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How much will this go for?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fatrod, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Checkerwagon
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
    Posts: 449


    "Spencer had designed the car and begun building it when he passed away in 1995, and Darrell Brunn put it away for the next ten years before selling it to Kirk White. It was then acquired by Florida collector Dennis Higginbotham, who delivered it to Pete Chapouris of Pete and Jake’s Hot Rod Parts and SoCal Speed Shop fame, who finished the car at a cost of $1.3 million. It took a dedicated three man team working full-time fifteen entire months, but the money spent and hard work seem to have really paid off. The finished product looks to be a hot rod at its best."

    I must be reading this all wrong. 1.3 MILLION ?

    Confused in Cleveland,
  2. I'd go $21,753.07 on it.
  3. I like the original 1.3 million times better.

  4. I know I could not believe it either
  5. Probaly won't go at all at the price expected......More than likely wont find another fool with more than the original amount ,that is interested .
  6. If this guy spent 1.3 million dollars finishing a car that Doane started, then I suspect there was not much to begin with. The provenance seems weak. I'm not saying that he didn't own it, just that advertising it as a Doane Spencer car is like selling a Model T and saying it once belonged to Henry Ford
  7. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,716


    It will sell to someone with a lot of it's not going to be me.
  8. This absolutely was Doane's car and there is plenty of evidence that proves the provenance. And it was further along than you might think.
  9. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    Whether this belonged to Spencer or not, it has no soul. I wouldn't give you more than the sum of its parts for it.
  10. Yup. Great writeup in SRM a few years back. There many one-off machined parts on this car, some of which were not completed when Doane passed. It was more than a bolt it together and paint sort of thing.
  11. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,000

    40 & 61 Fords

    I'll say no where near what he has in it!! Hell, I think the ORIGINAL Doane Spencer car would be tough to break $1,000,000.
  12. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Seems a lot like the "Homage" rock bands touring with one member who was associated with the original band...
  13. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 7,068

    from DFW USA

    An awkward '50s Olds concept car sold for 3.2M and the Batmobile sold for 4.2M.

    I think the Doane Spencer car stands a pretty good chance at fetching 1M, if it were ever offered.
  14. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    The exhaust through the frame blows in more than one way.
  15. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,238


    Nowhere does it say it belonged to Spencer.
    He was building it for Brunn.
  16. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,304

    from Quincy, IL


  17. pastlane
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,064


    Good looking street rod but 1.3Million?
  18. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,992


    Three guys times 15 months could total 9000 man hours times $100, leaves 400K for parts and materials.
  19. HighSpeed LowDrag
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
    Posts: 968

    HighSpeed LowDrag
    from Houston

    I've seen the original and I wouldn't pay a million for that one. Some people have a lot of money and I can see this going for a high price.
  20. Junk Hunter
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 290

    Junk Hunter
    from The Ozarks

    I agree. It's a nice street rod and all but I would walk right past it at a car show. The IFS up front blows.

  21. How in the world can there be 9000 man hours in a car ?
    How could there be 4500 ?
    And @ 100.00 an hour they better be producing and if they are producing its extremely hard to see 2000 man hours
  22. rld14
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,609


    What's that funny looking front axle on it?
  23. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,627


    I think it's the perfect example of "Too many cooks spoil the brew."
    What a shame.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013
  24. It's a street rod. HRP
  25. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,290


    Mecum auction. Won't get near the reserve.
    I'll never understand why anyone would put that much money in a car, might be super trick but...
  26. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,887

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    I want to find the guy who shelled out the 1.3M. I've got some work I can do for him...
  27. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    the whole theme of this car is silly and the cost foolish--- Street Rodder Fodder shop built in modern times...
  28. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 29,085


    You could spend $1.3 Milion on the restoration of a lot of Classic cars, and not get your investment back. Spending money is good for the economy, someone spent $4.4 for a Babe Ruth uniform, it had no effect on my life. People making and spending their money isn't a problem. Bob
  29. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    Sorry, but that IFS sucks. I like the steering wheel.

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