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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!

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Old 11/19/2017, 01:17 PM   #2
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Your old red/saddle car looks really sweet. There is a nice red one available right now you should check out:

http://californiaspecial.com/forums/...ad.php?t=13030

The green car was discussed here when it was sold previously.

http://californiaspecial.com/forums/...ad.php?t=12896

Good luck in your search.
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Old 11/19/2017, 03:41 PM   #3
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Hi Dave,
I have this car for sale http://californiaspecial.com/forums/...ad.php?t=12750
If you are looking for a top quality with no excuses this is it. I spared nothing on it when I restored it. My asking price is what I have in it not counting my time.
I however open to reasonable offers. I hate to part with it but we have two other HCS and I just do not need three.
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Old 11/19/2017, 04:11 PM   #4
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Hi Dave,
I have this car for sale http://californiaspecial.com/forums/...ad.php?t=12750
If you are looking for a top quality with no excuses this is it. I spared nothing on it when I restored it. My asking price is what I have in it not counting my time.
I however open to reasonable offers. I hate to part with it but we have two other HCS and I just do not need three.
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Marty,

Wow. I can't figure out how to send you an email or private message. Here is my email address il66pony@comcast.net. Please send me an email so I can reply with questions and comments.

Thanks.

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Old 12/27/2017, 01:31 PM   #5
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Marty,

Wow. I can't figure out how to send you an email or private message. Here is my email address il66pony@comcast.net. Please send me an email so I can reply with questions and comments.

Thanks.

Dave
Sorry Dave I missed your post.
Good luck with the new car.
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Old 12/27/2017, 08:33 AM   #6
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So, I wound up buying a GTCS from a member here - joeymiami. It is being picked up by Passport Transport today. May be a week even ten days until it gets here. Can't wait!
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Old 12/27/2017, 09:04 AM   #7
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Fantastic car, just about the nicest condition one I have seen in a while.

Passport was who I used as well, found the service to be very solid and timely.
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Old 12/27/2017, 01:29 PM   #8
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I'm normally not a gold fan, but that car may change my mind!

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Old 12/27/2017, 02:06 PM   #9
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I'm normally not a gold fan, but that car may change my mind!
The Sunlit Gold color held it back a little for me initially as I loved my red one with saddle interior that I had. But it grew on me and I thought it looked good with the blacked out hood and black GTCS stripes. The seller said it pops pretty nice in the sunshine.
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Old 12/27/2017, 02:11 PM   #10
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Fantastic car, just about the nicest condition one I have seen in a while.

Passport was who I used as well, found the service to be very solid and timely.
The diver called me shortly after pick-up in Homestead, Fla this morning. Asked me if I would be around Sunday to take delivery. I said, sure thing. That could change by a day or two if all of a sudden they tell him he has another pick-up sort of along the way. Evidently he has a load of cars to pick up in the Chicago area early next week to take them to Scottsdale. Just glad I got in before the Scottsdale rush.
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Old 12/27/2017, 02:33 PM   #11
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Dave,
Could you post the VIN number? This is a very early car with recessed reflectors. The build date would also be helpful!

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Old 12/27/2017, 03:08 PM   #12
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Dave,
Could you post the VIN number? This is a very early car with recessed reflectors. The build date would also be helpful!

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Old 12/27/2017, 03:08 PM   #13
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The VIN is 8R01J140036 Build date was 2/8/68 Marti Report Attached. So, not too early. It is already in the Registry here from the PO. My prior one is still out there from when I put it there.
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Now I remember this car; it's the one with two VINs.
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Now I remember this car; it's the one with two VINs.
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Yes, this is the one
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