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post #3106 of 7401
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No kidding, I paid for everything with my first car; the car itself, insurance, gas, and maintenance. At 16 I was working 30 hours each week and going to school (and making As). Nowadays I guess that would be considered abuse. confused_face_2.gif
post #3107 of 7401
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

No kidding, I paid for everything with my first car; the car itself, insurance, gas, and maintenance. At 16 I was working 30 hours each week and going to school (and making As). Nowadays I guess that would be considered abuse. confused_face_2.gif

 

I'm doing the same right now, except change the age to 20 ( the fact that I'm going for my doctorate makes up for it, methinks), working 20hrs, and making straight Bs.

post #3108 of 7401
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I was "accelerated" one year, so I was a senior, but it wasn't so bad. I was still able to party and have a girlfriend. Academically, I believe I was a little of a disappointment to my parents. Hahahaha. biggrin.gif

BTW, look what you can get for $17,500 (`71 Mach 1 w/ 351W & 4spd) if you're tuned into the Mecum auction on a Sunday morning. Score.



Edited by Magick Man - 5/19/13 at 8:35am
post #3109 of 7401
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Woot!! Pack up Einstein, we're going on a trip! Just bought a DeLorean! biggrin.gif My mechanic is sitting here shaking his head in disgust. lol

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153833
post #3110 of 7401
Did it actually sell for that price? I'm amazed at the low percentage of cars that meet their reserve. I suppose a lot of them still sell in the same way you bought your cars - offers after the bid has closed. If not, I'm having a hard seeing how the auction houses can stay in business if only 15% of the cars actually sell.
post #3111 of 7401
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Yeah, it sold at 27k, but that's really good for that one, considering it has almost no mileage and includes the premium all-leather contrasting interior. Best looking one I've seen.

post #3112 of 7401
I *knew* you were going to buy the DMC! I saw it yesterday and I thought to myself that if it's a reasonable price, you were going to snag it. Way to go!

Now you need one these:

post #3113 of 7401
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I wouldn't mind getting a Mr Fusion prop and putting it on the car, that would be cool.

Also, no one said anything about the 250 GT Cali, after asking for pics. What's the point of asking if there are no comments?
post #3114 of 7401
This was an interesting lot:
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153897&entryRow=126

It was claimed to be a 220 MPH car...
Edited by billybob_jcv - 5/19/13 at 11:50am
post #3115 of 7401
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This was an interesting lot:
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153897&entryRow=126

It was claimed to be a 220 MPH car...

You don't say? biggrin.gif I've already offered 40k, I think they may take it but I'm waiting to hear back from the owner, I think they were asking closer to 50. Can't blame them, they've put a ton of work into that engine, 815hp from a 2L. Yikes. However, you never get back what you put into a car like that, it's just the way it goes.


No more griping about me not buying any Euro cars.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153895&entryRow=139



http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153889&entryRow=139



Crazy prices. I don't think muscle car guys understand what those normally go for. Oh well. Hey, Curing Kids Cancer has made $79k from me over the last 5 days. Good stuff.

Now I'm just sitting on the phone w/ them shooting out errant bids when I'm bored.
Edited by Magick Man - 5/19/13 at 1:37pm
post #3116 of 7401
Ha! Those two were a couple of the other cars I thought you might be interested in. I have always liked the Z8 - I don't really know anything about them, and I know there are reviewers that didn't like them, but I figure putting a M-series V8 in a very attractive two seat roadster can't be all that bad! That was a great deal on the DB9! I agree with you, Mecum did that car no favors by selling it on the last day of a muscle car auction.

I'm really surprised that Mits could hit 200 MPH. Having an outrageous thrust/weight ratio is one thing, but the car also has to be stable at those speeds. I wouldn't think a little sedan like that would have the aerodynamics to get it done.

BTW, obob missed an opportunity - this sold @ $3500
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153887&entryRow=139
Edited by billybob_jcv - 5/19/13 at 1:58pm
post #3117 of 7401
Speaking of go-fast cars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt_2V7aiG54

How about using an 800 HP Cosworth F1 engine just to run the fuel pump for your main motor!

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post #3118 of 7401
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Ha! Those two were a couple of the other cars I thought you might be interested in. I have always liked the Z8 - I don't really know anything about them, and I know there are reviewers that didn't like them, but I figure putting a M-series V8 in a very attractive two seat roadster can't be all that bad! That was a great deal on the DB9! I agree with you, Mecum did that car no favors by selling it on the last day of a muscle car auction.

I'm really surprised that Mits could hit 200 MPH. Having an outrageous thrust/weight ratio is one thing, but the car also has to be stable at those speeds. I wouldn't think a little sedan like that would have the aerodynamics to get it done.

BTW, obob missed an opportunity - this sold @ $3500
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-153887&entryRow=139

They'd likely charge him $1500 to ship it, since it would take up 2 slots in the trailer. It's a great boat, however.

The Z8 is interesting. I didn't think I was going to get it, but they took off the reserve at ~$80k and my jaw hit the floor. Those sell all day for 140k+ and there are some really nice dressup packages for them and several tuning kits, so we'll do something cool with it. I've wanted a drop-top DB9 for a while, in exactly that color combo, and you can't go wrong for 66k. When they dropped the reserve on that one I asked the guy on the phone, "Are you kidding me? You can't be serious!" eek.gif

The Evo wrapped up for 42, what's funny is we're reading the service schedule on those (with the mods), and they require some rather heavy duty work every 20k miles. It may be cheaper than other high performance rides out of the gate, but after a few years that catches up with you (if you drive it on a regular basis), and I plan on flogging that one whenever I can.
post #3119 of 7401

Have you seen this!

http://jalopnik.com/the-aston-martin-cc100-speedster-is-a-century-of-design-508678041

 

That is probably one of the best looking design I have ever seen in a very long time!

This or the Egoista hmmmmm,,,

It'll be the AM CC100 please.

post #3120 of 7401
I think the CC100 would be MUCH better without the hole/window/whatever in the sides and also without the yellow paint. What's the deal with the windshield? Does it have some sort of forcefield windscreen? confused.gif
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