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The people there aren’t going to let a good car go that cheap, it must have been a turd.
 

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From what I have seen lately, prices are declining... Don't assume its a POS (certainly could be) a lot of 60/70's muscle is not selling nearly as strongly has it has in the past. Fact is that the enthusiasts for these cars is not a growing community, it is aging out and become much more selective in what it pays top dollar for. While the "gold rush" of high muscle car prices were directly responsible for a lot of good things such as the development and sales of good restoration parts it also was directly responsible for the flooding of the market of anything and everything being build/painted and brought to auction. So there are a lot of mediocre cars out there and a lot of good cars but the buyers are not there in the same numbers with the same amount of cash to throw around.

The big money is going towards rare/unique cars as well as very well done customs/restomods. Many of the popular car shows are singing the praises of restomods/customs and this is showing up at the auctions.

You don't have to like it but that is where it is going.
 

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They don't sell turds at Mecum. Certainly not advertised showings. For past 2 years prices have been stable. If not fallen a bit. At least on the auction front. Cars are still over priced on sale sites in my opinion.
 

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i have seen mecum ccars with reserve twice their actual value
 

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in todays the six pack may actually decrease the value
 

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There are turd cars at every auction. Did you look at the pictures real close? “Older restoration completed in 1994“. That’s a 28 year old restoration. Nobody is going to pay big bucks for a 28 year old car in the middle of the week. They saw it in person we didn’t.

lets see how the rest of the weekend goes before we make the statements that prices are declining.
 

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They don't sell turds at Mecum. Certainly not advertised showings. For past 2 years prices have been stable. If not fallen a bit. At least on the auction front. Cars are still over priced on sale sites in my opinion.
I didn't think you would be back here after bashing us (FEBO site) over on B-bodies:lol:.
 

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I didn't think you would be back here after bashing us (FEBO site) over
I didn't think you would be back here after bashing us (FEBO site) over on B-bodies:lol:.
What are you? The hall monitor? I chimed in on this thread because topic is not a parts hunt. That was the bash. I jumped on and first 2 screens was just parts forsale? Or parts wanted. But auction trends? Effects both E and B. And accept for 2ng Gen Charger? (Which has gone nuts) it appears prices have stabilized. Is this because other models and manufacturers are getting more attention than in past? Probably.
 

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What are you? The hall monitor? I chimed in on this thread because topic is not a parts hunt. That was the bash. I jumped on and first 2 screens was just parts forsale? Or parts wanted. But auction trends? Effects both E and B. And accept for 2ng Gen Charger? (Which has gone nuts) it appears prices have stabilized. Is this because other models and manufacturers are getting more attention than in past? Probably.
Not at all. But I have seen the same thing happen over on the B-body site too. That is part of what these sites are about. Peace, brother.
 

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Not at all. But I have seen the same thing happen over on the B-body site too. That is part of what these sites are about. Peace, brother.
Not at near the percentage. But it might be the nature of the beast? E-bodies only existed 5 years. And only 2 base models. I posted having a line on a lower model '70 Cuda project that has the parts I could really use on my '70 Cuda project. The delema? Do I really weaken one build to advance another? 1970 Cuda is one of very few American production vehicles that would even have this "car ethics" issue if you would?

I believe I have the winter to ponder. But again. "Just the nature of the E-body market?"
 

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E bodies coming up to auction today, Friday.
A lot of rare BB verts, TA Challengers and Hemi Verts.
Going to be an interesting day.


1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A 340 Six Pack, 4-Speed​

SOLD $110k



1971 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA 440 CI, Automatic​

SOLD $68.2K



1970 PLYMOUTH CUDA 440 6 BBL, 4-Speed SOLD $132k



1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA CONVERTIBLE​

1 of 14 Produced, Two Broadcast Sheets​

Bid to $2,100,000 still open

1971 PLYMOUTH CUDA CONVERTIBLE​

1 of 17 Produced, 21,026 Miles Bid to $900K OPEN


1970 PLYMOUTH CUDA CONVERTIBLE​

440/390 HP, 1 of 29 Produced Sold $275.5K


1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T​

440/375 HP, Broadcast Sheet Bid to $100K OPEN


1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA Unrestored 9,939 Miles​

Bid to $250K OPEN

1971 PLYMOUTH CUDA​

Hemi Cuda Replica, Rotisserie Restoration​

Sold for $110K

1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T SE​

440 Six Pack, 4-Speed, 1 of 135 Produced​

Sold for 187K

1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A 340 Six Pack, 4-Speed​

Sold for $82.5K

1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A​

340 Six Pack, Rare Panther Pink​

WOW Sold for $198K
 
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E bodies coming up to auction today, Friday.
A lot of rare BB verts, TA Challengers and Hemi Verts.
Going to be an interesting day.


1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A 340 Six Pack, 4-Speed​



1971 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA 440 CI, Automatic​



1970 PLYMOUTH CUDA 440 6 BBL, 4-Speed​



1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA CONVERTIBLE​

1 of 14 Produced, Two Broadcast Sheets​


1971 PLYMOUTH CUDA CONVERTIBLE​

1 of 17 Produced, 21,026 Miles​


1970 PLYMOUTH CUDA CONVERTIBLE​

440/390 HP, 1 of 29 Produced​


1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T​

440/375 HP, Broadcast Sheet​


1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA Unrestored 9,939 Miles​


1971 PLYMOUTH CUDA​

Hemi Cuda Replica, Rotisserie Restoration​


1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T SE​

440 Six Pack, 4-Speed, 1 of 135 Produced​


1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A 340 Six Pack, 4-Speed​


1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A​

340 Six Pack, Rare Panther Pink​

Very nice cars, but a little out of my price range:D.
 

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Very nice cars, but a little out of my price range:D.
I believe the convertibles are getting the big money due to their rarity. They are rare because nobody wanted them back in the day? They sucked. They inflate at speed causing more resistance. Heavier. And poor materials made them very vulnerable to rips and framing failures. Thus they weren't beat on as much. Leaving them in better condition than hardtops in today's options. Also back in the day? We were not at all concerned with numbers matching. It was all about performance. And what can a kid do to improve?

Again. Today's collectors in my opinion totally misses the point of muscle car ownership and appreciation. Pushing it to a show and rubbing it with a cheese cloth would have been laughted at back in the day when they ran supreme. I could hear it now. "Hey Rockefeller! What do you think you got there? A Duesenberg?"

Just my opinion of course.
 
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And Saturday, January 15th one lone e body up for auction:

1971 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA CONVERTIBLE SOLD FOR $88K NICE VERT FOR THE MONEY IMO

440 CI, 4-Speed​


And finally Sunday, January 16th:

1973 PLYMOUTH CUDA 340 CI, 5-Speed​

SOLD $71.5k


1971 PLYMOUTH CUDA 340/275 HP, Automatic​

Sold $71.5k

1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T 440/375 HP, Automatic Sold $84.7K


1974 PLYMOUTH CUDA 318 CI, Automatic​

Sold $38,5K

1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A 340 Six Pack, 4-Speed Sold $165K Wow


1971 DODGE CHALLENGER 360 CI, 4-Speed​

Sold $60,5k
 
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