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Hot Rods Barrett Jackson Prices Seem Low

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FalconMan, Jan 17, 2020.

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  1. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,316

    from Minnesota

    Watching Barrett Jackson Thursday night. I was surprised how low some of these cars went for, especially new builds. I assume the 'lower quality' cars are sent through the auction early in the week. The big buck cars will be Friday an Saturday. It seems street rods and customs have gone down in value even here, as we all know have taken a hit lately. Some of the trucks seem to do quite well. Crazy ... I need to stop watching and get back out in the garage .....
  2. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    I need your avatar.

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  3. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,546


    I've seen some nice looking hot rods go for way less than their build price on those auctions. If these cars were built to flip, it doesn't seem like a very good way to do business...
  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,534

    from Michigan

    Was it yesterday???... I seen a '72ish 4x4 go for.... What was it???.. 93,000 grand????:confused:........... :eek:
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  5. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 896


    Seems like all that is for sale on the hamb is 32, 33, 34 Ford coupes!! Where do they all come from??
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    from IDAHO

    Just Enjoy Your Hot Rods And Let The Rest Of The World Worry About The Math.... 69405006_1335143616648811_9116553283920461824_n.jpg
  7. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 460

    from Alabama

    I agree some of the cars went for far less then they would have even a few years ago. I think it is just a sign of the times. The interest in the prewar, 40’s and 50’s cars is becoming less as the guys who liked those cars and that style are becoming older. At one time antique brass era cars was BJ’s bread and butter. Muscle Cars are still popular and bringing good money but that will eventually change also as those guys get older. It seems cars from the 70’ and 80’s are becoming the hot sellers and prices are increasing. The big segment is now the modern muscle car (Mustangs, Camaro’s Hellcat’s, Demon’s Corvettes, etc.) that are bringing the big dollars. Sad but true we are all getting old and things change.
  8. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,797

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Interesting at times to watch, but for the most part in our own market areas, not a true gauge.
    Prices have been, and are decreasing for our preferred era of cars.
  9. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,630

    from b.c.

    I think all threads like this should be deleted.

    Go enjoy your car and quit worrying about how much it's worth.
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  10. Ford blue blood
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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    Ford blue blood

    Are there any mid 60s - mid 70s C10s left on the road? Seems like they are all in Scottsdale.......
  11. I am a die hard car guy but I just can't sit and watch that auction for hours. HRP
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    Election year, record highs in the stock markets, go back and compare 2013-14 and 2015-16 to 2017-18. Go back even further. No mods, this isn't political, I promise. Profits made elsewhere take action away from the toys. All the toys, not just "our stuff". Relax, we're fine. Still, if you feel you have to "dump" that Deuce 3W for .40 cents on the dollar send me a PM...;)
  13. they are out there and they are the current "it" thing to have, so 60-72 Chevy/GMC pickups have really spiked in value and even the 73-88 Square bodies have drastically gone up. Factory short boxes are bringing crazy money as well as factory 4x4's
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  14. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,455


    The pick up market is hot right now, along with early Bronco, Blazer and other utilities. Glad I got my old 66 Bronco when I did.
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  15. Barret Jackson is ridiculous. Its filled with rich idiots and bull shit. My dad loves to watch it, I get it, he is unable to work on stuff in the shop anymore so he watches a lot of TV. Last year watching with Dad, I watched a gorgeous 38 Ford Deluxe Convertible Sedan, all restored and immaculate looking, sell for 17 thousand dollars.....then the very next car was a jacked up early 2000's Hummer H2, with 15 TV's in it, giant mud tires, every fucking doo dad you can think of bolted to it, sell for $65,0000 dollars. That solidified that Barret Jackson is filled with Tasteless idiots. I for one hope the whole Barret Jackson thing dies out, just so I can stop hearing dumb asses when I look at a car say "Well I saw one sell on Barret Jackson sell for 150,000 dollars" yeah you did, a dumb ass bought it, and you are Not Chip Foose, Steve Strope, or some other Known builder, you are selling a 68 nova four door that I am lookin at for parts...….Rant over
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  16. The only way I can watch it is with the sound turned all the way down. The commentators are so full of shit with "facts" to burn. If anyone pays any attention to them their brains will seize up and they will die in front of the TV.....
  17. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Barn Hunter

