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Old 11/19/2017, 12:36 PM   #1
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Hello! New member here. Sort of. I must have been a member back in 2002-2005 as the GTCS I owned is on the registry here. I really regret selling that car (8R01C150125) and am now interested in getting another 1968 GTCS. I am trying to figure out what these cars are worth now. I found the price guide here on the site but it is about 15 years old.

In 2002, I bought a 1968 GTCS that was pretty much a stock trailer queen. I took a Silver in the Councours Trailered Class in the Mustang Grand Nationals in 2004. I would have gotten Gold if I had the correct air cleaner Assembly. I paid $19,500 for it. I sold it in 2005 for $42k after putting about $500 into it. The car was Red with a black vinyl top and Saddle interior. Upper and lower consoles, PS/PB, air conditioning, Marchan Fog Lights and a 289 2V with a C4 Automatic. It also had the Shelby 10 spoke wheels which I loved. I saw it advertised for sale a couple years later and the 10 spokes were gone and it had the chrome GT wheels. Now, I just found that Bonhams auctioned it in London in 2013 and it sold for $24,285 USD which included the premium! Here is the link which has some pictures.
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20926/lot/386/ The air cleaner is now correct.
Then, in 2015 it sold for 27,563 pounds in England which, given the exchange rate on the sale date would have equated to $42,752 (USD) Here is the link:
https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/...d-mustang-gtcs As you can see, it still seems to be a number one car.

So, having recently sold my 1955 Chevy Bel Air 2 Dr. Hardtop, I am in the hunt for another GTCS. I am hoping to find one that is in number one or very nice number two condition. However, not sure what they are realistically worth. The Hagerty price guide indicates $$40,700 for a number one and $36,400 for a number two. Add 10% for a four speed, 6% for air, -10% for a six and -5% for an automatic.

I ran across a very nice one for sale. Probably a One minus as a few of the under carriage components show a little rust. A 390 4-speed. No PS, AC or console. The dealer is asking $59,900. Here is a link to the ad.
https://classiccars.com/listings/vie...missouri-63114

What would other members think of this price? Seems like other cars I have seen for sale in the number 2- or 3 category have been priced more in line with the Hagerty price guide. I realize this is a dealer which would probably ad $5k to the price. Not sure how much the 390 adds. Honestly, I would rather have a 289/C4 and have a console and PS. But could live with this one if I could get it at a fair price.

I plan on sending Silverstone Auctions an email letting them know that I was a prior owner and would be interested in getting the car back. They could (if they would) send my contact info to the current and he/she could get back to me if they were interested in selling. It would probably cost $4,000 to get it shipped here to Chicago. Maybe more.

I would really like to get other memberís opinions as to what GTCS cars are really worth based on equipment/condition. Thanks in advance for your help!

Dave
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