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Old 02-03-2021, 04:46 PM   #11
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Speaking of "what they hell were they thinking," I give you...this.

Looks like something classic Clarkson/Hammond/May Top Gear would have created.
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Old 02-03-2021, 06:01 PM   #12
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Wonder what the back story is on this truck? I maybe could understand someone buying a sports car and purposely saving it with no miles, but how would a pickup truck ever have been preserved like this? Must be some very interesting or weird story behind it.
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:22 PM   #13
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Speaking of "what they hell were they thinking," I give you...this.

Not fair to post that without the matching tow vehicle



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Old 02-08-2021, 04:08 PM   #14
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$52,000 for a 28k-Mile 1997 Ford F-250 HD SuperCab XLT Power Stroke 4◊4

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1997-ford-f-250-36/
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:07 PM   #15
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$52,000 for a 28k-Mile 1997 Ford F-250 HD SuperCab XLT Power Stroke 4◊4



https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1997-ford-f-250-36/


Havenít f250s always gone for crazy money?


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Old 02-09-2021, 07:04 AM   #16
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That one doesn't surprise me too much (though $52k is still insane). People love the 7.3L trucks for some reason. If this were an Expedition with the 7.3, I'd expect the sale price to be even higher.
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Old 02-09-2021, 07:56 AM   #17
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That one doesn't surprise me too much (though $52k is still insane). People love the 7.3L trucks for some reason. If this were an Expedition with the 7.3, I'd expect the sale price to be even higher.
Maybe I'm not wired properly to appreciate this sort of thing, but maybe any vehicle gets expensive when it's one of the last of its kind for collectible purposes.

I just don't think it's attractive, it doesn't look cool, it doesn't drive well, and it doesn't sound good. And at those prices, it will never be used to tow, etc. So if it's going to be decorative, I don't think it's pretty enough for that.
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Old 02-09-2021, 07:58 AM   #18
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Maybe I'm not wired properly to appreciate this sort of thing, but maybe any vehicle gets expensive when it's one of the last of its kind for collectible purposes.

I just don't think it's attractive, it doesn't look cool, it doesn't drive well, and it doesn't sound good. And at those prices, it will never be used to tow, etc. So if it's going to be decorative, I don't think it's pretty enough for that.
Totally agree.
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:07 AM   #19
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I just don't think it's attractive, it doesn't look cool, it doesn't drive well, and it doesn't sound good. And at those prices, it will never be used to tow, etc. So if it's going to be decorative, I don't think it's pretty enough for that.
I agree with you.

But for people who like trucks (or more specifically someone willing to pay 50 or 100 large for what is basically just an old truck), they think the exact same thing about a Porsche 993.

The 7.3 Powerstroke, as much as I hate it, was the pinnacle of Ford diesels for a long time because the engines that succeeded it (6.0 and 6.4) were unreliable turds.

The 993 comparison is apt here, too, because the 996 (and to some degree the 997.1) was a letdown in comparison.
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:16 AM   #20
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Maybe people should just be buying the engine and putting it in a decent looking body.
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