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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    The Hirohata Mercury price: Take a guess and win a prize!

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  2. Moriarity
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  3. Dang, Mark, surely that's low. I'm gonna say 1.2 million....surely the most iconic custom of all time is worth as much as well optioned muscle car values. Please tell me that. LOL
     
  4. Speed Gems
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    1.5 million
     
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  5. Moriarity
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    customs do poorly at auctions, they always have
     
  6. $750,000.

    While reading the other responses, I couldn't help but think of this: :D


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  7. hotrodjack33
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    $190,000. Iconic to us, YES. But I don't think that many of the "Mecum crowd" will think it's iconic enough to run it up:(. Just not as flashy as a Thunderbolt or a Hemi car...I hope I'm wrong.
     
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  8. mrquickwhip
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    $560,000......(only cos Moriarity said $500,000) lol
     
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    $325,000.00
     
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  13. Speed Gems
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    What day will they be selling it, because now i have too watch. Can we still up our guess during the broadcast? :D
     
  14. cfmvw
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    A lot.
     
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  16. Curt Six
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    $1.1M

    I agree with Mark that customs always slump a little at auction, but I think this is going to be the exception.
     
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  17. carcruse
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    I agree.
    $362,000
     
  18. lostone
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    137,000.

    I'm with hotrodjack on this one. Unless.... Moriarty already has a max bid of 500,000 in already!! Lol


    From a collectors point of view I imagine they are willing to spend more on more main stream muscle cars like stated above, it's probably a safer investment and a wider audience to sell to at a later date vs this merc.
     
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  19. Without getting political, this is probably not the best time to sell a historic car. I think it will hurt the final price.
    My guess is $1,450,000.
     
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  20. fuzzface
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    I don't have a guess on the selling price but for some reason I see it not meeting the reserve this time around.

    I am more interested in seeing what the TV Tommy Ivo stuff brings plus the other cars out of the Runyon collection
     
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  21. Gotgas
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  22. I predict it doesn't sell. Interested buyers had a few months, at least, to make a deal with the family and it didn't seem to sell so unless Mecum bought it and think they can make more than anyone offered the family on it I don't see it making reserve.
     
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  23. You are right Mark, they normally do but then again we are not talking about what many consider to be the Holy Grail of Customs.

    I predict the Hirohata Merc will set a new high mark in excess of 2 million. I only wish I was rich because I would be bidding. HRP
     
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  24. Craig59
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    1.6 million.
     
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  25. fastcar1953
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    Less than 200,000. It won't sell.
     
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  26. seb fontana
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  27. fastcar1953
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    My best guess would be $96,500
     

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