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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:41 am 
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Hi guys i have a XB that is bog stock and has a real 97,*** K's on the clock.. all the numbers are the same and has been it the shed for the last 13 years. I'm the 3rd owner and i'm stuck on wat to do... I have a really nice 351C that has a bit of work done to it and a nice C4 auto sitting in the shed... should i put the 351 into it or should i fix up the stock motor and go down that path????

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:43 am 
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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:09 am 
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restore it.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:35 am 
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Restore it. Make it like new. Please dont mod it, these old girls are like rocking horse poo now. Get another one thats already been bastardised if you want one to play with.
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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:47 am 
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ok guys wat do u think its worth??
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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:56 am 
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500 bucks

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:13 pm 
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+1 on resto, keep it in good nick and should be worth a few coin

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:55 pm 
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500 as is spenda few grand would look a million bucks nd be envyed by all nd worth probly 20g

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:21 pm 
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Imoa a bog stock brown and white XB six pack is never gonna be worth much you'd be better off doing a sleeper with the 351 in it or just do a GT copy or whatever you like as you'd still get better money for a 351 powered XB in top condition than a six any day.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:24 pm 
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agreed

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:40 pm 
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What do you want to drive or own?
I'd go the 351C any day. 250s arent exactly inspiring to drive, and neither is a stock XB sedan...

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:14 pm 
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Id agree, put the 351 in it, if it was a rarer model then id say keep it original, but like its been said, it will be worth more as a clean v8
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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:16 pm 
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Who cares what its worth, its not a rare model to start with, like I said build something you'll enjoy driving and looking at.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:56 pm 
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Thats an early one....has MPH on the outside.....and doesn't have 250 badges on the guards....must be a 200???
The only ones of those worth real coin are the GS V8 versions, or V8 Fairmont with extras, and of course, the GT versions.
A bloke I know at work sold an XB GS V8 (351 auto), matching numbers, and factory sunroof, and was in worse nick than the one pictured....sold it for $14,000.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:05 pm 
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Who cares what its worth, its not a rare model to start with, like I said build something you'll enjoy driving and looking at.


Agreed , its a decent car but not anything special.
My opinion.......Throw the 351 in and enjoy it. If u feel bad about pulling out the six, then dont discard it, just keep it in the shed ... u can always throw it back in 1 day........
Do what you want to do , and not worry about being criticized for your choice.
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