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Boss 302 Prices
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:27:24 pm »
Recently I have seen members on this site commenting on the sale of certain Boss 302's. This brought up the question of auctions vs Ebay vs other methods for selling Boss 302's for a fair price. Auctions are a joke and have always been with the run away prices and fees.  What I have started to see is the price of parts stable or going up depending on the type while the price for cars going down. Color matters and I have spoken to several veterans in this group confirm that.  I have seen several Boss cars on eBay go for less than what was offered. I recently saw a numbers matching,very clean, original Chicago owner, sell his Lime green metallic for $ 42K. I spoke with his son who was surprised at the price since they tried to sell it 2 years ago with a better response. There are several cars on ebay today with no higher bids than $ 40K and one is matching numbers.  So I thought I would ask, have the B2 people gotten really smart and the speculators looking for other opportunites?  I will say this,  B2 cars are either thrashed or in really good shape so to speak,,,unlike for example Shelbys were most have not been beaten to crap and offer a good base for purchase - is that why the prices have gone way up?. I am waiting this out cause  I think in the next 5 years there will be some nice B2 cars offered for sale at better prices.
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 11:58:26 pm »
Interesting discussion about value. Personally I still have seen some very solid prices in private sales. I was talking with someone recently that has been out of BOSS 302 Mustangs for a few years and is looking to buy another one. I am also hearing from people who have seen cars that are going for good money and then when inspected back at home are junk in the way the car was restored. So as you mention good parts prices are rising, really good solid cars restored correctly with the correct parts are getting top dollar. But education is absolutely paramount, the number of 1970 BOSS 302 owners that get into trouble when looking at 1969 BOSS 302 Mustangs is high. Too many restorations with an excessive amount of incorrect or reproduction parts are cutting into the appearance of the stability of the BOSS 302 market. Before saying that the overall value of BOSS 302 Mustang cars is dropping look deeper into the quality of the cars selling for the lower prices.

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Re: Boss 302 Prices
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 02:52:24 am »
Here we go again / money talk . At bobs there is a guy that shows up now and again we call "Mr  Finkelstine". He looks like a rodent wearing glasses and he is the owner of two nice cars. Mr Finkelstine only talks about the value of cars and things in general. He is obsessed with money, what things cost, what they are worth, etc. As my wife always says my stuff is worth nothing because I don't/won't sell it and I buy what I like and want. If your thing is money then sell your car and look at the bank statement instead of the car. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 09:10:45 am »
Here we go again...another thread on prices and as sure as the sun is coming up tomorrow, Mr. Hunter is back on his soapbox deriding those of us who may be interested in how the market is swinging and hearing others opinions on the matter.  You've made it abundantly clear that you are this wealthy guy with a bunch of cars and you don't care what the prices are.  We get it.

