#428 on eBay a clone or not? $110k



I’m following threads from 2008 and this car has caused quite the controversy. What’s the real story?
 

turbinetom

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I think that car was recently on Bring A Trailer and did not meet reserve. Seller answered questions regarding authenticity. I believe he has the real 428
 

turbinetom

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It's still on BAT if you search GNX.. Interesting to read the comments and banter about the clone.BTW I like your username .... I waited longer. Cash set aside for new truck but when opportunity came along bought the Buick. Guess ill be driving my 2000 Silverado a bit longer...
 
It's still on BAT if you search GNX.. Interesting to read the comments and banter about the clone.BTW I like your username .... I waited longer. Cash set aside for new truck but when opportunity came along bought the Buick. Guess ill be driving my 2000 Silverado a bit longer...

Thanks! I need to update my username as that was 2014 when I got my GN which would have been 27 years.
 

turbinetom

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No, I'd keep it..its cool because it tells a story in that short blurb.When I started looking for another car, I visited this site and saw some of your posts. I saw your user name and knew exactly what it meant. I remember showing my wife ...and said "look this guy waited 27 years" . I really think that help me convince her to go along with the purchase.
 
No, I'd keep it..its cool because it tells a story in that short blurb.When I started looking for another car, I visited this site and saw some of your posts. I saw your user name and knew exactly what it meant. I remember showing my wife ...and said "look this guy waited 27 years" . I really think that help me convince her to go along with the purchase.

Excellent! Waiting 27 years, or longer, we deserve it!
 

GNX Jerry

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GNX 428 was at car show in Sarasota, FL for the 4th of JULY. Looked like the "real deal", spoke with the owner. I believe he made the clone years ago, as I saw that in the car museum down here long time ago....and I had spoke with him about it then. Wish I would have checked his VIN # . IF I see him again, will do it for sure.
 

turbinetom

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That's interesting and sounds familiar about the car in the circus museum. The 428 on Ebay was on BAT and had a matching VIN. It's pretty well put to rest that the car for sale is genuine while there is a 428 clone. Both cars are in reported to be in Pennsylvania
 

turbinetom

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I see there is talk of GNX 407 in the Ringling Brothers museum. Search GNX #407 seen in Sarasota , perhaps is was 407 not 428?
 

turbinetom

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428 was not, but they did step in to VIN verify 428 when it was on Bring A Trailer a few weeks bacvk. Its listing is still there and if you read the comments you can see the grief it has caused the owner. I feel like it impacted his ability to sell. I think people need to be careful when they say "I saw # XXX here with XXX miles" as it can delegitimize the actual car if someone misremembers. I think taking photo of the dash plate would help.
 

turbinetom

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How did you know its on the registry, is there a place to search VIN numbers? I cant seem to find a database on there. I do know 428 was not prior to the BAT auction and the registry verified the car during the auction so it stands to reason it would be listed now.
 

joegngs

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Will the real gnx #428 please stand up, lol. Now there are 2 # 428’s on e bay. Same pictures, different prices and places in pa.
 
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