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Now THAT was fukn hilarious!
Without VINs stuck to These cars the number of so many at first sight identical cars in the market is pretty much foggy.
They have become rather boring. Are they badass cars? Absolutely. I love to see them.
I'd rather see a high option or oddball Dodge or a SFGT though.
The one I saw of you have is the coolest one.
They're far from boring when the Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours de Elegance looks at yours and says "Wow....I've never actually seen one of these before. This is nice!" [This was last Saturday morning at a 'car talk' breakfast gathering I was invited to.]
I have to wonder if the 442 crowd has the same opinion of the their Hurst counterpart. By definition they were supposed to be a statement and the look was the identity. As for the 300 Hurst rarity, the survival rate and ubiquitous presence at muscle car auctions will always cast doubt. Having 4 available at any given point over the past several years may have caused some collectors to pass them up for something else knowing they will be available in one form or another next year.
I see your point about this "gang of four" having been on the market by a single owner for the past 18 months and maybe watering-down the rarity factor. But I think we keep seeing the same cars moving around. For instance, one of the "four" is the car that was sold at Carlisle in 2018. You can easily spot it by the 3 inch exhaust pipes. It went on the market within 30 days of the Carlisle sale. And it's still floating around.....ubiquitously. The problem with it (and most others I've seen) is that it's not good enough for big money guys, and it's way too expensive for the typical Cbod aficionado looking for a nice $5K car. So it hangs in limbo because of the cost of bringing it to a high standard. And, IMO, such a car needs to be at a high standard similar to a hemicuda needing to be at a high standard. Rusty quarters on either car doesn't get approving comments.
So let's look at auctions from a viewpoint of NOT being a Cbod fan. How many hundreds of 60's Vettes cross the block at a Mecum or BJ auction? Mustangs? Road Runners? Chevelles? Now we're REALLY talking ubiquitous.
The Hurst car is an odd beast for many reasons, just as every magazine article about it starts off discussing. Orphan, beloved by none, overpriced....
I hope ( and think ) they will sell high... they are nice car.
When I bought my -rusted- one, they were still rare to find, i must say that I am very astonished to see many hurst for sale in the last 5 years. I should have waited and put 20k in and good one.
to me, nowadays, it is harder to find a 1969 imperial coupe or a polara wagon than a Hurst. But if you noticed, in fact it is not a bad sign it is just the sign that these cars entered the world of collector car, their value increase and so more and more people want to sell to get money, as you can see with other like chargers or coronets.
the last hurst for sale was on ebay some weeks ago and went 23000$, not bad for in the Us for such a car and more over, a car with work on it.
I remind of the Hurst that was in DVAP many years ago, a good one they got for 5k$ if i'm correct...
Too bad it is so difficult to participate to an auction being outside of the US...
I think it is rarer these days to find a 70 newport 440 coupe.
Those are mythological creatures. There was a thread here many years ago discussing the Newport 440 and apparently they were a mistake, but a few were released into the wild. Have you ever seen one verified by the VIN?
I have never seen one but have seen this article featuring some original advertising for them: Mopar Fuselage Styled Full Size Cars
That's because it is the ONLY ONE. That 300-H convertible is a 1 of 1 car used for promotional use by Hurst. Question here is, how much is THAT one worth? Correct me if i'm wrong Trev.
Six figures easy ..... but where in those six digits would be the high end?
I am pretty sure we had an original one shown here, think it was a Newport Custom though, not that long ago on this board and even as a 300 Hurst owner I agree the Newport 440 is one step closer to a muscle car than a Hurst.
Maybe if they weren’t all the same color I would feel less like I do about them.
Let me add that I do get why they are all the same color.
They are cool. But I prefer the wolf in sheep's clothing. Like @sixpkrt 71 NYer.
That 71 NY ain;t no wolf in sheeps clothing...
That thing is butt ass nekkked..................
I saved several pic for further application and i noticed that theses 4 hurt are in some point all diffrents.. this is very interesting because it shows that :
1- either some cars have been restored or partially restored with more or less success
2- the cars where randomly assembled sorry to say that. but drive wheels are diffrent, painting are diffrent, option of course..
Some cars have the trunk paint ( meybe restored ? ) and other half, and another one not at all, what is the right thing ?
Some cars have "slim" decals and other" large " one ( i suppose it is a poor reproduction ) and an approximative paint scheme.
4 have decals on the side and one seems to have body trim + decals on it ( very interesting first time i see this )
Couldn't have said it better