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Hot!NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND

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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2017/04/08 19:36:11 (permalink)
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Sorry, forgot to mention:
I have the centre cap for the steering wheel and the guy was selling the 4 spokes, so I thought I might buy them and see what they look like on the car when the paintworks finished.
Not sure if I'm going to paying over the odds though for them ($1500), but they come with brand new tyres as well. just concerned that as they've been sitting in a shed for 10 years the rubber might be a bit hard and give a rough ride ☺️
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2017/04/08 21:59:36 (permalink)
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Hi Rob,
thanks for the update; that 5 foot tube may be able to be rolled up into a small scroll to carry on plane  
As long as your "new" tyres look roadworthy, and aren't date stamped, you should be ok: I recently learned that they won't pass RWC if they're 10 y/o or more, no matter how good they look.
The quadspokes sound expensive to me esp given the 10 y/o tyres, but I'm a tight arse and only spend money when there's no choice !  .........ultimately they're a personal "thing", and if you love them and they make you happy, then they're worth every cent.........to hell with what anyone else thinks!
I've never had time for any mainstream sport, as the corruption, rigging, brawling, fighting, sledging, discrimination and money hungry fat cats that make billions out of it.............make me sick to the nth degree, so I give them all a big miss; life's too short for rubbish.  Barely got enough time to enjoy and repair/service my many cars.
Cheers
Bernie

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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2020/08/12 17:27:14 (permalink)
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Bernie is your special the only one left that hasn't been restored ?
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2020/08/12 17:41:36 (permalink)
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If you ever consider to restore your car, I really think your better suited to be driving a jewel green.
Happy to swap a restored gt for you.
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2020/08/12 21:23:21 (permalink)
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Yes Reeni, as far as I know, there's no other "Special" D-Port" that is in un-restored condition. The other members here might be able to give a more knowledgeable reply ?
 
I can't see me ever parting with such a rare 1/11 Gem as "Wild Stephanie Plum", and the Wild Plum Colour is so "70's" like all the other colours in the Capri Palette, it would be a shame not to keep it the original colour especially as it's an all matching numbers car,
but thanks for the offer of your Jewel Green GT, which is tempting as GREEN is my favourite colour !
 
(google "Stephanie Plum" if youre interested in Fiction Novels of a gorgeous Bounty Hunter in New Jersey USA)

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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2020/08/13 21:07:17 (permalink)
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Thought you may be tempted to auction it off Beevee, if they can get $300k for a XA coupe surely your 1 off 1 Capri has to worth at least 1/2 that amount 

 


 
 
 

 
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2020/08/13 21:48:40 (permalink)
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900dukess
Thought you may be tempted to auction it off Beevee, if they can get $300k for a XA coupe surely your 1 off 1 Capri has to worth at least 1/2 that amount 


Just love "her" too much to sell !  ..........  I originally purchased "her" 6 years ago as an investment to re-sell, but that first fateful trip home caused me to fall in love with her !  
That XA RPO83 went for $301,000 plus 7.5% COMMISSION of $22,575  .......  $323,000 for a car that needs another 
$100,000 at least spent on it !
Theres probably some crazy millionaire out there that would pay $160,000 for a D-port Special !
 
Does anyone recall a rusted out, flat as a pancake, 100% bare shell Cobra not even worth taking to Simsmetal, going for some $100,000 (from memory), just because it had all the Cobra Tags ? (about a 8-10 mths  ago)
(obviously to re-birth a std Coupe to a Cobra)
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2020/08/13 22:29:22 (permalink)
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It wasn't this one was it?

apparently Found On Rubbish Dump, quite fitting.
There was another that came up not so long ago that'd been rolled back in the 80's and left to rust since.
Not sure what happened to either of them but they seem to have gone.
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2020/08/14 10:56:52 (permalink)
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It wasn't this one was it?

apparently Found On Rubbish Dump, quite fitting.
There was another that came up not so long ago that'd been rolled back in the 80's and left to rust since.
Not sure what happened to either of them but they seem to have gone.


Yeah could be that one, or maybe the other one you mentioned as I seem to recall it was 100% stripped and outside in a paddock and had zero hang-on panels and flat as a pancake. (no guards or doors or bonnet etc).
Either way, you can be sure they'll be re-birthed as Cobras subject to all 3 Tags........ Like American Pickers, there's guys roaming the entire surface of Oz looking for anything automotive that re-sells. I have all of Dads old stock from 1930 to 1980 to sell which is more than enough.
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2020/08/15 13:14:12 (permalink)
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Getting back to being on Topic, it's been some 7 years since buying my GTV6 with about 5 of those years using her at least one day out of every 10. Amazingly, the previous owner of some 10+ years reckoned he never touched the Carby!
After stripping the motor, which has the same matching number as on the Shocker Tower, and on the Tags, and found it in impeccable as-new condition bar the Ex Valves, one thing I also never touched was the 38DGAS Weber Carby, as it performed brilliantly from DAY1 to today. Having overhauled my fair share of Carbies for the last 40 odd years, I know to leave well enough alone, especially if a Carby is ok and is protected by a Genuine 100% NOS Z14 Fuel Filter.
These Italians at Weber sure knew their stuff when they designed their products, as OLD Aussie RYCO Australia knew when building Filters pre 1990.
From memory, so good were Webers designs, that I believe Holley copied Weber under Licence and they too enjoyed reliablity with many Ford/Autolite Carbies.(UIVMM)
The Holley on my 1965 AP5 Valiant is a case in point: single barrel Holley has been there since my Aunt purchased the Valiant brand new as has NEVER been over-hauled in over 100,000 miles(160K). Bowl alone was removed some 35 years ago for solely a squirt of Carby Cleaner and put back! EVEN the simple 1965 Remote Bi-Metal Automatic Choke is still working as-new to this day!  Must have something to do with non-abusive driving and garaged every day of its life ?
 
I wonder if anyone here has purchased an aftermarket repro of the Weber DGAS or DFAV that is commonly seen on ebay, and could they please comment as to their performance and longevity  ? (Fake Weber)
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Re: NOV 1972 GTV6 WILD PLUM 165 HP BARN FIND 2020/08/23 20:38:27 (permalink)
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Finally started on replacing the Crash Pads . 
She rewards me by throwing a red Charge light just before laying up !
Funny thing is Alt still charging. Prob a faulty rectifier knowing the Prince of Darkness as I do.

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