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"Silver Dollar" A/GS Willys pickup

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 26Tudor, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. dirty4
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 165


    It appearded to they just rushed it through...some of the other car they would stop and jaw-jack about and drum up more money...sold way too cheap I think!
  2. 1929CDAN
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
    Posts: 347


    I think he screwed up! 42thousand isnt anything now days. He will never come across anything like that again. I got to feel sorry for him, He has got to feel bad today!
  3. SuddenDeath
    Joined: Apr 23, 2010
    Posts: 186

    from Florida

    Sure seemed like it didn't spend much time on the stage. Next thing you know, they were pushing it off. Thought for sure it would go higher than that....
  4. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,182


    Thanx for this great history lesson on this great gasser. I have seen pix of it over the years and was certainly the nose bleed king, so nice to hear the rest of the story. ~sololobo~
  5. ftroop
    Joined: Sep 22, 2006
    Posts: 349

    from Detroit

    We go through this every year. "They moved it through the auction to fast". These days BJ is nothing but a circus. As we have seen in the past years, this is no place for a quality vintage race car!! However, I'm not sure in today's economy it would have brought a whole more in the open market. All the seller had to do to get more money there, would be too install some "22's" and stick the blower 4' out of the hood...... $100,000+
  6. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,752

    Staff Member

    did the auction include the official model kit?

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  7. spoons
    Joined: Jan 1, 2004
    Posts: 1,738

    from ohio

    Seemed a little too cheap...A car with history should go for more than 42k
  8. Nah, Chris, the guy who owned it is a wheeler dealer, just buys and sells, it's just a business, so I doubt he lost money and don't think he really cares about the car one way or another.
  9. Talked to the new owner at Barret on Saturday night its Anthony from HiSpeed in Tucson AZ and will be on display at his shop.
  10. Hot Rod Willys
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,697

    Hot Rod Willys
    from Ohio

    Anybody have a video of the BJ auction sale, as myself and alot of others missed it. Would be nice if it could be posted on u-tube for all of us to see how they rushed it thru.
  11. stewartwhite
    Joined: Sep 20, 2009
    Posts: 44


    Here is the Silver Dollar being towed into the tent for auction. A gasser with such a legacy belonged over at the Russo-Steele auction. Thought I throw in a picture of three Veyrons $1.5M a peice!

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  12. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,452


    Thankfully it wasnt bought by some idiot that would "restore" it or turn it into some billet infested circus wagon.
    Joined: Mar 20, 2008
    Posts: 296


    Gee, another 80 grand he could have had the phony JFK ambulance or the giant motorcycle:rolleyes:
  14. Oh my goodness, it was running one of those non trad belly button motors. Oh the humanity. :rolleyes:

    Centurion do you know did it always run blown gas or was it run on the cheap in the beginning. I love a story about a gas class car that started out being a weekend warrior then worked its way up through the ranks.
  15. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,000

    40 & 61 Fords

    How badly damaged is the right side of the truck?
    The article in HRD referenced the fact that the right side was damaged by a car crashing through the garage when a HEMI was being built for the truck. The original(60's) owner was so PO'd that he just parked it until the guy who took it to BJ bought it.
    If it's bad, maybe that effected the price?! I have NEVER seen a pic of the damage in any of the current features/shot of it. One interior shot of it made it look like the right door is pushed in pretty good.
  16. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,098


  17. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,752

    Staff Member

  18. I need one of those. Can you imagine a beer swilling idiot like me doing 250 mph in a $1.5Million car? With Joe Jamail riding shotgun? What a blast! Nobody could fuck with me!!!
  19. 33 Dodge
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 42

    33 Dodge

    You think 42k was cheap... It's on EBay right now and currently at 25k. Such an awesome pickup!
  20. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,631

    Jay Tyrrell

    I think there is no reserve either! So we will have to see how much it sells for!
  21. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,495


    It will be interesting to see. I'm following it. If there are no games it will go for what someone is willing to pay.

  22. ShakeyPuddin55
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,902


  23. Hot Rod Willys
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,697

    Hot Rod Willys
    from Ohio

    It has been sold and on its way to Ohio, I didn't buy it!
  24. Mullins
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 209


    Excited to be taking delivery on the Silver Dollar soon. I plan on taking the truck to a few indoor shows this winter. Then hitting some nostalgia meets next year. It's a dream come true being the next owner of the truck. It will be we'll taken care of and will be under roof with my gasser collection. This time the truck has found it's home for a very long time. I gave a lot up for the truck. But it was a dream that I made come true. It's now something that I get to share with family, friends , and fellow Hamb members. If anyone is in the greater Cincinnati area they will be welcomed to see the truck anytime.
  25. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,495


    Mullins, congatulations. Sounds like it's going to a deserving home. It's important to keep the history of these old race cars alive. Too many have been turned into street rods or restored (Corvettes). Hope to get to see it some day.

  26. 3day
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 354

    from UK

    Congratulations, such a cool looking truck
  27. Congratulations, on your dream coming true.....
  28. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,411


    Congratulations. Love to see complete set of pictures of its current condition when you get a chance.

    Have fun with it!
  29. biscaynes
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,649


    Congrats! sounds like it's in good hands. please post up some pictures. ;)
  30. purpledodge
    Joined: Jan 21, 2012
    Posts: 29

    from Tucson

    That trucks been in Tucson for the last year or two.

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