Jim and Charles are right, you can never get what you put into a GT back out by selling it.
1- what car can you get out of what you put into it?
2- the way i look at it, if you drive shawns gt on nice days and say put 10,000 miles on it...that's a value of about $3,000...30 centsa mile..you got to drive something..(this would not apply if you walk or ride a bike).therefore 2 year costs make his gt cost an actual $4,000 american
3- a non driver ,waiting to be restored costs you more, as you will be driving the primary car at 30 cents a mile..so that same mileage will cost you 3,000 american on the car you drive
4- if you drive shawns car 5,ooo miles a year for 6 years..thats 30,000 miles at a value of 10,000 dollars (12,000 canadian and a few labatts)..therefore in 2011 you will have made 3,000 dollars and have the car as an asset that could be resold..putting additonal funds in your pocket...so there you go
5- if you are going to drive the car, "parts is parts" ..they cost you 100% out of your pocket. labor is not free,even if it is your own..you could be working for a income verses working on your car.
6- for $7,000 buy an asian car..how about a rx7 convertible..1991..low miles...i like the car. come buy and pick me up. but rarity has value too...like the diference in price for a 1/4 bolt and a 6mm..if you buy that asian car dont be asking me for chopsticks when you come over for dinner.you can even wear your shoes in my house...in fact //please leave your shoes on
7- ship the gt to germany and see what she worth in euros
8- this is a west german gt..west germany doesnt even exist,car hasnt been made in 30 years,but car has the support of a 5,000 member website..WILL the rx7 EVER have that?
9-ps: Are we drinking Saporo in Carlisle this year and someone didnt tell me.
i meant this post in good humor .
enjoy the superbowl.. i am for the underdog..