Adding a Hemi "DE-VALUE" a car ?

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my lovely Inviolet white interior 71 Barracuda convertible.
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My first love is 69 Chargers but someone made me aware of 71 Barracudas' 'Cudas and those are my second love. It is such a blast to go to a show in one of them. I remember the first week I had that car I took it to a 300 car show in Augusta. I had the top down and as soon as people saw it as I drove through the show field, it was like a movie star was driving in. Cameras were everywhere taking photos of this wicked car.

I drove a pageant Queen - a female pageant Queen, in a Christmas parade and that little car sucked the life out of the whole parade. As beautiful as that car is, I decorated it with a spray of white sparkly poinsettias above the cowl. Somehow it seemed that the car merely tolerated this decoration, it really is too wicked for flowers.

I'm looking forward to a different motor. The 318 is a very tolerant engine but no one really wants to see it. Not exciting to open the hood at a show.
 

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Yes, I'm about to take the Hemi (68) to a shop for rebuild. Then I'm going to put it in my lovely Inviolet white interior 71 Barracuda convertible.
Can you post pictures of your 71 barracuda convertible?
 

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So, I'm watching the Mecum auction. Up comes a superb B5 blue, white top 1970 Cuda "Convertible". Turns out, it's a V-code 6-barrel car, that was restored but installed a Hemi instead ! Now, I don't know the exact production number for a 70 Cuda CONVERTIBLE 6-barrel, but I think it would be somewhat low ? The car only sold for $120k. Did that substitution hurt the value ? Even the commentators mentioned that substitution is usually on 318 or 383 cars. What say you ?
I agree I don’t get why a guy would buy a Picasso scrap off the paint and repaint a new Picasso on the old canvas it’s a fake either way
 

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nice car for $57,000
or $62,700 with 10% buyers fee, Plus more with reg & taxes etc.
The real money maker is the auction house. What happened there cut is 10% from seller and buyer? Is it just a fee to auction the if no reserve? Been a while since looking at the fees.
 

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Auction company makes money from the buyer and the seller, if it sells. They make money from the seller, even if it doesn't sell.
 

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Can you post pictures of your 71 barracuda convertible?


I'd love to which brings up a point I've been meaning to ask @Joeychgo. New computer, the latest and greatest from Apple, the Mac mini, fast as sh*t and I have all kinds of problems uploading photos to this site. I pay for Gold Membership and wouldn't think this would be a problem. I've called Apple and they say it's not them.....
I think there are photos of that car on here somewhere just don't remember where. Maybe Front End Tuesday...Lovely little beast, wicked and beautiful.

How did the designers do that by the way?
 
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I'd love to which brings up a point I've been meaning to ask @Joeychgo. New computer, the latest and greatest from Apple, the Mac mini, fast as sh*t and I have all kinds of problems uploading photos to this site. I pay for Gold Membership and wouldn't think this would be a problem. I've called Apple and they say it's not them.....
I think there are photos of that car on here somewhere just don't remember where. Maybe Front End Tuesday...Lovely little beast, wicked and beautiful.

most likely its the photos being too large.
 

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most likely its the photos being too large.

The computer has a feature that compresses the file. It has always been difficult but this past year has been really bad. I can upload photos to an email and other sites no problem.
 

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The computer has a feature that compresses the file. It has always been difficult but this past year has been really bad. I can upload photos to an email and other sites no problem.

Well maybe its not compressing or not compressing enough. What other sites do is irrelevant
 

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You bet, I don't pay anything to be on them. :D

they also are multi billion dollar companies that can easily afford essentially unlimited server storage space. Just to give you an idea, we have over a million images stored on this site.
 

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they also are multi billion dollar companies that can easily afford essentially unlimited server storage space. Just to give you an idea, we have over a million images stored on this site.

Not surprised, there are a ton of photos on this site. Just looking for a solution to the problem.
 

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With my new Samsung, it was the type, or style of the format that had to be changed. Jpeg or etc etc
(Sorry can't recall the exact types)
 

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