How much would ask for swapped 5.0 2012 gt into 07 gt body

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by jolambright, Jun 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM.

  1. jolambright

    jolambright forum member

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    It is my car and I am not a salesman. The pictures were taken at the mechanics shop. Funny observation though
     
  2. Greg D

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    Coyote Swap Complete.JPG I'm surprised by some of the responses to this inquiry. I can't vouch for the value with the Coyote swap included but I CAN tell you there's a huge drivability advantage. LOTS of reliable, naturally-aspirated horsepower.
     
  3. LarryJM

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    Now that's a car picture!
     
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  4. jolambright

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    I thought more people would be interested for lots more than normal prices considering how many threads there are with people wanting this.
    You make it seem like a dating website and without the picture you don't believe their real lol
     
  5. weather man

    weather man Persistance Is A Bitch S197 Team Member

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    Its worth at least $5,000 more than any equivalent 3V same mileage and condition. Support for Coyote engine is unlimited compared to 3V support now.
     
  6. LarryJM

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    This "IS" a 3v Site.
     
  7. LarryJM

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    Dating websites are more friendly by nature.
     
  8. jolambright

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    This is an s197 website which includes 2005-2014, I just swapped between the two body versions. But not sure what reference that has on my inquiry considering again lots of threads on people wanting a car like this on these forums. Maybe I don't understand your point sorry.
    I actually know this to be the opposite lol, wife and I have seen some really harsh talk on those
     
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  9. LarryJM

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    Well it was in the news tonight all used cars are up 30% in the last month or so. I think that is your answer. That swap had to have cost you $10,000 with labor unless of course you got it free from your brother in law.
     
  10. jolambright

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    Again this isn't just an engine swap car. The dash from the upgraded 2010-2014 version is in the car and all the clusters work like from the factory. Plus it was a premium so it has the mycolor option with interior lighting. And it has a T56 with aluminum 1-peice driveshaft.
    So it's not just a $5,000-$10,000 job. Try to find all the stuff in new/good condition and it will be way more than $10,000. You can find junkyard stuff cheaper that may have problems but not the stuff in mine is all.

    I'm not even sure that there would be more than 5-10 like this that exist. The mechanic who did mine has one but he still has the mt-82 and he did 3 like this only. Would be interesting to find anymore like this.
     
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  11. weather man

    weather man Persistance Is A Bitch S197 Team Member

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    There is the cost to do the work and then their is the realistic retail value on the car. Their are at least 4 companies I know of selling coyote swaps and have been for years. There are many many swapped 3V to coyote out there. At the end of the day, you are selling to a guy who wants coyote and likes the older body style. That only goes so far, and then they just buy an original coyote equipped car.
     
  12. stkjock

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    No, no it’s note….
     
  13. jolambright

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    Are they including the dash and instruments to work like a factory 2011-2014 gt on the inside? Does ac work in those cars with everything else like would from factory?
     
  14. crjackson2134

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    It’s a very nice car that you’ll probably never sell for what you think it’s worth. My 2014 (bought new, dirt cheap. So cheap I won’t post the price), will be with me forever. Why, because I’ve spent close to $20k in mods/upgrades (primarily engine). I knew then, and I know now, I’ll never sell it. I bought 2 of the Track-Pack cars exactly alike. The one for my wife Was traded in.

    Never heavily MOD a car if you intend to sell it later.
     
  15. LarryJM

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    At Carlisle, I was against cars with $30,000 paint jobs in $100,000 Kenworth trailers. Best I could do was Silver driving my car to the show. White Post Restorations said it need another $50,000 to become Gold.

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  16. LarryJM

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    Yes generally speaking, the 2014's were about 20% discount making a $33500 sticker car come in about $25500 plus T&L. I said if you get me out the door for $27,000 no money down, I will take it.
     
  17. LarryJM

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    I would buy this one over yours.

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  18. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

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    You have a lovely looking clean car with many desirable features. If everything that was fitted from the factory works as it should, the car would sell in a heartbeat. The problem for you is that you wouldn't recoup anywhere near the expense you put into it, and the problem for the buyer is that the insurance company would still ascribe it the same value as a stock '07 GT. Your car would command a price somewhere in between that of a stock '07 GT and a stock '12 GT, and will appeal to a niche market that lusts for the combination of the '05-'09 body style and Coyote engine. The T56 and aluminium driveshaft are the icing on the cake.
    As I said to you earlier, hang onto the car for as long as possible and enjoy it. Maybe one day you'll go to a car show and the right buyer will appear out of the blue. Personally if it was my car, I'd keep it till I die.
     
  19. jolambright

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    Thanks and I understand, when I started the work I planned to keep it forever. But recently I found my dream car affordable used so I have been saving up and thought I don't need two badass cars. I'm not rich so could use the money from this one to help out. I will just wait for the right buyer while enjoying it.
     
  20. LarryJM

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    Remember, the devil you know is always better then the devil you don't know.
     
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