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Aus prices Vs US prices
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Just thought I would post this out of interest. Nice 66 cyclone GT and a 70 cyclone GT detail and prices in the links under each pic
Both are about 5-6 grand above the local market IMO but look to be very tidy examples. How do they compare to What's available stateside? What would a similar car sell for in the USA. I know its a bit subjective but at least we can compare similar spec cars and a ball park figure is fine.

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http://tinyurl.com/mvjvzcl

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http://tinyurl.com/marnfk5

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#2
The links you posted don't work Luke, try these:

1970 Cyclone: http://tinyurl.com/marnfk5

1966 Cyclone: http://tinyurl.com/mvjvzcl

I'm digging the 70 Cyclone, not the price though Huh

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#3
Thanks Brett. Both would be nice to own

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#4
I think they may be a bit high, but not too far, once you account for location.
Here are a couple for sale on Ebay right now, and I think not as nice as the green 70.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Other-Or...ars_Trucks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Other-Ba...ars_Trucks
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Comet-Cy...ars_Trucks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Comet-CY...ars_Trucks
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#5
you'z guyz must make a ton of money over there....

48K? That is a nice car and well respected classic. you must have "cable" because the owner has been watching too much Barrett Jackson

Pretty much the same for the comet. They just never took off as a hot rod classic. for those prices.


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#6
I like the yellow Comet on ebay for that price much better than the green for 42K Great looking car the 70. Never seen one at a show. Front end is a luv it or hate it feature that I think looks awesome. The orange Comet GT is from the same shop as the ugly 72 Stang with the ugly body molding kit.

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woodsnake;197823 Wrote:I think they may be a bit high, but not too far, once you account for location.
Here are a couple for sale on Ebay right now, and I think not as nice as the green 70.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Other-Or...ars_Trucks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Other-Ba...ars_Trucks
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Comet-Cy...ars_Trucks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Comet-CY...ars_Trucks
Thanks Woodsnake. I think the are about 5 grand over for the 66 and about 6-8 grand over for the green 70. When you consider that its 10+ thousand on top of the US buy price by the time you have 1 on the road here it sort puts things in perspective especially if you have to do any restoration work over that as well

rpmcarter;197842 Wrote:you'z guyz must make a ton of money over there....

48K? That is a nice car and well respected classic. you must have "cable" because the owner has been watching too much Barrett Jackson

Pretty much the same for the comet. They just never took off as a hot rod classic. for those prices.
Being a bit of a Mercury fan I just don't get why hardly anybody likes them a 428 cougar is half the money of a 428 mustang. 65 66 comets are some of fords best looking cars if you ask me.

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Luke;197906 Wrote:
woodsnake;197823 Wrote:I think they may be a bit high, but not too far, once you account for location.
Here are a couple for sale on Ebay right now, and I think not as nice as the green 70.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Other-Or...ars_Trucks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Other-Ba...ars_Trucks
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Comet-Cy...ars_Trucks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Comet-CY...ars_Trucks
Thanks Woodsnake. I think the are about 5 grand over for the 66 and about 6-8 grand over for the green 70. When you consider that its 10+ thousand on top of the US buy price by the time you have 1 on the road here it sort puts things in perspective especially if you have to do any restoration work over that as well

rpmcarter;197842 Wrote:you'z guyz must make a ton of money over there....

48K? That is a nice car and well respected classic. you must have "cable" because the owner has been watching too much Barrett Jackson

Pretty much the same for the comet. They just never took off as a hot rod classic. for those prices.
Being a bit of a Mercury fan I just don't get why hardly anybody likes them a 428 cougar is half the money of a 428 mustang. 65 66 comets are some of fords best looking cars if you ask me.

oh I get it. The Mercury was the refined luxury line. The Cyclone, a fancy azz option of the Torino and frankly I WOULD own one. Not for that price though. The Cougar ...well I've owned a 70 and it was going to get the works. An Xr7 with the luxury interior bucket seats and just a great combo of luxury and sport. Mine, a 351 H ...next best thing to the big block it was GOING to be "the car" buddy of mine had the 70 with the 429. Well the 67 convertible came available and I knew I had to take it while I had the chance.

a big block 429 and especially a 4spd would get my attention real quick. Truth known...the Mustang was a cheap car back in the day and the Mercury, a luxury car sold to only those whom had the money.


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Being a bit of a Mercury fan I just don't get why hardly anybody likes them a 428 cougar is half the money of a 428 mustang. 65 66 comets are some of fords best looking cars if you ask me.
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Yeah Luke I know exactly what you are saying. I too love the Mercury's and can't understand why the big difference in prices compared to a similar Ford badged example. The only two examples of Cougars that brings decent money are the GT-E 427 powered ones and the Boss 302 examples. A mate of mine owns a beautiful very low mileage 69 fully optioned triple black "M" code Cougar survivor. I offered him a fairly decent price for the car, not long before buying my Q code vert. He said he wasn't really interested in selling, OK fair enough. A few months later, work dies down and he puts it on the market, ends up dropping the price to $30k and couldn't even get anyone to look at it for that price. His work ended picking back up, so he didn't have to drop his price any lower, as it would've been giving this car away, and he still has it today, thankfully.
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#10
I went on a chase for a couple of GTEs not so long ago 1 was a gold 390 GTE that end up in country vic was up here in Childers with another 1. Is Bill your mates name I remember talking to a Bill down your way before I got my mach about a triple black cougar then it all went quite. Drove down looked at another very rusty 70 big block eliminator on the goldie. There is a very nice 65 comet caliente on the sunny coast very good car offered decent cash for it but the bloke was a nob head so I got the 73. His comet is still for sale for about a grand less than my offer 12 months ago.

I would swap my Mustang for a Cyclone good Cougar or a Maruader pretty quick.

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