Re: [Chrysler300] 1961G convert?
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Re: [Chrysler300] 1961G convert?





The times they are a changing, as the song goes.  European cars of the 70's, 80's, even 90's are hot.  Micro cars are hot.  50's and 60's cars are starting to move towards the values of 30's and 40's cars.  Just need to deal with it.  Muscle cars of late 60's are hanging in there, but more and more if you see a high dollar car from the 50's or early 60's it's been resto modded for comfort and convenience of today's collector.  Those $195K and $205K G convertibles from B-J were over a decade ago.  If you're into this because you really like the cars you have, it shouldn't bother you too much (you can buy more of them now).  If you're in it to buy low and sell high, you missed the window and should maybe trying to guess what will take off in the next 5 to 10 years and get one of those instead?  Maybe 1996 Viper GTS?  First offerings of SRT-8 Magnum?  Hellcat? etc.  Not much from the 80's in the Mopar stable to compete with GNX from Buick or SHO from Ford.  1991 Spirit ES turbo 5 speed doesn't do it for me, either.  
Wish I had hung on to one of my Jensen Interceptors or Citroen Maseratis as I could flip them now for almost 10x what I paid for them, but those have only recently shot up in value along with interest in 70's European sports cars.  It's always best to buy what you like the most, then you can't ever feel 'stuck' with it.  I paid what I thought at the time was a pretty high price for my G convertible, but if it goes up to $200K and then back down to under $30K, it doesn't really matter to me.  What does matter is that I always wanted one and after almost 20 years of looking from the early 80's to the late 90's I finally found one that fit my wants and budget.  As I near retirement, I may send the 57 and Hurst down the road to simplify life a bit (and maybe get a Hellcat or SRT-8 Magnum to eventually leave to the kids), but I'll always have the G vertible.  When I say the words "Crossrams, fins, and the top goes down"  I can still get the hairs on my forearms to stand up on end!  I'll close with another cliche- 'There's a fanny for every seat'.  I guess you just have to hope you find a rich fanny who really likes your particular car when find it is time to sell. ;-)

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 8:38 AM, pffkllc@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 

    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 Fitch
 
In 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 Hastalis
Burr Ridge, IL  
F Coupe

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On Jan 29, 2016, at 9:53 PM, George McKovich george@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 

What in the world was wrong with the G convert that sold for 80+K?

George




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