Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by reenmachine, Apr 17, 2005.
I'd buy it if I had the money.
Ahhhh yes, I guess all things eventually end up on eBay.
No, it never sold at auction. It was built for a private collector.
Expensive cars haven't been getting much bidding action lately...we'll see where it goes.
So would I!
Looks like the Volo auto museum owns it now. They've got it on eBay with a BIN of $500k!
What a waste for this car not to be used the way it was built to be used, DRIVEN!
But hey; does this mean your business has jumped up, Pete?
That's quite a compliment considering they have a "real" 1969 GT500 convertible for only $250k!
Edit: I just noticed they also have a "real" 1968 GT500KR for $585k.
It certainly doesn't hurt. I'd like to see the car getting driven into the ground as well, but every time it pops up on the radar like this it gets my name out there a little bit more. I'm bound and determined to stay small as well, so I only need one or maybe two customers at a time for car builds, which isn't too hard to maintain. The other benefit to the publicity is that it's great for parts sales, which is the bread and butter. It's at the point where I'm just about to launch a revamped e-commerce site with a lot more stuff on there.
Just an update on the sale of the car:
Apparently they ended the auction early because they made a deal via other channels for somewhere in the low 6 figure range. The car may be headed out here to the west coast, which I'd certainly like. It would be nice to be able to see it again and handle the routine maintenance, upgrades, etc. We'll see, and I'll keep you all posted!
Hey look! Bargain of a lifetime!
Same car isnt it....
When I was trying to buy my car on ebay, I had HELL, 3 almost buys in a row went to crap, then the last one I drove 200 miles to pay the guy cash, and the title didnt match the vin number on the car (at which time the sellers price dropped $5000 in an instant).
Wasnt fun at all.
i like this header on the craigslist page...
hey Pete, maybe you should call this guy and see if you can buy the car back....
I inquired...if I get a reply I'll post it!
I also have to add that this is for those people who bust my balls for sometimes watermarking/tagging my photos.
Got a reply:
Since I'm so close to Los Angeles I'm going to ask him if I can go see the car
I guess posting in Indanapolis he thought it was safe to say it was in LA. Not that he's in Indy -- nobody in the states would list the price as "USD 12000".
yeah definitely ask if you can go see it. you never know maybe he really does have it
OK, so check this out. I emailed the guy the following (used my middle name):
And he replied:
Then I received this bogus purchase agreement email from "eBay International Trading" which obviously isn't a real eBay company. It says to reply with my full address, etc. and that there is a $3k deposit. The guy has his name and address on there (probably not real, but hey, maybe he's extra stupid) and the funny thing is it's literally 4 blocks from my old apartment in L.A. The other funny thing is that when you reply to the email from "eBay" it's a gmail address. Guess times are tough over at eBay.
Now is when I'm going to ask if I can come buy the car in person.
hmmm, it's definitely a scam as if we didn't know that before but the plot thickens
Pete, I'd rather give my money to you rather than this guy, so if you can build another vert just for me, I'll give you $12k rather than $13k to the genius running the add. Sound fair???
So here's his next reply from when I asked to see the car in person:
Of course. So I wrote:
To which I have received no reply and probably never will. In the meantime I get this one from his "eBay International Trading":
He's really trying. I'm sure he now knows that it isn't going to go anywhere, but I hope he got excited for a while at least. Sad thing is, people fall for this kind of thing all the time. I hate to think that the car I built is being used indirectly to defraud people, but I guess if you're gullible enough to fall for it that's your problem.
The name he used is Max Karren. I won't post the street address since it's probably just some innocent person. The email addresses used were:
I'd just hate for some devious character to use those for something...
I think "USD 12000" is an appropriate amount of money....FOR THE PAINT!