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Old 01-10-2016, 09:15 AM
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Default So what do you guys think this will sell for at BJ????

More or less an L88 "tribute car".....whats your guess on what it sells for at Barrett Jackson at the end of January?

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Event...M-COUPE-189655

This is actually my idea of the perfect '69, but Im sure it will be waaaaayyy out of my price range....would also want to see extensive restoration photos before bidding, based on my most recent C3 experience
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Hi,
There was a car 'somewhat' similar to this one for sale here a few weeks ago. 69, ZL-1 motor, but a convertible.
freedomfighter69…. I think?.
The ad said the car had been appraised at $105k and the asking price was $80k.
The one you linked to makes a more stock appearance so some might find it a bit more 'intriguing'… which might also raise it's selling price a bit.
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:35 AM
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I figured 80-90K...hoping to figure out what day its going to go across the block so that I can DVR the broadcast on Velocity. Just curious to see how it compares to a similar numbers matching 427/435 car
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Didn'the a real 68' L88 sell for $300k at the last Barret Jackson? I really do not watch those guys, but thought I saw that while flipping channels.
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This Corvette is selling right before my 70 1900 Mi. Original paint/interior Lt-1. my lot # is 1070
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There are too many variables at Barrett-Jackson to speculate on a price. Who owns the car? I'm sure we all recognize some cars stay on the block much longer than others. What day is it scheduled to come on the block? What time of day? Will B-J cue the TV guys to yak up the car during its air time, possibly add it to their sale price guess contest? Will B-J have Amy Assiter trying to hype the car? Having a lovely lady trying to sell something has been a marketing maxim for ages.

Perhaps the most important unknown is whether there is someone, somewhere, who is convinced he/she cannot continue to live without this car and is willing to bid accordingly.

Good luck, Kenba. If I was bidding, I would be much more interested in your car than the 69.


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As we always hear 2 people have to really want it. This one is tuff as under he hood is not quite stock looking. I think that could put the bidding all over the map. I don't see 100K. It might struggle to get to 1/2 that. It will be interesting to see.
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at half that Id be interested....
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I always find it interesting that L88s with NOM are drooled over and bring decent money.

Now here's a car that didn't even start life as an L88, has a crate motor, and minimal options (but has the desirable options of radio delete and clear glass).

I'm missing something. :0

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Well, I think the appeal is for those of us that are more interested in driving our cars, this an ideal car (assuming the right price point)...all of the look and feel of a well restored original big block car, without worry about devaluing a true NCRS car. If you're into sitting at a fair ground talking about chalk marks and hose clamps (which I understand, its just not my thing), this certainly isn't worth it, but you'd be hard pressed to find a car, do a full frame off restoration including an aluminum ZZ427 and all of the "L88 like" parts, for south of 60K.

In the end, everyone values something different in an old car....which is why I think this one's selling price will be particularly interesting....I think its in an odd spot....true collectors aren't going to be interested because its not a true collectable, and for guys like me who want a solid, well restored, sorted driver, its probably out of our price point.
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I figured 80-90K...hoping to figure out what day its going to go across the block so that I can DVR the broadcast on Velocity. Just curious to see how it compares to a similar numbers matching 427/435 car
Keep us posted..As I will surely miss the auction... I am interested to see how it compares also....
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Well, I think the appeal is for those of us that are more interested in driving our cars, this an ideal car (assuming the right price point)...all of the look and feel of a well restored original big block car, without worry about devaluing a true NCRS car. If you're into sitting at a fair ground talking about chalk marks and hose clamps (which I understand, its just not my thing), this certainly isn't worth it, but you'd be hard pressed to find a car, do a full frame off restoration including an aluminum ZZ427 and all of the "L88 like" parts, for south of 60K.

In the end, everyone values something different in an old car....which is why I think this one's selling price will be particularly interesting....I think its in an odd spot....true collectors aren't going to be interested because its not a true collectable, and for guys like me who want a solid, well restored, sorted driver, its probably out of our price point.
My thoughts exactly. This is more of a restomod/clone, NOT a collectible. The buyer of this car is someone who wants to drive it. I see no mention of any numbers matching, seems it falls into the NOM category which many say will never be worth much regardless of condition. Really depends on what someone is willing to pay for a nice driver?

I didn't see any hint of what the asking price may be. Was it listed somewhere?

I'd be curious as to what it eventually sells for.
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no, it wasn't....I found it on another site with the link to the Barrett Jackson auction in the price column....its going at no reserve. I emailed the seller, just out of curiosity about the price....Ill let you know if I hear anything back
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Hi,
There was a car 'somewhat' similar to this one for sale here a few weeks ago. 69, ZL-1 motor, but a convertible.
freedomfighter69. I think?.
The ad said the car had been appraised at $105k and the asking price was $80k.
The one you linked to makes a more stock appearance so some might find it a bit more 'intriguing' which might also raise it's selling price a bit.
Regards,
Alan
The car you are referring to has been for sale on this forum for over a year I think, no takers. And it's a convertible but with an automatic and also included the original motor along with the aluminum ZL1. If he is not getting 80k for that car I would be shocked if this auction car gets anywhere near it. I would be interested to see what this auction gets up to.
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Originally Posted by FLYNAVY30 View Post
Well, I think the appeal is for those of us that are more interested in driving our cars, this an ideal car (assuming the right price point)...all of the look and feel of a well restored original big block car, without worry about devaluing a true NCRS car. If you're into sitting at a fair ground talking about chalk marks and hose clamps (which I understand, its just not my thing), this certainly isn't worth it, but you'd be hard pressed to find a car, do a full frame off restoration including an aluminum ZZ427 and all of the "L88 like" parts, for south of 60K.

In the end, everyone values something different in an old car....which is why I think this one's selling price will be particularly interesting....I think its in an odd spot....true collectors aren't going to be interested because its not a true collectable, and for guys like me who want a solid, well restored, sorted driver, its probably out of our price point.

Exactly, a good drivable car, and someone probably did spend 60K on it. If it goes over 25K, I'll be surprised. Pleasantly surprised...to see the market going up.

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Oh certainly not.....a great driver car at 40-50K tops
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Looks like a nice clean car but nothing special.

It will be interesting to see what it brings.
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Looks like a nice clean car but nothing special.

It will be interesting to see what it brings.
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Oh certainly not.....a great driver car at 40-50K tops
Buyers will often pay some big $ for steel body muscle cars whether they have the original engine or not. I assume the cars are bought to be driven. Corvette world seems to be driven by collectors who wouldn't touch a car with a non original engine, not likely to be driven much. I'd be interested to see if the buyers looking for drivers are willing to open their wallets as buyers of steel body cars do.

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i'm thinking 6 figures.the crate motor alone is 25k.i betcha it's a blast to drive!
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