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(Yahoo)   Ever dream about finding 500 'new' vintage cars with less than 20 miles each on the odometer all in one place at one time?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 40
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2013-09-29 12:27:26 AM
Must be some definition of 'new' that I'm not familiar with.
 
2013-09-29 12:32:00 AM

marcpen: Must be some definition of 'new' that I'm not familiar with.


I once bought a 'new' motorcycle, straight from it's crate, zero miles, 3 years after its model year. Paid $1700. A new 750 at the time was probably more like $9K.

Yep, it was red, thanks for asking.
 
2013-09-29 01:58:30 AM
Wow. This is the sort of thing we all dream of.
 
2013-09-29 01:58:40 AM
these 'new' will require big bucks pro restoration. fun for the wealthy and those in the business.
 
2013-09-29 02:04:51 AM
so these are the cars that were being auctioned off on the history channel.
 
2013-09-29 02:20:14 AM
Only in my dreams.
 
2013-09-29 02:34:58 AM
This really should have the followup tag.
 
2013-09-29 02:43:52 AM
You know Jay Leno will make an appearance...
 
2013-09-29 02:58:36 AM
You had the money to keep a car for essentially no reason, but you did NOT have enough money for a tarp?
 
2013-09-29 03:19:29 AM

SevenizGud: You had the money to keep a car for essentially no reason, but you did NOT have enough money for a tarp?


Parked outside like that?  Water would just condense inside the tarp and rust the car out faster.  You need some kind of cover that doesn't touch the car.
 
2013-09-29 03:41:35 AM
50 cars that people didn't want when they were new and which have been parked outside on a farm for over fifty years, Plus they are all American cars so they don't really interest me.
 
2013-09-29 04:07:46 AM
From what I've seen, the trade-ins went out in the field, while the unsold cars were kept under cover, which means there actually are a fair number of "zero mile"barn-find rarities here.  But most of the number are hundreds of old Chevys which sat in fields because the dealer always wanted you to buy a new car from him!
 
2013-09-29 04:47:59 AM
Yahoo mobile is a POS
 
2013-09-29 05:01:00 AM

SevenizGud: You had the money to keep a car for essentially no reason, but you did NOT have enough money for a tarp?


I see it all the time.
 
2013-09-29 05:08:28 AM
Not really, no. I did have this dream about Paulie Perrette...
 
2013-09-29 06:19:27 AM

Mega Steve: Not really, no. I did have this dream about Paulie Perrette...


What , that dude on NCIS?
 
2013-09-29 07:31:32 AM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: so these are the cars that were being auctioned off on the history channel.


Yeah thats the cars.

The ones that were kept inside were in better shape. There are a bunch of old pickup trucks that had wooden plank beds that had rotted out. There was a tree growing out of the bottom of one.
 
2013-09-29 07:39:03 AM
Any of them not a Chevy? Can't say I've had that dream then.
 
2013-09-29 08:17:28 AM
Apparently, this guy was a car dealer who just kept the leftovers when the new models came in.  I guess he would rather let them sit in a field and go to hell rather than give someone a deal.

One of those cars is a 78 Corvette pace car.  If he couldn't even move that, he mush have been a colossal dickhead.  So of course he got a show on the History Channel.
 
2013-09-29 08:27:32 AM

Great_Milenko: Apparently, this guy was a car dealer who just kept the leftovers when the new models came in.  I guess he would rather let them sit in a field and go to hell rather than give someone a deal.
One of those cars is a 78 Corvette pace car.  If he couldn't even move that, he mush have been a colossal dickhead.  So of course he got a show on the History Channel.


Funny, there does seem to be a direct connection between the people behind the new crop of shows on History and those who see fit to leave school after the third grade.  (TLC and Food Network too)

But really, this guy is odd. Had he never heard of the collectors market? He could have run a new ad in every issue of Hemmings Motor News and lived very comfortably on the proceeds.
 
2013-09-29 09:17:04 AM
Do I ever dream of finding someone's unsold, deteriorated inventory of crap? No, can't say that's at the top of my list
 
2013-09-29 09:37:30 AM

KrispyKritter: these 'new' will require big bucks pro restoration. fun for the wealthy and those in the business.


I'm no expert, but after watching lots of restoration shows, classic American cars aren't that expensive to buy and restore.

The cars that cost serious money to restore are usually vintage European cars.

You can do it yourself and save money, have a great hobby, and end up with an awesome car.
 
2013-09-29 10:09:40 AM
Oh f*ck yeah...
*clicks link*
*sees they're all Chevys*
Oh f*ck no.
 
