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Old 01-12-2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Mecum $55k Model A

$55k is some serious money for a Model A
Way past all the money for this one IMHO

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-31...exaco-wrecker/

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Old 01-12-2018, 02:42 PM   #2
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Not sure what to say. I hope they enjoy it.
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Looks like Christmas? . Jeff
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:43 PM   #4
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Wow! Two people must have fell in Love with it!
I think the color combo is Horrible!
Twice the figure I'd value it at.
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Well, thats different, isn't it ?
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:58 PM   #6
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Any one notice the wind wings are on backwards?
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A great write off if you own a towing company.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:52 PM   #8
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Any one notice the wind wings are on backwards?
Theres plenty of odd things about it engine compartment alone. I dont mind the red/green combo and kinda like it as a service vehicle scheme but not THAT color green...

2 questions i have -

i havent seen the modern plug setup with the factory style distributor body before. Is that an old repo or aftermarket item?

Would they really use a standard model A as a wrecker? I couldnt imagine that towing a big car of that era

Neat idea and looks kinda cool though. Im with whomever up there said people got into a bidding war as no way it should have reached that otherwise.

Just curious as to what a true fine points award winning Model A goes for?
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:13 PM   #9
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“Would they really use a standard model A as a wrecker? I couldnt imagine that towing a big car of that era”

Great way to advertise your towing business in parades and car shows.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:06 PM   #10
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The cost would be more than that.

Winning bid-----------------------------------------$55,000
Bid premium 10%------------------------------------$5500
State sales tax (Illinois other states vary) 5%------$2750
Enclosed transport to say, Illinois from Fl.-----------$1500
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$64,750

Throw in motel/food/gas/wear and tear on your car and you are north of
$65,000

Yeah, one expensive incorrect Model A. Wish I had had mine there it would have found a new home at those prices
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:09 PM   #11
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So close to having it done correctly....Shouldn't the spare be of the same size as the running tires?
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Fault finding doesn't change the fact that at least two people liked the car enough to spend some serious money on it. To each his own. They probably know what they can afford and not afford. Maybe the top bidder wants to change the color, tires, and anything else, then maybe he doesn't care and is going to have fun driving it a few weeks and then sell or trade it for something else. At least he knows he won the bidding and maybe that was enough reward. We just don't know an others motives do we?
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:19 PM   #13
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dang, people and their money, make many things seem like they are worth more than they are.....
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I was watching and saw this one; price isn't currently listed on the site but I believe it sold for $30k.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-31...adster-pickup/

Gimmick Trucks are evidently where the money is.

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Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus...
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So it's obviously supposed to some sort of fire appliance. What's the big light on a stick for? Maybe they thought they might not be able to see the fire in the dark!
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I was watching and saw this one; price isn't currently listed on the site but I believe it sold for $30k.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-31...adster-pickup/

Gimmick Trucks are evidently where the money is.

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It sold for $34,100 according to the Mecum website. Here are two photos of it from the Mecum web site:




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Old 01-12-2018, 11:01 PM   #18
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Fault finding doesn't change the fact that at least two people liked the car enough to spend some serious money on it. To each his own. They probably know what they can afford and not afford. Maybe the top bidder wants to change the color, tires, and anything else, then maybe he doesn't care and is going to have fun driving it a few weeks and then sell or trade it for something else. At least he knows he won the bidding and maybe that was enough reward. We just don't know an others motives do we?
They don't need motives. They spill that much every day.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:21 AM   #19
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But not all cars sell high. This AACA winning 1928 coupe for 12,100.00 and a good looking 1929 phaeton at 16,500.00 both seem like a good deal:

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-31...model-a-coupe/

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-32...del-a-phaeton/

These prices INCLUDE the 10 percent buyer's fee.

I always say an auction is like a day at the races, some will win, some will loose. Ya' just never know!
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Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus...
.......right down Model A lane......


So, on the fire chief pickup, the big fire truck gets to the fire and reels out the hose, but no one can spray until the chief comes with the nozzle.
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What is the T handle by the fire extinguisher?
Is that a B dissy?
What is the protrusion on the goose neck?
What is the wire and button on the stick?
The 35 wheels won't fit in the fender spot.
Electric starter?
I believe Weaver is the correct crane
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Love the running board Spot. I have seen a caddy with two of them. I'd put one on my '39 peeekup. I'd face it backward so I could see whare I been at.

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With a price like that, I'm thinking foreign bidders, that car will be shipped out of America, China, Russia, maybe middle East.
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[QUOTE=rusty12;1578466]But not all cars sell high. This AACA winning 1928 coupe for 12,100.00 and a good looking 1929 phaeton at 16,500.00 both seem like a good deal:

I thought those two were on the money, the Sport Coupe looks to be a pretty nice little Model A. Well bought at 12 grand.
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This looks like one of the Volo Auto Museum's builds. They take a lot of RPUs and "restore" them as wreckers, oil tankers and fire trucks. Many are sold overseas, and the prices are pretty high. I've been there, and would prefer the pre-restored ones.
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Any one notice the wind wings are on backwards?
Yep, I used to have them on my roadster pickup. Saw that one quick.
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Nicely done restore on the truck, but that paint, it's the ugliest thing I have seen.

Next stop, the paint shop!

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