Nothing like the sound, feel, and rarity of a Classic Car. It's like fine Art (History) to appreciate, and it's something everyone and their brother can't buy. Chrysler took the idea for that modern Challenger from the older ones...
Can't use Mecum are a general rule or base for future car prices. These guys are wealthy, have collections and money is of no concern where as us blue collar folks dont have said f you money. I witness people snub their nose at non rare non numbers matching A bodies that are not 100 point show cars "in general." 73 up A bodies are still the red headed step child that generally are scoffed at and get people typically offer slightly more than scrap prices on a hot build (sarcasm) you get the idea.
There are also alot of un knowledgeable folks tooI have never been to a big time car auction, but I bet the knowledgable buyers there sift thru the cars hard and the guys with just enough knowledge to be dangerous to themsleve spend more $$ than they should!???
For a car to sell well there, it has to be the right model, but paint be perfect and new interior, detailed engine compartment (Clean and shiny) and shiny bottom???? I always wonder just how good mechanically and driving they are??
Free car show for me in my easy chair!
my grandma got one of those $50K challengers, factory warranty came in handy when the lifters ate themselves.$70,000 for a 14 second Duster????? How is it mechanically? Parts? Gasoline problems? A/C? Can't even drive it in the rain or snow in the north country. Needs a dry garage to store it in. No thanks!!!!
For $50,000 I can buy a 12 second Challenger with air conditioning, a nice sound system, a backup camera, better brakes, etc. ------And a factory warrantee!!!
I would disagree that the Mecum auctions are only for the wealthy. I have been to a lot, and there are usually a good number of cars in the teens and some below $10k. The TV coverage doesn’t always show everything.
I agree that it is heavily populated with high dollar over priced cars, but that is not much different than going to a new car dealer. There I am usually only in play on the bottom end of the selection as well.
Not just Mopar's that's for sureThere seems to be alot of fools paying for overpriced Mopar's
I agree with you. Do your homework and don't get caught up in the moment. Just curious, which auctions have you bought and sold at? Kissimmee is a different animal in n my opinion.I have bought and sold at Mecum. Just don't be stupid with your money and you can do fine. Stupid is as stupid does.
yup i saw 4 good cars go cheap as compared to many at 60 or 70k that shoulda been less then 4 nicer cars apples to apples but from a tv screen i think 1 was a 1981 turbo ta had like 5k on it 301 turbo dog motor 16.5 1/4mile pushed off a cliff 60k i think it was the buyer a blonde chick and hubby kissing lmfaooooNot just Mopar's that's for sure
According to my source bookeveryone can like what they want
I love dusters but they made alot of them
many features upgraded from prior
disk brakes std 340
ability to put a 10 inch tire under it easy
upgraded intake and carb
which was my point they made to many to worth 70kAccording to my source book
1970 there were 192,375 Dusters made with an additional 24,817 340's
1971 produced 173,592 with an additional 12,886 340's.....just an FYI