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« on: March 13, 2006, 04:17:03 PM »

About 13 yrs. ago I tried buying this Daytona from a body shop that was trying to restore it. The owner of the car said it was not for sale. I called the owner once a year,for 8 yrs., just to ask him if he wanted to sell it and he kept saying NO. About 2 yrs ago I talked to the body shop, which had moved, to find out what ever happened to the car and he said the owner sold the Daytona to some guy that had offered him less money than I did. That really got me mad!! flame


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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006, 04:17:39 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006, 04:38:45 PM »

I"ve heard about that car before. I think the guy got it for $12,000 or something like that. It would be sweet to see go down the drag strip.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2006, 04:43:24 PM »

I offered him $13,500 for it. I had the vin # but I can not find it. As I recall, Chuck Neely used to race it back in the 70s or 80s.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006, 05:46:58 PM »

Wes McNay in California bought the car several years ago, restored it, and it has now changed hands again, to where or whom, I don't know.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2006, 05:59:01 PM »

Well with certain people they just will not sell to.  WHY.  Who knows.

Example.

I know of a 70 Charger R/T 4spd car.  I know the guy who has the #matching engine.  I know the other guy that has the car.  The guy with the motor does not AT ALL LIKE the guy with the car.  He stated he would smash the motor into a thousand parts before he would sell it to the guy with the car.  He was going to sell me the motor but with the stipulation it NEVER was sold to the guy with the car. EVER....

So, it is not always about how much $$ you offer, sometime right place right time.... Guy has the right attitude that day.

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2006, 06:06:53 PM »

I never met the owner in person, just talked to him over the phone. He lived about 20 min. from my house. I told him I would run down to his house with cash.  I really loved that car when I first saw it about 13 yrs. ago. I took about 3 roles of film.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2006, 06:55:14 PM »

that sucks, sometimes timing is everything
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2006, 07:34:06 PM »

Here it is on the far side.


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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2006, 08:11:55 PM »

It was in NJ. It use to belong to John Demartz.I do have its vin
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1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
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1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2006, 10:46:21 PM »

sweet paintjob wish u had clearer pics to see all the details-MATT
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2006, 03:18:38 PM »

I took about 3 roles of film and I can't find them but I found the vin: XX29L9B410784
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2006, 05:25:00 PM »

I remember reading a thread about tha car on Moparts a few years ago. Was it you that was posting about it over there?
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2006, 09:09:14 PM »

Yes it was. I was just wondering if anybody knew what happened to it.
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2006, 08:55:33 AM »

Wes McNay in California bought the car several years ago, restored it, and it has now changed hands again, to where or whom, I don't know.

Restored it, like as in Original ? Damn another Cool car with it's History Buried, Man I hate to see Cool Drag Cars, with History, get restored back to the Original condition, there are plenty original ones and I just don't understand  ruining  the COOL Ones by making them like all the others.

  I would give my left Nut to have that car setting right next to Big Willie in my Garage..
 
I have to laugh at the RESTORED FREAKS that ask me when I am going to restore my Daytona back to R4 Red and my answer is always the same, NEVER, the car is done and there is NO WAY in hell I would hide its History by making it like every other Tom, Dick and Harrys Daytona..


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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2006, 09:16:36 AM »

Wes McNay in California bought the car several years ago, restored it, and it has now changed hands again, to where or whom, I don't know.
Tom, Dick and Harrys Daytona..

WHAT, I am Tom I do not have a Daytona...... Grin
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2006, 09:22:40 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2006, 11:04:53 AM »

Thats cool the way youve kept ur daytona all original in ''as raced'' condition, the only resto i think i might do would to restore it is to maybe restore it to the way it is only all new, then again its damn cool the way it is now-MATT (maybe stripping that black spray paint off the rear quarters and having the words ''BIG WILLY' show again.)
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2006, 02:45:01 PM »

Have you thought of just freshining up the paint job on the car and leaving it in the same set up as it is currently? Only with new paint, and such?
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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2006, 06:50:23 PM »

I thought about it, but the way I see it is

#1 I dont have to spend any more money to leave it like it is
#2 I don't have to Prove who it belonged to or the History, if someone can't tell it has been like this for 30+ years they are blind
#3 I think it is Just as cool now, if not cooler than it would be if it was slick, every dent, scratch or rust hole has a story
#4 I don't think redoing the car would increase the value, I am going to fix around the back window and a few Drivetrain things But that is All..
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2006, 07:56:45 PM »

I think the value of vintage race cars took a while to catch up to restored cars and that was part of it.  You're seeing more origianl race cars being displayed all the time as people begin to appreciate that the racing of these cars is just as past as the street scene.
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2006, 09:36:07 PM »

I would think the #88 rolling research daytona of Greg Ks.Has to be one of the rarest racing daytonas in existance .
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1970 EV2 Superbird RM23UOA174597
1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2006, 07:26:32 AM »

I think any race car is equally rare since they are each basically a one of one.  Their pedigree certainly alters the value though, and that #88 car definitely has a very very special history.  I'd place it as one, if not the, most valuable wing cars IMO.
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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2006, 09:10:19 PM »

so who spray bombed over the ''BIG WILLY"" moniker?-MATT
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2006, 02:26:30 AM »

so who spary bomber over the ''BIG WILLY"" moniker?-MATT

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