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I don,t think so that the celeb in question is really interested in me or my ramblings on a blog.

 

Besides they might not be interested in the expense and effort of extraditing someone who might not have a lot on the line unlike Kim Dotcom.

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Magick, you probably bid against him in Monterey and now he's doing the "you know who I am?" thing. rolleyes.gif
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So...who's going to name names? I have a couple ideas, but I haven't watched enough car TV lately to be completely sure.

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No names, please. LOL! It's already a crazy situation, and comically I'm the one getting blowback from it. People in the business claiming to me that he thought I was someone else, or saying I'm blowing things up out of proportion, "that's just playing hardball". Sorry, but what he did was plain old defamation and slander. The more he tries to act like some kind of victim, the more I'm going to enjoy dragging him to court. One thing's for certain, this business is one huge "good ol' boys" network and about as dirty as you can imagine.

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Magick, you probably bid against him in Monterey and now he's doing the "you know who I am?" thing. rolleyes.gif


If I'd seen him there I would have been excited, I was sort of a fan of his. It's doubtful he would have been buying anything there, he targets the low condition/salvage cars, then flips them at the big auctions.
Edited by Magick Man - 11/22/13 at 1:15pm
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If I'd seen him there I would have been excited, I was sort of a fan of his. It's doubtful he would have been buying anything there, he targets the low condition/salvage cars, then flips them at the big auctions.

Ahh yes I think I know who you are talking about now :P

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BTW BIlly, that `57 Speedster replica on Mecum was mighty original-looking, what a great Cali car. Not a bad price either, @ $25k.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=AN1113-167921&entryRow=146&lottype=&startRow=145

If you ever want something like that, LMK. I see them for 15-17k, sans paint.
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It seems like Speedster replica pricing varies quite a bit. I suppose it depends on who built it, what parts are in it and the condition. There's a lot of them for sale around SoCal - probably because a couple of the more well known builders are here.

For example...
http://en.bhmotorcars.com/inventory.php?make=36

Something that makes no sense to me is when a replica is worth more because the car it replicates is worth more. Compare a Speedster replica to a Spyder replica. Why does the Spyder cost more? It really doesn't make sense to me...
Edited by billybob_jcv - 11/22/13 at 8:00pm
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Isn't there something wrong with the car collecting world when a 1983 Rolls Royce sells for $9500 and a stock 1972 Chevy pickup sells for $21,500 and a stock 1972 Chevy Blazer sells for $25,000??
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That's because maintaining and repairing Rollers is stupidly expensive, like $60 for an OEM oil filter. It's the same for those 10-15 y/o V12 Mercs that crop up on there for $15k. People get all excited about owning one of those German beasts, then when something important breaks they're left with a big, impressive lawn ornament. biggrin.gif

I was told that I can't sell that Corvair, or any of the red/black, black/red cars because they aren't mine. Well I guess that changes everything. She's so cute.
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That's because maintaining and repairing Rollers is stupidly expensive, like $60 for an OEM oil filter. It's the same for those 10-15 y/o V12 Mercs that crop up on there for $15k. People get all excited about owning one of those German beasts, then when something important breaks they're left with a big, impressive lawn ornament. biggrin.gif

I was told that I can't sell that Corvair, or any of the red/black, black/red cars because they aren't mine. Well I guess that changes everything. She's so cute.


Only one thing to do then. BUY MORE!

 

Yeah the folks really get suckered into some of the bargoon exotica (Friend almost went B/U restoring a Silver Cloud ages ago). You have to realize that while the car depreciated like an anchor on it's way down the Laurentian Abyss, the maintenance costs do not. They are priced the same as brand new.

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Wow - I got home just in time to see the 1953 Hudson Hornet convertible sell for $150K. What a gorgeous car!



Twin carb straight-six, with hydraulic windows. 1 of 35 built.

I really like some of the cars they have in this auction - cars you simply do not see out in the wild. In addition to the Hudson Hornet, also a '57 Desoto Firesweep (never heard of that one!), a '63 Studebaker Avanti with a factory supercharged 289, a 1931 Cadillac V12,

And this. A 1949 Packard Super 8. O-M-G. How can you not want that???


Edited by billybob_jcv - 11/23/13 at 2:17pm
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Buy more! biggrin.gif I'm sure Mecum would agree with you. They're nice guys, but they won't hesitate to sell you as many of those repo-ed and/or salvaged Mercs as you want.

I can't believe that Ford GT hammered at $210k. I was kind of goofing around on the phone and I expected it to go for 250-270, since it's; fairly low miles, black on black, 4 option car, a rare stripe delete, and all-original/unmolested, but we ended up with it. redface.gif Real bargain blaster, there.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=AN1113-175404&entryRow=257
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Wow - I got home just in time to see the 1953 Hudson Hornet convertible sell for $150K. What a gorgeous car!



Twin carb straight-six, with hydraulic windows. 1 of 35 built.


Wasn't that Hornet badass? If I'd known it was so awesome in person (on TV), I might have marked it for bid. The pics don't do it justice at all.
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Man I'm having a ball with this today, their new system is amazing. Before, you had to tell them what you were interested in and then they call you back, and then you bid. They beta tested an online solution but it was buggy and didn't always get your bids in quickly enough, and there was no room for any "gamesmanship". Now if you're a Mecum Gold member you tell them you're wanting to bid for the day, they set you up with a private number, and you call them before a lot comes up, then you bid on it. It's a hell of a lot more flexible and fun. smily_headphones1.gif

Here's my "you put how much into that?!?" restomod dumbass of the day award (and tied for ugliest interior too) :

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=AN1113-168261&entryRow=257

That's north of 225k worth of hardware, that engine close to 6 figures by itself, and it topped out at 100k. Geezzzus...
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Man I'm having a ball with this today, their new system is amazing. Before, you had to tell them what you were interested in and then they call you back, and then you bid. They beta tested an online solution but it was buggy and didn't always get your bids in quickly enough, and there was no room for any "gamesmanship". Now if you're a Mecum Gold member you tell them you're wanting to bid for the day, they set you up with a private number, and you call them before a lot comes up, then you bid on it. It's a hell of a lot more flexible and fun. smily_headphones1.gif

Here's my "you put how much into that?!?" restomod dumbass of the day award (and tied for ugliest interior too) :

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=AN1113-168261&entryRow=257

That's north of 225k worth of hardware, that engine close to 6 figures by itself, and it topped out at 100k. Geezzzus...


Was that a competition car?

 

GT prices slowly creeping up it seems.

 

Slick Hudson. Did it have the electric shift?

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