Another Barrett-Jackson S rated horror movie unfolding right before your eyes. A couple years ago, two expertly restored ones sold for a little over a 100K. That boat probably weighs 5000+ lbs and it is fast in a straight line, but trying to turn it or stop it is another matter. More $$$$$$ than brains. What do slip in the water/alcohol down there??
The previous owner lived three blocks from Memphis Elvis and frequently saw the king's limo drive by. He also gave Soupy Sales a drive around the block once and had him sign the glove box lid, so the car did have good solid pedigree....
These GM pumper pimps use stories like this to "suggest" that GM cars are inherently valuable.
The actual reason boomer seniors buy them for so much is in a vain attempt to regain their lost youth. Newsflash Jackson: It ain't happenin'! Buying a 67 Cougar does NOT make you cool again, nor does it make Head Cheerleader Mary Lou Shelton like you again.
They are just having mid-life crises and feel the need to spend inordinate amounts on a car 'just like' the one they had back in the day. Or, wish they would have had.
i was thinking younger people are bringing these cars back. because if you read the car rags of the time neither the 442's or cougars were desirable. these cars sold to the clueless. both were capitalizing on other, more popular products.
a 442 wasn't any good in a straight line or on the corners. in a straight line it just sat there and spun its tires - too front heavy and way to much torque.
same thing about the '70's vette's. horrible #$%$ but today, for some reason, desirable. plymouth duster - they lost the market and were trying to make a comeback and failed!
24 VW Convertibles years 1954 to 71
3 Ghia Convertibles 71-74
2 56 Oval Window bugs with sunroof
1 68 Type 3 Squareback. i chopped the top, louvered the hood, welded in some Chrysler Cordoba headligts and made it into a sedan delivery. The first year of mechanical fuel injection and i got 38 MPG way back then. Going through Montana once, i got 45 MPG. It had a very cool point distributor. The upper points sparked the plugs and the lower (non adjustable points) fired the injectors. German engineering at its best. My wife drove a 67 Squareback when i met her. That one had the 1600 with stock dual carbs and that would only bring 28 MPG. i drove the 68 for at least ten years.
2 Renault Dauphines....yea they were junk, but what can you buy for under 100 bucks?? One of them i bought twice. i sold it for 75 bucks and a couple years later i needed a cheap car in a hurry, so i bought one at night and the next day, i noticed the same indian blanket in the back seat. i paid 125 bucks for it the second time around.
1 Renault Caravelle with the removable hardtop and soft top. A very nice rare car, especially in North Dakota, and i paid 600 bucks for it. Brother Brucie painted it a nice silver metallic and i sold it when i went in the Marine Corps in 71 for 700 bucks. That one would be worth some bucks these days.
Those are the only import junk cars i've owned....