Unfortunately, there are a few of us poor boys out here that dollars matter to.  I love my BOSS Mustang but if I thought that in 5 years it was going to be worth half what it is now I would be bailing out.  It's a fee country you can say what you want but I can't understand why you don't just start your own thread on the matter and leave us poor boys to talk prices if we want without you giving your two cents that anyone interested in the market are a bunch of fools, one of which looks like a rodent wearing glasses. Was that comment really necessary? ::)
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 04:07:31 pm »
I'm no "wealthy guy" I'm a working stiff, my cars are driver quality and I turn my own wrenchs. I just am not obsessed with money, and I don't own things for " investments".  I say if your worried sell your car and move along. There is no "market" because no two things are alike , cars or buyers. So one thing might sell for x the other for y with no rhyme or reason. Boss cars are worth around 50k give or take. The super high price ones are number 1 cars that likely none of us can or will own.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 04:58:27 pm »
Let's say you can pick up a project B for around $35K and put $100K into a top flight resto.  Then let's say the market for this car is $200K.  You know what would happen?  The market would get flooded with Boss cars from people looking to pocket $65k and those who would cut corners to squeeze out a couple of extra bucks.  Then the $200k market value would plunge because there would be too many of various quality levels - supply and demand, and this is where we currently are.  It's a beautifully efficient market that keeps speculators out and enthusiasts in.  Let's all take care of our cars and over time we'll be fine.  Last I checked, Ford isn't making anymore 69/70 Boss cars.
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 05:11:27 pm »
OK, so I just wanted to start this thread not because I am planning to sell my boss or worry about its worth but I do plan to buy another down the road. I know I should not have brought up the  price discussion but With that said, I find market trends fascinating. There was a thread in the cars for sale section( 'RE:Selling my Boss', tab 3 bottom) that really hit home with what I am seeing today. In a different conversation, a person who is deeply into the vendor/parts side of the mustang family brought up this exact topic. He was the one that stated that cars that were restored in the late 80's early 90's are starting to be exposed at great prices. Its 2017, so these restorations were done 25 + years ago which means many are really nice drivers. The owners, who are older now, are not necessarily interested in doing a full restore again. One segment of the mustang market, Boss 302's, seem to have done some interesting changes in the price of cars VS Parts. Like I said, numbers matching cars that two years ago probably would have sold for over $ 50K are now selling in the mid to low 40's. I think that with any other segment, Boss 302's definitely fall into two catergories - really nice solid body numbers match and or less than solid/bad restore or beat to hell cars(i.e the Recent project shells for sale @ 20/25K). So my point, the prices of B2's are softer now than I have seen, the selection of nice cars has increased(compared to thrashed projects), certain B2 parts have really gone up, and B351's and Shelbys are increasing in value. So it was only a discussion point which will drive me to making decisions today and in the future. I was only interested in what others are seeing on our site, ebay, Craigslist, dealers and other avenues. I know this price discussion is a  bad topic but I do follow this market continually.  I talk to a lot of people and I think we are seeing a buyers market for really nice B2 cars and I don't know for how long.....just my input. Nothing more.

BTW - If you love the hobby and will plan to never sell your car then disregard this Thread.


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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 05:23:47 pm »
OK, so I just wanted to start this thread not because I plan to ever sell my boss or worry about its worth but I do plan to buy another down the road. I know I should not have brought up the  price discussion but With that said, I find market trends fascinating. There was a thread in the cars for sale section( 'RE:Selling my Boss', tab 3 bottom) that really hit home with what I am seeing today. In a different conversation, a person who is deeply into the vendor/parts side of the mustang family brought up this exact topic. He was the one that stated that cars that were restored in the late 80's early 90's are starting to be exposed at great prices. Its 2017, so these restorations were done 25 + years ago which means many are really nice drivers. The owners, who are older now, are not necessarily interested in doing a full restore again. One segment of the mustang market, Boss 302's, seem to have done some interesting changes in the price of cars VS Parts. Like I said, numbers matching cars that two years ago probably would have sold for over $ 50K are now selling in the mid to low 40's. I think that with any other segment, Boss 302's definitely fall into two catergories - really nice solid body numbers match and or less than solid/bad restore or beat to hell cars(i.e the Recent project shells for sale @ 20/25K). So my point, the prices of B2's are softer now than I have seen, the selection of nice cars has increased(compared to thrashed projects), certain B2 parts have really gone up, and B351's and Shelbys are increasing in value. So it was only a discussion point which will drive me to making decisions today and in the future. I was only interested in what others are seeing on our site, ebay, Craigslist, dealers and other avenues. I know this price discussion is a  bad topic but I do follow this market continually.  I talk to a lot of people and I think we are seeing a buyers market for really nice B2 cars and I don't know for how long.....just my input. Nothing more.

BTW - If you love the hobby and will plan to never sell your car then disregard this Thread.

I'm seeing the same thing and this is coming from someone who just dropped a lot on a project Boss and doesn't like being upside down on anything.  Good opportunity to pick up a solid project car which is why I bought mine. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 05:28:30 pm »
I have no comment on Boss prices.  My post (on cars for sale) was about the my experiences then and now on selling a collector car on ebay , my preferred method for many years . Up to now , there was always a sense of excitement and anticipation from the bidders and watchers with many questions to answer every day . I never had to relist a car , my prices mid market reasonable . But this last listing I had was different , hardly any questions were asked and the bidding stopped mid-week without the usual frenzy at the end. The car was arguably one of the best i have ever offered. While I have attended the Major auctions in my area , I never wanted to pay their high rates or experience the pressure tactics.
  Some facts :  Of the 21 BOSS 302's listed on ebay in the past 30 days, only one sold, a project car with an incomplete engine that sold for $23K .  Auctions results so far for 2017 show 32 cars sold at an average of $68K .
While private sales may achieve better results, I don't have a Marketing Major to help me get the word out. How is this accomplished ?
  In conclusion, it seems that the next time I want to sell a collector car, I will have to take it to an auction to get results.

