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Old 02-21-2017, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default Even a Burned pile of Ash is worth Money

A totally burned up 1960 Corvette just had 99 bids and sold for $5900.

Sure sounds nuts to me, but good for the seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162396018491...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

BTW, a couple years ago a guy on here had a beautifully restored Model A Coupe that went through a bad garage fire. He posted some pictures of it, but it looked too tough to restore to me. I'm wondering if he was able to save any of it?
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:28 PM   #2
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I've been there with a workshop fire and losing restored cars - it's heartbreaking. I sold off what was left of mine so I understand what is happening here.
I suspect someone was prepared to pay the price for the numbers.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:57 AM   #3
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Good for the seller is right, wow. Someone paid the price for numbers matching all right. I don't get it.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:14 AM   #4
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after trying to save what parts we could off a model A block that had been thru a fire that car is nothing but a pile of scrap...about all we could save was the side and front timing cover, bolts either snapped off or were siezed so bad a 3 ft cheater pipe wasnt going to remove them....

I bet that block and frame is all kinds of distorted if it was hot enough to melt the rims...
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Good for the seller is right, wow. Someone paid the price for numbers matching all right. I don't get it.
So the buyer gets the title, has a new data plate made, salvages the "numbers matching" block, and throws together a car from assorted parts and pieces. I smell a fraud in the making.
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I know of a vin tag and title to a 69 hurst olds that sold for 100k, unbelievable!
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yikes. what a mess.
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So the buyer gets the title, has a new data plate made, salvages the "numbers matching" block, and throws together a car from assorted parts and pieces. I smell a fraud in the making.
As long as the frame is usable, the rest can be replaced with no fraud that I can think of.
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An "original" 1960 Corvette has disc brakes??
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As long as the frame is usable, the rest can be replaced with no fraud that I can think of.
Unless/until it crosses the auction block listed as "all original"; "untouched barn find", etc.
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That looks like it saw a lot of Heat! I doubt the frame is any good.
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That looks like it saw a lot of Heat! I doubt the frame is any good.
I wouldn't want something that had been thru that..............
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Gee . . . guess I should have kept that thousand-buck 1960 Corvette afterall instead of flipping it in a month's time for a quickie $200 profit. Of course that was back in the late sixties when we were swapping and dealing old cars like baseball cards.
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A totally burned up 1960 Corvette just had 99 bids and sold for $5900.

Sure sounds nuts to me, but good for the seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162396018491...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

BTW, a couple years ago a guy on here had a beautifully restored Model A Coupe that went through a bad garage fire. He posted some pictures of it, but it looked too tough to restore to me. I'm wondering if he was able to save any of it?
Hm, $5900. is some pretty nice 'cream' on top of an insurance pay out for a 'restored numbers matching' '60 Vette. And, he says (from looking at this pile) the frames good. Did I miss the picture of it as a 'restored' car ?
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