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Hot!RPO83 XA COUPE LEFT TO ROT JUST SOLD FOR $301,000 PLUS 7.5% COMMISSION !

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2020/08/07 11:14:39 (permalink)
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RPO83 XA COUPE LEFT TO ROT JUST SOLD FOR $301,000 PLUS 7.5% COMMISSION !

HARD TO BELIEVE BUT TRUE !
https://www.motoring.com.au/ford-falcon-xa-gt-rpo-83-hardtop-goes-to-auction-125304/
 
3 0 1  THOUSAND BUCKS PLUS SOME $22,000 IN COMMISSION TO "GRAYS"
 
FOR A RUST RIDDEN, PANEL DINTED, INTERIOR ROTTEN, ALL-OVER DAMAGED COUPE WHOSE ENGINE COULDN'T BE
STARTED !  ........  AND no guarantee it has Discs on the rear as you'd expect in a RPO83 (hope it has; for the buyers sake)
What exclusivity that comes with this car DOES NOT AMOUNT TO EVEN $100,000 imho
Then another $100,000 (minimum) needs to be spent to "bring it back from the brink"
 
Buyer's got bigger balls than most I know .......  love to know who paid this drug-money for a basket case !

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    900dukess
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    Re: RPO83 XA COUPE LEFT TO ROT JUST SOLD FOR $301,000 PLUS 7.5% COMMISSION ! 2020/08/07 19:19:55 (permalink)
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    Its a myth XA GT RPO 83 all had disk brakes on the rear
     
    Its a myth all the XA GT RPO 83 all had the same extra left over homologation phase 4 parts.
     
    Some got more parts than the others that are given the RPO 83 option.
     
    Regarding authentic Bernie, a quick phone call to Ford would verify the cars options as unlike Capri's, Ford Australia keep the Falcon Production Records.
     
    But thats is always up for debate and prob best left for discussion on the Falcon forums etc.
     
     
    Regarding price, this was a very well known car with the collector / Falcon GT circles and thus created some hype when it was sold.
     
    Is it worth the sale price, who knows but at the end of the day something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it
     
    Maybe Bernie you should sell one of your other cars via Greys auction to fund the restoration of your Capri.
     
     

     


     
     
     

     
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    Re: RPO83 XA COUPE LEFT TO ROT JUST SOLD FOR $301,000 PLUS 7.5% COMMISSION ! 2020/08/07 20:12:04 (permalink)
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    It was the unicorn no one could catch, I think the value was in the bragging rights.
    An interesting article on its twin, the other McRoberstons Old Gold Orange car
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-06/port-lincoln-mechanic-owns-ford-gt-identical-to-chicken-coupe/12526124?utm_medium=social&utm_content=sf236575520&utm_campaign=abc_adelaide&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf236575520=1&fbclid=IwAR1WU0AcP2lMpvy5dUrUr4CebaBedwQaejq6OxgSZZRrw88wTFR4Z8yN7p4
     
    900dukess
     
    Maybe Bernie you should sell one of your other cars via Greys auction to fund the restoration of your Capri.
     
     

    Why? The survivor car market is strong. Can't see the point plowing all that cash into something that wouldn't command any more premium when the dust settles. They're only original once.

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    Re: RPO83 XA COUPE LEFT TO ROT JUST SOLD FOR $301,000 PLUS 7.5% COMMISSION ! 2020/08/08 00:10:47 (permalink)
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    hey 900dukess
    I dont sell cars .....  My D-port Capri will be restored when it's time to do so, if ever, without funding from any other car.......... Anything is ORIGINAL only ONCE.
     
    I just LOVE original, as Drewdog has put very well indeed. 
     
    Stay safe everyone  ..........  if we all abide COVID regulations, we'll be home-free sooner !

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