2013-09-29 10:20:57 AM
l2.yimg.com

Why yes, this is the correct way to transport a classic car with low miles.  Story is light on facts, heavy on pics.
 
2013-09-29 10:30:54 AM
I have no idea what these are worth. Let me call a friend who is an expert in unsold, classic cars with low miles found in a field.
 
2013-09-29 10:33:04 AM
The definition of storage I'm familiar with doesn't involve "leaving out on a field." As someone who is currently in the third year of Mustang restoration (a car that was in fair condition) I can assure that car collection is the stuff nightmares are made of.
 
2013-09-29 11:52:03 AM
Pity most of junk ones will be bought by scrappers. Watching the bids, so far 90% of the good stuff has been bought by one person. Probably another auction house.
 
2013-09-29 01:34:47 PM

stuhayes2010: [l2.yimg.com image 850x571]

Why yes, this is the correct way to transport a classic car with low miles.  Story is light on facts, heavy on pics.


Nebraska.jpg The dumb cowbillies out here wouldn't know proper preservation if it hit them upside the forehead.
 
2013-09-29 01:40:18 PM
Again?
 
2013-09-29 03:25:53 PM

marcpen: Must be some definition of 'new' that I'm not familiar with.


No, that's stilol the difinition of a new car Many didn't eve have titles yet. Of course there were a lot of cars that had plenty of miles . It wasa cool as hell evet anyway
 
2013-09-29 03:29:06 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Wow. This is the sort of thing we all dream of.


I came

Anyway, link to day 2, if ayone wants to bid


https://www.proxibid.com/asp/catalog.asp?aid=68562
 
2013-09-29 03:36:20 PM

cretinbob: ArcadianRefugee: Wow. This is the sort of thing we all dream of.

I came

Anyway, link to day 2, if ayone wants to bid


https://www.proxibid.com/asp/catalog.asp?aid=68562


Someone bought a Chrysler Cordoba for $700!  That's a great value for a car equipped with rich Corinthian leather.
 
2013-09-29 04:04:56 PM
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2013-09-29 05:20:59 PM
27 grand for a rusted 64 Chevy pickup without the bed, radio...

Even for a untitled new truck, that's insane. You'd have your 27 grand in restoration cost above the buying cost.

Do none of the damn things even run?
 
2013-09-29 05:44:48 PM

Sword and Shield: 27 grand for a rusted 64 Chevy pickup without the bed, radio...

Even for a untitled new truck, that's insane. You'd have your 27 grand in restoration cost above the buying cost.

Do none of the damn things even run?


Yeah, I don't understand that.  The resale value for a restored truck cannot be that high.  Ebay has fully restored '64s going for anywhere from 6 to 15 grand, but that's it.
 
2013-09-29 05:45:26 PM
Someone did pick up a complete (but not running) 1964 Lincoln Continental with suicide doors.  That's a great deal.
 
2013-09-30 12:05:55 AM
Never underestimate the power of low mileage and numbers matching to really jack up the price of an otherwise only semi-remarkable classic car. The opportunity to get something more or less complete, original, and potentially with single-digit or low double-digit mileage will probably lead many of these to hitting record prices very quickly.
 
2013-09-30 02:36:29 AM

Scoth: Never underestimate the power of low mileage and numbers matching to really jack up the price of an otherwise only semi-remarkable classic car. The opportunity to get something more or less complete, original, and potentially with single-digit or low double-digit mileage will probably lead many of these to hitting record prices very quickly.


And it will take more work to put into good shape than a car that had been maintained the whole time with a few miles on it. Nothing like sitting in a field in Kansas of all places for the rust, mice, and sun damage to occur.  Hate to see the interiors or even worse the inside of the radiators after all these years.

Personally I care more for something that can be driven and enjoyed anyhow.
 
2013-09-30 03:21:57 AM

Scoth: Never underestimate the power of low mileage and numbers matching to really jack up the price of an otherwise only semi-remarkable classic car. The opportunity to get something more or less complete, original, and potentially with single-digit or low double-digit mileage will probably lead many of these to hitting record prices very quickly.


I get that, but the 1964 C-10 pickup without a box still doesn't make any sense to me.  It doesn't run, the interior is destroyed, and it's not even complete.  Thieves stole parts off the engine.  It just doesn't make any sense.  Unless that was the very first 64 C-10 to roll off the assembly line, which I seriously doubt, it can't be worth 27 grand.
 
2013-09-30 09:23:52 AM
As long as that douchebag, Wayne Carini, doesn't buy them.

/What a great car!
 
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