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Old 01/04/2010, 09:40 AM   #1
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68 GT/CS on the block at Mecum January 2010

No pictures yet but this car will be going up for auction in late January.

Saturday's TV coverage is scheduled to start @ 2:00pm.
You can usually watch live coverage on their site for free though

Kissimmee, FL Auction
January 28-31, 2010
This Lot scheduled to be sold SAT10:25AM
Lot S13 1968 Ford Mustang Cal Special
302/250 HP, Automatic
- 302/250 HP engine
- Automatic transmission
- Fog lights
- AM/FM stereo with CD player
- Rosewood steering wheel
- Magnum 500 wheels
- This is the coolest Mustang on the Block!

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_de...D=FL0110-89924

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Old 01/04/2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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I love watching the auctions on cable. I have been really surprised at some of the sale prices. Boy has the market been soft, even for top collectibles. Any one watch Chasing Classic Cars? Been a while since one of Wayne's cars have sold at his expected price at auction, or sold at all.

Now is the time to buy if you have the money (and space).

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Old 01/05/2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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I watch Chasing Classic Cars all the time with Wayne Carini.

Glad they have some new episodes I was getting tired of the repeats.

Some interesting stuff and cool to see from the eyes of a restore shop and how he looks to make a profit and often doesn't.

Did you see the one recently where that Jaguar went for only $15,000 and was estimated at around $25,000-30,000? He took a hit on that one.

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Old 01/28/2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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Bump for the auction on Saturday. This car is S-13 and is a feature car. It should be on the block in the first hour of the Saturday broadcast.
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Bump for the auction on Saturday. This car is S-13 and is a feature car. It should be on the block in the first hour of the Saturday broadcast.
Cool! Thanks for the info Arlie!

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Old 01/28/2010, 06:12 PM   #6
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I don't think it's going to be on TV actually.

I noticed the Mecum site says this car is going on the block on Saturday 10:25AM.

The TV coverage doesn't start until 2pm.
Don't know if it's a tape delay from the morning since it doesn't say it's LIVE.

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Old 01/28/2010, 06:32 PM   #7
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I watch Chasing Calssic Cars so much that when Wayne walked by me at the Carmel Concours, I forgot I only know him from TV and started to shake his hand and say Wayne buddy, its been a long time. He looked at me like I was a nut. He probably gets that all the time though.

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Old 01/28/2010, 07:05 PM   #8
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I don't think it's going to be on TV actually.

I noticed the Mecum site says this car is going on the block on Saturday 10:25AM.

The TV coverage doesn't start until 2pm.
Don't know if it's a tape delay from the morning since it doesn't say it's LIVE.
I think you're correct rich. The 1st televised car is lot 110.
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I watch Chasing Calssic Cars so much that when Wayne walked by me at the Carmel Concours, I forgot I only know him from TV and started to shake his hand and say Wayne buddy, its been a long time. He looked at me like I was a nut. He probably gets that all the time though.

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Old 01/28/2010, 09:41 PM   #10
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I think you're correct rich. The 1st televised car is lot 110.
Can probably catch it on the webcast though on the Mecum site.
They usually show the whole auction on there.

www.mecum.com

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Old 01/30/2010, 08:12 AM   #11
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Watching the webcast now - should be going on within the hour... still auctioning off memorabilia right now... cars are starting now @ 10:25am...

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It's a convertible. A $@#% fake!!! No wonder there was no photo.

I want that hour of my life back.
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It's a convertible. A $@#% fake!!! No wonder there was no photo.

I want that hour of my life back.
You think it was a convertible?? I couldn't really tell - thought it may have been a vinyl roof. The camera shot is far and fuzzy on the webcasts.

Need a rewind on the webcast!! Damn!

For those that didn't see it ...

The car looked like it was Tahoe Turquiose (hard to tell colors sometimes on the webcast) with black stripes.

Foglights didn't look like they were Marchal or Lucas a square style.

No closeups of the engine but seemed to have some chrome add-ons.

Reserve was taken off at $27,000 it ended up selling for $29,500 + the buyer's premium of 6% ($1,770) would bring the total sale price to $31,270!

Curious now to confirm if it was a convertible/clone or not. Still a strong price even for a clone though.

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It's a convertible. A $@#% fake!!! No wonder there was no photo.

I want that hour of my life back.
Your right on Arlie. It wasn't a CS. Convertible, wrong fog lights. Sombody got taken on that one. What a waste of time. That's what happens when you don't know what your looking at. Like we've always said - MARTI - MARTI - MARTI. I should take mine to Indy this year to Mecum and see what it does.
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Angry You know I had to go searching right? :o)

Couldn't rest until I put on my google cape and went searching and I found it and you are correct Arlie - it's a fake and a convertible to "boot" (pardon the pun!)

Here is an ad for it on AutoTraderClassics.com

Even in this listing they say it's a coupe and not a convertible!!

The were asking $34,500!!

http://tinyurl.com/ygmjozd

You just have to hope the person that bought it was there in person and not someone who let Mecum bid for them - which you can do - hopefully knew what they were buying!!

Not that it's worth much at least on the sellers own site they admit convertible but don't mention it's a replica.

Shelby Replicas are noted as such though ... interesting huh?

What we don't know is what documentation was provided at the auction itself. On the TV coverage they normally tell you that info and if something is noted as a clone/replica, etc ...

http://www.kcclassicauto.com/1968_Fo...ecial-358.html

Sooooo ... if someone was willing to pay almost $30,000 for a clone what do you think a comparable "real deal" would go for?
The convertible probably would add some to the price ... if the top goes down the price goes up ...

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