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I'm in the wrong line of work....lol

Indeed...
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We're working his a** off for it. biggrin.gif Nice kid, very polite.
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If you had gone to the local Home Depot at 6 AM, you could have gotten someone for $60/day + a case of beer. They just wouldn't have been dressed quite as well... tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

 

I wonder how this was engineered.....

 

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Certainly easier to accommodate  the male of the species.....lol.

 

 

Ah, the turbo years.....those cars were friggin' amazing! 

And split second lethal! Ah rocket fuels, qualifying engines pushing 1HP per CC, water cooled brakes, hydraulic suspensions to skirt the clearance rules, skirt marks all over Zandvoort, JP Ballestre vs the world, drivers strike, Anderstorp, Rosberg and Villeneuve Mk I's, Prost in the RE30B, engine explosions, aerodynamics that suffocated the driver (thanks Gordon Murray), Lauda's return The Lotus 88. Yup an era that will never ever be repeated, technology run loose and innovation so fast cars were obsolete before they left the factory. God I miss it so.

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I know. I was this close ---| |---, but the bidding got out of hand and it isn't worth 60k, not even in perfect, unrestored condition, which it wasn't. However, the good news is I've got a line on a `91 M3 racer that's for sale here and I'm buying it.
She has a Crosley SS, really nice one too, but I was interested in the Allard, if it had its original V8 I would have bid on it, but it probably would have went for >140k if it did. No planes, I know you know my wife is scared of heights, right? What do you think about this? It's still available and can likely get it for 20k:

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-160969&entryRow=738
That's from the fryer and into the fire, there. Frankly I don't think I have the reflexes to drive it. I suppose I could put it up for display, but that kind of seems like a waste, I'm sure it'll go for 600k. I am thinking about the McLaren Can Am, it didn't sell because the reserve is around 180k, I'm not sure it's worth that. Still mulling it over. I hit RM after Mecum, talk about snooty, it was like culture shock after Mecum. I'd been by already to check out some lots, but this was way different, very hoity-toity. It was fruitful though, I won this great no reserve `84 512 BBi for a good chunk under CMV. Folks were ignoring the "smaller" lots, and anything under a half mil was small. Pictures don't do it justice, that's a beautiful and well-maintained Fezzer. Tomorrow's the big day for me, most of what I'm looking at is going up then; we're hitting up Mecum for the brunch thing, then taking the papoose and Rosa back to the hotel (changing into our fancy duds), then going on to Gooding. If I thought RM was high society, I'm sure I'm in for even more there. biggrin.gif Ones to watch:

All the early midgets, not sure what they'll go for. Going to try and snap up a few.
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-167356&entryRow=52&lottype=&startRow=49 (I'm not kidding, she's nagging me to death over it)
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-161465&entryRow=43&lottype=&startRow=37 (Rare)
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-166409&entryRow=60&lottype=&startRow=49 (Beauty, in person)
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-161505&entryRow=86&lottype=&startRow=85 (Curious what it goes for)
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-161522&entryRow=105&lottype=&startRow=97 (another that I'm curious about)
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-161583&entryRow=174&lottype=&startRow=169 (low miles, all factory options)
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-161586&entryRow=177&lottype=&startRow=169 (I won't go nuts, but I want to see where it ends up)
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-161597&entryRow=188&lottype=&startRow=181 (love the color, well taken care of too, can be converted to TT w/ comp pack)
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-168672&entryRow=196&lottype=&startRow=193 (more nagging from my wife) wink.gif
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-161617&entryRow=207&lottype=&startRow=205 (very rare, may sell cheap)
http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1974-lancia-stratos-hf-stradale/
http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1997-mclaren-f1/ (I know... but well, we'll see)
http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1971-maserati-ghibli-4-9-ss/ (becoming very rare, no reserve)
http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1974-bmw-2002-turbo/ (just because)

Oh, and check this, someone supposedly spent 200k restoring and modding this 400i. Madness. eek.gif

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0813-161634&entryRow=220&lottype=&startRow=217

Zo, let me get zis straight. Reflexes not fast enough for the Lotus, but you vant to drive ze M8???? Lie down and tell uncle Zigmund all about this.

 

And ya just had to throw a Stratos in there didn't you!basshead.gif

 

Buy that critter, buy a bottle of Laphroaig, find the most diabolical track / road you can. Put it through it's paces for an hour. Stop go find a hill with a view, drink the Scotch, re evaluate every driving experience you've had to date.biggrin.gif

 

Bloody car turns in so fast your damn near sitting outside of it at the exit.

