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I’m looking to buy a late model Alumicraft, Funco or possibly a real nice SU. Prefer 2 seater, LS based 4.0 or 4.5 Whipple tuned for pump gas. S4D/S5D or Albins. Big screen Holley or Motec with doors and windshield.  If your car is advertised on the usual sites I’ve likely seen it. Anyone planning to sell that isn’t currently advertised? End of season sale would be fine,  I’m not in a hurry. Looking to pay fair market price. DM me if you have something you’re thinking of selling or know anyone that does. Thank you! 

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Any interest in the Blue F bomb ?

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6 minutes ago, Hondajimz said:

Any interest in the Blue F bomb ?

Not currently. I’m trying to find something a bit newer. A GTF, GTU or similar. Or a 2018 or newer Alumicraft. I also haven’t ruled out building new but would prefer to find a good condition used if I can. 
Looking forward to meeting you guys next Wednesday! 

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2009 alumicraft popped up on str8uptoytrader.  IDK if it meets your specs.

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Looks like you're narrowing it down.  Good luck in your search.

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11 hours ago, 1newbie said:

2009 alumicraft popped up on str8uptoytrader.  IDK if it meets your specs.

I did see that one. Looks like a nice car but I really prefer a smaller two seater. Plus I would have to add a bunch of stuff that would probably bring the cost pretty close to newer cars that have those features already. 

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Let me see what I can find for you. I have a nice rental you can use. LOL

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1 hour ago, Dockmaster said:

I did see that one. Looks like a nice car but I really prefer a smaller two seater. Plus I would have to add a bunch of stuff that would probably bring the cost pretty close to newer cars that have those features already. 

What kind of stuff?

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5 minutes ago, Sandkist said:

What kind of stuff?

Great question. 

I prefer a 2 seater so have to convince myself to go with a 4/5 seater. I need doors cause I’m old and fat. I wouldn’t want a PBS trans. Not because they aren’t a good trans but my understanding is parts are scarce or non-existent. I don’t know if I would fit being 6’5” so might need mods for that. And I don’t know what dash or gauges are there or what ecu. That’s just off the top of my head from the info listed in the ad. So what would I spend on this car after buying it? Maybe $50k or more? An S5D is about $18.5k just for trans. An Albins is $35k. I’m looking at cars that are much later model, have all the stuff I’m interested in with Albins trans and are in the high $100k range so like $180k-$190k. For my situation, I would rather spend an extra $20k-$30k and get a newer car that was built with all the stuff I want. I may very well spend a bunch more and build a new car exactly how I want it. I plan to make a decision in the next few weeks so I posted this thread in case somebody has a car that fits the bill and is thinking about selling or planning to sell at end of season. 

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23 minutes ago, Dockmaster said:

Great question. 

I prefer a 2 seater so have to convince myself to go with a 4/5 seater. I need doors cause I’m old and fat. I wouldn’t want a PBS trans. Not because they aren’t a good trans but my understanding is parts are scarce or non-existent. I don’t know if I would fit being 6’5” so might need mods for that. And I don’t know what dash or gauges are there or what ecu. That’s just off the top of my head from the info listed in the ad. So what would I spend on this car after buying it? Maybe $50k or more? An S5D is about $18.5k just for trans. An Albins is $35k. I’m looking at cars that are much later model, have all the stuff I’m interested in with Albins trans and are in the high $100k range so like $180k-$190k. For my situation, I would rather spend an extra $20k-$30k and get a newer car that was built with all the stuff I want. I may very well spend a bunch more and build a new car exactly how I want it. I plan to make a decision in the next few weeks so I posted this thread in case somebody has a car that fits the bill and is thinking about selling or planning to sell at end of season. 

have you priced out a new alumicraft build?

last I checked in with them in late 22 it was about 175K for a 4 seater, minus motor and trans.  Is that still in line?

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1 hour ago, EmpirE231 said:

have you priced out a new alumicraft build?

last I checked in with them in late 22 it was about 175K for a 4 seater, minus motor and trans.  Is that still in line?

Yes, I have a quote from Alumicraft. A bit of an increase from what you state but not far off. And I have talked to Redline on engine cost. I haven’t quoted trans yet but those prices are generally available on line. 

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22 hours ago, Hondajimz said:

Any interest in the Blue F bomb ?

 

22 hours ago, Dockmaster said:

Not currently. I’m trying to find something a bit newer. A GTF, GTU or similar. Or a 2018 or newer Alumicraft. I also haven’t ruled out building new but would prefer to find a good condition used if I can. 
Looking forward to meeting you guys next Wednesday! 

I had a G52 and would have no problems buying another. I’ve even been eying the F Bomb. 