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 05:46:09 pm »
Great input Mike....lately I have seen some really nice B2 cars for sale at a price that makes me want to avoid another project.

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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 06:22:29 pm »
I was one of the bidders on an unsold B2. Called the owner and made a deal so I guess 2 sold. I love the car game and I'm sure no one wants to be upside down, but it happens. That being said, I am a little nervous about what I paid, but isn't a little risk part of the hobby? At the end of the day I've got a car I've always wanted and when my foot's flat I kinda just forget about $.

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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2017, 07:50:03 pm »
 I wouldn't be nervous about what you paid. All Fastback Mustangs are popular and will continue to be. Enjoy your new car.  Mike

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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2017, 10:32:51 pm »
Here is another example. I inspected this car in LA. Its pretty nice but needs work. It started out in the high 40's. Its got some good options

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Ford-Mustang-Boss-302-/311954217008?hash=item48a1eb9830:g:mEsAAOSwGn5Zr0B2&vxp=mtr

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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 10:45:26 pm »
Thx mike

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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, 03:56:22 am »
While private sales may achieve better results, I don't have a Marketing Major to help me get the word out. How is this accomplished ?

Private sales on really top end cars may never have even been available to the general public. There are collectors that have significant cars that are exceptionally original. The upper end guys all know each other and may very well have standing offers on particular cars. So before you and I would ever hear about them being traded, the deal is long finished.

Pedestrian level cars the likes of which we all (for the most part) own get advertised, wait for tire kickers, then sell. The upper end is sold with a conversation, not really up for grabs.
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2017, 11:12:46 am »
Here is another example. I inspected this car in LA. Its pretty nice but needs work. It started out in the high 40's. Its got some good options

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Ford-Mustang-Boss-302-/311954217008?hash=item48a1eb9830:g:mEsAAOSwGn5Zr0B2&vxp=mtr


Another example? it does not have a boss engine. 

This is why the "Market" thing is a waste of time. You have no idea what is being compared, no two cars are the same.
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2017, 12:45:00 pm »
my last reply......attached is the Yellow Boss' original for sale picture indicating Numbers matching. I went thru the car and found a lot that was missing, with that said its a really nice car, low rust, oringinal quarters, right front fender not rolled, great options and yes its not a Boss "block' but does have heads and other stuff.  So,  aside from reading everything that's put on the ebay teleprompter, I did my homework, yes I am the one that pointed out several shortcomings and my point of the comment was that at even the current price its not a bad buy when you consider shells going for $ 20K

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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2017, 02:21:33 pm »
If your topic is the "market" then it would stand to reason the we would be talking about a boss car with a boss engine. Cleveland heads on drilled 2 bolt block does not make a boss 302.
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2017, 02:37:07 pm »
Alex,
I think what Joe was referring to is that the 'car' is a legit G code Boss 302. Yes, its missing some key components, like you mentioned--the Boss 302 engine. That said, IT can be fixed with finding a 'real' Boss 302 engine. As for the market value, I have no clue. Again, my worthless two cents...
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2017, 09:49:05 pm »
I'm a bit curious how it could be numbers matching if it doesn't have a b2 block? Isn't that a big qualifier for numbers matching?

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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2017, 10:30:37 am »
I'm a bit curious how it could be numbers matching if it doesn't have a b2 block? Isn't that a big qualifier for numbers matching?



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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2017, 11:42:13 am »
I'm a bit curious how it could be numbers matching if it doesn't have a b2 block? Isn't that a big qualifier for numbers matching?



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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2017, 05:41:22 pm »
So, for those of us who are looking to finally get our driver quality BOSS, buy now or wait a few years?
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2017, 05:48:18 pm »
Go to the cars for sale section and read the 3rd topic down, for $49,000 you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer car IMHO.
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2017, 06:05:13 pm »
He actually finally just sold it over the past few days! Seeing a great driver go at such a good price makes me worry that if i wait a few years, i might miss out on getting a comparable deal.

