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Gah... I'm pretty sure I was on f&^%ing TV. Noooo!!! mad.gif
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Gah... I'm pretty sure I was on f&^%ing TV. Noooo!!! mad.gif

 

Asides from this? ;)

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Yah, aside from that. tongue.gif

And it happened AGAIN, I'm usually fast with waving them away, but they snuck up on me. The first time I bought a Corvair and I didn't get my hand up in time, which tells them to go away, and the second time was with the little Subaru open-top (we got it too) and they just ignored me shooing them away. Geez. At least it wasn't "Chicken" George and that "sold sold sold" crap. rolleyes.gif
Edited by Magick Man - 1/22/14 at 2:28pm
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Yah, aside from that. tongue.gif

And it happened AGAIN, I'm usually fast with waving them away, but they snuck up on me. The first time I bought a Corvair and I didn't get my hand up in time, which tells them to go away, and the second time was with the little Subaru open-top (we got it too) and they just ignored me shooing them away. Geez. At least it wasn't "Chicken" George and that "sold sold sold" crap. rolleyes.gif


Guess it's time to buy a William Shatner mask.

 

Do they not ask upon registration if it's okay to film you? You would think they would link that to your bidders ID somehow.

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alright, I guess I am an idiot for just showing up and buying a car. my policy covers me on anything so that is not an issue. well, I have not had to test that yet luckily.

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Guess it's time to buy a William Shatner mask.

Do they not ask upon registration if it's okay to film you? You would think they would link that to your bidders ID somehow.


Technically you sign a release for the auction with your pass/bidder number, but they will generally honor your request for anonymity. Don't mind me, I simply hate being on TV because I don't want people in my business, knowing what I'm doing/buying. My best friend/mechanic called right after, "We saw you on TV, and you didn't look happy about it." He said they also got my wife and daughter in a different shot, but only briefly. Meh, I just need to get over it.

So today was the mother load;

Sunbeam Tiger (wife loved it)
Crown V8 Corvair (semi-official 350 V8 conversion, not just a motor swap)
Subaru 360 Dune Buggy (my wife was happy)
VW Aquila Gullwing (we have a plan)
`74 Morgan 4/4 (it was green, beautiful, and priced right)

The other Subaru 360 got away, she'd set a ceiling price of 10k and we got in a bidding war with some guy. We got into it again with the same guy over the 360 dune buggy, but on that one she'd said "whatever it takes", so he wasn't getting both. I could tell he wasn't happy at all, he came by later and tried to make an offer for it but, of course, it isn't going anywhere (except home with us). We even thought he was about to throw a tantrum over the whole thing, despite the Mrs being extra polite with him. Anyhow, we can find the 360 sedan elsewhere (he ended up paying 2x BV for it), they're a lot more plentiful than the buggy (the last of the latter seen at auction sold for $28k, back in 2010). Like with anything else, if you want the fringe unobtainium in any hobby, you have to bring your checkbook. But don't get caught up and blow your limits out of the water, either. Set a price ceiling beforehand and stick with it, unless the thing is truly rare and you can't live without it, just pass, another will come along. That sounds elementary, but auction hype is real and it's too easy to get swept up in it.
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alright, I guess I am an idiot for just showing up and buying a car. my policy covers me on anything so that is not an issue. well, I have not had to test that yet luckily.

That's quite irregular, generally on cars like that each policy is an entirely separate contract, with each on its own unique bond and variables in coverage. Do you have the name of the insurance company? What was the make and model of the car, and was it new or pre-owned? That can make a difference as well. Generally I've not had much luck showing up, most exotic car dealers strongly recommend, or even require, an appointment, and there are even more hoops to go through if there's a test drive involved.
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general liability policy covers me until the policy is secured on the vehicle. if one owns such a policy they are covered. it is required to register a new vehicle purchase within 1 business day. treated just as cars. albeit expensive ones. of course they check you out to begin with. the last car I bought was a titled,never driven 599 gto for much more than sticker. there are a few dealers in Chicago where you might drive out. Bugatti,McLaren,Ferrari,Lamborghini and more. test drive is easy if your means suit them. which they will check. btw, I am not mislead on the policies per attorney's.

