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Quite the elite little group we have, eh?

Oops! Sorry! I forgot to be pompous when I said that...
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Quite the elite little group we have, eh?

Oops! Sorry! I forgot to be pompous when I said that...
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Looks like that Garry VZ Guy was right in his last post about this car over at the PompousBoard.

Wilson was right too. $50K was not to be.

Maybe you guys busily claying and buffing out your SEC paint in your garages can knock off now. The market isn’t as strong as everyone thought.
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Looks like that Garry VZ Guy was right in his last post about this car over at the PompousBoard.

Wilson was right too. $50K was not to be.

Maybe you guys busily claying and buffing out your SEC paint in your garages can knock off now. The market isn’t as strong as everyone thought.
I think it shows a very strong market. Despite all the hype, the car is just a very low mileage barn find. Poorly prepared for the sale as many have noted. From a bad headliner to no real restoration of rubber or hoses and other items which a collector will have to attend to. Add the $2000 BaT fee and transport and you have a $50k+ car. Despite all the butt hurt, I think the commentary was actually pretty gentle for a car with more than a few questions. I still can't believe the headliner wasn't fixed. That was like listing it with a flat tire.
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I think it shows a very strong market. Despite all the hype, the car is just a very low mileage barn find. Poorly prepared for the sale as many have noted. From a bad headliner to no real restoration of rubber or hoses and other items which a collector will have to attend to. Add the $2000 BaT fee and transport and you have a $50k+ car. Despite all the butt hurt, I think the commentary was actually pretty gentle for a car with more than a few questions. I still can't believe the headliner wasn't fixed. That was like listing it with a flat tire.
But I'd rather replace a tire vs doing a frick'n headliner anyday.
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But I'd rather replace a tire vs doing a frick'n headliner anyday.
Its NYC. You drop it off, hand over the keys and pick it up the next day. Slide the credit card and just like new. There are only about 200 shops in NYC environs that would be competent to do the headliner of a Rolls; certainly a SEC.
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Bottom line, it's a nice car and seller was not an expert in selling 126's. His first attempt at selling was an ad for $45k on cl, in an apartment parking lot( I think it's the same car). Then BAT with less than perfect pictures. He improved them and here we are. So in the end he got what he expected/wanted and someone with deep(er than I have) pockets got what they wanted. Moooving on.....
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Loved the “Jimmyp56” shill that came in at the last minute and gushed about the car. Nice try, but it didn’t help.

Better yet was a private message I got, accusing me of being in cahoots with the seller to generate “sympathy bids”. Damn! Busted! Now where do I pick up my check?

This is getting better than the Kennedy assassination, Area 51, Roswell, etc.....

There are a lot more nutcases out there than I ever imagined!
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There's a reason why I don't read any of the comments on BaT...
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