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Hot Rods Has anyone sold a car for over $18k lately?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tater Bug, May 12, 2017.

  1. Tater Bug
    Joined: Feb 11, 2006
    Posts: 286

    Tater Bug

    Just curious here... has anyone sold any "higher end" cars lately?

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  2. Gregg Pellicer
    Joined: Aug 20, 2004
    Posts: 1,347

    Gregg Pellicer

  3. Tater Bug
    Joined: Feb 11, 2006
    Posts: 286

    Tater Bug

    Curiosity.... I certainly don't own any. Just seems like a lot of them are waiting to be purchased.

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  4. Lebowski
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 1,569


    I had a little over $18k invested in my '60 Edsel but I knew I would probably never sell it for that amount so I let it go earlier this week for $13k. You may have seen it near you in Missouri because the previous owner was from Linn....

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  5. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 4,414


    Sold 2 cars for over that in last 5 years.
  6. I was very fortunate in that I sold my 36 Ford woodie for 60k. Only had one person inquire and he bought it. Definitely rare these days and I'm done with high end stuff like that.

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  7. I have about $24k in my Ford, I actually had an offer of $25k for it last summer and I turned it down.
  8. ebfabman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
    Posts: 675


    I have a solid offer for 60k from a very serious buyer for my Merc anytime I want to sell. The boss says don't sell. IMG_5585.JPG
  9. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Yes. Sold my 64 Biscayne for much more then 18K. The market is still there for desirable cars. IMG_0812.JPG
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  10. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,802


    Wow maybe the car market is picking up again.
    Each time I watch the car auctions on TV and some car sells for in the high teens or mid 20's all I can think is someone really needed the money to sell it for that price.
    Just my opinion but it's still way cheaper to buy a car then it is to build one.
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  11. FrankenRodz
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 892


    1962 Ford Fairlane $25k Private Sale, Oregon.


    1950 Chevrolet 3100 $38,500 Barrett Jackson Palm Beach, FL

  12. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,235


    Age of the people in this hobby is a factor but I know of a 40 coupe that recently sold in the high $60's and a nice 55 in the same range. The right cars still seem to bring decent money. There is a shop here still turning out cars in the $125 range and they are backlogged.
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  13. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,280


    I've sold quite a few (10) over the last 4 years over 18K, most in the 30K range, 3 over 50K. Mix of hot rods and muscle cars, couple early Broncos mixed in. Everyday stuff, nothing exotic. Definitely still a decent market for well built cars.
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  14. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 6,015


    I have a couple guys that hit me up every couple months about my coupe.
  15. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,235


    Metalman builds very nice cars!
  16. 41 coupe
    Joined: Nov 29, 2009
    Posts: 315

    41 coupe
    from bristol pa

    Sold my 41 Willys last month, had 70,000 in it and I got 44,000 for it. If I ever get my money back on a car I think the world might end! 20170424_165008.jpg
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  17. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,669

    Kan Kustom

    This thread was a good idea. If everyone tells the truth it keeps us all informed as to where things are at.
  18. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 951

    from landis n c

    I agree with Jimbo17 on buying a car instead of building one. I have had my 26 coupe for 20 yrs.and just don't want to sell it. If I did I would loose money on it I think.....................
  19. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,659

    Bandit Billy

    I haven't sold one for less than that in decades. I have a Nova right now in the classifieds that is nearing that price if someone doesn't hurry up and buy it!
  20. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
    Posts: 4,736


    If you check completed sales on eBay you will see how bad the market is. Out of hundreds of 32's for sale, only a few were sold and they were mostly very cheap.
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  21. H380
    Joined: Sep 20, 2015
    Posts: 461

    from Louisiana

    If a guy in his garage is building a car as an investment you are doing it wrong. You can not "Blame the Market" for your financial decisions. All you need is a mirror to find the problem. Building and flipping for a profit is a PROFESSION. It is an expensive job to learn hand on.
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  22. GZ
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 1,081

    from Detroit

    Nothing has changed.
    Low end cars sell for low end prices
    Good cars sell for good prices.
    Great cars sell for great prices.
    As a seller, you need to be very realistic about the difference between low end, good and great when it comes to evaluating a particular car.
    There is a market for everything, you just need to be realistic about what market you car really fits into.
    That was the case 20 years ago, it is the case today, and will likely be the same 20 years from now.
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  23. Pooch
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
    Posts: 867

    from Oklahoma

  24. We are in it for the money,no?
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  25. Ha. Yes, IF everyone tells the truth.
  26. bondolero
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 562


    Overall buyers market
    Market for pre war HAMB trad cars is dwindling, especially Henrys
    40K + cars narrows the audience.
    Guys who even care about pre war cars shrinks that number more.
    People who will not drive a straight axle, manual steering, no air or power car cuts out a few more.
    Guys who will pay $70K for a steel Henry over $40k for a glass one, narrows the number more.
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  27. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,410


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  28. Doing ok with my OT's sells....don't want/need to sell my early stuff...watching a lot of collections come to market...
  29. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,659

    Bandit Billy

    Yes...I am any way. I buy, build, drive and then sell, cool ass cars and very seldom do I take a loss on them. I wouldn't do it if it cost me money. I'm a car guy but I'm a capitalist, first and foremost. I think they kick you out of the club if you purposefully throw money away. :rolleyes:

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