If it's the Metallic Golden Beige car (Lot 1038), aren't the choke bracket and
cables missing? It also appears that the water temp sensor line isn't there.
How about the VIN plate and body plates?
The same car appears to be here:
but the description is of a BT7. One would think it was simply a mistake, but
the description implies otherwise. Would a Kurt Tanner restoration turn a BT7
into a BJ8?
Havelock, NC USA
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I looked at some of the pics of the Tanner Healey on the Barrett-Jackson
site. The engine compartment work is amazing. I studied it for a while.
can only hope I come close to that on my car.
250K for that Hemi Cuda last night was pretty amazing. I guessed 130K
before the actual bidding started. Shows what I know!
In a message dated 1/29/2005 10:03:16 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Through the miracle of TIVO, from 5:30am this morning until now (7am), I
watched yesterday's seven hours of Speed Barrett-Jackson. A great use of
TIVO, since I know (and care) almost nothing about American muscle cars,
perhaps early Corvettes. Only three auctions that I actually watched at
rate: a Jag XK120, and the Healey "100M" and BT7.
Seemed like very fair prices on both. I need to be reminded of all of the
story behind the "100M"--but from what I remember, based on the leather
on the cockpit surround, this was one of the first cars we ever judged
the new concours system (1993?) and as we later learned, was in fact based
two cars with the best bits put together to make one, and wasn't an
M. If that's so, it's an interesting commentary on how cars can hold their
value, but only make the big bucks when they're fresh.
The Tanner BT7 was also a fair price -- a nondescript model, but obviously
Kurt made money on it, even at the $57k (?) since, as he remarked, the body
required almost no work, making it a quick and easy resto. But what's up
body-color x-supports in front of the radiator? Surely Kurt should have
painted them out? They stood out like sore thumbs and make it obvious why
always painted out. Also interesting, the description as "Gold Concours
Quality" -- nice to see that our system is now standard parlance in the
hobby, but I guess this wasn't a claim that the car HAD been judged gold,
rather was restored to that quality level.
I'll be interested in other reactions, especially from those on the field.