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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 22:35

http://www.automobil...e-late-60s.html

The way things were...

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#2 fbarrett

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 23:07

Is that Steve Earl?

#3 Wirra

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 00:18

This clip would suggest it is a Stephen Mitchell



Having one today you would always be worried that someone would steal it.


Edited by Wirra, 04 February 2013 - 00:34.


#4 David Birchall

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:43

Mitchell, not Earl. When Steve Earl put his GTO up for sale c1980 for a quarter million bucks we all thought the world had gone crazy!

#5 Alan Cox

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:35

Lovely film - Happy days :)
http://www.barchetta...87GT.250GTO.htm

#6 charles r

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:49

Very special footage. Thank you Doug.

#7 nicanary

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:15

"Celebrity" was a different thing back then. Today's young stars would "arrange" for the paparazzi to be there. (When I was 19 I still used a pushbike for transport).

#8 Perruqueporte

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:22

http://www.automobil...e-late-60s.html

The way things were...

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That must have been such fun at that age. In similar vein, I read this account by Sam Posey of his first experiences with a super car, which might amuse anybody who hasn't read is: http://www.roadandtr...s/the-sl-and-me

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#9 Tmeranda

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 16:46

Must have been nice to be young and have a GTO. I thought I was hot s**t when I had my beat up Triumph TR3.

#10 Frank S

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 23:57

A little more information following this post from a while back.

#11 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:26

But in 10-15 years the current Ferraris will be just tired old cheapy exotics.Cheap to buy but a fortune to maintain.. And in 30-40 years they will be excotic collectables.
Get in now at the bottom of the price schedule, then find a nice dry warm place to store it, keep it registered at least some of the time so you can drive it and keep everything working,, except the things that go wrong driving it!! And presto a neat nest egg in 10-20 years.
That is providing you have the space to store it properly and the funds to maintain it.

The same for any potential collectable, and many appreciate better and cost a LOT less to maintain.
Look at 60s Pony cars, not in the 250 price range, except Shelbys, Yenkos, all the rare ones. And for mine a bloody sight more fun to drive, and defenitly maintain.

#12 RTH

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:54

Don't think you should bet on history repeating itself now from here.
The economic outlook for US, UK ,Japan & Europe is grim. Asset values are more likely to head south rather than north over the next 10 years, maybe more.

#13 Wirra

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:52

... Asset values are more likely to head south rather than north over the next 10 years, maybe more.

It would be nice from my perspective to think the Assets themselves would be heading south. It would be great to see the classics we Antipodeans 'gave away' in the 70s-90s coming back again. We have a few mining magnates who could buy an entire Goodwood paddock several times over with their loose change!

Edited by Wirra, 08 February 2013 - 02:56.


#14 scags

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:12

Someone. somewhere will always have money . On the other hand, I can't see the 8 cylinder production cars appreciating - they made too many of them, and they will be too complex to keep running in 30 years.