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VW Aquila Gullwing (we have a plan)

Two VW kits? You should explain this plan soon, before I go crazy with speculation.

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Two VW kits? You should explain this plan soon, before I go crazy with speculation.

We have an entire salvaged 964 drivetrain, and a separate, complete 3.2l H6 w/ 5-spd, under a tarp at the garage... follow me? smily_headphones1.gif For the last 6-7 months we've been pulling/gathering all the air-cooled 911 salvage parts from every junk yard within 150 miles (there were a lot more than we ever guessed).
Edited by Magick Man - 1/23/14 at 5:17am
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We have an entire salvaged 964 drivetrain, and a separate, complete 3.2l H6 w/ 5-spd, under a tarp at the garage... follow me? smily_headphones1.gif For the last 6-7 months we've been pulling/gathering all the air-cooled 911 salvage parts from every junk yard within 150 miles (there were a lot more than we ever guessed).

 

The ultimate sleeper......put that drivetrain into a Volkswagen Thing! :D 

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Technically you sign a release for the auction with your pass/bidder number, but they will generally honor your request for anonymity. Don't mind me, I simply hate being on TV because I don't want people in my business, knowing what I'm doing/buying. My best friend/mechanic called right after, "We saw you on TV, and you didn't look happy about it." He said they also got my wife and daughter in a different shot, but only briefly. Meh, I just need to get over it.

So today was the mother load;

Sunbeam Tiger (wife loved it)
Crown V8 Corvair (semi-official 350 V8 conversion, not just a motor swap)
Subaru 360 Dune Buggy (my wife was happy)
VW Aquila Gullwing (we have a plan)
`74 Morgan 4/4 (it was green, beautiful, and priced right)

The other Subaru 360 got away, she'd set a ceiling price of 10k and we got in a bidding war with some guy. We got into it again with the same guy over the 360 dune buggy, but on that one she'd said "whatever it takes", so he wasn't getting both. I could tell he wasn't happy at all, he came by later and tried to make an offer for it but, of course, it isn't going anywhere (except home with us). We even thought he was about to throw a tantrum over the whole thing, despite the Mrs being extra polite with him. Anyhow, we can find the 360 sedan elsewhere (he ended up paying 2x BV for it), they're a lot more plentiful than the buggy (the last of the latter seen at auction sold for $28k, back in 2010). Like with anything else, if you want the fringe unobtainium in any hobby, you have to bring your checkbook. But don't get caught up and blow your limits out of the water, either. Set a price ceiling beforehand and stick with it, unless the thing is truly rare and you can't live without it, just pass, another will come along. That sounds elementary, but auction hype is real and it's too easy to get swept up in it.


How could you not like a Tiger? Unless of course high speed cornering is your thing;)

 

I should have guessed the Corvair. Is she in good shape?

 

The Aquila is a must have when they come around. Those drive trains you've been collecting will come in mighty handy. Have you had a look to see if there's room for 2 extra cylinders  in the Puma?

 

If you don't mind me asking whats a Moggie 4/4 going for in the current market?  I know the +8's were through the roof and I'm kind of curious if the 4's are following suit.

 

Auctions are very much like gambling in behavioral model. Some folks should just stay away from them for their own health. You bid , you win or you lose, going McEnroe over it just taints the experience for everyone. Where was the camera when he came around?:veryevil:

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The Sunbeam Tiger is one of my favorite cars - it's not the beauty or the performance - it's just the entire concept. You give a little 4 cyl British roadster to Caroll Shelby, and you get back a Tiger.
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Apparently, Tesla believes there's less chance of being sued in China...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/23/model-s-goes-on-sale-in-china/?ncid=rss_truncated
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Hot auction day. $12k... $12,000?? blink.gif

That Morgan 4/4 is in the $40-50k neighborhood, one reason is because it's a rare factory 4-seater, one of only 3 built that year. Also we got the Tiger for nearly half BV, it still has its optional glass hardtop and those are quite scarce. No one was paying attention, most people here only look at US muscle cars.
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