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11 hours ago, cek said:

 

I had a G52 and would have no problems buying another. I’ve even been eying the F Bomb. 

I'm camping with him right now. Can help you work a deal if you would like.

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11 hours ago, cek said:

 

I had a G52 and would have no problems buying another. I’ve even been eying the F Bomb. 

He dropped the price to $138.5k on Marketplace. 

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2 hours ago, Dockmaster said:

He dropped the price to $138.5k on Marketplace. 

Saw that. 

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15 hours ago, cek said:

 

I had a G52 and would have no problems buying another. I’ve even been eying the F Bomb. 

 

3 hours ago, Dockmaster said:

He dropped the price to $138.5k on Marketplace. 

Great car and the price is right in line if I may say so.

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22 hours ago, Dockmaster said:

Great question. 

I prefer a 2 seater so have to convince myself to go with a 4/5 seater. I need doors cause I’m old and fat. I wouldn’t want a PBS trans. Not because they aren’t a good trans but my understanding is parts are scarce or non-existent. I don’t know if I would fit being 6’5” so might need mods for that. And I don’t know what dash or gauges are there or what ecu. That’s just off the top of my head from the info listed in the ad. So what would I spend on this car after buying it? Maybe $50k or more? An S5D is about $18.5k just for trans. An Albins is $35k. I’m looking at cars that are much later model, have all the stuff I’m interested in with Albins trans and are in the high $100k range so like $180k-$190k. For my situation, I would rather spend an extra $20k-$30k and get a newer car that was built with all the stuff I want. I may very well spend a bunch more and build a new car exactly how I want it. I plan to make a decision in the next few weeks so I posted this thread in case somebody has a car that fits the bill and is thinking about selling or planning to sell at end of season. 

If you have the $ to get new, do it...Otherwise there will always be something you'll want to change...seats, paint job, lights, etc. You're driving someone else's vision if used.  Buying a new high end sand rail would be an awesome experience, if you have the ability to do it - F it, do it.  But, either option is a good one - no bad decision no matter which way you go :)

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4 hours ago, wesinls said:

If you have the $ to get new, do it...Otherwise there will always be something you'll want to change...seats, paint job, lights, etc. You're driving someone else's vision if used.  Buying a new high end sand rail would be an awesome experience, if you have the ability to do it - F it, do it.  But, either option is a good one - no bad decision no matter which way you go :)

I may very well go that route. I typically try not to buy vehicles new given the depreciation but if I can’t find a good fit I’ll go with a new build. 

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All the input provided here, on DM and direct calls has been great and much appreciated. Here’s where I’m at in my process and plans:

Fkying down Tuesday. I’m scheduled to look at two used Funco’s (maybe a third) and a nice mid engine SU. As mentioned in a previous post I’ll meet with Grant and explore a Funco new build and get a demo. I’ll see some friends and look at their Funco’s, SCU’s and other cars along with anything else while I’m at G. I’m hoping to see a late model Alumicraft but not certain yet. I’ll do a second meeting with Alumicraft to discuss a build further. I’m also planning to meet with a third builder on a new build, more on this later depending how it goes. Unfortunately, I have yet to come across a later model AC for sale. 
 

So far this has been a fun process and I’ve already learned a lot. I expect to make a decision by end of next week or soon thereafter.
 

If anyone has anything else they are considering selling that you think might be a good fit please send info soon. 

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13 hours ago, Dockmaster said:

All the input provided here, on DM and direct calls has been great and much appreciated. Here’s where I’m at in my process and plans:

Fkying down Tuesday. I’m scheduled to look at two used Funco’s (maybe a third) and a nice mid engine SU. As mentioned in a previous post I’ll meet with Grant and explore a Funco new build and get a demo. I’ll see some friends and look at their Funco’s, SCU’s and other cars along with anything else while I’m at G. I’m hoping to see a late model Alumicraft but not certain yet. I’ll do a second meeting with Alumicraft to discuss a build further. I’m also planning to meet with a third builder on a new build, more on this later depending how it goes. Unfortunately, I have yet to come across a later model AC for sale. 
 

So far this has been a fun process and I’ve already learned a lot. I expect to make a decision by end of next week or soon thereafter.
 

If anyone has anything else they are considering selling that you think might be a good fit please send info soon. 

This AlumiCraft mid is still for sale. If you’re interested PM me and I’ll tell you what I know. 
 

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On 2/15/2024 at 7:39 PM, cek said:

 

I had a G52 and would have no problems buying another. I’ve even been eying the F Bomb. 

F bomb is bad ass and in my camp....

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I might know the previous owner of the SU mid.  Post a picture or two or PM me.

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