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  1. Congrats Man you got yourself Beemer M5 proformance for beer money.


    However Bloke you have just demonstated whats wrong with the Aussie local car industry. We pay 57 grand for a 6l SSV, for the car with the same spec engine as yours Low 60s. Yet they can ship them across the ocean make a profit and still be 20 thou cheaper. I have a 2010 sportwagon it goes in november and I buy a new car, was going to get another SS wagon but will buy a Chrysler 300 srt 8 core its a few grand less than the SSV with more power. Aussies are pretty sick of being arse raped by Holden and Ford


    I was shocked how much they were asking for the GTS. Supercharged LTA aside the price jump is crazy over there. And now it looks like they're producing the Maloo ute which looks awesome as well. The FPV Falcon GT is in line with how much a BOSS Mustang cost over here. And doesn't it have most of the features the BOSS had? But again, you're paying a pretty penny for it I'm sure. Can you guys buy stuff like the Caddy CTS-V in OZ? I bought the SS specifically because it was cheap considering all the bells and whistles that come along with it. For something comparable I would have to buy an M or AMG. Now you're talking price increase. Wonder how much the price tag for a new Mustang is going to be there.


    I tested the 2014 Charger SRT and the SS is 10 times the car. The 300 is on the same chassis and it looks great inside but it feels very heavy in comparison.

  2. That is certainly low and a GXP is usually even more pricey depending on how proud the owner is. Do you know what kind of price range it was in? I just turned my Regal turbo lease in today and my Mustang is supposed to be my daily driver. Hope it is finished Monday.


    I think it said in the post somewhere he was trying to get $38k for it. While it looks brand new that still seems pretty high. I think that blue was the rarest color for that year too though.

    Well done mate,They are huge bank for buck smile machines and as you say very much the sleeper. Pro charger or vortex supercharges wake those things up big time 380-390Kw no probs.

    what are the worth in the states if you don't mind saying


    The SSV doesn't have the same engine from my understanding. They have a 6L 362hp (270kw) v8 while the SS state-side has the 6.2L LS3. Wonder why they just don't standardize the engines. I would think you guys would love the LS3 in Oz. In the states they're going for $44,000 as an average price before tax, title, and tags. Very much a bang for your buck to own a 4 door Camaro SS. Though now that you can get a Hellcat in the $60k range Chevy will need to up it's game if they plan to keep the SS over here. They should add the LT1 to the car as an option for 2016.

  3. -Like a 4 door Camaro with the base level Vette engine. They are supposed to limit the production to about 4000 per year.

    And it is supposed to be phased out by '17. Interesting. Try and take it to an open track event near you. I bet you'd have a blast. The real wheel drive and the torque/power would be fun with the 6 speed trans.


    Stay aware of those specialty speed rated, summer tread Bridgestone tires in the winter snow and ice...

    Still sounds like a fun family car/driver.




    Thanks! Yep, this one is #2694 of 3502. Need to look into Virginia International Raceway or Virginia Motorsports Park for drag. After watching some vids of other guys taking it out I've got that itch. :D


    I actually got the dealership to throw in a set of Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S tires since winter is coming. Would say I wouldn't have to worry about too much snow around here but if this winter is like last winter I may have her sitting in the garage some.


    It'll be interesting to see what they do past 2016. The 2015 is going to have the MAG ride and a six speed manual. But they haven't even announced a price for the 2015's yet. GM isn't trying to sell a lot of them for some reason. IMO it's the best car in their lineup.

  4. Thought I would share my new daily driver. Picked her up off the showroom floor last Wed. It's a 2014 Chevy :angel: SS sports sedan with a 415hp LS3 under the hood. I can't express to you how much fun this car is to drive! Of course it's not really a Chevy but a Holden Commodore. In fact I have the Holden emblems and center caps on order already. Besides the front Brembo's and throaty exhaust this thing is a sleeper all the way. Most people have no clue what it is.



  5. Cut my finger real bad in July and had to get the tendon surgically reattached. So I wasn't able to do anything that I wanted so far this summer. Finally rust-proofed my drivers door inside and out, wire-wheeled and epoxy sealed the few places it rusted through. Waiting for it to dry so I can sand and prime. Then I can put the drivers door back on the car and I can start pulling and replacing the brake lines.

  6. Save yourself some serious shipping charges and go to a local salvage yard. I have used late model Ford Ranger pickup wheels (with tires) for rollers. I have used some Lincoln Mk VII wheels with tires that work great too. I'd bet many on here have found others that work great too!




    Didn't think we had any salvage yards close to me but you prompted me to do a search and surprisingly I have one right down the road! So I'm going to hit it up this weekend and see if they have anything cheap. Thanks for the advice Ray. And now I know where to ship the car once the rust completely over-takes it!


    Yeah, pretty sure I'm not going to keep the Cyclone's but I'm a LONG way from worrying about the rims I have on this thing. :)

  7. Hey guys, anyone have a steel rim laying around they don't need? One of the Western Cyclone's currently on my stang isn't holding air (I believe it's been painted too many times.) and I'm tired of filling it up every week. Don't care about the condition of the steel rim; just need something I can slap some used rubber on to let it sit. Thanks for any help!

  8. Find your self another car and keep this one around for parts if you have the space. Even know the body is rusted I'm sure there are some odds and ends that will come in handy.


    I did the same thing I bought a 70 Mach 1 that was so rusty. After having it a month or so the left rear spring came up threw the trunk floor. Some times you just have to hit the reset button.:cool:


    Now see I agree with you all the way! Finding a good donor body would be the perfect solution. But you haven't met my wife. :dodgy: It's hard for her to really look at it without getting angry. haha So filling up the garage completely with Mustangs; while a dream come true for me; I would end up sleeping in one.


    I like that quote! "Sometimes you just have to hit the reset button!"

  9. Yeah no sentimental value at all. I just bought it on a whim from eBay not really knowing what I was looking for when buying a Mustang. It was a Minn. car sold new in Philly. So it looks like it's spent all its time in the north. Needless to say I Learned a hell of a lot more about these cars in the year I've had this thing. And I've not once been mad at myself for getting it. I just think for the money it's going to take to fix this one I can find a straight, drivable fastback or vert that doesn't need the wealth of bodywork.


    Here is a link to some pics of the rust issues and some progress I had made through the beginning of last summer.




    The big issues again are the cowl; which you can see the blower box hanging on for dear life. You can see on the driver rear quarter they used about 5 pounds of bondo. I was actually impressed with the sculpting job they did. :) Other stuff needing replacement include the extension patch panels for the trunk, outer wheelhouses (maybe inner as well), and inner fender apron.

  10. Finish it;)


    I would totally finish it if it didn't need so much body work. The general consensus is the cowl needs to be replaced and to have a shop do it isn't worth the cost. It's just too much $$$ for a run-of-the-mill coupe with no sentimental value. It also needs new quarters, outer wells and apron pieces.

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