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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

This is what happens when you go wild on a hot rod build and then decide that you need to sell it. Ouch! It's one of the finest I've seen, but the seller isn't being very realistic. $80k is being realistic.

I think the owner could've expected to get their price ten years ago, but current top-end hot rod trends have moved on. It's too bad, too.

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
 

I think the owner could've expected to get their price ten years ago, but current top-end hot rod trends have moved on. It's too bad, too.


Really? Were rods ever that collectable.

 

I see it as occupying a twilight zone in the auto world. It's been to bastardized to be original and as a rod it's just another owners custom. That and an automatic tranny give me the just walk on by vibe.

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I can understand wanting to keep from losing money, but that won't fly in today's economy. On a lark I called and offered him 80k and he acted somewhat insulted. "The interior was $40,000!" "Well, not to be rude here, but that's what happens when you go spare-no-expense on a hot rod." He hung-up on me. redface.gif

At one time they brought big money, but that was also when people were paying $1M for rare Hemi `cudas.
Edited by Magick Man - 10/12/13 at 10:30am
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I can understand wanting to keep from losing money, but that won't fly in today's economy. On a lark I called and offered him 80k and he acted somewhat insulted. "The interior was $40,000!" "Well, not to be rude here, but that's what happens when you go spare-no-expense on a hot rod." He hung-up on me. redface.gif

At one time they brought big money, but that was also when people were paying $1M for rare Hemi `cudas.


You could have offered to let him keep the interior:D

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That's a really ridiculous price for that 'rod. The owner is a moron. Does he really think 12,000 is "rare" in the car world?? It is only rare compared to other 1932 Ford Model Bs. And IMHO, once you have turned it into a hot rod, any "collectibility" of the original goes out the window. He's not going to get more for it because he started with an original roadster than someone that created a roadster from a coupe. Now, let's look at the hot rod itself. A common as dirt 5.0 Ford? Not an exotic motor, not even a blower and an auto transmission. $40K for the interior? That is the most stupid thing of all. Just looking at the pictures, I think your $80K number is about right - probably even generous.

If that guy wanted to make a big deal out of a '32 Roadster, then he should have restored it to concours original.

I think this guy has the right idea of what you should do with a hot rod. Read the article!
http://www.sfgate.com/cars/myride/article/1932-Ford-Roadster-3795780.php
Edited by billybob_jcv - 10/12/13 at 1:14pm
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That's a really ridiculous price for that 'rod. The owner is a moron. Does he really think 12,000 is "rare" in the car world?? It is only rare compared to other 1932 Ford Model Bs. And IMHO, once you have turned it into a hot rod, any "collectibility" of the original goes out the window. He's not going to get more for it because he started with an original roadster than someone that created a roadster from a coupe. Now, let's look at the hot rod itself. A common as dirt 5.0 Ford? Not an exotic motor, not even a blower and an auto transmission. $40K for the interior? That is the most stupid thing of all. Just looking at the pictures, I think your $80K number is about right - probably even generous.

If that guy wanted to make a big deal out of a '32 Roadster, then he should have restored it to concours original.

I think this guy has the right idea of what you should do with a hot rod. Read the article!
http://www.sfgate.com/cars/myride/article/1932-Ford-Roadster-3795780.php

No kidding, $40k interior in a hot rod? LMFAO! rolleyes.gif That's so stupid (unless you're building it for keeps). You don't hot rod a rare collectible and expect it to hold any value, same would happen with a vintage Ferrari or any other exotic. You rip out the original V12, chop the fenders, and chrome it to hell and you'd destroy the value of even a Ferrari 250 GT. That's life, it's an 80-85k car, that's all.

Eventually, I bought the `31 Ford Hi-Boy, the bidding petered out on me but I was able to go through the "Bid Goes On" people for $55,500. I believe that's a pretty good deal, that's a real `31 frame, Brookville steel body, Ford Racing Boss 302 stroked out to 347ci., dual quads, AW IS, LSD, big Wilwood discs, Tremec TKO 5-spd, and the list goes on. To me, that's more impressive than the kinda-borked up `32 up there. This is a hot rod right from the jump. Now it just needs a procharger, which I already have waiting for it. smily_headphones1.gif

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CH1013-167203&entryRow=781
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and another Mini... rolleyes.gif Gezus...
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I went to Cruisin' The Coast today; unfortunately I didn't run into jllbms and his VW. However, I had the treat of being passed while walking in Bay St. Louis by a well-cared-for 328 GTS that wasn't a Fiero, and the thing sounded amazing. As maligned as Ferraris from that era are, that exhaust note alone made me want one.

 

I'll post some photos tomorrow of my favorites from the show if I get the time to do so.

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I passed a Fezzy on the freeway this morning. Looked like a 355.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 10/12/13 at 7:44pm
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Just when I think I've seen just about everything on eBay, I find this...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-headphone-stand-designed-for-the-Sennheiser-Orpheus-HE90-/300970043420?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item461336681c
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Perfect it'll go well next to my Lamborghini sunglass case! I wonder If he'll throw in the headphones for an extra 10,000 quid?

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post



Eventually, I bought the `31 Ford Hi-Boy, the bidding petered out on me but I was able to go through the "Bid Goes On" people for $55,500. I believe that's a pretty good deal, that's a real `31 frame, Brookville steel body, Ford Racing Boss 302 stroked out to 347ci., dual quads, AW IS, LSD, big Wilwood discs, Tremec TKO 5-spd, and the list goes on. To me, that's more impressive than the kinda-borked up `32 up there. This is a hot rod right from the jump. Now it just needs a procharger, which I already have waiting for it. smily_headphones1.gif

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CH1013-167203&entryRow=781

 

That will allow you to do this.....:biggrin:

 

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I doubt we'll tune it to even 600hp, I may even leave it alone, keeping it driveable is a major concern. Most hot rods are actually awful to drive. redface.gif
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I doubt we'll tune it to even 600hp, I may even leave it alone, keeping it driveable is a major concern. Most hot rods are actually awful to drive. redface.gif

 

I won't even go to this.

 

 

That's waaay beyond driveable.

 

But still, the idea and execution is awesome though...


Edited by VortexBlast - 10/13/13 at 3:37am
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Go big or go home...

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