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snailmont5oh
snailmont5oh Dork
1/15/19 4:42 p.m.

I just saw that a 1974 Pinto went for over $18,000 at Barrett-Jackson. That's right, eighteen thousand dollars. Damn. 

What else have you seen that blows your mind?

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon PowerDork
1/15/19 4:44 p.m.

Did you see that one where they sold an old muscle car? That one was awesome. 

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
1/15/19 5:30 p.m.

A Yenko Stinger sold a Mecum this last week for $200,000. I am not adding any unnecessary zeros on that. That’s the most one has ever sold for. 

TheRX7Project
TheRX7Project Reader
1/15/19 5:35 p.m.

In reply to Spoolpigeon :

It was worth every penny. The owner knew what he had.

1SlowVW
1SlowVW Reader
1/15/19 6:09 p.m.
TheRX7Project said:

In reply to Spoolpigeon :

It was worth every penny. The owner knew what he had.

Plus it ran when parked and he wasn’t talking to low ballers.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
1/15/19 6:29 p.m.

Here's a link to the car's description:  https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1974-FORD-PINTO-HATCHBACK-224920  It is a very low mileage example in what appears to be mint condition, as with any car those things will increase the selling price.

Klayfish
Klayfish PowerDork
1/15/19 7:01 p.m.
Spoolpigeon said:

Did you see that one where they sold an old muscle car? That one was awesome. 

That's why I like nights like today, tomorrow and even Thursday.  Far less of the endless parade of muscle cars, much better variety.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Reader
1/15/19 7:33 p.m.
stuart in mn said:

Here's a link to the car's description:  https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1974-FORD-PINTO-HATCHBACK-224920  It is a very low mileage example in what appears to be mint condition, as with any car those things will increase the selling price.

And free drinks increase the bidding :)

One thing to remember is that $100 in 1970  is worth $650 in today's buying $$$$.

So if the seller was the original buyer (doubtful) .he got his original investment back !

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ Dork
1/15/19 7:56 p.m.
snailmont5oh said:

I just saw that a 1974 Pinto went for over $18,000 at Barrett-Jackson. That's right, eighteen thousand dollars. Damn. 

What else have you seen that blows your mind?

Worth more than a C5Z every day of the week baby

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/15/19 9:55 p.m.

People are still watching this circle jerk?

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
1/15/19 10:44 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Unfortunately Yes, I’m just seeing tidbits on FB

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
1/15/19 10:47 p.m.

Alright people are smoking crack. Saw this on FB. 

A 110, Powerglide Corvair. You have to be E36 M3ting me. 

 

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
1/15/19 11:07 p.m.

Weeknights at B-J or Mecum seem to be regular car guy nights at the auction where ya can get a decent, nice driver for under $20K, sometimes $12-15K. You can't build it for that. I've been tempted to attend Mecum at Harrisburg just to spectate... and maybe bring a trailer.

Weekend auction nights been nutso-crazy w/ selling prices, way outta my league. I used to think it was stupid, but hey, if it's your thing and ya got money to burn it's on your nickel.  SEMA builds used to be another WTF. I don't begrudge anyone anymore for what they build, own or want to own, ricers to bro-dozers... might as well add autocrossers ftm.

It's your berkeleying nickel. 

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory PowerDork
1/16/19 12:04 a.m.

$40,000 for an FJ-40 Land Cruiser on BJ. I paid $1,300 for a near-mint one about 1990 .

Still kicking myself for that one.

BoostedBrandon
BoostedBrandon SuperDork
1/16/19 3:00 a.m.

I always said it's like a car show on TV. Is it my first choice? No. But it's January, there's nothing else car related on TV and I don't want to be outside any longer than necessary.

rhenry01
rhenry01 New Reader
1/16/19 5:48 a.m.

In reply to BoostedBrandon :

Pluto TV ahs 3 car channels. Lots of documentaries and some older shows.

Klayfish
Klayfish PowerDork
1/16/19 6:03 a.m.
Appleseed said:

People are still watching this circle jerk?

 

Yes.  I joke about them and unquestionably do get bored with the endless parade of '60s muscle cars since they really aren't my style.  However, I'm a car guy.  I like all kinds of cars...from Model Ts to the newest supercar.  I enjoy just seeing all the different cars and hearing about them.  I don't really care much about all the fanfare BJ does, it's just how they do what they do.  Besides, can you blame 'em?  If they can get someone to bid $18k for a Pinto, more power to them.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed SuperDork
1/16/19 6:39 a.m.

This year seems to be more of a "Truckathon" than ever. Every other vehicle is a truck.  Just like our every day reality.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
1/16/19 6:47 a.m.
BoostedBrandon said:

I always said it's like a car show on TV. Is it my first choice? No. But it's January, there's nothing else car related on TV and I don't want to be outside any longer than necessary.

Yeah... but now there's YouTube... 

dropstep
dropstep UltraDork
1/16/19 6:57 a.m.

Every since a stock Fairmont wagon sold for 28k and made everyone think there rusty beater is worth 4k plus I've hated auctions then I learned it's not my money so I'll flip too them when bored. I skip the weekends because even as a muscle car guy you can only watch so many first gen Camaro, mustang's and hemi cars being sold

maj75
maj75 HalfDork
1/16/19 7:18 a.m.

Wouldn’t watch BJ if I had a pulse.  What with internet TV, I can watch anything.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/16/19 7:19 a.m.

Wonder what a restored neon acr would be worth at Barrett?

gearheadmb
gearheadmb SuperDork
1/16/19 7:34 a.m.

Apparently nobody hates car stuff as much as car guys hate car stuff.

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
1/16/19 8:20 a.m.

I think it looks good.

Then again my first car was an 80 version in red with red interior...

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
1/16/19 8:33 a.m.
ebonyandivory said:

$40,000 for an FJ-40 Land Cruiser on BJ. I paid $1,300 for a near-mint one about 1990 .

Still kicking myself for that one.

Land Cruiser people are second only to air cooled people for their level of fanboi insanity.  Maybe Mopar guys approach it.

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