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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-10-26 1:47 PM (#589315)
Subject: Mecum... slow day...


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Everyone wanting stuff cheap... cleared out the corner used car lot junk... 2005 mercedes/BMWs/Jags and cheaper stuff is selling. 70 Chevelle LS6 was highest so far at 93k, nothing else much over 40k. Lots of 57 chevys not selling...

60 Plymouth Fury convert got up to 80k...

https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-389371/1960-plymouth-fury-convertible/

56 Imperial sold for 30k.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-389596/1956-imperial-southampton/

 

a 57 300C is going up, probably wont sell... bunch of flippers at Mecum looking to stock up cheap

https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-389659/1958-chrysler-300d-convertible/

 

 

 

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56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-26 2:13 PM (#589316 - in reply to #589315)
Subject: RE: Mecum... slow day...



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.Thanks for posting Mike.

But let's try this without the extra formatting and working links (tested via [Preview])

60 Plymouth Fury convert got up to 80k..
https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-389371/1960-plymouth-fury-converti...

56 Imperial sold for 30k.
https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-389596/1956-imperial-southampton/

57 300C is going up, probably wont sell... bunch of flippers at Mecum looking to stock up cheap
https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1019-389659/1958-chrysler-300d-converti...




Edited by 56D500boy 2019-10-26 4:41 PM
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-10-26 2:21 PM (#589318 - in reply to #589315)
Subject: Re: Mecum... slow day...


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Oh jeeze

300C got up to 70k...

I guess the new motto is if you take your stuff to mecum... put a reserve on it   Sometimes I think their reputation is hurting them... the fake titles, vins being "iffy"... all kinds of shenanigans that Mecum just puts on the block...

If buying from Mecum you better get good documentation.  Even the big sellers get hit(Jerry Sienfelds Porsche for example).

the D500's that aren't D500's at Mecum... I know BJ is insane about that stuff but its their reputation that matters and the buyers who are showing up at Mecum expect a different quality.



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StillOutThere
Posted 2019-10-26 2:45 PM (#589320 - in reply to #589315)
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The collector car auction business has for a very long time avoided legal liability for the vehicles offered with contract and brochure statements that clarify "seller states..." in some form of legaleze in print. If any auction company makes a claim, then, the liability is on the consignor. I never blame the auction company. I blame unscrupulous, misinformed consignors. Yes, some auction companies question or screen their consignors better than others but there are often cars "pulled" at the last minute from even the world's biggest auction houses. And quite often that is because a collector/ hobbyist has contacted the house with history or documentation to debunk the consignor's claims. I've done that on a couple of cars; one Adventurer in particular comes to mind.

There is a growing segment of the collecting hobby who really do not care about documentation and authenticity. If the last guy "said so" that is good enough for them and they will repeat misinformation on their museum or show signage and then again later when the vehicle rotates out of their (mis)management.

And that's all just the way of this world. Caveat emptor; buyer beware.
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b5rt
Posted 2019-10-26 4:06 PM (#589322 - in reply to #589315)
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A friend is there and I asked him about the F6 green A12 Super Bee that was showcased on TV, coming up later tonight. His only response was "it's a turd".
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58coupe
Posted 2019-10-26 10:02 PM (#589333 - in reply to #589315)
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If the 60 Fury was "original" wouldn't the emblems say "sonoramic commando"?
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-10-27 12:52 AM (#589335 - in reply to #589333)
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58coupe - 2019-10-26 10:02 PM If the 60 Fury was "original" wouldn't the emblems say "sonoramic commando"?

 

Hmm i think your right...

 

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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-10-27 12:52 AM (#589336 - in reply to #589333)
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58coupe - 2019-10-26 10:02 PM If the 60 Fury was "original" wouldn't the emblems say "sonoramic commando"?

Hmm i think your right...





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ronbo97
Posted 2019-10-27 6:30 PM (#589372 - in reply to #589333)
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58coupe - 2019-10-26 10:02 PM If the 60 Fury was "original" wouldn't the emblems say "sonoramic commando"?

It's not 'original'. Auction says 'restoration', which likely includes an engine swap. They were probably hoping for a 'more money than brains' bidder.

Ron

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Sonoramic60
Posted 2019-10-27 7:38 PM (#589379 - in reply to #589372)
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Lads --
Methinks this particular '60 Fury has been around for awhile, possibly one of two so-called ram-inducted cars appearing at B-J. It has a number of flaws for an "extensively restored" car, the ones coming to mind most rapidly being:
- the already mentioned "Golden Commando Power" scare emblems rather than "SonoRamic Commando Power"
- the red ram tubes rather than gold
- the dorky wire wheels may have been an option of some sort, but they were never a Plymouth factory option much less for a '60 model
- the upholstery is the proper fabric and mostly well done, except there there does not seem to be an embossed "Forward Look" logo on the top of the driver's seat; I understand this can be done by SMS
- I don't know for sure, but I don't think that color top was an option
Someone put quite a few bucks into the car and it's shame they didn't do just some elementary research. It just seems that these high-profile auctions are nothing more than a feeding frenzy for people who want to tell the world they bought a car at one.
Joe Godec
'57 Chrysler 300C, '60 Fury SonoRamic, '65 Fuelie Vette, '65 Sport Fury 426-S/4-speed
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