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Have you bought anything today?
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I hear ya, I don't see it either.

Trying to buy one. Waiting to hear back on this vette, they're really milking it.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153652

Triple black, headrest option, both tops.
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Is that the same King Cobra you were looking at a while ago?
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Is that the same King Cobra you were looking at a while ago?

Yep, sure is.
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This auction really reminds me of my high school years. The town where I grew-up was known for having a very high percentage of young men that joined the military (which, said another way, means we had a very LOW percentage of college graduates). Anyway, by far the favorite car for the military-bound boys was a "6.6L" Trans AM. I think the bonus the recruiters paid for enlisting must have been pretty close to the price of the Trans AM. In any case, there were A LOT of 1976-1979 6.6L Trans Am Firebirds around our town! I remember that the two favorite colors seemed to be Black & Gold. Redneck nirvana... tongue.gif
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Schiiiiitt, they want over $350k for that King Cobra, screw that. blink.gif
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

In my mind, there's something wrong when a '69 Camaro goes for $500K and a '69 GT500 Convertible sells for $155K. That's just not right!
On the other hand, the '69 Shelby range was never exactly the best of the bunch. They sure looked smooth, but the '67 and '68 cars were the peak of the GT500 and the early cars were the peak of the GT350.

I personally prefer really early Camaros, but all the real performance cars are concentrated around '69.
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The King Cobra at $350K and still not hitting the reserve is also nuts. I am really sensing a "greater fool" mentality in the muscle car market. It looks to me like they are slicing the variations into ever more details - which tends to make every car "rare" because it is "1 of xxx" that had a specific set of options in that year. But there were SO many possible combinations of the typical late 60s American car, that it just becomes ridiculous - and it only matters to the people selling the $200K cars to each other. And, any car that is not one of the "rare" versions can be turned into a $200K car by making it a replica or resto mod. I suppose that eventually, a plain Jane, stock 350ci Chevelle will become rare because all them will be turned into resto mods and replica SS models with an LS6 motor.
post #3085 of 9498
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Bleh, classic Fords w/ Chevy powerplants. That's sacrilege.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153716


I was in on the King Cobra until 300k, then I thought about it and decided that it just wasn't worth more to me. Obviously they want north of 400k, and that's stupid.
Edited by Magick Man - 5/18/13 at 5:37pm
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Bleh, classic Fords w/ Chevy powerplants. That's sacrilege.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153716

They were so ashamed of it that they covered up the motor so you can't see it's a Chevy! tongue.gif
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Bleh, classic Fords w/ Chevy powerplants. That's sacrilege.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153716


I was in on the King Cobra until 300k, then I thought about it and decided that it just wasn't worth more to me. Obviously they want north of 400k, and that's stupid.

Agreed on Fords with Chevy motors. That's one of the things about your truck that I liked most, that it was indeed a Ford inside and out.

 

I watched for a little while earlier, saw some nice cars, but man, the prices.....blink.gif

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Yeah, prices are through the roof, likely due to the Eleanor hype. They're trying to get 100k for 60-70k cars, and that doesn't work. I have 3 offers in the "bid goes on" area, we'll see what happens.

My wife just got home and she asked "what did you buy?" I said, "nothing" and she gave me a strange look. rolleyes.gif
Edited by Magick Man - 5/18/13 at 6:05pm
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Yeah, prices are through the roof, likely due to the Eleanor hype. They're trying to get 100k for 60-70k cars, and that doesn't work. I have 3 offers in the "bid goes on" area, we'll see what happens.

My wife just got home and she asked "what did you buy?" I said, "nothing" and she gave me a strange look. rolleyes.gif

Well, it *is* pretty hard to believe... tongue.gif
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Well, it *is* pretty hard to believe... tongue.gif

NM, they took 54.5k for that heavily modded 69 Camaro. So, that's one.



aaaaand, they took 127k for that 3x black L71 vette convertible with the red stinger. There's two.



So a little sanity prevails.
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