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06HHR
06HHR Dork
4/1/20 11:30 a.m.

Here's another one 84 Mile 1990 Lamborghini this one may actually make sense as I heard Countachs are horrible to actually drive..  Check out the factory plastic covers on the seats.

 

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
4/1/20 8:57 p.m.

I think a lot of people don't know how few Countaches got made over those 16 years. And the record $450,000 sale (or was it $600K) from ~5 years ago, the white one, that sat in a drippy, moldy garage forever was in terrible shape. The one you posted is a bargain compared to it.

mitchfishman5
mitchfishman5 New Reader
4/1/20 11:32 p.m.

Hey man, personally there's no way I'd be able to put my awesome car away like that Countach or that SS but at least the people who do mothball their cars some of us young guys have the opportunity to scoop up a brand new motorsports legend to drive the wheels off of if we ever get some money. laughyes

CJ
CJ GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/2/20 12:38 a.m.

My dad told me about a guy he knew who bought a new TR4-A, drove it a couple of hundred miles, and promptly got drafted.  He put the car on blocks in his mom's garage.  Guy went to Vietnam and didn't come home.  Mom couldn't bring herself to sell the car.

I can understand having a time capsule because of something like that. Can't see buying a car for having fun and never having the fun... on purpose

frenchyd
frenchyd PowerDork
4/2/20 1:26 a.m.

In reply to mitchfishman5 :

The problem with buying a stored car, no matter how carefully stored it was is some items age out.  But even if they didn't. Technology moves on. 
 

I hate that  the right modern minivan will beat my beloved Jaguar XKE  but they will.  And a Ferrari or Lamborghini from the 60's will also be beaten by a lot of today's cheaper modern cars. 
Part of the allure of cars like that is the rescued from a wreck story. And part of it is the rarity of "old" in nice shape. The rest is just memories of youth. 

 

 

 

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
4/2/20 5:47 a.m.

In reply to GCrites80s :

True... only 1983 between 1974 and 2000, according to Wiki.  I've never thought about it, but that is a really low number.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
4/2/20 5:58 a.m.
frenchyd said:

The point is the history of a car is the value. Take a race winning Ferrari GTO and roll it into a crumbled ball. A tool room copy of that same car  might cost you 3-400,000.  But with the serial number off that race winning car  will make it worth 10's of millions. 

That describes nearly all race-winning Ferraris - rebuilt from wrecks and very little of the car being actually original.  Which is one reason why so many owners are winning to race them.  It's not like they're risking some ultra-rare, all-original car.  They are just continuing the legacy of a car that was built to race, get wrecked, rebuilt, and raced again. Some multiple times.  Yes, the car may be worth some crazy amount of money, but if it gets wrecked and rebuilt again, that value doesn't change.

shelbyz
shelbyz Reader
4/2/20 10:27 a.m.

In a way, I kind of envy the "self discipline" it would take to buy a car and never drive it.

The closest I've come to anything like that is buying fun cars and telling everyone it'll stay stock... Then in a matter of weeks or even days, I'm buying some performance part for it on eBay or applying a sawzall to part of the exhaust....

If I'm Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap and end up in the original owner of that SS454's shoes 5 minutes after he bought, I probably would've made it about a week before I change my mind and give it some regular thrashing. After the first year, 23 would be the number of miles the tires have spun while the brake and gas pedals were simultaneously being activated...

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/13/20 2:13 p.m.

I guess i just can't help myself, here's another. 187 mile 1995 Cobra R

Only 250 were made, but if you put it on the street today only a hardcore stang lover would know what it is.  Original sticker lists for $37,599, currently selling for 55K according to the article.

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