Monday, December 12, 2016

when the sum of the parts exceeds the price of the car

With FoMoCo's updated designs, A.O. Smith Plastics fabricates and ships '68 styled fiberglass components "to modify two cars for photographic purposes." The hand-built fiberglass parts included two hoods, front-ends, tail light panels and center consoles. According to the VanAkin Letter (page 2, item #4), the dollar amount for this work was nearly $14,800 (about $7,400 per car). For three pieces of fiberglass and a console, that's nearly twice the cost of the car that the parts were fitted to

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