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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-30-2019, 04:55 PM
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Best bet is to buy a good one, maybe strong money upfront, but in the long haul all the heavy lifting has been done, and ends up being a more cost effective approach.
Yeah, but where is the FUN in all of that? :-)

I agree if you just want a driver, or are after originality ($37k yesterday for a 2L on BAT in driver shape). But that isn't for everyone. Personally my favorite was the $66k '69 on BAT in grey/yellow......but the $32k spark that sold a few days ago was a much, much better $$ buy.

Beauty '69 on BAT right now. Will bring all the $$.
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I would have taken that car ....if some one PAID ME the selling price....
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BAT is full retail plus. I can't believe how crazy things get.

1. I saw a 1964 Corvair (nice car) go for $34,250. Yes, for a Corvair! Very nice resto job, but it's a Corvair - remember, "Unsafe At Any Speed" Nader's Corvair.

2. 1996 Porsche 993 Tip Coupe with Chromies (factory chromed) with 169K miles - bid to $24.5K and not sold Someone posted that the seller has the car on line for $36K. It's a high mileage Tip with Chromes!

3. A couple weeks ago, a 1970 240Z went for $68K - nice resto, but it's a Z car!

There are many, many more examples. I'm worried that exuberance typically hits when the economy is at the end of the cycle. So, if history repeats, we may see lower prices coming soon - on not-perfect cars.
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BAT today is not BAT of 2-3 years ago. WAY too many listings. All sorts of shill bidding. Protected sellers. And yes, a serious bubble in certain sectors ('90's Porsche 911 "investment" buyers are going to be in for a rude awakening at next economic downturn). I'm mixed on the GTV rise--love that they are finally being recognized/owner investment/upkeep rewarded, but also the speculators looking for an ez flip.....yeah no. Thankfully Fulvia's aren't yet in the GTV camp, but that is coming....

Then again I'm maybe/probably selling my about completed GTV in order to finance a GTA build. But it certainly isn't a flip, and I doubt I break even on the spend.....**** you Chris Harris/Alfaholics.....
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Fun fact, back in February I was offered this B.A.T. car with its even rustier but "unmolested" '74 cousin by the original flipper, for $10.5 K Canadian for both. Which is about $7,770 USD at the current rate...
I'm assuming that BAT seller 'shaunican' made a modest profit on his flip. For literally no effort at all.

P.S. I did pick up the rustier cousin. For a song and a bag of peanuts. Full resto thread to follow.

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I did pick up the rustier cousin. For a song and a bag of peanuts. Full resto thread to follow.
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