Remember, that $100k is just what the engine's worth! Is it just me, or is anyone else not terribly impressed with "5 year restoration". If you only work on it a couple of days a month of course it'll take 5 years!
Originally posted by DeTom: Everything is more expensive in Hawaii. I wish him luck.
Yeah but come on 100,000.00...! Maybe if it was a GT5-S redo. It is a very nice looking car.
Well what other mid engine V-8 exotic car can you get for that money?? You can't touch a new Ford GT. You can get an old Testerrossa or whatever, but then you can't afford to keep it. Even Countachs are going for more than that. Plus there is a factor of being on Hawaii. Transporting cars can get pretty expensive. Actually I really do wish him luck. If you ever do need to sell your own car, it might be nice to have some comps for the buyer to look at.
How can someone spend 100K on an engine?? Have you priced a Westinghouse helicopter turbine engine lately?? But here would be my ideal engine. Thin wall Titanium block with Iconeel 601 cylinder sleeves. The no bolt mains would be roller bearings fabricated directly in to the super strong block with a vanadium crank. And of course ballanced to be able to turn 20,000 RPM all day long. The valve train would in fact be valveless by having rotating gates that are computer controled. Activated by Nytinol memory metal. This would eliminate most of the parasitic losses caused by the valve train. Each head would have dual injection nozzles staged to cut in as boost from the quad turbos increases. Did I mention that the heads overlap the cylinder sleaves so precisely that no gasket is reaquired?? This is important as you spool up to fifty pounds of boost. Yeah I could spend way over 100 grand real quick. Good thing I don't have that kind of money. I would do something stupid like build an ultimate motor with it.
Yes, our day is coming so buy another Pantera !! I'm telling you everthing is up in price.. houses cars ... oh and boy if I had some of the cars I sold not even 5 years ago ???? a 1969 GT-500 Shelby I sold for 26k a lightwieght Comet. Not making that mistake again. The 100k Pantera motor, I could get a F-1 race motor for that. That ebay post he is on a small island in his own world. LOL
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