'69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

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Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by spl310 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:57 pm

There is a nice one for sale in Cartersville, Ga for a little less than that.
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Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by mraitch » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:58 pm

to save someone the "search" for the cartersville roadster
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/ctd/4396645883.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by bikermike » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:47 pm

seabiscuit wrote:Sold for a flat 10k. Too bad it sold right before Velocity got on the air at 1pm EST. Saw it go across on the webcast. Right at your price point Zedyone, did you get it?
Well someone realized a nice return on investment:

$4k in Sept 2013:
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detai ... 913-164604

$10k in Apr 2014:
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detai ... tryRow=657
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Re: '69 2000 at Mecum Auction in Houston

Post by bikermike » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:54 pm

I checked my DVR tonight. The car was televised during the Mecum coverage on the Esquire network this afternoon. It got a less than 2 mins of screen time. The reserve was off at the 1st price posting of $7750. There appeared to be 2 or 3 bidders.

Some of the commentary:
"I don't know if we have ever seen one of these on our program."

"They called it Fairlady, I believe, in Japan."
"It was actually just called the 2000 here. They had a 1600 cc version and a 2000. This was kind of the top dog."

"Kind of a Japanese version of an MGB. The Japanese were very much into copying in that era."
"They actually built dog gone good cars. These are nice."

"And they were cheaper than those MGs"


So a Roadster did get some TV time today, providing visibility to a broader audience. Unfortunately the misconception of it being an MG copy has been propagated.
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