Re: not a trustworthy ebay seller if you ask me n/m
July 2 2012, 9:05 AM
...I have purchased several items from him and I have never had a problem.I am not going to vouch for him but I havent had any issues.Although he states he "will not" ship to Canada he has always shipped my stuff to me here in BC... Cory
68 Mustang Fastback 427 5spd (owned since 77)
67 Mustang coupe T/A clone (W.I.P)
1936 Diamond T
92 F250 7.3 4x4
This message has been edited by 427Fastback on Jul 2, 2012 11:22 AM
The set of late manifolds that bid to $1800+ early this yr on ebay were back on within the month and never got another bid. Not everyone wants them. Others rode ebay in $1200-$1400 range for wks or months without ever getting a bid , both styles. good new headers cost $800+/- with less risks, so that will temper many buyers.
Once the top buyers spend their $$ at an auction, duplicate items are only worth what the rest of the market is willing to pay which may not be much. that's one of the first lessons they taught in auctioneer school when I was there way back then. Selling duplicates kills the market if rarity is part of the pitch. It can ruin the rest of your sale as well, because now people wonder how many other duplicates of other items are waiting in the wings for less $$.
Unless you pay absolute top dollar for average or repaired pieces, long manifolds will likely lose less value than headers. Nice to be able to recoup some $$ in future as projects change.
Poser parts is the wrong word for them, but they never made sense for serious racers because of weight, obstacle factor for working on engine in any hurry and delicate nature. I love them, but they're not for everyone or every car. Fine and very cool for a full-size street car.
I bought some early ones 25 yrs ago, the old man said "I got some but you won't pay me what they're worth- there's a pair laying in the weeds over there and I want $100 for them." He couldn't believe I bought them. Said I was stupid as hell (his words) to pay so much for those "heavy junk manifolds that would only slow my car down". They were an easy $200-$300 at that time but still less than $500 asking price for almost NOS late style ones I quickly traded that set for.
A very nice set of late manifolds just sold for $900 in past 2 wks and other earlier ones have sold for less this spring. Hated to not get them.
For the near future, they're not made from solid gold anymore.....
Re: Long tubes-Not mine.... but why aren't they gone already?
July 2 2012, 3:18 PM
Certain parts will always be in demand and command a premium. Allot of this depends on how many restoration projects are being started as to the prices these parts bring. There are a finite number of those origional manifolds out there and every time someone scoups up a set for a project that's one less set for future projects.
And people doing and or paying for these restorations want quality parts. I give this seller allot of credit for admiting these are not show quality (date codes are important).
Reproduction trim parts and moulding are one thing, but exotic origional cast iron and aluminum engine parts are required for concourse restorations of the cars these parts came on. jmo ww
Warren your choice of the word "concours" is shooting a bit high
July 3 2012, 2:50 PM
Re: "Reproduction trim parts and moulding are one thing, but exotic origional cast iron and aluminum engine parts are required for concourse restorations of the cars these parts came on. jmo ww"
I personally believe the number of "concours" grade FE Galaxies may be at most a couple hundred. That said I agree on your defining the limited market and value of said parts but seriously concours are are show cars. I'll never forget reading how the owner of a Thouroughbred BOSS 429 wiped his correctly stamped exhaust system down with oil to prevent rust (Imagine the cost of a original NOS BOSS 429 Mufflers and pipes) Check out "Concours"