Author Topic: Are the Challengers being ignored by investors?  (Read 170 times)





Offline JH27N0B

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Re: Are the Challengers being ignored by investors?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018 - 02:26:40 pm »
I've had my beautiful '71 V code 4 speed Challenger R/T on the market for around 3 years, hoping to get somewhere in the 70s for it, and I've been surprised how little interest it has gotten.  I get a couple tire kickers per year and have had a grand total of 2 people who I would call serious in that time.
I guess I'm stuck with it!  I wouldn't mind but it's stored as I don't have room at home anymore.
So yeah, for whatever reason the Challenger market seems to have been weak in recent years.

Offline cudabob496

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Re: Are the Challengers being ignored by investors?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018 - 12:47:46 pm »
Probably the tip of the iceberg, as all the millions of baby boomers
with money are aging and simplifying their lives. There's no private
garages at the old folks homes.
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: Are the Challengers being ignored by investors?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018 - 09:38:01 pm »
Probably the tip of the iceberg, as all the millions of baby boomers
with money are aging and simplifying their lives. There's no private
garages at the old folks homes.

So true!  Cars are generationally desirable given we desire those of our youth in order to relive it in some way. 

Plus, the suspensions and drivetrains simply don't keep up with modern cars.  I recently drove many miles on freeways with 80 mph limits and can't think of many old cars I would want to be in at that speed, especially without modern safety equipment!  Of course changing out the suspension along with the drivetrain for performance, reliability and gas mileage will make them fairly tolerable which is what I plan to do with my classics.  The change outs get expensive though!

ps: unlike my 70 Challenger, every time I take my 69 Camaro SS Vert out I get someone trying to flag me down in order to make an offer on it.  The desire for 69 Camaros definitely appears to be much stronger than 70 Challengers regardless of the rarity of a 70 Challenger vs the much greater produced 69 Camaro. 
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Re: Are the Challengers being ignored by investors?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018 - 10:05:52 pm »
In 1991, I was 39, and wanting a muscle car. Was gonna get a 69 Camaro,
but fortunately came upon a good deal on a 72 Cuda. Had new 440 engine installed
new paint, new interior, and new tranny.  $4500! Had it for 27 yrs now.
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"