What got me was the insane bids on a couple of kit/rebuilt cars.
I mean - sorry - but a kit car worth over $50K? Must be some good
stuff they're smoking.
Also, the sheer number of cars with altered equipment is shocking.
It's nearly impossible to find a stock vehicle anymore - especially
on european vehicles or less collectable ones(say a Buick Skylark
What was really insane was the bid on the the 1968 Chevy Camaro Z-28.
That car was restored for $60,000 and it was the actual value of the car.
Those crazy rich chevy guys kept bidding and bidding and the guy in a yellow
jacket bought it for something like $125,000. If he were to sell that car,
he would only get what the car is actually worth, $60,000. The Jaguars sold
pretty well at good prices and the prices were just about right. Could have
been a little more. There were 4 Callaway Corvettes and they were all sold
to the same guy!
Finally got off my butt (after I took a nap) and looked in a couple of
my books. In 1968
Ford took over production of the Mustang Shelbys (the one we are talking
about had a 390 not a 429, my bad.) This is the point where some
collectors believe the real Shelbys ended. Still a nice car and one I
would gladly accept if someone wanted to give me one. I agree with you
on the kit cars. You slap a famous name on something and suddenly is is
supposed to be more valuable.
One thing after watching this and other shows. My old life crises will
be a 30's to 40's Ford street rod.
1987 Mustang GT Convertible
2000 Mustang GT
1965 Mustang Coupe
1993 Ford Conversion Van
2002 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab (it was a good deal)
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