HSV Forum


Page 3 of 3 First << 123
Results 21 to 24 of 24

Thread: Replica Market

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Gundy
    Posts
    79
    I would love to have a replica VN GrpA , VK GrpA or VL GrpA (HDT or HSV) in the garage to take on a blast around the block ... I could modify the drive line and suspension as much as funds allow , and not be de-valuing an original vehicle .

    As mentioned above , it's when a@****s try to present them as the real deal it becomes serious !!

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    110
    The price values of originals are in a "bubble zone". Any economic slow down could bring a big price correction on collectables...Driving an original is often quite a let down, e.g Ford XW to XC with manual steering 16:1 Box recirculating ball, with no brakes, falcon 351 with Fragile Heavy Cleveland block at front. Correct Period tyres would also enlighten you on progress.

    If I had a car from LH Torana to VL it would be a fake with an LS Swap, steering and brake mods, and even air con to make it even more fully fake.
    Last edited by SenatorW; 6 Days Ago at 02:52 PM.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    110
    I certainly agree that there is a dark side in replica parts, how they are obtained, and the full story might well be pretty suspect, then there's the reproduction part industry as well. I think it's a good industry, but what is the final intent of GTS guards, SLR/SS badges and steering wheels. I would be very careful with any Brock History, with one off builds three to four versions of the VH SS, one off VK builds, multiple VL versions. If you're paying original price be careful.

    Example perfect 355 VH SS, did Brock do it as a special, was most of the car at Bertie street but it now has a 355, or was it a production line VHSS and it never saw Bertie street. And where does that leave some Bill L and Pe***### era cars. Or is it a perfect ground up replica.
    Last edited by SenatorW; 6 Days Ago at 02:58 PM.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    668
    Quote Originally Posted by SenatorW View Post
    The price values of originals are in a "bubble zone". Any economic slow down could bring a big price correction on collectables...Driving an original is often quite a let down, e.g Ford XW to XC with manual steering 16:1 Box recirculating ball, with no brakes, falcon 351 with Fragile Heavy Cleveland block at front. Correct Period tyres would also enlighten you on progress.

    If I had a car from LH Torana to VL it would be a fake with an LS Swap, steering and brake mods, and even air con to make it even more fully fake.
    Good points lol







Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •