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      08-18-2012 11:39 AM #176
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      It's not like it's an exotic, so to have such a small number of a commuter car is rare.
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      08-18-2012 11:44 AM #177
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Dunno

      I'm assuming you're treating it as just a Taurus, of which there are millions. But just like some trims of Porsches are rare, some trims of Taurii are rare as well.

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      08-18-2012 02:17 PM #178
      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      Thought i was the only one that was thinking this
      Thread title doesn't say "rare", it says "but could never find". As in we wanted the car, looked for it, but couldn't find one.

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      08-18-2012 02:21 PM #179
      Quote Originally Posted by zane! View Post
      Thread title doesn't say "rare", it says "but could never find". As in we wanted the car, looked for it, but couldn't find one.
      Maybe "rare" should have been better defined. The term usually applies to a number of those extant, not difficulty in finding. I call those, "diificult to find".

      I guess I'm kinda agreeing with you. My response was to the person that said that 900 of some mass-produced vehicle is "rare".
      Last edited by barry2952; 08-18-2012 at 02:23 PM.
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      08-18-2012 02:24 PM #180
      Quote Originally Posted by elmer fud View Post
      I am always looking, but I don't expect to ever find any of these that dont require a cash infusion, or 5 years of rust repair....


      70's celica gt....


      They are out there but I agree they are really hard to find these days.

      $1k picked up this car, though it looks a lot better now than it did when it was purchased.


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      08-18-2012 02:31 PM #181
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Maybe "rare" should have been better defined. The term usually applies to a number of those extant, not difficulty in finding. I call those, "diificult to find".

      I guess I'm kinda agreeing with you. My response was to the person that said that 900 of some mass-produced vehicle is "rare".
      900 out of millions IS rare.

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      08-18-2012 02:33 PM #182
      I had this one, wish i never sold it.



      Always wanted one of these:



      Want to buy one of these really badly:



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      08-18-2012 02:38 PM #183
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      900 out of millions IS rare.
      OK.
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      08-18-2012 03:39 PM #186
      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      Thought i was the only one that was thinking this
      Who said anything about rare? Most of the cars in this thread will be "cars that you can't find because most examples are riced or clapped-out" with a smaller percentage being actually rare. Just hard-to-find in general.
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      08-18-2012 04:06 PM #187
      One car that I've maybe only seen one for sale is the 1990-1992 Volvo 740 Turbo with manual transmission. I see the earlier quad-headlight ones with a manual, but never the later ones.
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      08-18-2012 05:11 PM #188
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      OK.
      We can't ALL own Porsche 356s

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      08-18-2012 05:18 PM #189
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubdoug View Post
      I had this one, wish i never sold it.

      Want to buy one of these really badly:

      I'm glad that everyone wants the C43 or C43/55 now instead of the C36. I need the price to go down so I can harvest more 3.6L M104's for myself...

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      08-18-2012 05:19 PM #190
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      We can't ALL own Porsche 356s
      I'm not arguing with you. We just have a different perception of "rare". I thought the Norman Rockwell plates I purchased 40+ years ago were rare, too. I paid $29 apiece for them. I can sell them, right now, for $28 each. There's a difference between rare and valuable.

      My 356 Cabrio is creeping up in value. There were only 250 made in 1955. There are about 10 left in the world. There were 1500+ Speedsters made, which were the stripped-down version of my convertible. They had uncomfortable seats, a stick-built top and no side windows yet they go for 2-3 times what the Cabs go for, even though so few survived.
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      08-18-2012 05:24 PM #191
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      My 356 Cabrio is creeping up in value. There were only 250 made in 1955. There are about 10 left in the world. There were 1500+ Speedsters made, which were the stripped-down version of my convertible. They had uncomfortable seats, a stick-built top and no side windows yet they go for 2-3 times what the Cabs go for, even though so few survived.
      How many cabrios were built in the other years total? And your 1 of 10 is for the 1955 year, right? Not of all the cabrios ever made, correct?

