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

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
     
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  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.
     
  8. mrquickwhip
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    $560,000......(only cos Moriarity said $500,000) lol
     
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  9. Roothawg
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  10. egads
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    $325,000.00
     
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  12. 2manyseats
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    $1,700,00.00
     
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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
     
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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. I agree.
    $362,000
     
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  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.
     
  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. $955,00.00
     
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Craig59
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    1.6 million.
     
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  26. fastcar1953
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    Less than 200,000. It won't sell.
     
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  27. seb fontana
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    One T shirt:rolleyes:
     
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  28. fastcar1953
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    My best guess would be $96,500
     
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