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has anyone ever done a study?

on how many muscle cars remain today compared to there original production numbers? For example there were 73,00 69 goats produced. How many are left in existence today?
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I read in the Big Little GTO book, shich was pulished in 1982, that of the entire run of 62,147 GTO convertibles produced '64-'71, only 18,250 remained. There is no listing for hartops or coupes. Who knows?? I DO know that cars formerly junked and discarded are now being resurrected thanks to parts availability and the high value of these cars. I doubt any more are being junked, unless they are total losses. If you think about it, GTO's were pretty rare in the first place: just 75,352 '65 GTO's were produced---around 550,000 '65 Mustangs were produced!!!
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Man........I need to slow down my typing! "shich was pulished" should have been "which was published"!!!
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on how many muscle cars remain today compared to there original production numbers? For example there were 73,00 69 goats produced. How many are left in existence today?

...best guess is about 40% remain, from junk to show cars
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Yeah, the #s are low compaired to the Mustangs!
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My guess would be a 10 to 15 percent survival rate for these cars, counting all existing examples. I think 40% IS way too optimistic....of course, that's just MY opinion!
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the rest of that 40% were manufactured after they left the factory...
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"pulished in 1982, that of the entire run of 62,147 GTO convertibles produced '64-'71, only 18,250 remained."
So, it was 28% remained in '82. Now, 27 years later, it's probably 5-10% remain, so 3-6K.
I have a 90 454 SS, and there were only 18,000 produced in the 4 year run, 90-93, there cheap and rare. So, if you want a low MPG work truck, pick one up, they will increase in value, or so I think, and there fun as hell. Sorry for the thread jack, just wanted to throw that out there.
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Now add the caveat of number matching cars left and the number get even smaller!

Also: Something to think about
500,000 '65 Mustangs,
75,000 '65 GTOs,
11,000 '05 GTOs.

Anybody that contends these new GTO's have no future value is crazy!

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You guys hit the nail on the head....The SS 454 pickups are JUST like the early GTO's were in the late '70's early '80's when I was buying 4 speed cars for 6-800 bucks and making a killing by selling them for 1100!!! They were cheap, used, gas hog cars, and were used hard and thrown away. Pick up the underappreciated newer GTO's and 454 pickups if you can....they WILL be worth a premium someday...... I remember reading in the late 1980's that it was predicted that by the year 2000, GTO Judge convertibles would be pulling in 30,000 dollars. Time flew by, and I think the value is about 400% higher than predicted!!! If you Snooze, You LOSE!!!
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