North American Turbocoupe Organization



Tcoupe prices
twentz88 Offline
Junior Member
#1
Come on guys this is rediculous. Why are we letting these cars go so cheap? They've got to be worth more than 400-1000 for decent running tcoupes. What is going on?
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Gary F Offline
Senior Member
#2
I feel your pain. They ARE worth more...to us. We're a misunderstood bunch by the rest of the world but we understand each other. I was offered 3000 by a guy I met in a parking lot but I turned him down. I bought it for 1800 six years ago. To me it's priceless.
Gary Fraser

I used to be normal...then I got a Turbo Coupe.
'88 T5 Bone Stock w/3G Alt.
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KentCT88TC Offline
Senior Member
#3
I paid 3800 last year and have another 8000 in it with all the restorations, stereo, satellite, etc! It's worth $11,500 to me! -Kent
-KentCT
-'88 Turbo Coupe, K&N, Gillis valve @18 lbs., 2.5 " exhaust.
-2000 Mustang GT 373 gears, Diablo computer chip, cold air intake, Typhoon intake manifold.
-2001 Jeep SE 2.5, AEM cold air intake, Gates headers & exhaust, throttle body spacer, Jet Stage 2 chip
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turbobird63 Offline
Senior Member
#4
Yeah, I feel mine is worth at least the $10,000 or so I put into my recent buildup. Although my wife calls it the "Big Ugly POS", that I put to much time and money into.
Christopher Taylor
85 TC, 2.3l, LA3, T3/T4 Turbo 25psi, Stinger FMIC, Forge BOV, Full 3" Exhaust, Esslinger crank pulley- Timing Gears and overdrive WP pulley, BBK 255lph FP, Kirban AFPR, Kirban Shifter, K&N Cone, 3g Alternator, Energy Suspension Bushings throughout, CHE LCA's, Welded SFC's, and TON's of other parts.
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TCx2 Offline
Senior Member
#5
The market at large doesn't have the interest in these cars that we have. Thus, only a small number of people are willing to pay (or able even) to pay a higher amount. This community here is a lot like the Lincoln Mark VII LSC community to which I also belong. Since the cars can be had for such a low price, they are often purchased by folks that really had to scrape together even the $1,000-$2,000 it took to buy the car and then the struggle to pay the prices for the upkeep.
In my case, I've paid through the nose for my last two TCs and definately my Mark VII.
I paid $4000 for my former white 98k mile 88 back in 2002. I paid $5000 for my current 50k mile black 88. I gave over $8000 for my 34k mile Lincoln. The Lincoln was in pristine shape.
(shrug) Some folks say I paid too much for all of them, but in each case I got what I wanted in the car I purchsed.
Kevin
TCx2
67 Green Ford Fairlane 428CJ 5spd
89 Fiji Blue Chrysler Conquest
03 Mercury Marauder "Supercharged"
03 Ford Excursion(King of the SUVs)
04 Mustang Cobra - Screaming Yellow
10 Challenger R/T "Supercharged"
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KentCT88TC Offline
Senior Member
#6
Look at the cost of a new Lincoln. Or for that matter, any car. You can't get much in intermediate size for less than $20,000. What you paid is still cheap. -Kent
-KentCT
-'88 Turbo Coupe, K&N, Gillis valve @18 lbs., 2.5 " exhaust.
-2000 Mustang GT 373 gears, Diablo computer chip, cold air intake, Typhoon intake manifold.
-2001 Jeep SE 2.5, AEM cold air intake, Gates headers & exhaust, throttle body spacer, Jet Stage 2 chip
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shays88tc Offline
Senior Member
#7
kids like to get them for cheap, beat the crap out of them, then part them out or crush them...

that or the motors/drivetrain get ripped out and end up in a ranger or mustang, then crushed.
Completion Date: Quarter to never..
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86XR7auto Offline
Moderator
#8
These cars are all 20 years old or more. It is all about condition. I think the market will improve with some time...not huge but some time.

Travis
86XR7 in pieces...old time [email protected] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGsz7PdEqTI 88TC stock Red RHSC [email protected], 01 Z71=Nice winter ride, 01 CVLX w/HPP wifes ride!
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xcrunnerbd Offline
Posting Freak
#9
The price of gas will help the value as well. What other combination can a goal such as mine be so realistic?
Project 13 sec. / 30mpg in '88 TC 5Speed : [email protected] / 32+ mpg

On The Car: KN cone, 2-stage [email protected] 15psi wired to fuel switch, Kirban AFPR @ 39psi, Walbro 255 HP FP, 130A 3G Alt., Full 3" Stinger Exhaust incl. cat. no muffler,

Shelf: .48 T3, ported E6, BPV
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Gary S Offline
Administrator
#10
Unless the market picks up on these cars (and I hope it does) we will never get out of them what we have put into them. I guess that's the chance you take when you pursue an avenue of approach to what you want to achieve in the long run.
NATO Member
1987 Turbocoupe
168,000 Miles
5 Speed
Black w/Raven Interior
http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/data_...t_87tc.php
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