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The Official Barrett Jackson Thread *Scottsdale 2009*

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by James427, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. 1965 AWB Goldfinger
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
    Posts: 77

    1965 AWB Goldfinger

    What happened to Goldbergs fake 1965 A990....selling for $70k then NOT being reported at all on the web site. Lot #1288 (Goldberg's car) was MISSING off the website after it sold for around $70k,,,was he able to pull the sale from B-J because he is a big shot or what....does anyone know...?????
  2. dbradley
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,036


    Was it a "charity" sale? If so, its off the books at B-J. The sale is between the charity and buyer.
  4. jusjunk
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 3,138

    from Michigan

    Normally id have spent pretty much the whole weekend watching the show but with no new car project and the shitty weather here i just played ham radio and listened to the chilli bowl midget races on the puker.. I really cant agree with everyone that thinks this is where to put your money? There may be some good buys but with the economy as it is who is gonna buy your cars when you need cash? I took the wife out for pizza yesterday early evening and as soon as i got home i turned on the tv and hear the words resto mod ? I went to the radio room... I did come back to see tony stewarts race car go for about 1/2 of what it went last year.. I just cant buy into the thinking that we should put our cash into classics and hot rods.. Like i said what if you have to bail whos gonna buy em if everyone is out of a job ?
  5. 1927Tudor
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
    Posts: 188


    It wasn't my intention to discriminate (that was a bit of a jump), nor was it to suggest that the rich were somehow lesser beings that the rest of us... interestingly, I didn't mention wealth at all... in this vein, it would be inappropriate to also observe that some weathly people were also responsible for the subprime mortgage mess that the entire developed world now finds itself in, but I digress...

    my point, was to only observe that BJ, IMHO, for the most part, runs more of a spectacle than an auction... they are extremely sucessful, doing something that is considerably more respectful than some other commercial endeavours on the planet, but this thread was about opinions. Mine is that there are better auction houses out there, that perhaps recognize that without folks like us there wouldn't be rare antique, classic and muscle cars to sell, because we, and other groups like us, preserve, hoard and otherwise protect from the crusher they very thing that they sell... if this brings others to our hobby that truly value these vehicles and parts for their history rather than their projected value at the next auction on the circuit, great. I think that they might, and I stress might, be in the BJ customer minority....
  6. h0twired
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 133

    from Winnipeg

    I think you will see that trend slowing... especially in this economy.

    There were tons of cars in the past two years that sold well UNDER what they cost to build.
  7. WSj said B-J brought in $64 Million.

    1927Tudor, Right on brotha. It's good for us to express our emotions by having these intimate discussions.

  8. Did you see our very own Car Gurl rubbing shoulders with racing royalty ? Think King Richard Petty and Linda Vaughn.
  9. T McG
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,255

    T McG
    from Phoenix

    Goldbergs car was a screw up on saturday. The guy bidding didn't have a bidders pass, only a guest pass. He did commit to buy the car, but they couldn't verify his funds that day. The car ran again on sunday and brought almost the same money.
  10. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    Waste of a thread.
    I looked through all the pages and was hoping to see plenty of pictures.
    Bitching about the wealthy is pointless, there are miserable, pathetic people in all income brackets.....the BJ auction is ridiculous but there is, usually something to look at, rolling across the block.
  11. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,088


    quit reading this thread and go to sleep
  12. Barrett- Jackson was good to me last week.
    I took 6 cars to Silver Auction at the Casino outside Fountain Hills.
    Sold one out of the six (on reserve figures) and got my ass handed to me.
    Lost some money and wasted a lot of time.
    Sold two cars at Barret-Jackson, made a score and left happy.
    Selling no reserve attracted buyers and got the job done for me.
    I even bought a car there Tuesday afternoon.
    I felt I got a great buy!
    The auction was soft but I could live with it.
    Hey..........i'm just a poor hard working stiff like a lot of us out there who are into older vehicles.
    I needed the money, I wanted to reduce the number of cars I have (quickly), and I felt the auction was my best solution.

    I'm really gonna miss my Lincoln
    but it was too nice to rod and the
    money I got will help pay some
    bills I've incurred.
    I'm going to find another one a
    little rougher and rod that one
    next time around.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  13. Jeem.forgot the good camera so I bought a throw away,as soon as they get back I will post them........sorry for the delay
  14. huffreport
    Joined: Feb 20, 2004
    Posts: 169


  15. 1965 AWB Goldfinger
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
    Posts: 77

    1965 AWB Goldfinger

    Thanks...I then did see it on Sundays report....It was a fair buy at around 77k.
  16. turdchazer
    Joined: Dec 4, 2008
    Posts: 644

    Member Emeritus
    from Spokane

    Well you notice that chevy doesn't!!!!!!!!!!:D
  17. Asphalt Outlaw Hero
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 969

    Asphalt Outlaw Hero
    from Dixie

    I'd like to reiterate Ryan's point.Alot of these guy's did something smart to get here. They and us have a commonality.We all love vintage machines.Focus on the commonality.
    Remember;You are richer than someone on this thread.Some on this thread are a lot richer than you are. If you had a sh*t pot of money,you'd be sniffing out some of that stuff too.
    Auctions in the US are typically a spectacle.It gets people worked up.I went to the Gooding's sale.They use an English auctioneer. He was subtle,occasinally badgering but good.No shouting,no ring men hammering on people. Interestingly enough,they sold 33 million in 6 hours.BJ did 66 million in 6 days.

    This ferrari sold for 4.5 Million plus 10% premium.
    This Caddy wagon went for 60K
    The Talbot Lago went up over 3 million.The bidder in front of me had on jeans and ball cap.He folded at 3 million.
    This was a period Hot Rod from an estate.It went for 58K
    This Damlier was so long,I'll bet the title had two zip codes.It was nice.
    I got lucky and scored this 1949 Vincent and sidecar.
    This was a Foose creation ,I think.It fell way short of reserve.100K vs 200K

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