As you are all aware, what drives auction prices are the number of bidders wanting a particular car. It appeared that there were only two, maybe because, as stated earlier, it was late, and it was also Friday and not Saturday, which is when the major offerings are usually on the block.All things considered, I agree that someone got himself a nice G convert at a good price. However, the seller might have been better off selling the car outside the auction, since he probably could have gotten as much, if not a bit more, and wouldn't have had the expenses involved in getting it to the auction, prepping it, and paying the commission. Not only that, but now he has to pay taxes on the sale (or prove it was sold at a loss or, at least, not at a profit).Pete FitchIn a message dated 1/30/2016 1:10:39 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
I returned home to Chicago from B-J this evening, and saw it cross the block right after I walked in the door. The G's body plate is a WW1 (Alaskan White) car. The way the car was parked on the arena floor, right next to a Transformers monster and truck layout, made it impossible to fully open the doors to take a good look at it. The interior looked very good, as did the engine compartment, although chrome air cleaners were added. Also, the B-J security guards don't allow folks to touch the cars, and I was almost chased out of the auction, when looking at a couple other cars. That said, I did open the driver's as much as I could - about a 1/4 of the way, and saw that the door jambs were kind of rough. The beautiful finish of the exterior wasn't carried through to the door jambs. I went by the car several times, and no 'owner' was ever there to get added info. I didn't hear it run. Wasn't able to see the trunk area. The fit and finish was good, and the doors clos ed nicely. I saw zero evidence of rust. The chrome and trim also looked nice. The top looked to be tan, from the little of it I saw lifting a corner of the black convertible boot, and it did not look to be new. Note also that the G crossed the block later on the evening today, after quite a few bidders had left the arena.Noel HastalisBurr Ridge, ILF Coupe
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What in the world was wrong with the G convert that sold for 80+K?