jokingly i may have seen half of them literally rust out and tossed out. :-) i wonder what the remaining numbers are now?
Exactly how many exist today? the supply of finished/restored cars, drivers and projects have their own supply curves, and with this come the demand, individuals who have their own requirements as to what they want.
A restored car saves you 4 years in time, pay and drive now. Driver cars are pay now, with a delayed pay later for restoration/modification, while projects are pay now and keep paying for a few years until the cars is restored.
In the US and Australia there are stringent import regulations today, that can make importing cars into either country an issue. In a nut shell how many 1750 GTV's existing today in the US or Australia I would consider as a fixed in supply, so with a limited supply and the 'Coolness' /Cult effect and what appears like the blue chip investment status of the cars I see prices in these two countries rising, based on a few factors which include high quality/ with high prices for performance replacement parts, prices of NOS parts, and freight costs for speedy delivery from the rest of the world. I mentioned before the the survival rate of cars was influenced in the 80's by lack of supply of NOS factory panels and good cars being chopped up to save other needy cars, apart from their rust issues.
At the time Fusi was putting his lists together he had no idea the internet was going to enable the world to review his numbers. He did what he could, probably with a time budget and got things mixed up, the two typos that over estimated 44 cars by 10,000, and getting the 45 and 51 cars's numbers mixed up, it does not matter as long as we are aware of the situation and take steps to correct the miss information. I have placed a correction/my view in Wiki concerning the 44 cars, that I think Fusi overestimated production by 10,000 cars. I also think that the 51 cars and 45 cars were underestimated by 3100 cars (600+2500). Which in effect has reduced the number of 1750's GTVs by about 6900 cars (10000-3100), still a large number of missing cars.
So now we are starting off with base of ~35,000 cars and have to guess the number of cars destroyed. Since I don't know how many were destroyed I will put four scenarios forward
Case 1: 50% of 1750 GTVs were destroyed leaving 17,600 cars.
Case 2: 80% of 1750 GTVs were destroyed leaving 7,000 cars.
I will choose two percentage figures for restored cars 5 % and 20 %
Scenario A of the 17,600 cars left we have 5% restored = 880 cars
Scenario B of the 17,600 cars left we have 20% restored = 3520 cars
Scenario C of the 7,000 cars left we have 5% restored = 350 cars
Scenario D of the 7,000 cars left we have 20% restored = 1400 cars
Around the world (some cars may not be in clubs) how many cars have presented in 2018 as restored? You can see where I am heading again with trying to work out a bounds for restored cars.
and then work backwards as a plausible restoration percentage and thus cars still in existence.
So some were between 350 to 3520 cars.
Cars not in clubs are say in a sudo club, so I will add 20% to the number of official clubs.
There are say 100 clubs plus sudo clubs world wide, there are 2 to 5 restored cars in each club so 200 to 500 restored cars in total in 2018.
As a guess, I doubt 3,520 cars can present as restored in 2018 as restored, so that rules out Scenario B that 20 % of 17,600 cars are restored.
So now with 500 cars as the upper limit we are looking at some were between Scenario A of the 17,600 cars left we have 5% restored = 880 cars and Scenario C of the 7,000 cars left we have 5% restored = 350 cars
I think its plausible/probability > 50% that the 200 to 500 cars presenting as restored are from the subset of my guess of 7,000 cars left. So 200 cars are ~2.9 % restoration percentage of 7000 cars and
500 cars are ~7.2 % restoration percentage of 7000 cars. There are ~203 1750 GTVs on the 105 register and not all are restored.
Most owners would have knowledge of other cars not in clubs. Restore can be interpreted to include early complete survivors.