 

Before there was such thing as a "supercar" Lancia (FIAT, Ferrari) let that loose as a road car and didn't tell anyone.biggrin.gif

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A lot of interest in the F1 in the room, I think there will be a world record tonight.
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A lot of interest in the F1 in the room, I think there will be a world record tonight.


Bad pun, but what exactly is driving the interest there? Is it the discontinuation of the model?

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I didn't realize that Fisker did anything more than BMWs before starting his eponymous company. I'd love to hear what you think of the M-B should you buy it.

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$8.47M for the F1 and $9.46M for the Ferrari 250 GT eek.gif
Edited by billybob_jcv - 8/17/13 at 9:56pm
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I know, it was intense. I was in on the F1 until 7.2M or abouts, then the other 2 bidders blew right by me. My wife had a ball, she opened bidding on almost everything, usually with the first number the auctioneer threw out, Charlie Ross, the Gooding auctioneer, loved her. Luckily nothing hammered on the first bid. rolleyes.gif Still, there was no doubt she was annoying a significant number of other bidders in the place. LOL!

At Mecum my wife made out like a bandit, she bought quite a few micro/midget cars, plus the Cobra and Ferrari go-karts. Bought ~7-8 of the little things, plus that Isetta 600 "limousine". The Carrera GT stayed low, so I was able to get it, along with the Citron (not Citroen) speedster, a pair of the Kurtis Kraft 1950s Indy car replicas, the Merc 300SL Gullwing replica... and the Saleen S7. biggrin.gif I'm not sure whether to upgrade it to the TT pack or not, Saleen still sells the kit. I have a thing for high-end replicas, and the 300SL is so close that it's freaky, aside from the small block Chevy in it, the body was formed from molds of an original and the interior is period correct, too. The Fisker Merc went higher than I wanted to pay ($70k), so I dropped out on it, oh well. I just don't see it becoming much more than a mild curiosity, in terms of collectibility. I'm beat, more tomorrow. `Night.
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I know, it was intense. I was in on the F1 until 7.2M or abouts, then the other 2 bidders blew right by me. My wife had a ball, she opened bidding on almost everything, usually with the first number the auctioneer threw out, Charlie Ross, the Gooding auctioneer, loved her. Luckily nothing hammered on the first bid. rolleyes.gif Still, there was no doubt she was annoying a significant number of other bidders in the place. LOL!

At Mecum my wife made out like a bandit, she bought quite a few micro/midget cars, plus the Cobra and Ferrari go-karts. Bought ~7-8 of the little things, plus that Isetta 600 "limousine". The Carrera GT stayed low, so I was able to get it, along with the Citron (not Citroen) speedster, a pair of the Kurtis Kraft 1950s Indy car replicas, the Merc 300SL Gullwing replica... and the Saleen S7. biggrin.gif I'm not sure whether to upgrade it to the TT pack or not, Saleen still sells the kit. I have a thing for high-end replicas, and the 300SL is so close that it's freaky, aside from the small block Chevy in it, the body was formed from molds of an original and the interior is period correct, too. The Fisker Merc went higher than I wanted to pay ($70k), so I dropped out on it, oh well. I just don't see it becoming much more than a mild curiosity, in terms of collectibility. I'm beat, more tomorrow. `Night.

So you have 2 Carrera GT's?

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Cool - I saw the bidding on a couple of the things you bought - the Gullwing replica and the Saleen.

I also saw two Testarossa, and both sold for $50K? Is that the going rate for that car? That seems really cheap for a 12 cyl Ferrari - even if it is the weird looking cheese grater Testarossa. Yeah, I know, they made a lot of them, it was completely overshadowed by the F40, blah, blah, blah - but that was still a 180 MPH car that sold for $200K when new!

The Citron is great! Is this your car?
http://pembletondaytona.blogspot.com/2010/07/what-is-pembleton.html


You better stock-up on this...


Edited by billybob_jcv - 8/18/13 at 11:05am
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most beautiful car ever made? Quite possibly.


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most beautiful car ever made? Quite possibly.



Yes.

I can only imagine (sadly...) the pleasure I'd get from driving such a machine.

Sigh...
Edited by customcoco - 8/18/13 at 4:01pm
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It is really too bad you all can't find a way to visit the Mullin Automotive Museum - I feel so fortunate to have these treasures local to me:
http://www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com/car-30-1939-delahaye-type-165-cabriolet.html
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