Mecum Auto Auctions and Chevy fans

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Mack, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    :facepalm: 200k for 1970 Chevelle? WHAT THE FUCK?
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member

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    They must feed them full of booze and cocaine before the bidding.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    The excitement of the auction plus the tv cameras and maybe Wayne Carini walking around= dumb bidding.
     
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    1969 GTO Judge 4 speed Ram Air car went for 45k and the Chevelle goes for 200k... fucking Chevy fans get serious about SS cars.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'm coming to believe that every Chevy manufactured between 68 and 71 was an SS.
     
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    I know Shelby Mustangs bring huge money but they're classy unlike a Chevelle.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Did you see the new Counting Cars episode where they restored a 68 fastback to Steve Mqueen Bullitt specs? It looked pretty nice.
     
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    I haven't seen that one yet. I've only caught one episode so far and I'm tossed on the show.

    The Count is an enormous douche bag but they had some really cool cars on the one episode I did see. It's was way better than that Gas Monkey B.S.
     
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    I love late night Mucum auction shows
     
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    It's like crack. I watched a marathon one day and I only moved to shit. :facepalm:
     
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    They were in Malibu last weekend showing a lot of euro cars like feraris and lambos.

    much better tonight
     
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    fuck yeah
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member

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    Did you see that 2009 Nextel Cup Fusion sell for like 35K or some shit? :jj: The engine cost twice that in '09.
     
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    Like Mack I only saw 1 episode so far. It was the GTO convertible that they restored and the kept it. The business manager was pissed. lol
     
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    pwned
     
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    I saw that one too. They took that mustang and completely gutted the interior and did what he called a nuts and bolts restore on it for about 20K. There was velour glued to everything in the interior so they just had to toss everything. 20K seemed kinda cheap. It belonged to the Pawn Star owner so maybe he got a deal.
     
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    I'd have been divorced shortly after that auction for buying a car for 40 grand I'd never be able to drive.
     
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    those guys on gas monkey are clueless retards who think their goofy hair make them car guys.
     
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