Re: [Chrysler300] Barrett-Jackson Auction
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Re: [Chrysler300] Barrett-Jackson Auction

I’ve yet to see where there is a difference in prices at auctions for letter cars based off anything dealing with the original driveline.  Hardtops have a capped value that seem to range from 55-90k depending on restoration quality, rarity of color and model.  The lower end being C-D, middle E and upper in, F-G (I think an F will bring slightly more than a similar G). The same with convertibles. Although, there is no reference point for E convertibles as they rarely change hands publicly. 

In convertibles, I believe the range to be 90-160. Similar to the hard tops above in scale.  There was a D convertible that sold at DragOne Auctions that was freshly completed and looked amazing. I believe it sold for 145ish all in. While the car was excellent, it was also wearing a fake 300D hardtop Vin weeks before the actual auction.  Then had a correct convertible vin at time of auction. 

This is just my experience from purchasing letter cars over the past 3 years. There are always outliers, but as a rough guide, I think it’s accurate. 


On Jan 24, 2018, at 12:23 PM, 'Ron Waters' ronbo97@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

'Correctness' is less of an interest now than in the past. Folks with fat wallets are dazzled by pretty paint, shiny chrome and the vroom-vroom of a big engine. So the fact that the 220K bumble bee started out as a single tone yellow with a 361/4bbl is of lesser concern. If you ask the seller for paperwork proving that it's a true Super D500, he will tell you to get lost.(Note: I'm speaking in general. I know the former owner of the 220K car and he would be honest about it's history.)
IMHO, for milestone cars, such as Chrysler 300 letter cars, it tends to be more important. But still less than in the past.

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Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Barrett-Jackson Auction

In a world where 59 Dodge convertibles all show up as Super D500’s, I’m not sure motors matter.  The entire driveline out of the Yellow/Black 59 Dodge vert that sold at BJ last year was from a Desoto.  It sold for 220,000.  A white G car is not going to bring much of a premium, regardless of condition.  Color matters.  Auctions America ran through 3-4 letter cars 2 years ago, all white.  They all sold for 55-65k. It’s just the going market.  


On Jan 24, 2018, at 11:19 AM, Val Jeffers edward1108@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Let me ask a possibly dumb question. I was told “Numbers Matching” didn’t begin until 1967 or thereabouts. Hence, unless it was say a 383,how would you know ? 


                         Val J

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On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 2:02 AM, mark love marklove@xxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


If the engine is not original. Will make a diff

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On Jan 21, 2018, at 6:42 PM, Andy Mikonis r41hp@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I haven't seen this G, despite being in touch with them they didn't come two hours to the Elkhart Lake '16 national meet. He tried to buy a G engine block off of me so it probably has an incorrect engine. So, the price doesn't seem too crazy low to me. There may have been a G coupe or two that sold for more, but from what I hear those were the outliers. So the important point is YES let's drive and enjoy them, and pay less for insurance. And maybe some young people will look at these as affordable and take some of them on. If you are worried about values my opinion is we will soon be running out of rich old guys who want these cars.


On Jan 21, 2018, at 9:58 AM, mark love marklove@xxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Having seen the car, up and down and knowing it belongs to one of our members, I regret that the car didn’t command a higher price.  In my somewhat limited view, this car was done right.  At $57k (and if that’s advertised, then the buyer’s fee of 10-12% has been added to that number), this car sold at just over $50k.  Wow what a car for that price.  I would have thought that car would have sold well into the $60’s.  If this is where the market is going for our letter legends, time to just sit back, put the pedal down and enjoy them.  

On Jan 21, 2018, at 7:29 AM, Glenn Ornat tanro73@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Good Morning,

The G sold at Russo and Steele on Saturday for $57,000....  There is a great app called Hammer Price that shows all of the big auction results, plus pictures of each of the cars.  I installed the app last year at Barrett-Jackson and it has performed great!  Hope this helps.

Glenn Ornat
300D and F

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On Jan 21, 2018, at 07:43, Val Jeffers edward1108@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


So we all are waiting patiently for the result of the 300 G sale !

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On Sunday, January 21, 2018, 1:12 AM, Keith Boonstra kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Aha! I thought the G  was at B-J. Did not know it would be at Russo's instead. Will look for the results there.

Keith Boonstra

On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 11:16 PM, mark love marklove@xxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

Hi All, I was at BJ’s today.  Had a car running.  Auction started slowly.  The ’62 came from Temecula and was sold at McCormick’s Palm Springs Auction last Nov. for $42, net of buyer’s fee.  It resold today for $40k net of buyer premium.  The car was much better than the price it got.  Timing is everything and running 15th in the auction when there are dealer exotics and some quirky stuff ahead of it, doesn’t do us any good.  I also went to Russo and saw the 61 G.  It was very well done and  a crisp presentation.  I just hope when the weather set in today and the rain came that it showed well in the evening.  We left before it ran, so hope someone has the info to share.


On Jan 20, 2018, at 3:51 PM, John Holst jholst@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@> wrote:

Here are the results for the Barrett-Jackson Chrysler auction today:

1962 Chrysler 300 H sold at $44,000

http://www.barrett-jackson. com/Events/Event/Details/1962- CHRYSLER-300H-213643

1970 Chrysler Hurst sold $50,600

http://www.barrett-jackson. com/Events/Event/Details/1970- CHRYSLER-300H-210564

You need to login to view the selling price. John...


Posted by: Mike McCandless <my65cuda@xxxxxxx>

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