Well if Karmann counts… I have two, Although VW is still in business…
I buy and sell cars. So if you need something let me know. I have cars, people want cars, I can sell my cars to people, that's basically how this stuff works.
2009 Maverick Silver Metallic Pontiac G8 GXP, 6.2L V8, 6 speed manual, sunroof, single interior color.
Specific brand is out of production but.. GM's zeta platform is still in production. LS3 engine and TR6060 transmission are still in production... Can still get service through all GM brands....
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I until recently, owned a Goliath 1600...had to sell it, way too many projects on the burner.
They went out of business many many many years ago, and sold their engine blueprints to Subaru as they were (then) looking to develop the 4 cylinder boxer engine (still in use)
Stretched, poke, rubbed......sounds like a porn stars butt hole.
This is the best break down I have ever seen.. have you ever seen a break down of all options?
Some of the color and option combos must have been made is seriously small numbers... Possibly single digits.
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I have never seen the complete breakdown of all options, just some #'s someone posted on G8board.com. Based on those #'s I wonder how often a Stryker Blue GXP even comes up for sale?
About half of GXPs were manual.. so about 27 or 28 of them exist. There is a 50% chance there isn't even one in this state.
you figure.. most people hang onto a car for 4 years or more.. a "special" car like a stryker blue gxp might get hung onto a bit longer.. (maybe forever) I know there are at least 2 or 3 that will never get sold (there are webpages dedicated to them and the owner isn't even driving them) so.. let's say on average people hold onto them for 7 years and there are 20 manuals that might actually get sold by normal people that switch in and out of cars.... 7 * 12 is 84 months... divided by the 20 cars... one might come up for sale every 4 or 5 months. (in 2015 when people start getting tired of them) But if people hang onto them, like I think they might, these numbers could change drastically.
When I bought my car it was between this one and a red one (within 500 miles.) This silver one happened to be 4 miles down the road from me, so i took it as a sign.
A quick search on AutoTrader shows 13 gxp's for sale at "any distance" no blues. 4 blacks, 4 reds, 3 silvers, 2 whites.
Another way to look at it.. if Stryker Blue was 3% of GXP production and manual stryker was 1.5%.. and there are roughly 14 for sale at any given time. (given the extremely imprecise sample just shown) then 14/.015 = .21 50/.21 = 238 days before you could expect a greater than 50% chance of one being for sale (on autotrader). 100/.21 = 476 days before you would be "statistically" guaranteed to see one come up for sale on autotrader. This is probably more accurate because it considers the ability to actually find the car for sale from a well published source.
Of course.. it's been close to a decade since I took probability and statistic.. and I could be WAY OFF here :-)
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But that sounds about right, I imagine if I had a car that was 1 of 28, and if I had the financial means, it wouldn't be going anywhere.
Yeah I get the feeling these will be the cars bringing in major $$$ at Barrett Jackson in 30-50 years. I just wish i could have picked up one of these back in 2009 when dealerships were having firesales on G8's.
this is what i've got in mind for it, similar stance, darker solid green color, chrome steelies. NO BILLET!!
I'm starting on it this winter now that the rocco is done. Starting with a Fatmans independant front end.
80 Camaro Z28 | 89 Scirocco 16v (VR6 soon!) | 37 Plymouth Coupe | 11 Equinox LT (soon to be 2013 Focus 5door)| 11 F150 FX4 | 11 Dutchmen 295BHGS | 11 John Deere 1023E
I remember that the last time I passed through the Lewiston/Auburn Maine area I noticed a bunch of Eagle Vision's.
I seriously counted 4 of them (anecdotally, that seems like a "lot").
I presume that Eagle's, like Plymouth's are still decently supported by the Chrysler parts system though.
As per the saabaru questions. What i have found is that the parts are saabaru but they are not all the same years and i have not found a good source of interchangeable parts.
The most recent part i needed was an axle seal. The subaru axles are different then the saabaru ones but i think that what i really need is just a later model year.
Saab owner. Not worried about