R. Ashford Little II wrote:
> . . . I watched a little last night and saw some cars go
> for less than it probably cost to restore them.
> . . .
> many times it's cheaper to buy a car that's already been
> restored than to buy a car that needs a full restoration.
I don't disagree at all. I wouldn't even be surprised to learn that some of
the sellers at B-J had lost money after paying for the original car, the
restoration, the towing bill, the auctioneer's cut, etc. On the other hand,
when I restored my car I did it to my exact specifications--the equipment I
wanted, the color I wanted, the performance modifications I wanted, etc. I
wouldn't expect anyone else to pay the same dollars for a car built just to
suit MY preferences.
I also suspect that we don't see all the "low dollar" cars that are
auctioned at other venues (and not in prime time). I'm just a spectator in
this parade, as I wouldn't dream of buying a car I hadn't driven and
inspected at length.
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