How long will we be able to purchase a good driver for 49-60k? 
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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2017, 06:43:16 pm »
If you want one, and have the amount you want to spend, buy now and start enjoying it.
I bought my car four years ago, and I don't think prices have moved a whole lot in that time.
Know what you want, and get expert help (from this Forum) to assess any car you're looking at buying.
There are good cars at decent prices out there.
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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2017, 08:42:40 am »
Bob NZnoboss - you are spot on.
Exactly how I felt 15 years ago and never once did I regret that decision.

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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2017, 09:35:16 am »
I certainly don't regret buying my 1970 BOSS 302 7 years ago, but wonder if prices on these cars have somewhat flattened out as it may be difficult for some to find a mechanic to work on your car for those who don't like spending hours getting dirty in the garage!

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« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2017, 12:55:47 pm »
I was at Auburn over labor day weekend on Saturday. Watched two Boss Mustangs get auctioned. This red shaker car was nice but some minor details not right and more obvious like the rear valance panel. sold for $60,000 and I would put it at a higher end driver car. http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?Order=price&feature=&collection=&grouping=&category=&SaleCode=AF17&ID=r0039#

This was very nice restoration being a color change from green to orange is the only reson I can think of that would of held back the price some. But, very nicely done restoration. Bid $71,000 and didn't meet reserve. http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?Order=price&feature=&collection=&grouping=&category=&SaleCode=AF17&ID=r0620

The 68 - 70 Shelby's couldn't make it pass $80,000. One 67 Shelby sold for $154,000

I mainly wanted to see the two Cougars sell. This 71 conv brought good money at $20,000 but they didn't let it go for that :-P http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?Order=price&feature=&collection=&grouping=&category=&SaleCode=AF17&ID=r0249

The 70 conv with a rare factory ram air on a 351c (although missing in action) stopped at $24,000 Must have sold it after the auction at $26,500 http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?Order=price&feature=&collection=&grouping=&category=&SaleCode=AF17&ID=r0122


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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2017, 05:28:33 pm »
So, for those of us who are looking to finally get our driver quality BOSS, buy now or wait a few years?

Let's take a minute to think about what waiting gets you. If you have the available cash to buy a good driver and know that's what you want to buy, why are you waiting? The prices are not likely to completely tank, however in the event they do be willing to accept the loss. If the prices are stable or rise then cool for you. If you wait and the prices are stable then what did you gain? If you wait and the prices rise your priced down a level to a less desirable car or priced out. There are no Crystal Balls...... You just have to know what you want and what you are willing to risk. Until then you can still walk through car shows and think......hmmm, I'd love to have that car.

Figure out what you need.
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« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2017, 05:45:22 pm »
Let's be real here, these are lousy investments compared to your average 401k mutual fund not to mention insurance, maintenance, housing, etc eating into any value gain.  B2 cars are not suddenly going to be going for the same as a '97 Civic anytime soon and no one is going wind up on the comfy, leather chair side of Shark Tank by buying a B2 as an investment either.  So let's keep the allure of these cars alive.  Show them, drive them and enjoy them!  If you have the money and want one, go for it. 
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« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2017, 07:26:21 am »
You guys are talking about parts missing ect... What about if the car is the wrong color? Different from the paint code.

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« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2017, 09:42:07 am »
You guys are talking about parts missing ect... What about if the car is the wrong color? Different from the paint code.

That is a matter of taste, but it should have a bearing on the price of the car. A BOSS 302 that was originally "color x" (I'm not wanting to offend anyone) that was repainted auction red to make it more desirable. Well some would think "Wow! I love the red car!". Other buyers would think "Dang! That's not correct, why would I want to buy a car I'll have to put $25,000.00 dollars into to be correct!"

So a color change realistically narrows your buyers field of view, or increases desirability to some people. As Stgjais said to paraphrase. If you need a return on investment go to the bank. BTW, wait until a transmission or engine failure changes your money in.

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« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2017, 10:24:40 am »
Let's be real here, these are lousy investments compared to your average 401k mutual fund not to mention insurance, maintenance, housing, etc eating into any value gain.  B2 cars are not suddenly going to be going for the same as a '97 Civic anytime soon and no one is going wind up on the comfy, leather chair side of Shark Tank by buying a B2 as an investment either.  So let's keep the allure of these cars alive.  Show them, drive them and enjoy them!  If you have the money and want one, go for it.



