While I have no doubt that the weather...umm..."dampened" enthusiasm, I do
n't know that the car would have made reserve, in any case. Prices seemed to
be really soft at the auctions this year, which isn't too surprising given
the general economic environment. My best, preauction guess was somewhere
around $50k bid and I think the car is worth more than that to the owner.
In a message dated 1/25/2010 2:35:12 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
Mark- you forgot the BAR sticker. As I jest. I have no guess what reserve
or should have been but the more it brought the higher the value of other
Tigers became and I think a Survivor does increase the value to collectors
opposed to people like me- called owners.There will be another aucion with
less wind and perhaps higher bids.
--- On Mon, 1/25/10, CoolVT@aol.com <CoolVT@aol.com> wrot
From: CoolVT@aol.com <CoolVT@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Tales of the Survivor
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010, 3:35 PM
Wow, and $44k didn't meet the reserve?
In a message dated 1/25/2010 4:33:20 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Actually, it came up about 3:45 (earlier than the revised schedule).
I was able to watch it live from their website. I don't know how many
bidders were still there but by the time the Tiger came up, they were
really whipping them through, it only got a couple minutes.
It got a bid of $44K.
Some comments (not exact quotes but what I can remember) by Drew
the auction owner:
"I have owned several of these"
"You can't get an interior this nice except from the factory" (I guess
never heard of Martha Wheat or Paul Reisentz)
"It has all the original ID tags and even a BAR sticker" (wonder why
"Some people try to make baby Cobra's out of these but they are best
And the best one:
"This should sell for $90K"
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Hall
Sent: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:33:46 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: [Tigers] Tales of the Survivor
Well the storm damage and subsequent delays changed the auction
schedule considerably and the Tiger didn't get on stage until about 5
PM yesterday afternoon. By that time the crowd had thinned and many
had already headed for home. The bidding on the Tiger and Brad's
other two cars did not make his reserves, so he will be taking all of
them home. Probably a lot of unhappy campers as a result of this
stormy event, including the insurance companies.
ModTiger Engineering LLC
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