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(Artcurial)   Prince Albert II of Monaco is auctioning off part of the luxury car collection started by his father Prince Rainier III. Yes indeed, there is some American metal in the collection   (artcurial.com ) divider line
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2012-06-25 05:09:45 AM  
...the hell? What are those estimates? The estimated final selling prices? Seems wayyyyy to low. And 20k for a '71 Citroen seems way to high.

Nevertheless, I'd want some of the really old cars.
 
2012-06-25 06:26:59 AM  

Mad Mark: VivianVivisect: GAT_00: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Appears to be. I have no idea why he would have that.

U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Army slang for two and a half ton truck.


I was remarkably close to making a poop joke. Now it just seems sad.
 
2012-06-25 07:45:08 AM  
www.celebs101.com

"Your timing is very poor, my son."

/Too soon?
 
2012-06-25 08:51:40 AM  
Sorry, I had expected a lot better. The Shah of Iran had a much, much better collection.
Calling these "Luxury cars" is a bit of a stretch.
 
2012-06-25 09:41:17 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Easy Reader: I guess these low low numbers are just the suggested opening prices for the auction. There's probably a lot of value added in that they were probably cared for very well and possibly not all that old when they were acquired too.

/would LOVE to have some of those 10's-30's convertibles.

Some people here have never been to an auction and do not understand the difference between opening and asking price.


Those are reserve prices.
 
2012-06-25 09:46:49 AM  

capt.hollister: GAT_00: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Appears to be. I have no idea why he would have that.

jim32rr: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Yes Jubjub, it is.

Hmmm, I thought the term "deuce and half" only applies to the M35 family of 6x6 two and half ton trucks that entered service beginning with the Korean war and not to WWII Dodge (and GMC) 6x6s.


You could be correct Capt. I only know the truck from my time in, looks the same to me.
 
2012-06-25 11:30:47 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: If it were at all practical to get this legalized for use in the US, I'd be all over it:

Link


Not a problem if the car is over 25 years old: Link
 
2012-06-25 11:53:33 AM  

Hot Lunch: Is there something wrong with me, or was that just seriously unimpressive?


The former?
 
2012-06-25 02:17:00 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Looks like the Prince is more of a hoarder than a collector.

White trash cars...Crappy 6cyl Camaro, Dodge Dart, Porsche U-Boat. Where's the good stuff?


Apparently you are not aware of how good and desirable a Citroen Traction Avant really is and how far ahead (decades, literally) it was from anything else on the road. The two might be the most desirable cars in the collection. I predict that they will sell for more than the estimate.

But, yeah, a 1973 6-cylinder Camaro is a pointless paperweight. The Dart is slightly more interesting to a collector because it carries a Simca manufacturer's plate and metric instrumentation meaning it is one of the very small number of 60s Dodges manufactured directly for the French importer as opposed to one independently imported from the US or Canada.
 
2012-06-25 08:17:39 PM  
Sure, they're the royal castoffs, but I'd give ANY of those rides a good home if a dear old aunt left one to me...probably sell the Bentley though, for another Amphicar, but maybe with a 1299cc Spitfire engine instead of the stock 1153cc Herald unit. Be nice to hit 70 occasionally.
 
2012-06-25 10:15:48 PM  

capt.hollister: GAT_00: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Appears to be. I have no idea why he would have that.

jim32rr: Lord Jubjub: Is that a U.S. Army deuce-and-a-half?

Yes Jubjub, it is.

Hmmm, I thought the term "deuce and half" only applies to the M35 family of 6x6 two and half ton trucks that entered service beginning with the Korean war and not to WWII Dodge (and GMC) 6x6s.


I googled the term after I posted. You are right. Despite the similar appearances, the 2 1/2 ton truck that is famous through the last half of the 20th century is not that same truck used in WW2.
 
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