    OMG, another "sky is falling" thread.
    You put negative into the the universe, it multiplies and happens.
    You put positive out there, same thing.
    Which are you going to be?
  18. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
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    I guess that depends if your buying or selling.
  19. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    anthony myrick

    Some former high dollar goldchainer street rods went in the 29-35k range yesterday
    Some import tuner stuff brought 85k up
    C10s did good
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  20. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
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    I watched most of it and I thought the prices were going high. even on the first day they were higher than normal. Usually you don't start seeing the big ticket cars until today and Saturday but we already had multiples of 6 digit cars already.

    It is just the junk that interests folks here the most is way down on price where it is cheaper to buy them done then to build them.

    Some of that off topic cars/trucks for here sure was bringing in good numbers. but that is like any auctions some stuff go cheap and other stuff high. 20-s-30's stuff was cheap but man those k10 chevies and early broncos are on fire this year.

    Crowd is changing. Money is changing and people now don't have the same interest as the past participants. .

    Might be why some of this stuff isn't selling being listed online for what the sellers want and think there is no interest when you can buy a similar car at a big name auction for a third of what those sellers want.
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  21. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    Totally unrelated, non complaining response to this, "I sold my Riviera project for whatI had in it! Unfinished! And, got to keep some of the stuff I'll need for the wagon! I don't waste time watching auctions on TV! I build cars! The economy seems OK! I'm retired!" Now, back to complaints about BJ auctions...
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  22. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    So glad I quit watching TV ten years ago.
  23. Are the prices really low or just more realistic?
    It is just a TV show put on for your entertainment. All the front row big money people get up and leave when the cameras get turned off I have heard.
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  24. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    jimmy six

    It isn't that they are cheap it's the non-friendly HAMB are whats selling now especially the pickups which will "tank" in a few years. Yesterday I saw a 65 Impala Biscayne post go thru I would have liked to have and a 65 Malibu (might have been Mecum) non SS stock 283-2 barrel and factory 4-speed at low $$ because it's not desirable.
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  25. TimCT
    Joined: Jun 6, 2017
    Posts: 169


    I kinda don't pay attention to the prices, if only because of the amount of Tito's being poured out in that tent. The more you drink, the more it seems like a fantastic idea to bring that lime green Hummer with neon ground effects home with you.
  26. wide34
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 468

    from Texas

    Sam Pack's 51 Mercury sold for $32,000. I didn't see it in person but his cars are normally pretty high quality. Made me sick as I'm building a 51 and there is no way I'll do it for $32,000. Really makes me wonder...…...
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  27. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,546


    I'm sorry that I missed the chance to bid on the "Bullit" Rustang! o_O
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  28. Man I wanted that Rivi of yours. just no space for another project. I even have the whole drive train for one! That front end and head light treatment was killer!!!
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  29. Duke460bb
    Joined: Dec 23, 2019
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    I can sit for hours and watch on TV. Wife is pretty good at finding bad body work of fender gaps. Will never go to a live one, not enough room in the garage.
  30. ekimneirbo
    Joined: Apr 29, 2017
    Posts: 1,069

    from Brooks Ky

    As much as we all tend to chaff at the expensive cars we can't afford to own, the specialty car industry only exists becaues of the high dollar people in it. In this capatalistic and moronic millennial society we would have been legislated out of existence long ago if all we had standing up for us was a bunch of guys building cars with junkyard parts. How many times have you seen municipalities pass laws trying to make owning,building and licensing old cars difficult to impossible? All the reproduction parts we all rely on wouldn't be available.The only thing I don't care for on the auctions is the small number of street rods and the large quanity of Corvettes and Foreign cars crossing the stage............but then, maybe thats a good thing after all.;)
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