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Old 04-02-2005, 11:03 PM   #1
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BJ.Red vert 4sp sold at 49,000? Did he steal this car or is this a good price?seems real low to me.
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:04 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:05 PM   #3
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It seems like all of the bids are lower than the ones at the Scottsdale auction.

I wonder if the # of bidders is lower. It seemed like there were a lot of empty seats when it started.
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:26 PM   #4
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I wonder if the # of bidders is lower. It seemed like there were a lot of empty seats when it started.
Everyone blew their wad at Scottsdale!

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Old 04-03-2005, 12:01 AM   #5
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Depends on the condition/documentation of the car. I think it was a good deal ,but not a "Steal"
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Old 04-03-2005, 01:00 AM   #6
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If it was a real L89 he stole it. If it was a real L71 he got a great buy. Probably an obvious clone, maybe even in the description??
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Old 04-03-2005, 03:56 AM   #7
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If it was a real L89 especially if it was a true red car. I think he stole it.
I couldnt believe that Shelby GT500 went for 250K was it?
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I couldnt believe that Shelby GT500 went for 250K was it?
You must've changed the channel too soon! If we're talkin' about the same car (GT500 vert), that sucker sold for $550.8k

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/about...pb05Shelby.asp



I hope my '74 will be worth half that someday.

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Old 04-03-2005, 05:36 AM   #9
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Yep, the Vette was a real aluminum head L89 (at least as real as any pre 1977 St. Louis car can be since there's no records). I diddn't understand why it had the cheap tires and I would have liked to see the documentation and run the numbers myself but I still thought it was a steal.

The thing that amazed me was the prices the Shelby, the hot rod and Hughes car brought. The heck with that! If I had that kind of money, I would have bought all the C2 Vettes & then called Saleen and have them build me a new S7

1.5 mill for a 53 Buick? I don't care who owned it, it's still junk!

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P.S. Is it just me or are the announcers stupid? They claimed (4) engines available for the 67 427, I'm showing 13! Even if you divide them up by cubic inch, they were still wrong. That would make TWO, the 327 & the 427. OH! How about the comment that the 66 Charger with the hemi was undervalued due to the body style and that if it would have been a "67 with the new body style" it would have brought more, DUH!
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Everyone blew their wad at Scottsdale!
I want to blow MY wad at Scottsdale

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Old 04-03-2005, 01:19 PM   #11
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I could blow my wad just buying the gas to get to scottsdale!
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The heck with that! If I had that kind of money...
That's a big "if". If you (or I) had that kind of money, we'd be blowing it on silly over-priced sheet, too. Just the taxes on some of the rich *****'s homes around here (ocean-front) are $500k/yr.

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P.S. Is it just me or are the announcers stupid? They claimed (4) engines available for the 67 427,
I didnt hear the comment, but were they referring to:

1. 390 hp L36
2. 400 hp L68
3. 435 hp L71 (same engine with alum heads = L89)
4. 430 hp L88

?? that would be four.
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I didnt hear the comment, but were they referring to:

1. 390 hp L36
2. 400 hp L68
3. 435 hp L71 (same engine with alum heads = L89)
4. 430 hp L88

?? that would be four.
PRNDL Thanks for your input!

Upon further review, I guess his statement was more of a symantics issue than a blantent error. I have to agree with the RPO designations but I (being numbers obsessed) was thinking of engine codes/combinations i.e. IL, IM, IQ, IR, IT, IU, JA, JC, JD, JE, JF, JG & JH. Then to make it even more confusing we've got 3 different block numbers for the 67 427.

Geez, no wonder these things are so easy to clone.

I still can't forgive them for the 67 Charger statement though, thats was REALLY out there. I sat through the entire AZ auction and could not believe how many times they gave inaccurate information (I hope no one was relying on it to bid). You'd think the Speed Channel would really try to find a combination of announcers who knew their stuff.

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You must've changed the channel too soon! If we're talkin' about the same car (GT500 vert), that sucker sold for $550.8k

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/about...pb05Shelby.asp



I hope my '74 will be worth half that someday.

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I seen that, scary to think growing up we had a '68 Shelby GT500 convertible (Black/wgold stripes and 4spd) in the garage. We kept it less than a year (Dad said every Chevy and Mopar Big Block would tear this car a new one and since it was so heavy it handled like crap.) He wishes he still had the car, for investment purposes only.
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550K?. maybe I did change the channel to soon. Wow!!. I remember when the 65 Shelbys were the most expensive. Semper Fi 3/5 Get Some
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