1 ... 4321 4322 4323 4324 4325 ... 4338
Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit UltraDork
5/2/21 1:44 p.m.

What the berkeley?!

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand UberDork
5/2/21 4:43 p.m.
Donebrokeit said:

What the berkeley?!

Yeah, DeadSkunk you can't get away with that so easily.  You must post more information.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit UltraDork
5/2/21 5:58 p.m.

Dead Skunk,  please stand front and center and explain this.... extraordinary painful display. 

 

My eyes still hurt,  christbleess....

 

 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
5/2/21 7:23 p.m.

I know nothing about it other than the picture showed up on a Facebook page this morning. Maybe his other vehicle is a Chevy.....

See the source image

KyAllroad (Jeremy) (Forum Supporter)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
5/3/21 8:03 a.m.

My nephews trying to "sweep" the dog.  She is very patient with them and they squealed with laughter for quite a while.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
5/3/21 1:30 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/3/21 1:32 p.m.

This is a 1965 Cobra with a 289.   Third owner but still has less than 24,000 miles, valued at $1.5 million.

Check my math:

This cost $6500 in 1965.  Gold in 1965 was $35.09/oz.  $6500 would buy 185.23 oz.

2020 price of gold  was $1,887.60/oz.

  $1,887.60 X 185.23 = $349,640.15

So....   This car is worth more than Gold?

 

mattm
mattm Reader
5/3/21 1:53 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

It is rarer than gold.

rob_lewis
rob_lewis GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/3/21 2:05 p.m.
914Driver said:Check my math:

This cost $6500 in 1965.  Gold in 1965 was $35.09/oz.  $6500 would buy 185.23 oz.

2020 price of gold  was $1,887.60/oz.

  $1,887.60 X 185.23 = $349,640.15

So....   This car is worth more than Gold?

 

Sure, but rarity has to have something to do with the price.  There were only 655 289 Cobra's produced (so this is 1 of 655) and there is approximately 187000 metric tons of gold in the world. So 185 of 6,596,230,880 or 1/3,565,5302.

P3PPY
P3PPY Dork
5/3/21 8:20 p.m.

Ahh but is it worth its WEIGHT in gold? Let us see

1965 Cobra 289- quick check yields 2,100 lbs

16 oz to the #, so 33,600 oz of car there. 
 

At $1,887.60 per ounce, it's not looking good. 
Answer says: value was $61,923,360 short.

Two possible ways to clear its tarnished name: severe weight reduction (perhaps an ecoboost could shave off 2,050 and 1/3 lbs??) ORRR since it's increased in value by 230x over the past 55 years, whereas gold has only increased in value 53.7x in that same amount of time, you're just looking at a race. A very LONNNNG race. Like... the car may be made out of magnesium by then. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/4/21 6:49 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/4/21 7:36 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/4/21 7:51 a.m.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
5/4/21 8:22 a.m.
P3PPY said:

Ahh but is it worth its WEIGHT in gold? Let us see

1965 Cobra 289- quick check yields 2,100 lbs

16 oz to the #, so 33,600 oz of car there. 
 

At $1,887.60 per ounce, it's not looking good. 
Answer says: value was $61,923,360 short.

Two possible ways to clear its tarnished name: severe weight reduction (perhaps an ecoboost could shave off 2,050 and 1/3 lbs??) ORRR since it's increased in value by 230x over the past 55 years, whereas gold has only increased in value 53.7x in that same amount of time, you're just looking at a race. A very LONNNNG race. Like... the car may be made out of magnesium by then. 

Is it worth more than gold? no. 

Was it a better investment than buying gold? Emphatically yes. 

Golden Cobra with Tsavorite and Diamonds 0.02ctw Glider Pendant | Browne's  Jewelers

(Gold Cobra)

 

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/4/21 10:28 a.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/4/21 10:52 a.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

A less aesthetically pleasing version of Aaron Grote's SpaceTruck.

The same guy that honed his skills, and a few years later, built The Atomic Punk. 

New York Nick
New York Nick GRM+ Memberand Reader
5/4/21 12:12 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

I am pretty sure that is my friend Claude Hutchings Jr. in the 84B

slefain
slefain PowerDork
5/4/21 12:35 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/4/21 1:45 p.m.

1931 Checker Model M, rear only running board?

 

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
5/4/21 1:58 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Probably a step for the aristocrats who ride in the back. The driver doesn't need such luxury. 

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/4/21 2:08 p.m.

In reply to barefootskater (Shaun) :

He's lucky he's got a roof.

 

I hope this isn't too political:

Johnboyjjb
Johnboyjjb HalfDork
5/4/21 2:34 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/4/21 2:45 p.m.

I like both trucks above but not the tiny box.  Bigger is better.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/4/21 2:48 p.m.

See?  Functional.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/4/21 2:49 p.m.

1 ... 4321 4322 4323 4324 4325 ... 4338
Our Preferred Partners
ALStENhPBWO5lMdglSX629owGV2Toamj32XuMXQpLgOM8qQuW0J5gp3mRhiJ47Ma