Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Yes, I should have kept it but at the time I just wanted to get out of the hobby completely. It's a long story. You can PM me about it if you're interested.
I sold the car for $20K US or $30K Cdn which wasn't bad at the time. A bit less then what it was worth, but I was pricing it aggressively to attract a long-distance buyer (not a big market here for a car like that). Also it needed some engine work (nothing extensive).
Of course the car would be worth much more now. It changed hands nearly 3 years ago for $35K US (It's in the States now). I suspect now it'd be worth $50K+ US. The car only had 44,000 miles on it when I sold it and was in beautiful condition. Original dealer invoice and order form. 370 HP (under-rated) RAIV . 4.33 rear-end, 4-speed, Ralley gauges, front discs. Ran a best of 12.2 thru the quarter (back in '70) stock, except for 6 inch slicks and headers.
One of the coolest things about that car was the exhaust note, at idle, accelerating or de-accelerating, very race-car like, and much nicer sounding then the competition (Ford, Chevy, Mopar) IMHO.
Not much chance I'd get another car like that now, it's priced out of my league. But I could get something decent but don't want to chuck the Motorcycling thing. Might just have to wait a few years to buy another car or sell the GT, buy the car, then a cheaper bike in a few years after the dust has settled.
Life would be simpler if I was *only* interested in bikes...
2006 Silver/Black K1200R