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Old 09/09/2006, 07:44 AM   #1
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Lost GT/CS at Texas A&M? Craigslist Houston listing

Hi all,

I've been out of the GT/CS scene for several years now since the sale of my GT/CS, but I had to tell everyone about this Craigslist listing in case a local (or even non-local) party is interested:

http://houston.craigslist.org/car/204950928.html

Maybe this is a "lost" GT/CS?

Enjoy :)

-Winston

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Old 09/09/2006, 07:53 AM   #2
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This car looks pretty sad....it will take a whole lotta TLC from someone to make it smile again!

Right now I am as old as I have ever been.
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Old 09/09/2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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It can be done though! It would be worth it!

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Old 09/09/2006, 01:27 PM   #4
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there is 30k (easily) worth of work to do to that car.

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Old 09/09/2006, 04:02 PM   #5
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I guess, I could just suggest it be junked, so mine and all the other survivors would be more rare, but I think every GT/CS should be saved. If I had the money, I would restore every one I could find. If a person put 30,000 into it, it would be like a new car and would be worth that much. I personally don`t think it would cost that much. SAVE THE PONIES!!!!

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Old 09/09/2006, 06:25 PM   #6
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Speaking of restoration costs, has anyone here ever posted a line by line breakdown of what it costs to completely restore a CS? PFSlim's comes to mind as a relatively recent complete restoration. SomethingSpecial is also in the process.
I completely understand if it's one of those taboo topics that people REALLY would rather not discuss. But I think it would give those folks who are contemplating doing a complete resto and starting by purchasing a CS that needs a LOT of work (like the one on the first post of this thread) some place to start from.

My personal experience with just looking into getting a nice paint job on my CS was a $5K-$6K estimate!!! Needeless to say, it's not getting painted anytime soon and I'm happy with it being a 15 footer.

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Old 09/09/2006, 08:03 PM   #7
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I think around a year ago we pretty well agreed on a figure of around $25,000 to restore a GT/CS, including the initial cost of the car.
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Old 09/09/2006, 08:06 PM   #8
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heres a link to the cost thread

http://californiaspecial.com/forums/...highlight=cost
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Old 09/10/2006, 09:56 AM   #9
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I think around a year ago we pretty well agreed on a figure of around $25,000 to restore a GT/CS, including the initial cost of the car.
don't you mean EXCLUDING the cost of the car?

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Old 09/10/2006, 10:48 AM   #10
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No, I meant including the cost of the car
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Old 09/10/2006, 11:34 AM   #11
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No, I meant including the cost of the car
I think the 25k including the cost of the car is kinda low.

I can see a 15k car that needs paint, chrome and interior. Total would be more than 25k IMO.

I could agree on 30k-40k including the car (a small block) to do it right.

whatcha think?

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Old 09/10/2006, 12:13 PM   #12
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Kind of depends on what "to do it right" means.

If you're talking about using all NOS parts and hiring out everything then, yes, one will probably spend $30K to restore a car to show condition.
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Old 09/10/2006, 01:13 PM   #13
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Kind of depends on what "to do it right" means.

If you're talking about using all NOS parts and hiring out everything then, yes, one will probably spend $30K to restore a car to show condition.
I don't want to split hairs but a FULL NOS resto and hiring out everything would cost way more than 30k.

I was not implying a full NOS resto.

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Old 09/10/2006, 04:25 PM   #14
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I guess the question then becomes, what is the definition of a restoration? I think there are just too many variables to come up with a generic number. Every car will be different.

For example, is the engine ok or does it need to be rebuilt?

Same for the trans and rear end.

Are the floors good or are they rusted out?

Are the quarters and the doors rusted through or bubbling?

Is the car going to be stripped down to the unibody and acid dipped or blasted or does the origninal paint just need to be scuffed up and repainted?

Does it have the deluxe interior and both consoles? If it needs a new floor console you're looking at $500.

Does the headliner need to be replaced? That means both windows need to be removed.

Does the glass need to be replaced?

And so on.......

Maybe we can define what a restoration is composed of or put together a list of things that almost always need to be replaced and how much those things cost.
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Old 09/18/2006, 06:25 PM   #15
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Arlie, if you want, I can send you an Excel file of my costs so you have a starting point to break everything out for one of your famous lists. I can also give you a breakdown of what condition stuff was in when I started.

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