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Is This What We Have Come To?

And 1967 eleanor tribute car sells for $187K. A real, genuine 1967 Shelby GT500 sells for $165K.

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What's the difference between a Barrett-Jackson auction and a big-top center ring circus?

(At the circus you can't purchase the clowns.)

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What's the difference between a Barrett-Jackson auction and a big-top center ring circus?

(At the circus you can't purchase the clowns.)

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There's a reason why auction houses and casinos pass out free booze to the high rollers.

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A fake goes for more than the real deal.
Wow. Even backwards... woW.
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To make things even worse for those of us who know what to look for, the Eleanor had a 5.0 engine. I thought that was supposed to be either a 351W, a 401 or a 427 stroked engine. I have read all 3 stories on the engine. So technically speaking, was it even an authentic tribubute car.

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You guys are overlooking this part: The car is certified and comes with a "Gone in 60 Seconds" signed certificate.
That's got to be worth $100k right there.

I can see how a guy would be pulled toward the modern clone over an original from a pure driving experience point of view. New parts everywhere so you could argue that it would have a nicer ride and be less of a hassle to own (no old parts needing to be replaced). So if you had a ton of cash in your pocket and aren't smart enough to know that as an investment, you're better off buying the documented original, then you bid up the clone. Wonder how bad the buyer's remorse will be if/when he tries to sell it?
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Who was it that said the Eleanor craze was done??
Pretty car though!

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The "Auctions With Alcohol" strikes again!

According to Haggerty, the Lot #667 GT500 sold at just above "#3 Good" condition value. Perhaps the car had provenance issues which matter to Shelby collectors. Otherwise, it looks like someone got a good deal on a genuine collectible car.

So the Lot #665 "tribute" (ugh) is officially licensed by the movie. Whatever. Someone just bought the car version of a Franklin Mint collector plate. He should get not one, but TWO gold-plated Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle replica coins for free with the purchase.

When I think about the GT40 MK II replica in Gulf livery that could be built with this kinda money...Arghh.
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A fool and his money...
Apparently common sense ain't.
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"A fool and his money are soon parted."
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Never understood the Elenor thing. If I wanted a car like one from a movie (even though I hate red cars) it would have to be the car from Innerspace. If it came with 80's Meg Ryan, even better.

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I'm upset that BOTH cars are that ridiculous (because I don't own either).

If I'd owned either one I'd probably be interested in selling...

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Originally Posted by Garth66 View Post
"A fool and his money are soon parted."
A fool and money are lucky to meet in the first place!

So did that certificate say it was a movie used car? Even ones used for hero beauty shots are generally not made to the highest standards, hence the 5.0. You can bet there were other shortcuts made in the build that a resto shop or guy in his garage wouldn't let slide.
Some day all of Nick Cages other cars will bring a premium, not like McQueen but something none the less.

I still remember the final scene from Innerspace, best one wheel burnout EVER! And ya, as long as were talking faked movie cars, id rather have that one as well, unless I can have Raul Julia's Daytona

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