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Hi Guys, I am in New Zealand and have a 1:10 Exoto GT40 #2 that I had signed by the late Chris Amon some years ago. Unfortunately I am in a position where I have to part company with this wonderful example. Could any of you more knowledgeable guys shed any light on what would its value be and where would be the best place to advertise it.

 

       Cheers, Dave Lowe

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10 minutes ago, Dave Lowe said:

Hi Guys, I am in New Zealand and have a 1:10 Exoto GT40 #2 that I had signed by the late Chris Amon some years ago. Unfortunately I am in a position where I have to part company with this wonderful example. Could any of you more knowledgeable guys shed any light on what would its value be and where would be the best place to advertise it.

 

       Cheers, Dave Lowe

Hey Dave, welcome aboard!   I collect some of the Exoto GT-40’s, mainly 1/18th scale, but I also have the GMP 1/12th scale No. 2, Black w/white GT-40!   Both brands are excellently done in detail bar none!   First of all, I would post a pic of the car and I would also highlight the signature of Chris Amon and mention or show proof of the authenticity of his signature!    Also people want all the original stuff , including the box!   And people like to know if it was displayed in the open or in a case, or just left in the  box!    All this stuff helps determine the price!   You probably have some idea of what you want for it, so I’ll ask just in case it’s in my ball-park!    Just curious, wouldn’t the shipping from New Zealand to the U.S. be quite expensive, and I know the 1/10th Exoto is fairly heavy!!     Let me know, and we can go from there!!  :)      Later Dave!

  “MONGOOSE”     :peelout:

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Hi Mongoose, thanks for that info. My son who is currently in transit from Auckland to Miami took a bunch of pics of the model yesterday. When he gets home I will get him to send them to me so I can post them. Model has always been boxed, it comes in 3 separate boxes and only opened on probably 3 or 4 occasions for inspection and Chris to sign and yesterdays photo session. I do have a couple of shots of Chris signing the underside which I will attach. Shipping is not too bad, around $200 US by courier which includes insurance. I may be a little ambitious but I would be hoping to get around $5500 US. I'm not at all pleased to be passing this on but the pension in NZ is a bit of a struggle to get by on and this would make a big difference. If I got my price however I would probably try and get the GMP 1:12 example as they seem to be more realistically priced. I will post further pics as soon as my son gets them through.

 

     Cheers, Dave

     I just tried to send the pics I have but they must be too big and my capabilities with a computer are very limited and I'm stuck. I could send them to an e-mail address however.

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Hey Dave,  your 1/10th scale Exoto GT-40 is a very cool model but it’s pretty pricey for me!    I checked on E-bay the asking prices and sold items for the !/10th Exoto GT-40.  This would be the place to list your Exoto!    You also could list it on this Shelby forum under classified diecast collectibles, but you must list a price and contact information!   It’s up to you, but e-bay in March listed one that sold new in the box for $876. without a signature!   The prices for these cars are all over the place and they made 1,966 of them for around $ 998. each new, if I remember right!   A friend of mine bought a mint one a while back for about $650.!   There was one on e-bay a while back with a Carroll Shelby signature for around $5,500. and it didn’t sell! There is usually other Exotos on here selling any where from around $2,000. to $2,500. with out a signature!    If I was looking hard for one, I would probably be looking in the $900. to 1,500. range with out a signiture.    Your car with the signature of Chris is definitely worth a fair amount more, but just how much is very hard to gauge, and really takes just the right buyer who wants something really special!  You could list it on E-bay with a reserve for around 9 days and see what happens or you could put it on here!     The advantage of E-bay is a much bigger market to see it!!      Also as far as the GMP 1/12th scale No.#2 GT-40 model, it’s also very cool and detailed and it’s my pride and joy of my diecast and it was priced right!   :thumbsup:    I really wish you the best, and hope you get what you want for your cool Exoto!    I’m also retired now, and I feel for ya not getting what you deserve for a Pension!    :drop:        Hey Dave, I hope my post helps you get what you want out of your Exoto GT-40!          Wish you the best!         Later!         “MONGOOSE”     :peelout:

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Hi Mongoose, thanks for your input into this, its much appreciated. It looks like I'm dreaming. I also saw the Carroll Shelby signed one on e-bay a few months ago and got all excited and thought mine might have been in the same class. I didn't realize it hadn't sold. I haven't sold anything on e-bay as they seem to make it too hard for elderly computer-illiterate foreigners to use their site. They are quite happy for us to look though. It looks like it may be time to get a glass display case made and get my kicks out of looking at what I believe is the most beautiful car ever assembled. Convincing She who must be obeyed of that may be another story though. I'm sure my son won't mind as being a Ford nut like his old man I think he is hoping that he will end up with it. I'm lucky that he lives in Florida and has owned a couple of Shelby's that I have been lucky enough to have driven. I guess I could have a try selling it on e-bay using his account but the 10% commission makes it even more unrealistic. I may try this forum later on for a sale but maybe its time to tighten the belt and get some enjoyment out of what I have. Thank you so much for your advice and if I have achieved nothing else my searching has found me a forum that I will get great pleasure out of following.

          Cheers, Dave

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On 4/26/2019 at 3:06 AM, Dave Lowe said:

Hi Mongoose, thanks for your input into this, its much appreciated. It looks like I'm dreaming. I also saw the Carroll Shelby signed one on e-bay a few months ago and got all excited and thought mine might have been in the same class. I didn't realize it hadn't sold. I haven't sold anything on e-bay as they seem to make it too hard for elderly computer-illiterate foreigners to use their site. They are quite happy for us to look though. It looks like it may be time to get a glass display case made and get my kicks out of looking at what I believe is the most beautiful car ever assembled. Convincing She who must be obeyed of that may be another story though. I'm sure my son won't mind as being a Ford nut like his old man I think he is hoping that he will end up with it. I'm lucky that he lives in Florida and has owned a couple of Shelby's that I have been lucky enough to have driven. I guess I could have a try selling it on e-bay using his account but the 10% commission makes it even more unrealistic. I may try this forum later on for a sale but maybe its time to tighten the belt and get some enjoyment out of what I have. Thank you so much for your advice and if I have achieved nothing else my searching has found me a forum that I will get great pleasure out of following.

          Cheers, Dave

Hey Dave, sorry to burst your bubble, but I was just trying to be realistic about the prices paid for these very cool Exotos!    Sometimes it’s just a (Crap Shoot) on E-bay with the prices paid!   I’m sure your son would love to have it some day because it’s a awesome piece, and one of the best!   I have my !/12th GT-40 displayed in a beautiful glass and wood display case with the stanchions around it!  I can mention your car to a buddy of mine that has one like yours, but he doesn’t have it signed!  It would really come down to how much of a value he thinks it would mean to him to have that signature!   If he’s interested, I’ll have him contact you on here!     In the mean-time, enjoy it, and good luck if your still selling it!        Later!                    “MONGOOSE”     :peelout:

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