Ready to Buy a GT - higher mileage – 05-06


BtwoG

GT Owner
Dec 8, 2013
907
Atlanta, GA
Canadian cars do have some minor differences for those interested. Different bumpers and gauges come to mind, but I'm sure a search will provide the other details. Back when I was looking 5 years ago, they were abut 5% less expensive than the US cars.
 

NMFGT

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Aug 14, 2020
22
Santa Fe, NM
MichaelR, that's a great tip to expand the search to Canada. Thanks for that. Given that I'm from Toronto originally (been in the US the last 30 years), sad that i didn't even think of that. One of the cars is right up the street from my old house. Any Canadians know the differences from the American version? Any idea of the border fee is to bring in a Canadian car? Thanks guys.
Graydon
 
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MichaelR

GT Owner
Aug 8, 2018
27
Very nice man, I'm not to far from Toronto and about 10 minutes away from Multimatic :)
Autotrader.ca has 2 of them listed, no stripe is private, and one is at a well known Ford Dealer. The wrapper car if you want to call it is also well known Legendary Motor Car, always has something crazy in his show room.

As far as Canadian Gts go I believe the rear bumper is different and I think the gauges are still in MPH and Miles but don't quote me on that. Good thing is you save on conversions bringing it down to you. I don't think its to hard to bring it across if you go with one of them that was already titled in the US. Canadian car might be a little more paperwork but not impossible
 

Art138

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 4, 2011
403
Weston,FL
MichaelR, that's a great tip to expand the search to Canada. Thanks for that. Given that I'm from Toronto originally (been in the US the last 30 years), sad that i didn't even think of that. One of the cars is right up the street from my old house. Any Canadians know the differences from the American version? Any idea of the border fee is to bring in a Canadian car? Thanks guys.
Graydon
I bought a Ferrari 512BBi boxer years ago which was located in Toronto. It had preciously been registered in the U.S. i had no issues registering here. If you can find the MSO or previous title,there should not be a lot of paperwork. I don’t recall paying any fee to have it brought across the border.
 
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Fast CPA

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Aug 4, 2020
13
South Jersey
If you're going to spend 300k on a 15 yo car. you can afford to fix the issues.
As almost everyone on this site would agree, it's about the passion.
Best of luck with your search!
Mark
BTW, love Buicks too!
Mark
Point well taken.
Love the feedback
 

Fast CPA

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Aug 4, 2020
13
South Jersey
Welcome

There is one up in Canada 2006 with no stripes, upgraded wheels, stereo with over 13,000miles asking 350,000CAN$ if your looking for one with some miles

MichaelR - Thank you for the Canadian idea
Sounds like Grayson is all over it
 

fjpikul

GT Owner
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Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jan 4, 2006
10,401
Belleville, IL
Canadian cars cannot be four option. They did not have the Mac radio.
 
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digman1

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Feb 8, 2007
328
Dallas Texas
Thats cool.
Post a pic of the two cars if you get a chance.
Thats cool.
Post a pic of the two cars if you get a chance.
See if these will open.

The 1971 Stage One was ordered by a US serviceman, and delivered to Germany. Ugly brown interior with bench seat and column auto. Lots of torque.
The 1966 was at Dallas International Motor Speedway north of Dallas. Ran a lot of ET Brackets as the car was major consistent around 15.0 1/4 mile time. Would dial in 15.1, and beat them at the lights.
 

MichaelR

GT Owner
Aug 8, 2018
27
Canadian cars cannot be four option. They did not have the Mac radio.
Yes no Canad
Canadian cars cannot be four option. They did not have the Mac radio.
Yes my apologies on that one the Canadian one is 3 options. Your absolutely correct Canadian ones didn't have that option

The other two listed here in Canada seem to be US cars, so I assume they would not be any trouble bring to the US
 

MichaelR

GT Owner
Aug 8, 2018
27
my apologies guys

The Canadian GT is 3 options, stereo/speaker wasnt an option for us Canadians. But the other two listed in Canada have it so I'm assuming they are US cars so registration shouldn't be to difficult
 

extrap

GT Owner
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Jul 16, 2020
287
N Cent FL
Are there links for listings for these cars? Would like to see em.
 

MichaelR

GT Owner
Aug 8, 2018
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MichaelR

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Aug 8, 2018
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Hope this helps your search guys :)
 
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NMFGT

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Aug 14, 2020
22
Santa Fe, NM
The cool thing for me with a Canadian car and the lack of radio is that it shows what the car interior looks like without the large subwoofer between the 2 seats. There is a little storage bin present for a couple of boxes of "smarties" (M and M knockoffs for the Canadians).
 
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extrap

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Jul 16, 2020
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N Cent FL
I will say, as a noob, after actually hearing the McIntosh stereo and sub ... it's fine ... but so far I don't think it's anything all that special ... and while I suppose it's good to have that as 1 of the 4 Options, as far as utility I'd rather have that prime real estate for storage.
 
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roketman

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Love silver!
 

MichaelR

GT Owner
Aug 8, 2018
27
The cool thing for me with a Canadian car and the lack of radio is that it shows what the car interior looks like without the large subwoofer between the 2 seats. There is a little storage bin present for a couple of boxes of "smarties" (M and M knockoffs for the Canadians).
I do think the interior looks nicer without it, but that's just my opinion. Not saying I hate the ones with it. I wouldn't let it get in the way of making a deal on your GT :)
 

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You can relocate the subwoofer, there are several threads on how to do it.
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NMFGT

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Aug 14, 2020
22
Santa Fe, NM
I recall someone from the thread musing that the subwoofer could be relocated but he wasn't sure if the parts (storage bin substituted in its place) were still available and I have read that some guys love the sound of the stereo with the subwoofer and others think it is only ok. Everyone is different. I would probably not care that much and prefer just listening to the engine. My old car ('67 911S) doesn't have a radio and I don't miss a radio at all, the engine sound is so glorious. And to extraps point, I understand that storage is quite limited so some prime real estate storage seems advantageous.
 

extrap

GT Owner
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Jul 16, 2020
287
N Cent FL
I recall someone from the thread musing that the subwoofer could be relocated but he wasn't sure if the parts (storage bin substituted in its place) were still available and I have read that some guys love the sound of the stereo with the subwoofer and others think it is only ok. Everyone is different. I would probably not care that much and prefer just listening to the engine. My old car ('67 911S) doesn't have a radio and I don't miss a radio at all, the engine sound is so glorious. And to extraps point, I understand that storage is quite limited so some prime real estate storage seems advantageous.
There's a small slot on the side of the console (intended for the owner's manual I think), on the passenger's side only, and then a couple slots behind both seats ... no glove box o_O So no place to put a phone, gate opener (I'm not clipping that to the visor), etc. A ram mount phone holder would prob be OK, altho I've never really loved those. I might try to find a small black bin I can place on the floor below my legs (y) .. just to toss small stuff into .. gate opener, garage door opener, mace 😁