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By David993S
#61061
I submitted my Alfa to BaT. I won't know for a few days if they accept it for listing. I've read they get 400-500 submissions per month and only accept around 300. So we'll see.


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By wsh
#61118
I want that Dove Blue VW single cab that's on BAT now
Love it
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By Scott at Team Harco
#61149
^ The only thing missing was a nice run through a tunnel. :rockon:
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By AKSteve
#61198
That car looks too good to be true. I'm skeptical.
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By Crisis
#61325
Just noticed this thread today, probably because I spend all my time here in the Diner and Dive Bar. I’ve considered blocking BaT at work because it’s so damned addictive but instead decided to embrace it.

So, I’ve decided to start a BaT weekly pool for about 6 of us at work. Every weekend, one of us will select 5 cars for the upcoming week (a car a day). Prior to Noon on Monday everyone will put in their guesses as to what the high bid will be on each of the cars selected for the week. Doesn’t matter if it sells or not - just the high bid. The car I picked for Monday is the 1970 Jag XKE highlighted above.
As of now, it’s just for fun with no wagering but we’ll see how it goes and take it from there.
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By Alansglide
#61458
I owned a 66 coupe with the 4.2 straight six for a couple of years before the Lucas wiring caught on fire . Rewired the entire car using the schematic and two spools of 14 gauge wire. Was a fun car to drive and own but never again :)
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By Airkuhl
#61618
Airkuhl wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:14 pm I'll be in my bunk.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970- ... -coupe-13/

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Sold for $126K.

No comment on that as stuff is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay. Whoever go t it will have a blast. It's my kind of car, beautiful without being perfect or authentic enough to be afraid of driving it hard.
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By TheDeckMan
#61764
Man that 4.2 sounds awesome :eyepop:
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By David993S
#61875
David993S wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:13 pm I submitted my Alfa to BaT. I won't know for a few days if they accept it for listing. I've read they get 400-500 submissions per month and only accept around 300. So we'll see.


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I heard back from BAT. Guess I won't be listing the car on BAT, at least not any time soon. They wanted 40-50 more photos in addition to the 25 I submitted. You've seen the listings...........10 different shots of the same fender, 8 shots of the sun visors, 9 different angles of the steering wheel, 6 pictures of the backside of the floor mats, 4 closeups of the wheel weights, etc. LOL. Ridiculous.
I told them it would have to wait until Spring when it comes out of storage.
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By Airkuhl
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David993S wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:01 pm
I heard back from BAT. Guess I won't be listing the car on BAT, at least not any time soon. They wanted 40-50 more photos in addition to the 25 I submitted. You've seen the listings...........10 different shots of the same fender, 8 shots of the sun visors, 9 different angles of the steering wheel, 6 pictures of the backside of the floor mats, 4 closeups of the wheel weights, etc. LOL. Ridiculous.
On the plus side, between the million pics and tons of user commentary, BaT is one of the few places I would consider buying a car sight unseen.
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By AKSteve
#61980
This is one of my favorite Ferrari designs of all time. I know it's more of a GT car, but I really love how it looks.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-ferrari-456m-2/

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By fpena944
#62128
AKSteve wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:56 pm This is one of my favorite Ferrari designs of all time. I know it's more of a GT car, but I really love how it looks.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-ferrari-456m-2/

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Maybe it's just me but I see hints of BMW 850i coupe in that design. Anyone else?
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By jcnesq
#62141
fpena944 wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:40 pm Not very exotic but I would like to have something like this in my garage:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988- ... -targa-29/

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If I had the time and money to expand my Porsche collection, that car would be very high on my list - it is one I've wanted for a long time - color, Targa, year.
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By eflight
#62142
The Targa was my dream car, went to test drive one, my head hit the dam cross bars on the targa top. Dream was crushed.
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By Scott at Team Harco
#62156
fpena944 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:44 pm
AKSteve wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:56 pm This is one of my favorite Ferrari designs of all time. I know it's more of a GT car, but I really love how it looks.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-ferrari-456m-2/

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Maybe it's just me but I see hints of BMW 850i coupe in that design. Anyone else?
Maybe. What I see at the angle of that particular photo is a Chevy Monte Carlo at the rear quarter.


Don't hate me...

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By AKSteve
#62172
The original BMW 850i was also a favorite of mine, so it makes sense if this car looks a little bit similar.

The rear view of this car may be even nicer than the front. Btw, it sold for $51k which sounds like a very good deal. I was quite a bit leery when I saw that the current owner had paid $29k for maintenance last year and only drove the car 300 miles before putting it up for sale again.

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By amdavid
#62201
Scott at Team Harco wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:53 pm
fpena944 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:44 pm
AKSteve wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:56 pm This is one of my favorite Ferrari designs of all time. I know it's more of a GT car, but I really love how it looks.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-ferrari-456m-2/

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Maybe it's just me but I see hints of BMW 850i coupe in that design. Anyone else?
Maybe. What I see at the angle of that particular photo is a Chevy Monte Carlo at the rear quarter.


Don't hate me...

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No hate, and yeah a tad bit of resemblance. I just remember loving that body style when it came out.....looked like the perfect GT coupe...
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By AKSteve
#62253
Those two cars look absolutely nothing alike.
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By TheDeckMan
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By Scott at Team Harco
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AKSteve wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:24 pm Those two cars look absolutely nothing alike.
You're right. One's blue and the other is silver. :rolleyes:


For what it's worth, I think that Chevy is one of the ugliest things on the road. The Ferrari, as with most any Ferrari, is a work of art.

If you review my comment, you will note that the rear quarter - from the angle of the photo - reminded me of the Chevy. That is the only thing that is remotely similar between the two.
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By David993S
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TheDeckMan wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:59 am https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972- ... es-iii-10/
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https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971- ... eo-gtv-24/
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These two would make a great addition to the garage :eyepop:

I would love to have this pair instead of my Range Rover and Alfa Spider.
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By Crisis
#62716
David993S wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:01 pm
I heard back from BAT. Guess I won't be listing the car on BAT, at least not any time soon. They wanted 40-50 more photos in addition to the 25 I submitted. You've seen the listings...........10 different shots of the same fender, 8 shots of the sun visors, 9 different angles of the steering wheel, 6 pictures of the backside of the floor mats, 4 closeups of the wheel weights, etc. LOL. Ridiculous.
I told them it would have to wait until Spring when it comes out of storage.
If you do list it on BaT come spring, you may as well have cold start and driving videos ready to go, in addition to more photos. Oh, and paint meter readings - BaT bidders get really hung up on paint meter readings.

Seriously, though, as noted above, I think that people can buy with confidence, as every car listed seems to bring out experts on that make and model. And not just big mouth, know-it-all "experts", but real experts that will clearly identify problem areas and provide very valuable comments. As petty as some comments are, there is always a lot of good info mixed in with the BS.
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By Crisis
#62724
Was very entertaining watching this Ranchero sell yesterday. Most of us in our BaT pool had this pegged at about $40K with one outlier predicting $62K. A bidding war between 2 very determined bidders drove the selling price to $93K. We speculated that the seller was probably snorting coke off a hooker's ass later that evening.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965- ... nchero-14/
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Also thinking that the price for this old rust bucket, that apparently has the original 289 and 4 speed, just went up in price.
https://www.allcollectorcars.com/for-sa ... -/1416453/
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By Skyhawk172
#62782
Damn almost makes me want to put my ElCamino on there
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