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200porter

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:36:24 AM

When it first was announced that a hoard of some 500 vintage cars would be sold at auction in September, people were quick to post comments on the website of Nebraska auctioneer Yvette VanDerBrink.

One of the first to comment complained that even though some of the cars were “new” and had been driven only a few miles, after 40 or 50 years of storage likely engines were seized, hoses and gaskets would need replacing, etc. He said it would take more work to get them driveable again than they were worth.

“Sounds like you’re a glass-half-empty kind of guy,” came a quick response from a more optimistic collector.
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BigRedVTX
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:16:41 PM

Owning a classic comes with it's own set or drawbacks.
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335d1
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:18:53 PM

The cars pulled in higher prices than I thought would occur.
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BobBG
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:57:44 PM

This story proves that truth is stranger than fiction.
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matman01
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:29:13 PM

I bet that would have been a cool event to have been at.
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:26:01 PM

This would be quite an event to attend I bet
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:59:15 AM

most of those where real pieces of dung too
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rjojo40
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:54:21 AM

Money is all it takes and one of these classics could be yours.
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daytonabiker
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:49:34 AM

these cars are for the rich and stupid not your every dsy joe
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:44:16 AM

When I first heard of this, I figured it was going to become a legendary sale. I have a feeling that some of these cars are going to be restorers dreams and showing up either at auctions or car shows for years.
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Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:27:26 AM

Even though this is old news. It is still a great story. These cars are very valuable for the following reasons. The most important reason is that "All Number Match" That means the cars are all original and have not been modified. The next reason is the cars are complete. This means that 99% of the parts are on the car. Engines that have been still for years can be brought back to life with a little TLC. No you do not just put a new battery in it and start it. There is a process to gently start it again. If restored to factory color that is on the body ID plate, you will see a lot of these cars on Mecum Auto auctions in years to come for a lot of money.

[Edited by: Nikontraveler at 10/13/2013 11:29:03 AM EST]
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Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:00:12 AM

Money to burn.
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:58:08 AM

This is so old news its laughable.
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screwoilco
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:32:26 AM

most people buying are not going to drive every day anyway
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:31:45 AM

If it looks and feels like a good thing it may not be
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drz614
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:26:38 AM

cool
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:25:11 AM

I suppose many of the folks will restore or jazz up the cars anyway, so whether they run or not isn't so important.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:20:19 AM

Interesting.
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gmcgas
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:59:13 AM

ever heard of trailer queens? nobody really ever plans on driving these as a road trip cars.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:56:26 AM

May have point but that won't stop them from selling.
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:55:11 AM

500 cars is a big parking lot.....someone must have know about this for a while
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sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:43:15 AM

thats not cool
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