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Old 01-11-2018, 06:35 PM
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Default 2 SWC's sell at Mecum today...

Seem like nice cars, no awards or provenance mentioned or advertised...a lot of money for what they are...$154K & $159.5 respectively...




Could do without the crooked bumpers...



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But, but — the SWC market is just a bubble!
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But, but — the SWC market is just a bubble!
But, but- those cars are going to be worthless because no one will want them
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A buddy of mine in Los Angeles just paid another private party $160k for a matching numbers, fuelie SWC. Maybe, the market is cooling slightly (lol)!
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I need to raise my "agreed upon" value...
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Red Bloomington Gold car with 10 Top Flights sold yesterday for $152.5. Pretty sure it was "just" a 300 horse, too. Nice car.

There's several SWCs this year, and at least 4 very nice '63 roadsters as well, including an air car. And a Black over tan SWC that I think Terry has.

There's one red SWC with '67 parts and hood and seats and all sorts of mismatched stuff too. Make a good restomod candidate probably.
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The market is at an all time high! People have a little extra jingle in their pockets ! The guy chasing my SWC just offord me $20,000 over his last offer and I’am not trying to sell it! Said that’s what he made in the market last week! Buying there dreams—-we all get it!


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Over the years at B-J Scottsdale the trend would be one or two of a particular car that was cosmetically done stunningly would suddenly sell for crazy money than ever before. It did not have to be any kind of documented correct original car just super well presented and LOOK correct. The next year the same type cars would come out of the woodwork. Often MUCH better cars than the one that started it all and sometimes not bringing the money the one that started it all. This usually would go on for the 3rd year at which point the prices would begin to drop and then it was over.

I do think the SWCs fit in this bubble right now. People will cash in for big bucks and others will say a few years later I missed it.
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the two you show at the top, top is a Fuelie and the bottom one is a real nice 340HP......
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Very nice Riverside Red...
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There were a few there, though, some top shelf and some, um, bargains. . Last pic is when they closed that deal.
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VB that "Outer Limits" wild custom is just that.
On the other hand was the light blue fuelie coupe as nice as it looks in the picture?

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VB that "Outer Limits" wild custom is just that.
On the other hand was the light blue fuelie coupe as nice as it looks in the picture?
Yeah, it was nice.
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Having been watching 63s go by at Mecum for a few years now as I am looking for one, this year wins for high average prices I think. There were a number of well and fresh restored cars the last two years but they went in the 125 or a little more range I think (for non fuelie). These today were certainly nicely restored cars. Vettes seem to be doing well overall this year.
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But, but- those cars are going to be worthless because no one will want them
I've been taking abuse for years about my 63 (mostly from family). My regret is I wish in 1989 I bought 2-63's.
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Don't forget to add the 20% (10/10) on top of that Number, if the commision on the sellers end was not negotiated....to close the deal.
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Originally Posted by 68hemi View Post
Over the years at B-J Scottsdale the trend would be one or two of a particular car that was cosmetically done stunningly would suddenly sell for crazy money than ever before. It did not have to be any kind of documented correct original car just super well presented and LOOK correct. The next year the same type cars would come out of the woodwork. Often MUCH better cars than the one that started it all and sometimes not bringing the money the one that started it all. This usually would go on for the 3rd year at which point the prices would begin to drop and then it was over.

I do think the SWCs fit in this bubble right now. People will cash in for big bucks and others will say a few years later I missed it.
Spot on correct. Remember the 23 window VW's?
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Don't forget to add the 20% (10/10) on top of that Number, if the commision on the sellers end was not negotiated....to close the deal.
Yes, and don't forget to budget some extra money for the sales/used taxes that most individuals are charged at the BJ and Mecum auctions. Here, in Nevada, you pay no sales/used taxes on private party transactions!! Something to think about before you raise your paddle!
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I'm liking the good news I got on the forum today!
Hope the unrestored ones are doing as well.
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