And that BaT commenter is to be avoided at all cost, he left LJI after trying to screw Carl several years ago. He would never dare to join us here.CSA per the VIN.
This comment probably helped stoke the bidding more than most:
21 at 3:27 PM
I worked on this car extensively back in 2005-07 like the seller mentions while at La Jolla before opening my own shop. Back then, I worked on a lot of these cars and can tell you that of hundreds I’ve seen, this is probably 2nd nicest. The nicest one I’ve ever seen or worked on was a car I did about 6 years ago. It had a 6 page spread a year after I completed it and that car sold for into the six figures as expected. Luckily I know the current owner on that one as well and I have first dibs should it be sold at any point.
Last I saw this car it was still extremely well sorted; basically the same as it was when it left me. The previous owner was very meticulous as the car shows. He was also very particular in who he sold the car to when the current owner purchased it and for good reason. To my knowledge the car has been kept as expected by the current owner. If anyone has any questions feel free to bounce them off of me and I can answer best to my recollection. GLWS and whomever the high bidder is, you’re making an incredible purchase."
I think the language they is use is clearly CYA. And yes, they write the copy for the seller, and many sellers would do it differently, myself included. But sellers can always join in the comments to add supplemental information, fortunately.Just kidding of course, but I will say after having read a hundred BaT auction listings, it is very rare that one of them reads like an actual owner selling a car. Clearly lawyers are writing them and covering their six, the over use of “reportedly” and other ambiguous adverbs has left me on the sidelines.
Sounds like a rock solid plan from my perspective. Curious what others think.The point about Euro CSi original 3.0 vs. 3.5 swap is an interesting one. My CSi is soon to go to paint (finally! It's happening!) and then assembly. I have the original numbers matching engine, and was going to just keep it stock, but I've been leaning towards putting a 3.5 B35 in. I've just been hearing too much about what a better driver the 3.5 makes the car. Plus there has been a lot of metal work and stitch welding throughout (the unbelievably) extensive metal work and rust removal on the coupe, so its a much more solid and 'non-flexible flyer' body that would handle the higher torque and HP well. My thought is put the later engine in and keep the rebuilt 3.0 available, if I ever sell it the buyer can choose to go to stock. That way all the boxes are checked - I think? I'm guessing most here would go this route if they were in my shoes, this way any buyer (if I ever sell the coupe which is not in the plans) would have a choice of two cars, effectively. Thoughts?
the beauty of BaT - when you have 2 - 3 bidders who want the car ... the price goes up and up quickly at the end. Scott C. put a bid in at 3:27 for 80k ... 10 minutes later it sells for 26k more - 3 other bidders.Oh man - what a flurry at the end. Still well bought from what I can see. So sorry Scott, that you didn't get it. Beautiful car - hope the new owner joins the forum.
I think that bring a trailer is a bit of a crapshoot. It would be like asking a grocery store why checkout #5 sold twice as many M&M’s as checkout #4. It all depends on who was shopping that day, and how impulsive they were feeling. That’s why I gave up trying to SWAG the outcome of bat auctions.Curious why THIS Malaga sent for $20k less than the WA state Granatrot one? Simply because the latter had a much more better engine??
Jeff,Yep, this is from when we met up with him at some coffee house just off the Dam road. Looks like it may have been 2010. He still had the side markers and "automatic" on the trunk lid.