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Old 12-06-2021, 08:17 PM   #361
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I've been watching the prices of genuine XW Fairmont V8's for a very long time.

I am still not confident I'll be able to afford what I want (grecian gold, factory 351) by the time I am 50 and still able to enjoy it. I am 35 now and long for the prices of the late 90's seeing them for under 10k in every unique cars magazine I could get my hands on.

Prices are easily north of 100K for immaculate factory V8 cars, north of 75k for clean V8 swapped cars and over 50k for even a 6 cyl beater that is still running.

Is there anyone who might like to hazard a guess as to when prices will soften enough to bring them back to a realistic classic car option? Is it a generational thing? will the early falcon stuff lose popularity as the current owners age and lose interest? Or will the values just keep rising?
Hi Calais, good luck to finding what you wish. Grecian gold, oh wow, what a colour that is. I do not know if they will soften in price soon, for the baby boomers who saw them in their youth, and Gen X who drove them on their P's, still have quite a bit of purchasing power - note all the new 200s and stupendous caravans going around, as well as 3m+ priced coastal property... Not to mention how Gen Z (my kids' mates anyway) regard them in awe when one is around.

From my study of Ford history, the XW Fairmont was available with a 302, but no 351. With the XY you could option the 351 2V and there were about 300 cars so fitted(?). Our Fairmont is late 1969 build, 302 and mechanically optioned as highly as you can without buying a GT. If you want a 351 in one, I'd hazard it would have to be added later, ie non-original.

I remember the late 90's, I had an XW Fairmont V8 wagon bought for 4K. Loved that car but came on hard times and sold it in 99. Kicked myself as it left the driveway. So I determined I'd find another XW Fairmont, took till 2002 working around Australia to find it, an original one with V8 and GS pack at 7K. What I loved about the GS at the time is it had the extra goodies like the dashboard, wheel, rims and stripes, but didn't attract too much attention (then!) compared to the GT which was all colours, decals and noise. Ie people didn't bother with them. Nowadays, however... Also, do you know, for a 52 year old car, it turns over more easily than any car we own! It's just so sweet.
Similarly, I liked the ED Sprint for its understated looks. Maybe that one now is beginning to look classic/valuable? Dunno.

I think the XY years and final years into 2016/7 will remembered as the two peaks of the Australian muscle car industry and will be held in high regard into the future, moreso than the model T days are regarded today (although those were important too!). If we fail to ever make cars again these eras will be extra special.



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Hehe - it was worldwide influential and inspired much bondage gear





oh yes, and had Falcons and Monaros
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Old 13-06-2021, 01:12 AM   #364
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I wouldn't be surprised if anything capable of towing a caravan, or capable of a decent road trip will still command high prices even when overseas travel starts up again.

I suspect international travel won't be as free & easy as pre-covid, nearly all countries will probably require vaccination as a condition of entry & pre-trip testing might be a requirement.

The other elephant in the room is travel insurance. Wouldn't be a surprise if those over 70 or so find it difficult to obtain travel insurance, also those who are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated will most likely be unable to obtain insurance.

Also, Cruising probably won't be the cheap & cheerful holiday option it once was, with the extra measures the cruise lines will have to implement.

As a result, there'll be a large number of people who will still be restricted to holidaying locally.
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There’s price madness about.
Heard a story about a guy in regional WA with a Landcruiser on order when covid hit.
Dealer offered him $20k to cancel the order as he had customers lined up waving handfuls of cash at him.
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Did a search I'd given up on doing (UZJ100 Cruisers, I just like them) as it got ridiculous last year - thought I saw ask prices coming down a bit for 200,000km cars... is it easing?

Also, travel around Oz costs have gone through the roof, so different to when I did it for work early 2000s, where it was $6 a night for caravan + family of 4 at a caravan park in some out of the way spots... No wonder the youngins are grabbing a van and just parking on the street, and monopolising beachside carparks and toilets.
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Land Cruisers are all absolute drug money at the moment, forget about anything sub $20K

Even the undesirable unleaded variations are big spondoolies.

Forget cryptocurrency, property and shares all you need is a fleet of ****box Land Cruisers and you're rubbing shoulders with Elon Musk and the Clintons on the next flight to Epstein Island.

Rock up to the bank and they'll roll out the red carpet, someone inside rocks up with a gold card on a silver platter with 'VIP' on it right at the end of the carpet and with your immense equity you'll be able to buy Australia 108 tower.
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Yep these were asking 25s

It's enough to get young crew thinking about offroading some really rare and exotic stuff <10K prices...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-m89AWfe90
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There's still some good buys for older cars, just not Australian or European ones

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-6835956/?Cr=0

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-7233918/?Cr=4

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-3559589/?Cr=0

There was a nice 1970s Fiat 124 Coupe that sold for about $16K recently in Melbourne.

Or a UZS171 Crown - for about half the value of the JZS171 variation with the VVTI 1JZGTE:

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-6845906/?Cr=4
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My neighbour’s niece’s husband just picked up a newish Prado (I think, pretty certain not a Cruiser) ex one of the central Australian indigenous organisations. They considered it at end of service life; five years. Fleet vehicles were sold by sealed tender.

$5K.

I offered to double his money, no dice.
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Land Cruisers are all absolute drug money at the moment, forget about anything sub $20K

Even the undesirable unleaded variations are big spondoolies.

Forget cryptocurrency, property and shares all you need is a fleet of ****box Land Cruisers and you're rubbing shoulders with Elon Musk and the Clintons on the next flight to Epstein Island.

Rock up to the bank and they'll roll out the red carpet, someone inside rocks up with a gold card on a silver platter with 'VIP' on it right at the end of the carpet and with your immense equity you'll be able to buy Australia 108 tower.

I think I've found the Young Person's Landcruiser Alternative:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFINZ6riQBo
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There's still some good buys for older cars, just not Australian or European ones

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-6835956/?Cr=0

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-7233918/?Cr=4

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-3559589/?Cr=0

There was a nice 1970s Fiat 124 Coupe that sold for about $16K recently in Melbourne.

Or a UZS171 Crown - for about half the value of the JZS171 variation with the VVTI 1JZGTE:

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-6845906/?Cr=4
Did you see the smaller white Fiat coupe recently? Was just under $8k. Got snapped up almost the same time it was listed.

Missed out...
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That was an epic effort if ever I saw one.
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Drug money prices asked for the last panel vans is real

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/curr...van/1276099088

The astute might remember my pick in the COVID car price appreciation thread was as many XG/XH as 10K would buy...
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That was an epic effort if ever I saw one.
It's crazy when you consider it. When he gets past the bogged 60 Series coming off the cape beach... I could get my ED up some of the radio tower tracks for work back in the day (when my 60 was in for service) - but that was rocky tracks and I'd stop and get out to physically remove bigger rocks haha

My young one does some decent 4x4 with his mates, and being without a rig despairs at the pricing now. So he's been off to the odd parts of youtube looking at people 4wding some really strange, 2wdish, unlikely stuff. That link was one of his.

Also have a look for the RTV doing Fraser, that was nuts and it looked like he had bouncy castles as wheels!
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That was an epic effort if ever I saw one.
It Wasn't until the late 60's early 70's when 4WD vehicles became a bit prevalent. Every Vehicle that went up there was 2WD...

It's amazing where those Old Skinny Wheeled Vehicles from the 20's & 30's could Go..
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Check out some of the RAID videos - a few are on YT. CitroŽns 2CV covering near implausible terrain for a tinny little aircooled two-pot car. Eg: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_1iVe9ubG8o
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