QOTD: How Much Would You Pay for a Replica Movie Star Car?
Motor1 brings us a report of a replica 1975 Ford Gran Torino that has popped up on Bring a Trailer. It's a replica of the Gran Torinos that starred in the Starsky and Hutch TV show.
By replica, we mean that this car is a true-blue 1975 Gran Torino, but it's not one of the cars that were used in the show -- instead, it's been modded to look like one of the star cars. This one apparently has a 429 cubic-inch motor replacing the original. We'd detail the other features, but we already have a UCOTD today. The question I have, seeing as the current bid is at $10K with just under a week to go -- how much would you be willing to pay for a car that wasn't even used in filming a movie or show, but simply modified to look like one and/or have the same mechanical tune?
For me, I suppose it depends. There are a lot of DeLoreans out there that are made up to look like the Back to the Future car, and I suppose the cap I'd willing to pay for one would depend on how well the build is done. There are so many BTTF DeLoreans and Ecto-1s from Ghostbusters out there that scarcity wouldn't drive the price up. On the other hand, a well-done replica that's also rare -- well, one would think they'd demand high prices.
So, I ask you, what would you pay for a car that looked and drove like one from a TV show or movie, even if it was never actually parked on a set?
Sound off below.
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