Scottsdale,AZ Barrett-Jackson 2019

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  1. cowboyreally

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    No, but I love watching the coverage.

    Sold sticker girl

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    Your bad. I was actually thinking about cars...…..but now I wonder what I will see when I get there.
     
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    1967 Corvette is the King of old Corvettes. The 427/435hp anyway. A friend of mine has a 1965 396/425hp in Nassau Blue that is very nice. Do you have any photos of your 1967?
     
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    Yeah. Mine was red, 4-speed, with what the seller told me was the original 427/3 Holley 2-barrels. I believed him. The car could accelerate quite nicely. When it was time for me to sell it, some Corvette experts came out to look at it and told me the motor was actually a 1970 454. So their offer was low but I took it--I needed money for home improvements.
     
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    old autos and sellers are a lot like horse traders. Most likely what they are telling you is pure crap. I bought a 1968 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 4 spd 1in the early 1990's that was supposed to be rebuilt and solid.
    The motor blew up in 3 weeks time. I was planning on keeping it for a long time but had to get it rebuilt and I had to sell to get out of being underwater on it. now a days all ser.# on engines and frames can all be checked. A dude needs to do home work on high buck stuff.
     
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    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    Can you carry in there?
     
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    Not at Barrett-Jackson or Russo and Steele. They got goons waning you down. I had a $250 automatic knife on me one year just because I forgot. I had to go out in the parking lot and hide it in one of their gen sets. It was closer than going back home anyway. Celebs show up at these events and they do not want people carrying guns.
     
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    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    I always like watching these auctions but some of the bidder's assistants are annoying.

    If I was a buyer they wouldn't be putting their hands on me.
     
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    Barrett is a no reserve auction. A friend of mine is selling 2 of his cars through them. No reserve would make me nervous.
    As a buyer I have attended Barrett, but haven't been successful. (looking for a specific car)

    Mecum is a reserve auction, but you have to put up with Mecum's fat-azz kid working on you to lift the reserve so he can get a sale.
     
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    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    I go for the entertainment only. I like to look at the cars. I would never buy a car at these auctions. You have to pay a 10% premium on top of the full price you just paid for your collector car. Are there deals there? Yes, but you have to work hard to find them, do your home work, attend everyday and all day. years ago I regret not owning a Modena 250gt spyder California (from Farris Buellers days off) I could of had it for $78k. My wifes evil eye and face contortions kept me from actually buying it.
    https://www.carscoops.com/2018/07/ferrari-ferris-buellers-day-off-going-auction/
    I would have loved owning the car for many years even if it was a knock off. There was only three used in that movie and they sell for much more than that now. Plus they look good and drive well. Arizona collector car auctions are large shows and a racket. I guess that is the entertainment of it all.
     
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    yes, that is right up there on pissing away money for dumb things list. A SEMA project.
    Many of the large collector auctions have SEMA projects to unload. Actually the SEMA projects are good buys if you like what they built. They usually have a lot more money in those projects then they can get back out.
     
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    First couple of days at Barrett there are some good buys.
     
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    The bidders assistants yelling and blowing whistles along with the auctioneer doing his thing can get pretty annoying.
     
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    I have to turn my TV volume down. I can't stand the dam auctioneer stuttery talk.
     
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    What are they?