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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by crashfarmer, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    from Iowa

  2. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 637


    Cornfield fresh!
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  3. Obviously not car-knowledgeable auctioneers.
    At that same auction there is a '55-'56 Chevy truck listed as a 1940's Chevy truck and a 1937 Chevy body listed as 1940.
    "The Collector Has Passed Away. No specific Information Is Available from the Surviving Family Members."
    Sounds like the auctioneer doesn't know and neither does the family. Best guess it is.....
  4. eberhama
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 673


    I've been to a lot of auctions where the cars were listed poorly, incorrectly, or not at all. When we approached the various auctioneers about how they could get more people there, and make more money, if the cars were listed correctly. The overwhelming response is "meh, who cares"
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  5. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,533

    from red oak

    At an auction outside of Omaha there was a 32 Model A roadster listed. The guy paid about 6 thousand for a body and was happy happy happy he had a 32. Sombody said, it`s a Model A. Which it was.
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  6. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,718

    Speed Gems

    And won't he be surprized when he orders parts and nothing fits.;):D
  7. bobj49f2
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,798


    Went to an auction a few years ago at an old truck guys house. Out by the barn were two Ford truck hogsheads, the bellhousing part between the flywheel housing and transmission on heavy duty Ford trucks with the clutch pivot used to mate a modern transmission to a flathead. The auctioneer almost passed by them until I asked him about them. He said, OK, who wants to bid on those wheel waits?”. No one bid and I got them both for $5. Down the line I see another one on a pallet full of scrap metal. I let the scrap dealers bid on the pallet and offered the winning bidder $5 for the one in the pile. Took them home and sold all three for $100 each, not a bad way to spend a Saturday.

    You just need to know what you’re looking at.
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  8. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,299


    Looks like a good candidate for an acceptable more door hot rod/street rod.
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  9. I am waiting for the 32 Ford 3 window to be auctioned off when listed as a 1950 Rambler.

    fyi...just dreaming...
  10. I see "reputable" dealers that list Coupes as Roadsters, Model A's as '32s and the list goes on and on. You would think they would either know what they are selling or would take the time to do minimal research.:rolleyes:
  11. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,648

    from oregon

    People have been calling old hot rods "roadsters" for years.
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  12. that's some of the best fake patina i have ever seen.
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  13. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,632


    Not taking up for auctioneers, But had one tell one time we are "real estate" people , not car people.
    I won't post the name but there is a Co from mid west that does a good job on listing cars correctly.
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  14. I like the green on the hood (moss) could use some red maple leafs!:p
  15. Don,you know better than that,even the Model A's are sold as 32 Fords. :rolleyes:HRP
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  16. Then there are the ones that list a 1926 Model A.:rolleyes:
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  17. Not too long ago I saw a '50 Ford on an online auction (not that one), it was a two-door sedan described as a coupe. The photos made it kinda hard to tell. I emailed them with 3 days left in the auction and pointed this out. They thanked me for the correction and said they would make every attempt to change the description before the end of the auction. They didn't, and it sold for a price that I would associate with a coupe, not a plain ol' sedan. Gave me a good idea of what kind of company they run.
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  18. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    from Iowa

    Kind of like the 1940s Pontiac Two Door Coupe listed on this page of the auction:
  19. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,565


    They probably recognized the SBC in it and therefore just assumed it was a Chevy!:rolleyes:
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  20. It's all junk to them.... I like the Edsel wagon behind that 36 Chevy.....
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  21. ..................Actually, it's all just money to them.:mad:
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  22. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,934

    from Iowa

    When I was shopping for a '32 5 window, I found everything from T buckets to '37 Ford 4 door sedans listed as "1932 Ford Coupe". Even one pickup!
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  23. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Less time spent, is more money made.
    They get a percentage. The owner should have made a list.
    I bought a Snap-on set, 5/16"-1" at an auction listed as, "Old Wrenches".
    They were new, in an old oilcloth. $5.00.
  24. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,715

    from Minnesota

    I have parted out and scrapped better vehicles than those. Pretty sure I knew the old hoarde....errr collector that had those.
  25. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,145


    Remember, these are the same people who say (chorus comes in here) : "Nice dune buggy" whenever they see any hot rod. And they usually mean it!:D
  26. And a few 32 Ford's sold as Model A's.....
  27. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,085

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    You'd think the family would have done well to pay a "car guy" like one of us $100-$200 ( or pay us with a couple of the cars) to spend an afternoon there walking the lot with a clipboard and identifying/evaluating the cars for them with a suggested opening bid point so they would get more $$$ for the items.
    There's an interest here to the auctioneer to also make more $$$ as they take a percentage of the sales. They, however, seem to be interested in spending as little time as possible cataloging and want to blow through the auction as fast as possible.
    That's ok though. I've made my best tool and car part purchases in life buying from non tool/car people!
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  28. Chrisbcritter
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,852


    Love that '46-'48 Chrysler long wheelbase sedan - reminds me of Tex Smith's old "Walter P." I used to read about in Rod Action in the '70s.
  29. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,533

    from red oak

    Alot people who claim they know a lot about cars don`t know much either.
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