I don't think the buyer overpaid. He may have been a local, 70 something guy like Gasser 57's Dad and also remembered that bad ass Hot Rod rumbling around town. The car STILL flips his lid. How do you put a price on that? I bet we can all think of at least a few cars from decades ago that we would have 'killed' for. Might have simply been someone that's been waiting for a legit survivor that wasn't rusted into the ground. People retire and drop 30k on an extended European vacation. This Hot Rod filled the bucket on someone's bucket list. Love it!