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For the %^&~# time can you please stop twisting other peoples replies directed to me ... Not You To the clutching straws comment, You make a comment about larger cams needing more revs to get a car moving,,,,, Well thats generic statement that shows lack of experience with cams and proper tuning for carby cars.
Revs (carby/ies) are part of the TUNE, along with the timing and valvetrain.
So at end of day if your car/cam is tuned properly and running/idling properly, it wont need extra revs to get it moving unless your on a steep slope with a manual.

As I said, you're clutching at straws making comments about the tune of my car, when you have no idea the tune of it...First it's the gearbox ratios and my diff gearing, now the tune

So what I'd suggest is, you arrange a time to come over, tune my car and let me know the gearbox ratios and diff gearing, so your advise is proven to be true and what I say is a myth....

Oh and I'd also like to know when you have been driving my car to make these assumptions, because I haven't been around when it occurs
 
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All the talk of future value etc, I honestly believe that there’ll be little value increase in the mass produced VY onwards, unless they’re HSVs or anything that was more of a limited release. The run of the mill V8s, although still valuable if genuine V8 manuals, won’t go crazy like some of the older stuff has.
 
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All the talk of future value etc, I honestly believe that there’ll be little value increase in the mass produced VY onwards, unless they’re HSVs or anything that was more of a limited release. The run of the mill V8s, although still valuable if genuine V8 manuals, won’t go crazy like some of the older stuff has.

Eventually those mass produced will be worth just as much as others are now.

Everything with a cult following when it gets old is valuable. Right now it's I can't believe a VT is worth that.

In ten years it'll be the same thing. I got offered 4 times what I paid for my senator and it's in bits at the moment and I've only owned it six seven years.

They may not get there as quick as vn-vs has but it'll happen.
 

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It will also depend on the condition. A rubbish one won't be worth much but a looked after one will fetch good money. In years to come manuals will be higher desired over an auto. We see that now where people are paying a bit more for a manual. In years to come we will see people doing manual conversions as we do now.
I don't particularly love manual and actually prefer an auto, because I'm lazy but being a manual owner myself I have been speaking to people who own auto and really want a manual. I'm not getting rid of mine though because I'm already in pretty deep. Plus in years to come to come when manuals are even more sought after it will be worth more.
 

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Yeah factory V8 manual is where the value will be. Originality and condition obviously will come into it too. I doubt many if any will reach crazy heights, but the fact a VN SS can fetch 40-50k currently is probably crazy enough!
 
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Yeah factory V8 manual is where the value will be. Originality and condition obviously will come into it too. I doubt many if any will reach crazy heights, but the fact a VN SS can fetch 40-50k currently is probably crazy enough!

I used to think that about escorts , Datsuns and Geminis . I wish I'd kept every bunky I'd ever welded the diff on and threw a Weber at haha.
 

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In the end, I doubt many of us are buying them to try and make money on them, it’s about what you like personally and what you enjoy driving and tinkering with. Plus with the amount we all seem to invest in them to fix them and keep them on the road, they’re costing more than they’re making! So back on topic, if you’ve got the cash to do an LS conversion, why not go for it, it’ll be fun to drive and a good project.
 

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Guess it’ll depend on supply and demand, and how many of them survive.
A bigger part of the equation now also is how many vehicles are current owners willing to part with? In times gone by the new Holden Commodore buyer would trade up to the new model and sell their current one down the line.

Now you have a lot of people who bought VFs (and other models as well) because they were the last of the breed and a lot won’t be parting with them. That will keep prices higher even though there’s more of them around than in times gone by.

I think there will definitely be more VEs and VFs around for a lot longer than the previous generations as a lot of them won’t be continuously traded down the line until they end up at the wreckers like in days gone by, especially when it comes to V8’s.
 

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10 to 20 years in the future

All the "Car guys" will be lusting over VAG's with fart tunes, or some electric car that pulls 11's of the factory floor

The problem with the old V8 platform is, the kids aren't lusting after them now

V8 commodore and falcons are viewed by the youth as bogan cars for old guys, what they want is Euro fart boxes, which actually out perform most Aussie V8's

They are not brought up watching Bathurst, or going to Holden car shows, if they are into cars it's the Euro and JDM scene

Old V8 Commodores aren't fashionable, 4x4, Euro, electric and hybrid are what's hip

Sure there will be a few classic cars that someone wants in 20 or 20 years because "my grandfather had one"

As for the price people are asking, they don't seem to be moving, or they get pulled, then readvertised a while later

Cultures change whether your ready for it or want it

Meh
 
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