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Old September 18th, 2009, 02:08 PM
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These look just amazing... anyone know how much these suckers cost?

http://www.icon4x4.com/

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HOLY SHIT

http://www.jameslist.com/advert/34505

$153,000.00?!?!?!?!?!
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Old September 18th, 2009, 02:29 PM
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Check em out here:
www.parkcity4x4classics.com
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Old September 18th, 2009, 02:55 PM
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New costs starting low 90s to 100K. They make a handful of FJs a year.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 03:01 PM
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HOLY SHIT

http://www.jameslist.com/advert/34505

$153,000.00?!?!?!?!?!
I know. Crazy, right? I'm personally a FJ40 fan.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 04:47 PM
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Hmm. A Toyota kit car.

I wonder what they are titled as?
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Old September 18th, 2009, 05:49 PM
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they keep the original title. They all start off as a FJ restore

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Old September 19th, 2009, 10:06 AM
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Need I add that the vast majority of Icons are bought by people who have no intention of going anywhere near a dirt road?
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Old September 19th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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I just saw one at the Santa Monica airport yesterday. No doubt belongs to some Hollywood actor or producer getting on their private jet. They are very cool looking in person and Im also an FJ40 fan. I built one with a 425hp Stroker motor and it was an incredible truck but their asking price is outrageous. Im fairly certain you could come close to duplicating this for 50k.
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Old September 19th, 2009, 12:05 PM
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OK, this brings up a tremendous opportunity to pose a question on the subject of VIN swapping.

Why is it ok to this outfit to start with a truck. Take the vin/vin plate/title and frame horn vin and completely build a new truck, ... and demand (and get ... I might add) TOP dollar, ... and it is OK?

And a bulk of Land Rover folks get their panties in a wad when someone does the same thing with a Defender.

Personally, I see no difference in a complete restoration verses this ... or no difference in this and what Boyd Coddington, or Chip Foose do when they take a mustang and completely ditch the original car only using the small bits that are not available anymore.

Just a thought. Anyway, I know Susan represents these folks and I see her site listing these sold all the time ... many of them at $150K.

Some folks got too much money to burn.

Just sayin'

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Old September 19th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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Dendy,

I think the diffrence is they are doing a complete restore using all new parts where some rover people are just putting a VIN plate from and old rover onto a new rover.

I do not think anyoneone that knows what they are talking about would get their panties in a wad if someone wanted to take a thrashed 1993 110 and restore it using all new parts.

However if the same person had a thrashed 1993 110 and wanted to buy a newer TD5 and simply swap the vin this would be suspect (wrong) as the newer TD5 was made for the road and has a VIN number already IE it is a car and you are swapping a VIN.

A better question would be how do they get to use the 2.8 PS here in the US when rover companies have gotten in trouble for using the 300tdi
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Old September 19th, 2009, 04:19 PM
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A better question would be how do they get to use the 2.8 PS here in the US when rover companies have gotten in trouble for using the 300tdi
Same way every other shop does it, somewhere in the contract or bill of sale it says "For off road use only".
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Old September 20th, 2009, 08:11 AM
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Let's see: rotted frame and bulkhead, throw in an engine fire that toast all the interior, and the majority of the body- looks like all new pieces. Similar to that FJ sitting in a field for 30 years, or the '32 Ford coupe rolled and rotted......... Oh yea, I see the difference, we only got a few thousand to choose from instead of hundreds of thousands of examples. Sorry, just don't get the wadded panty thing even on a good day.
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