Roadster sold at auction

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Roadster sold at auction

Post by spl310 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:20 am

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Did anyone here buy it?
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by mraitch » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:20 pm

$10K in work produces @8K in sales - all goes to restate - buy the best you can afford.
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by spyder » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:56 pm

Looks like they set the reserve too low or just wanted to get rid of it.

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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by FairladySPL » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:44 pm

Looks like a '68, based on gauges, knobs, no side markers, and rear bumper.

Sad looking car, including the "Corvette" brand of paint someone used.

The valve cover, first thing you see when you raise the hood, made me go EEWWWW with its "correct" Datsun blue, sprayed generously about the area.

I bet they sold it to cut the loss after realizing it needs a lot more work. And with all the petty problems you can easily see, it makes me wonder what the "refurbished" engine has suffered.

Seller did well to draw a sale at $7250 in my opinion, what with cracked dash, incorrect interior bits, poorly sprayed engine compartment, wrong clutch master, missing backup light "in working order," and the "original" aftermarket lug wrench.

I wondered about the fender mirrors being a bit far forward, but that's okay since there's an aftermarket door mirror included, and it's mounted on the door.

Wonder about the spare tire. Oh, and does one need a lot of undercoating in Texas?

Then again, back to an earlier discussion on here about market value, perhaps this kind of price on this level of car bodes well to validate the market for any of us selling.
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by RCMike » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:29 pm

FairladySPL wrote:Then again, back to an earlier discussion on here about market value, perhaps this kind of price on this level of car bodes well to validate the market for any of us selling.
That was what I was thinking, with all the little things that someone in a garage with a long evening could do to give this car a LOT more curb appeal, that seemed more than fair.

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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by bikermike » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:34 pm

Let's move this thread to the "Valuations" section:
http://311s.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=63
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by FairladySPL » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:09 pm

Mike I'm glad you pulled out that nugget about valuation.

I almost went back and deleted or softened what I had written, but came back to it saying YES, someone has been deceptive in this auction, and I hope the buyer hasn't been taken advantage of with a myriad of problems soon-to-be-discovered.

It's a cliche to say "bottom line," but someone did feel this car was worth more than $7K.

And if they check in here I hope I'm among the first to welcome them and offer any help I can provide.
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by pebbles » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:15 pm

FairladySPL wrote:Sad looking car, including the "caterpillar" brand of paint someone used.

Strongly agree
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by fj20spl311 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:00 am

pebbles wrote:
FairladySPL wrote:Sad looking car, including the "caterpillar" brand of paint someone used.

Strongly agree
I Strongly Disagree......Might have a very nice body...can't tell from the pictures.....

Cheap slip covers and after thought of painting the engine are RED FLAGS.

If she had good side trim and was close enough to check properly It might have been a worth looking into.

Maybe it has New Brakes, front suspension, wheel bearing........Tires look new.

I hope the new owner brings her back...........
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by Garm » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:27 pm

If it's mechanically sorted (as mentioned), this is a very clean, very nice, very complete 1600.
I'd pay that much for it, knowing how much I spent on mine (pre engine swap!) to get just halfway to that point.
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by mraitch » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:15 pm

wrong thread
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by krismon » Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:42 pm

Just saw on Facebook that this car spotted at the Houston auction this week.
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by datsun65 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:47 am

Yep, It was at the Dan Kruse Auto Auction in Houston this week.

Couldn't stick around to watch the car go through auction, but the condition comments by most of the folks were correct. Will upload a few pic later today.
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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by datsun65 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:34 pm

Weird...

When I got to the auction, I don't think the car had yet gone through the auction. Yet, there was already a flyer saying on the seat the car had bid up to $7K, but no sale.

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Though you can't see it, the Clutch master was missing its cap!

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Lack of hood prop...probably damaging paint:

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Re: Roadster sold at auction

Post by fj20spl311 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:11 pm

datsun65 wrote:Weird...
Lack of hood prop...probably damaging paint:

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Worst than that, it damages the Grille
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