 4AGE blocks & heads (especially 16vs, and especially late ones) are sought after for various vintage classes - I even heard of a local rally driver ordering a CNC'd 4AGE 16v replica long block, which is going to cost him more than most people around here make in a year. Do you think that the original items could approach or even exceed the cost of CNC'd replicas or will people just quit trying to work with these engines first?

I've never heard of this theoretical situation happening with any other engine before, so maybe 4AGE values are peaking right now and value will later settle to a fairly high, but lower than present value as "racing demand" drops and they are relegated mainly to museum pieces with historical value, like Ford/Cosworth BD-series engines.

EvanB UltimaDork
April 10, 2015 9:28 a.m.

Nope.

ProDarwin UberDork
April 10, 2015 9:29 a.m.

In 100 years, maybe?

trucke HalfDork
April 10, 2015 9:38 a.m.

I'm holding my 4age bits for spares, not as an investment.

RossD PowerDork
April 10, 2015 9:59 a.m.

Hell, if Ford is making Kent 1600 blocks (along with a Lotus version), I don't see why Toyota couldn't do the same thing after a number of years if demand got so great.

wvumtnbkr Dork
April 10, 2015 10:27 a.m.

nah. 12a rotary parts are geting harder to find and they have not skyrocketed in price.

Dave New Reader
April 10, 2015 10:32 a.m.

I gave a block away from a couple years back so I hope not.

Appleseed MegaDork
April 10, 2015 11:00 a.m.

I can see it happening to 22Rs. Used ones go for $500+ around here. Most are north of 175,000 mi.

racerdave600 SuperDork
April 10, 2015 12:25 p.m.

Not sure about future prices, but I love 4AGEs.

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