Want a Mustang slash Camaro??

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  1. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Be ready to "pony up" (pun intended) 250 big ones.

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/10/equus-bass-770/

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  2. Joe

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    Pretty cool but $250k? Jeebus :eek1
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  3. Sniper X

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    Hard sell considering you can get Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini for those prices. However, for someone who desperately wants a close to 4000lb American built custom car, this might be it.
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  4. carburated

    carburated Been here awhile

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    :huh no.

    I'd rather have a Camaro. Or a Mustang. Or one of each. shit, for that price through an old Charger in the garage too. :lol3
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  5. eatpasta

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    I think it would be more fun to build on yourself and spend 5 times less money....

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  6. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    For that money, you could have a 1970 Boss 302, a 1969 Camaro SS with a 396 and 4 speed, and a Hemi Cuda or Charger Challenger and probably have money left over to actually drive them.
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  7. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    Wow, really? This will only sell to the high-testosterone, low-information crowd. Professional athletes and music millionaires, most likely.

    You could get an 800HP Lingenfelter Corvette LS7 for half that. And yeah, if you're spending $250k or up, that gets you into Ferrari territory.

    W.A.
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  8. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Think of it this way though. Bieber, Kardassian and their ilk show up in the Bentley's, Ferrari's, and Aston's. What better way to make sure you get photographed by the paparazzi then show up in some bitchin old iron, then the folks that know what they are looking at get all hot and bothered and you get the rep as being cooler than the cool.

    It's not what you can get for $250,000 it's how exclusive can you be for the $250,000. If they gave a shit they could spend 59 grand on a Hyundai Equus and donate the rest to whatever charity floats their boat.
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  9. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    IMO, with few exceptions, if a person spends $250K on a car that isn't for professional purposes (racing, limo service, etc.) should only spend that kind of money if it wouldn't put even a slight dent in their wallet - in which case who cares whether you can buy a Ferrari for that money? They would go out and get the Ferrari too, and a McClaren, and a Lambo, and ten other cars and motorcycles and yachts and still have plenty left over for multi-million dollar estates.

    If you don't have that kind of money then you probably don't have any business buying a $250K car and the issue of cost is academic.

    If I had the kind of funds to buy such a car I would already have a nicer Porsche, etc., and yes I might buy the Equus just because it is cool.
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  11. McCormack

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    That video was crap (public access television meets cheesy soap opera), so I googled the company. The car looks interesting, but the info makes me think they're selling to the DG crowd. Where are the numbers? You can't mention the engine and not mention the HP. If it's really about the 60's and 70's muscle cars, then you gotta give numbers! HP, 0-60, 1/4 mile!

    Anyway, once the Bieber buys one, then all the other blinged out assholes will have one.
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  12. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Nothing about that car warrants $250k.

    I could build my Celica Supra with more power and better handling for less than 1/4 of that price tag.

    Imagine that, an 80's import smoking that sumbish. :lol3
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  13. Donkey Hotey

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    There is only one newish Ford worth that kind of money.

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  14. CodeMonkee

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    I always wanted one of those as a kid and I kept my desire for one as an adult, but from what I have read and seen the implementation is problematic and you had better have plenty of money after buying one to fix the problems.
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    :lol3
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  16. CodeMonkee

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    Yup - they both kind of agree with each other - don't they?

    From what I remember, Jeremy finally wound up returning his GT40 to Ford because it had so many problems.
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    I wouldn't care one bit. I'm an engineer. Nobody else would ever lay their hands on it. I would deal with whatever quirks it has. It is the pure essence of sex on wheels. 28 years ago, I had detailed fantasies (on paper) of how I would someday build a replica with a twin-turbo aluminum big block Chevy powering it. Years went by where I would search for unused kit car bodies that I could use as a start, then Ford brought it back. The ample hips on the original are better looking to my eye but, I accept that the design compromises they made, produced a better road car.

    I can't believe this thread is about a Mustang with an asking price nearly double what one of these would cost. When people asked me what my GT cost, I could honestly say, "Less than that stupid Mustang over there."

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  18. CodeMonkee

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    Like Jeremy I am a big guy - 6'6" and I just would not fit into one that was a truthful dimensional replica. I once tried to get into a Lotus Exige and I could not get out without help. Similar problems with a Toyota MR2 (which I would love to have since it is such an inexpensive nice little mid-engine sports car).

    I have pretty much given up on such cars - most of the Japanese sports cars are simply too small for me - so I go with German cars (currently a 3 series BMW). I used to have sportier cars, but I think I would eventually either hurt myself, somebody else, or lose my license. Same reason I sold my Ducati.

    Now I have more fun plodding around the woods at less than 20 MPH on a dirt bike than zooming around corners in an expensive car.

    Still - they are fun to look at. I am thinking of getting an Audi TT next though.
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  19. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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    I'm only 5'11" and what you say may turn out to be true for me as well. I would hate to find that if I ever were to be able to afford one.

    I went to look at an Avenger GT one time. There wasn't a prayer in hell of me driving that thing and I was still in my 20s. It was like trying to crawl into a bucket seat, under a table.

    I got there but, I could not straighten my neck and head while in the seat. If I slid down enough to clear the roof, my knees were jammed up behind the wheel and against the side of the car and the shifter.
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    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    :eek1:wink:

    Sweetness.
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