That just goes to show that the classics are holding their own better then the new GTOs are. My `65 goes up every year in value, can`t say that for the new ones, yet anyway. And old school technology isn`t all that inferior, I`d race a stock new GTO with my 40+ yr old bone stock classic and I`d be willing to bet it`d be a close race, just don`t throw in any corners and I`ll be in good shape.I do not feel that car is a very good deal. I remember when you get a car like that for about 4,500. I would never pay that much for an older GTO, which is technology inferior to it's predecessor GTO in about every aspect, unless you are a die hard on nogestalgia. I really think the old GTO's are being sold at ridiculous unfair prices. Most guys who are into this hoby could never affford that car, and to me that is a real shame. This hobby was never about making money for the true at heart, it was about having fun. When I see a car for that price, something is just wrong for this old foagie.
To truly appreciate the classics one would have had to grow up in the era, see that era die out, and as the new era "started" to take off again the old juices began flowing again. Not that younger guys haven't taken an interest in it but most of the classics are in possession of the older era guys.
I have met quite a few guys my age and older who think the new GTO is a disgrace to the older ones, and I know some guys who have sold their classic and bought new ones. And I know some who have 1 of each. I am still searching for my classic and one day I hope to snare one, I thought I did but it had a bad title.
I see the ridiculous prices on ebay and in magazines and MOST never get close to reserve. These sellers see pristine matching number collector cars on Barrett Jackson bringing big money to collectors (mostly) who are bidding on T.V. and guys selling their's think they can get close to the prices on B.J. being some of the numbers don't match but man does it look nice. Those guys have pushed the prices up and prevent many from owning one because like me aren't gonna fork over 40K because it looks nice or to satisfy some sellers dream.
Guys who fix theirs up (right) spend a lot of money doing so and in reality, they'll never reap the $$ they invested unless it is a matching numbers correct car. Then there are guys who try by asking 60K for non matching numbers etc but paid people to restore their car and want every penny back plus some. I see the same cars on ebay being re-listed over and over and over again waiting for the right sap. Barrett Jackson groupies.
No one wants an older one more than me, but I will not pay near what I see many going for.
I have ridden in Andy68GTO's car and it has as much torque as my 05. That car will hang pretty close to the new one. I drove it once and it was right there with mine. As I said you had to have one or have been apart of that era to truly appreciate what they were, and are about.
Yeah, when I had the seat moved back, the guy helping me said that we could move the front bench seat back 4 or 5 inches, but that would make the back seat very uncomfortable. I said that as long as I didn't have to operate the clutch, gas and brake pedals with my knees when driving the car, the back seat was the least of my concerns. :lol: -- you should see me getting out of my 1999 Grand Prix GTP -- lots of leg room when I'm in it, but getting out is a pain and I basically unfold myself on the way out.My buddy with the `69 is very tall too, we had to move his seat back as well.