Those FB warriors think anything over $1000 is to much because they got nice examples for that. I'm assuming my "nice" and theirs differs greatly.
Seems to be the case with any group for old cars though. If anything, I would say the TCCoA Facebook group isn't as bad with that mentality as some others I've seen. I also don't see as many people on there posting mediocre condition car pics just for likes either.Yes.
I could go through the pictures posted there and paste 97.5% of them in the ghetto thread here.
That's a great point. People seem to forget or ignore things like paint. A car with peeling clearcoat racing stripes on the roof and hood is not the same as a car that's been kept out of the sun for two decades, regardless of mechanical condition. Even a car with spiderwebbed-but-easily-correctable-by-a-detailer clearcoat is not the same as one that is pristine.My problem with Facebook has a lot more to do with Facebook the social media entity than the people within the TCCoA section if I’m being honest, so that’s said partly in jest.
Value/investment is something I have no interest in with the car hobby, I don’t particularly like that I’m priced way out of a lot of classics that I dreamed of having as a kid, even the fixer uppers, but it also broadened my horizons to discover great affordable cars like the MN12s to indulge in. I’m very pragmatic about value, and $5-7k for that Cougar seems very fair when you consider how much it costs to properly repaint the average $1,000 example in laser red that needs it. That’s been my thing with all these discussions, nice examples are and should be more expensive to buy that average to poor ones, and truthfully their prices haven’t really changed much in the last decade.