LC XU1 - Original?
Posted 21 May 2020 - 11:10 PM
If theres a genuine LC XU1 and over its life time, a owner has changed the colour , then back to factory colour (so 2 paint jobs) .. would this take away from the originality of the car?
Posted 22 May 2020 - 08:55 AM
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 09:35 AM
Everything else being equal a car with original paint will command a premium over a repainted car regardless of whether the colour is original or not.
Probably the most important determinant for a survivor class car is their original factory paint job, once that is gone originality is irreversibly diminished.
Posted 22 May 2020 - 11:39 AM
Are we talking acrylic lacquer or two pack for the second paint job ?
Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:36 PM
My two bob
matching tags x 3 (early models 2 x tags)
matching inner guard number
matching engine number
some sort of previous history
nothing else really matters then
Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:26 PM
Has it still got the factory air in the tyres?
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Just a cheeky comment feller. No offence intended. No harm in a bit of humour.
My point is that these cars now approaching 50 years old, and having always been somewhat of a boy racer and enthusiast car, Have inevitably suffered or enjoyed “improvement”. The unmodified car is a golden unicorn.
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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:46 PM
Posted 23 May 2020 - 12:43 PM
XU1's were given a terrible abuse in the 1st 20 years of their lives by most people who owned them so there are very few that don't have some sort of body repairs/replacement panels, motors/gearbox/diff. Personally I don't think that the original colour would have too much impact on the value these days unless the original paint was untouched from new but I don't think many of them exist. In my limited experience every classic muscle car these days presents itself with some form of undesirable feature/s (which every owner knows about and sometimes don't like telling anyone) i.e might have a great body and non original motor or vise versa. My car is a classic example it was Chateau Mauve and was painted Salamanca red in the late 70's. I spoke to the 80 year old owner within the last 2 years who changed the colour and I asked him why he changed the colour and his response was that he hated Chateau Mauve! So the car is not the original colour but the body is better than most XU1's and has all its matching everything (including the carpet albeit its stuffed) which sort of makes up for the undesirable non original paint.
Posted 23 May 2020 - 02:38 PM
Fifty years in the harsh Australian climate will virtually guarantee that original paint and rocking horse shit will be found equally as easily.As for the rest of the car,: 50 year old brake parts, tyres, belts, hoses and so it goes on, lets get real guys.
Posted 23 May 2020 - 04:19 PM
Only reason why ive asked the question is because the car im looking at , owner wants approx same $$ as it would to have one that has original paint so im seeing what my options could be. The one im looking at is a sought after colour, so maybe could justify the price.
I know also what im expecting mechanically from a 50 year old car.
Edited by Ms-Xu1, 23 May 2020 - 04:20 PM.
Posted 23 May 2020 - 05:42 PM
I bought my car for a different reason, I knew its history to late 70's. The change of colour didn't concern me too much because the car as a whole was pretty well unmolested (except for the paint) thanks to the mate I bought it off who was a lazy tight arse which worked to my advantage as unmolested cars tend to be sought after these days and are in a league of their own.
Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:06 PM
Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:04 PM
Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:18 PM
I sold a Lina Mint LC XU-1 once but it had red over the Lina Mint.
Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:27 PM
Do you regret selling it?
Posted 23 May 2020 - 09:25 PM
No, I don't regret selling it. XU-1s are old shitters. Been there, done that.
Posted 24 May 2020 - 01:16 PM
One mans trash is another mans treasure
They are still out there be patient. Found my self a 4 73 mustard car last weekend been in shed since 92
Posted 24 May 2020 - 05:48 PM
originality.new paint would have to knock 10-20 g off
the price.you know what your buying when dealing with
an original car.under the new paint it could have
replacement panels etc..could of been rough as guts too.
Edited by madtoranajzedded, 24 May 2020 - 05:49 PM.
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