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      08-18-2012 05:29 PM #192
      1984 Indy Fiero. I've only found ones that have very low miles for very high prices.

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      08-18-2012 05:36 PM #193
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      How many cabrios were built in the other years total? And your 1 of 10 is for the 1955 year, right? Not of all the cabrios ever made, correct?
      Mine is one of 250 built for world consumption. Only about 100 were sent to the US badged as "Continental" Cabrios. Only about 10 of those are left from 1955 production. IMO, that makes it bordering on rare. When I think rare I think supercharged Duesenbergs and 1953 Cunningham C-3 Continentals. There were about 30 of each made.

      To me, that's rare.
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      08-18-2012 05:37 PM #194
      Quote Originally Posted by zane! View Post
      They are out there but I agree they are really hard to find these days.

      $1k picked up this car, though it looks a lot better now than it did when it was purchased.

      celica.jpg
      Wow, the more I look at the lines and look of that car the more it grows on me.

      Neat. Thanks for sharing.
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      08-18-2012 06:41 PM #195
      So, when I was a teen, I really wanted one of these two:



      or



      Yes, I wanted an Eagle when I was in my teens.
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      08-18-2012 06:46 PM #196
      ^I still see a couple of those. Maybe once a month.

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      08-18-2012 06:49 PM #197
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      So, when I was a teen, I really wanted one of these two:


      Yes, I wanted an Eagle when I was in my teens.
      Those were ahead of their times.

      Today we call both of those cars Subarus/Volvos.
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      08-18-2012 07:27 PM #198
      Quote Originally Posted by dfischer1 View Post
      I know I'm crazy to want one, but decent ones of these seem rarer than hen's teeth.


      I know where one of these is sitting....but it's brown....very clean too. Not sure if the headlights are the same though.

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      08-18-2012 07:28 PM #199
      Quote Originally Posted by ChiTownA34DR View Post
      Those were ahead of their times.

      Today we call both of those cars Subarus/Volvos.
      They just aren't quite the same.
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      08-18-2012 08:09 PM #200
      No pics, but I want my first two cars back:

      1) 1989 Chevy Beretta GTU (all options incl. factory flip up roof, 5 spd, 2.8l V6). Bought in 1992 with 20k miles on it. Yes I know, most youngins around here would be loathe to like this car but it was my first, like new and actually rather peppy.

      2) 1987 Audi 5000 CSq- refrigerator on wheels, my first car but quickly turned into winter car after Beretta was bought.

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      08-18-2012 10:28 PM #201
      Quote Originally Posted by Cubster View Post
      I know where one of these is sitting....but it's brown....very clean too. Not sure if the headlights are the same though.
      What is this car?

      Citroen SM Coupe, nevar mind.
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      citroen sm

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      08-18-2012 10:31 PM #203
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
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      08-18-2012 11:17 PM #204
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      How many cabrios were built in the other years total? And your 1 of 10 is for the 1955 year, right? Not of all the cabrios ever made, correct?
      This will help. It appears that '55 has the lowest total for normal production runs at 270 Cabrios.

      From the 356 Registry.



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      08-19-2012 12:05 AM #205
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      This will help. It appears that '55 has the lowest total for normal production runs at 270 Cabrios.

      From the 356 Registry.



      thanks!

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      08-19-2012 12:59 AM #206


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      I always wanted one, but have only seen one in person. Makes me wonder what happened to all of them.

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      08-21-2012 01:22 PM #208
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      08-21-2012 01:40 PM #209
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post


      I always wanted one, but have only seen one in person. Makes me wonder what happened to all of them.
      I want that exact car. It is gorgeous. Sadly, most GTV-6s are junk.

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      08-21-2012 02:07 PM #210
      I have been on a waiting list for one of these at a local Italian repair shop since 2005, in case one should ever appear for sale. I don't think the US ever got a TD, but I'm sure the reliability of those was exponentially better than the gasoline models.


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