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That might be correct for you guys who happened to buy your cars at the high end of the market, or a newbie to the hobby. That said, some of us did buy our cars at a time when they were dirt cheap. So, if you were one of the lucky ones, then sold your car recently/last few years it IS better than a 401k. Its all relative. Just me...
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1969 Mustang Fastback/FOX chassis, 6 speed, 4 wheel discs, with a modern Can-Am 494 (Boss 429), Kaase headed, intake mounted with a 1425 cfm 'B' Autolite Inline carb, ala Trans-Am style…Whew!

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Re: Boss 302 Prices
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2017, 11:04:45 am »
I just purchased another Tiger that was originally white, but is now painted red. Not a big deal to me personally, but the seller realized it was a mistake to paint it red. Probably a $5-8000 reduction in price. The red just plain looks better IMO.

Let me tell you what happens when you wait too long to buy the BOSS. You suffer from woulda-coulda-shoulda for years. Most of us have been there. Our partners are tired of those stories and will in fact encourage you to buy a car. They don't want to hear the constant whining and would rather see you enjoy something, perhaps with them or without them. I make tombstones and I have never engraved one that said "I regret buying a BOSS 302 and having fun with it." Your life is way too short to worry about prices. Your only concern should be your enjoyment of the BOSS while you still can drive it. Death is not kind.

Only you can put a value on a car you buy.
1967 Tiger MK1-A
1970 Shelby GT350
2013 BOSS 302 LS #712 GO
2016 Shelby GT350 Magnetic blk stripes
2017 GT350R-Magnetic w/white stripes
Wife still Happy, recovering.
BOSS 302's are like a fabulous WI cheddar. Both get better with age and you buy them for your enjoyment, not as an investment.

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Re: Boss 302 Prices
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2017, 11:17:27 am »
I just purchased another Tiger that was originally white, but is now painted red. Not a big deal to me personally, but the seller realized it was a mistake to paint it red. Probably a $5-8000 reduction in price. The red just plain looks better IMO.

Let me tell you what happens when you wait too long to buy the BOSS. You suffer from woulda-coulda-shoulda for years. Most of us have been there. Our partners are tired of those stories and will in fact encourage you to buy a car. They don't want to hear the constant whining and would rather see you enjoy something, perhaps with them or without them. I make tombstones and I have never engraved one that said "I regret buying a BOSS 302 and having fun with it." Your life is way too short to worry about prices. Your only concern should be your enjoyment of the BOSS while you still can drive it. Death is not kind.

Only you can put a value on a car you buy.



Now that was the best advice I have heard in a long time! Go out and enjoy!
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1969 Mustang Fastback/FOX chassis, 6 speed, 4 wheel discs, with a modern Can-Am 494 (Boss 429), Kaase headed, intake mounted with a 1425 cfm 'B' Autolite Inline carb, ala Trans-Am style…Whew!

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Re: Boss 302 Prices
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2017, 12:59:08 pm »
I remember when the DOW dropped to 6547.05 on March 9, 2009 and when I checked my portfolio, it was worth about half from its previous peak.  I just stopped looking at my investments as I remember when my uncle had told me that after he retired, he would check this investments everyday and it was causing anxiety, so he just turned off his computer and was happy again!

I've had some close friends ask me why my investments have out-performed their portfolios and I told them it is probably because I don't have to pay someone fees.  Besides, I've always thought it best to be responsible for my own investments as if something bad happens, I can have the satisfaction that I didn't pay someone to lose my money!

I did take the BOSS 302 for a drive this week and it ran great!

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Re: Boss 302 Prices
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2017, 11:47:41 am »
I just purchased another Tiger that was originally white, but is now painted red. Not a big deal to me personally, but the seller realized it was a mistake to paint it red. Probably a $5-8000 reduction in price. The red just plain looks better IMO.

Let me tell you what happens when you wait too long to buy the BOSS. You suffer from woulda-coulda-shoulda for years. Most of us have been there. Our partners are tired of those stories and will in fact encourage you to buy a car. They don't want to hear the constant whining and would rather see you enjoy something, perhaps with them or without them. I make tombstones and I have never engraved one that said "I regret buying a BOSS 302 and having fun with it." Your life is way too short to worry about prices. Your only concern should be your enjoyment of the BOSS while you still can drive it. Death is not kind.

Only you can put a value on a car you buy.


Well said!
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