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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 11:46:19 am »
Purdy hard to top that!  :o
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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 06:16:10 pm »
Right now it is slated to roll across the stage Fri, 12 Jan.  In addition, some incredible collections slated for auction over 8 days.  Cheers
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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 08:07:53 pm »
Easy 200k car .. WOW..
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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 10:25:54 pm »
Easy 200k car .

It will be very interesting to see what the public sets its worth at.
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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 02:29:06 pm »
That's B 3 royalty. Only apex cars in the Schmeeckle collection.

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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 09:34:25 pm »
I found that car in the basement of a ford dealer in ne ohio while on a obsolete ford parts buying trip. The dealer called me back in early 90s wanting to sell it needing $ for a new wrecker so I put him in touch with my brother ( who owns a wrecker business ) then I bought the car for Kim MIllers boss 351 collection in MN.

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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 07:34:20 am »
Great story Ed, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 03:08:46 pm »
So that was one of Kim Millers cars. I didn’t know that. Do you remember what that dealer in Ohio wanted for the car back in the 90’s? I have a Kim Miller car that had a appraisal paper with it dated 1989. It appraised for 22K.

Also curious why that dealer saved the car. Must have had a crystal ball and knew he had a collector car of value in the future. Thanks for sharing the story. The stories behind these cars are as much fun as the car.

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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2017, 10:09:12 pm »
  b1n 71 from what I remember at the time it wasn't cheap like mid upper 30s   whatever a new wrecker was going to cost at that time.

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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 08:23:37 pm »
Saw it today...stunning!
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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 08:37:39 pm »
 :)
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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 09:53:09 pm »
Wow! Thanks for sharing. Like walking into a dealership in 71.
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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 02:29:46 pm »
Auctioneer tried to start bidding at $200k but no takers, so dropped to $100k.
Bidding was sluggish and took a while to get to selling price of $175,000 + buyer's commission.

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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 04:46:40 pm »
One mans opinion, well bought. Truly unique.
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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 12:06:00 pm »
Neat car,...I’m sure orange played a role in that spectacular valuation.  Been looking at one for years in another nice color that’s got maybe 14000 miles.
Original down to the battery and tires. And paint of course...

Ive never seen a Boss 351 bring that kind of coin.
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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2018, 03:50:07 pm »
Neat car,...I’m sure orange played a role in that spectacular valuation.  Been looking at one for years in another nice color that’s got maybe 14000 miles.
Original down to the battery and tires. And paint of course...

Ive never seen a Boss 351 bring that kind of coin.
But....Then again, how often do you see an all original Boss 351 with 800 miles?!

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Re: Thoroughbred Gold winner at Mecum - Kissimmee
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2018, 04:29:44 pm »
     I just hope someone (other than myself) realizes that someone forgot to tighten the bellhousing to block bolts, before the two separate under application of load!   :o

     Blue (over sprayed?) painted bellhousing? and intake?
     
     Also note, paint getting a little thin (excessive buffing!) on tops of fenders, etc. Yes, a fair amount of "detailing" done to prep for auction.

     Scott.