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CraigB

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I love Rancheros, but not the last body. Might be too ugly for me...
 

argatoga

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I'd rather have a '70-'71 Ranchero than an El Camino. A design so beautiful Ford had to compensate by making the next 8 years absolutely grotesque.
 

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An El Camino is on the long list of cars I should have bought when I was younger.

You are preaching to the choir. There was a point in time where a 72 ElCamino was about $1500 in decent shape that I should of snagged a couple. The problem was time and space.
 

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I found a couple of examples of, "what were they smoking when they priced these cars"?

https://flint.craigslist.org/cto/d/flint-85-grand-prix/7160790033.html

So a slightly above average body(I bet the underside is a mess), a set of 90s era Firebird Formula wheels, a 3.8, and a bad trans for $5500. What a bargain!


Oh, this one is a peach!

https://flint.craigslist.org/cto/d/burton-1977-ford-maverick/7162546531.html

At least it has a V8, but $11,500??? WTAF? I know they are somewhat rare, but not even an auction would get them that kind of payday. If it does, I will eat my 1974 Pontiac Catalina owner's manual!
 

CraigB

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Grand Prix is about $3k overpriced. Put a trans in it and it might bring $3500.

The Maverick... I hate big bumper Mavericks. $4500 to the right person, maybe. It's ugly, double ugly, and I like ugly...
 

GRtak

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Grand Prix is about $3k overpriced. Put a trans in it and it might bring $3500.

The Maverick... I hate big bumper Mavericks. $4500 to the right person, maybe. It's ugly, double ugly, and I like ugly...

Should I go check it out for you? :unsure::ROFLMAO:
 

CraigB

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No thank you. 🤣 I have a much worse plan in the works...
 

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Wonder why GM didn't revive the El Camino name when they had the chance.

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CraigB

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I like it. I'd leave the 6 and drive it, once running right.


Wonder why GM didn't revive the El Camino name when they had the chance.

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They did introduce a concept, but if course it was poorly timed. Pontiac shuttered in late 2010.

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/pontiac/g8/2010/2010-pontiac-g8-sport-truck-look-2/
 

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Wonder why GM didn't revive the El Camino name when they had the chance.
GM offered to bring it back if they could secure enough deposits. Lutz was especially adamant about it, parading the G8 pickup concept and swearing high and low they would bring it if people would put their money where their mouth is.

People did not put their money with their mouths are. Much in the same way every petition to overturn the mercedes law in the US has failed, and how every enthusiast car that people up and down pistonheads swear they will buy if the manufacturer could just make it bombs.
 
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