What a story, wow! To luck out like that with a real Ford LM racing engine! The stars were aligned that day for this Boss and the owner Doug. I once found a Mexican block 302 in an engine shop and I thought that was special but not like this. I guess there are purists who might prefer to return it to stock, I would definitely try to find the original engine but I think would keep the 427 totally redone in it. I really think it would be even more collectable with the big block because of the history. Just mount the Boss on an engine stand and start it up once in awhile to keep it oiled.
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I live in Vancouver. In the city high end exotics are common. Mercs and BM's are as common as Corolla's but I think most of the older collector type cars reside in the suburbs. At least that is where I see them the most. Unfortunately because of the amount of wealth here you also pay a premium for collector cars. To realize proper pricing you need to buy from the States, Japan, or other Canadian provinces. Even used stuff prices on craigslist here is often close to new pricing. I remember a few years ago driving past Au Bar on Seymour which used to have a 'dry' non alcohol night for teenagers seeing three Aventadors parked in front all with the N designation on them. There is a company on Clark called Company of Cars who used to specialize in all sorts of cool collectables cars, I used to see Dino's, 330 GT's, old Maserati's but they eventually switched to modern higher end cars I believe because that is what the rich here want. People here who can afford it care more about new and expensive then old and beautiful styling. I also don't see to many car repair shops dedicated to the old car hobby. If you want that go to Victoria, it is the mecca for that.
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