Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

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Re: Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

Post by xr7g428 » 23 Jan 2018, 14:06

Did any one else notice how much old (early 50's) Buick and Olds convertibles were bringing? Seriously, who is buying those and for what purpose? It tells me that there are still some old guys with money that are looking for garage art. Could it be that 60's cars are not yet at the same peak level?
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Re: Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

Post by bmwhd1 » 23 Jan 2018, 14:27

xr7g428 wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 14:06
Did any one else notice how much old (early 50's) Buick and Olds convertibles were bringing? Seriously, who is buying those and for what purpose? It tells me that there are still some old guys with money that are looking for garage art. Could it be that 60's cars are not yet at the same peak level?
I almost added that Olds to my list. Beautiful car but narrow market.

I also imagine the '59 T-bird going to a T-bird collector who's held off as long as possible and then says screw it, I guess I have to buy a '59 😄
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Re: Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

Post by bmwhd1 » 23 Jan 2018, 14:37

Don Rush wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 13:41
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/ ... 302-210906
$55k - This one shocked me. We spent a lot of time going over it and I expected it to get much closer to six figures.

The color is not inspiring, base level interior, headers, no smog, dinged up strut rod supports. With fees, taxes and the ride home I doubt if he were to sell it this spring he would do much better than break even IMHO
No doubt you're right. My comments were more in respect to what some other lesser (IMO) Mustangs were fetching. As to that color, a lot of my Mustang friends love it for some reason.
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Re: Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

Post by Midlife » 23 Jan 2018, 19:25

Don Rush wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 13:41
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/ ... 302-210906
$55k - This one shocked me. We spent a lot of time going over it and I expected it to get much closer to six figures.

The color is not inspiring, base level interior, headers, no smog, dinged up strut rod supports. With fees, taxes and the ride home I doubt if he were to sell it this spring he would do much better than break even IMHO

As for folks leaving at 9pm, consider that the average age of a bidder these days seems to be about 62. If they buy their first beer at 1pm with lunch and keep a steady pace by 8pm they are blurry eyed and their CONSORT is tugging at their arm to head for the hotel room...
Fixed it for you.

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Re: Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

Post by allenman85 » 23 Jan 2018, 23:09

bmwhd1 wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 10:30
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/ ... UTY-213242
$121k - I know these are bringing stupid money these days and this was a very nice looking car but really?
+1 for this being in my garage -- too bad I can't afford it. I remember when my classmate's older brother came driving into school in a brand new one...
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Re: Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

Post by bmwhd1 » 24 Jan 2018, 09:12

Midlife wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 19:25

As for folks leaving at 9pm, consider that the average age of a bidder these days seems to be about 62. If they buy their first beer at 1pm with lunch and keep a steady pace by 8pm they are blurry eyed and their CONSORT is tugging at their arm to head for the hotel room...

Fixed it for you.
Or as I like to call them the Sugar Daddy/Daddy Issues combo platter.
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Re: Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

Post by R Code » 24 Jan 2018, 09:25

allenman85 wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 23:09
bmwhd1 wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 10:30
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/ ... UTY-213242
$121k - I know these are bringing stupid money these days and this was a very nice looking car but really?
+1 for this being in my garage -- too bad I can't afford it. I remember when my classmate's older brother came driving into school in a brand new one...
The T/A was interesting. Before this, it seemed '73 was the cutoff for big $ muscle cars, since wasn't '74 the 1st year of the low compression models?

About 16 years ago, I found my buddy a '70 T/A RAIII 4 speed (white w/blue). Very nice solid car that he still has. He was stoked to see a (non '69) T/A get over 6 figures.
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Re: Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

Post by R Code » 24 Jan 2018, 09:26

bmwhd1 wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 09:12
Midlife wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 19:25

As for folks leaving at 9pm, consider that the average age of a bidder these days seems to be about 62. If they buy their first beer at 1pm with lunch and keep a steady pace by 8pm they are blurry eyed and their CONSORT is tugging at their arm to head for the hotel room...

Fixed it for you.
Or as I like to call them the Sugar Daddy/Daddy Issues combo platter.
You say that like it's a bad thing 8-)
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Re: Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

Post by Midlife » 24 Jan 2018, 16:14

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Re: Barrett Jackson post auction discussion

Post by Royce » 25 Jan 2018, 09:08

The '73 - 74 SD455's all had the same compression ratio. '72 was the last year for Premium Fuel engines, they were legal to produce prior to January 1, 1972 so Dodge, Plymouth, and some GM muscle cars were produced early in the model year.

R Code wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 09:25
allenman85 wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 23:09
bmwhd1 wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 10:30
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/ ... UTY-213242
$121k - I know these are bringing stupid money these days and this was a very nice looking car but really?
+1 for this being in my garage -- too bad I can't afford it. I remember when my classmate's older brother came driving into school in a brand new one...
The T/A was interesting. Before this, it seemed '73 was the cutoff for big $ muscle cars, since wasn't '74 the 1st year of the low compression models?

About 16 years ago, I found my buddy a '70 T/A RAIII 4 speed (white w/blue). Very nice solid car that he still has. He was stoked to see a (non '69) T/A get over 6 figures.
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