GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
4/10/15 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
EvanB UltimaDork
4/10/15 9:28 a.m.

Nope.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin UberDork
4/10/15 9:29 a.m.

In 100 years, maybe?

trucke
trucke HalfDork
4/10/15 9:38 a.m.

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

RossD
RossD PowerDork
4/10/15 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
wvumtnbkr Dork
4/10/15 10:27 a.m.

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

Dave
Dave New Reader
4/10/15 10:32 a.m.

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

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/10/15 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
racerdave600 SuperDork
4/10/15 12:25 p.m.

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

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