BAT: 1973 BMW 3.0CS 5-Speed Polaris Silver over Navy Blue

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Certainly a bug in the system may have prevented two bidders to run it up a bit higher. I agree with Mike's assessment that this is a $90K plus car, and I think BaT is ponying up the difference in the reserve
 
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I fully expected this one to hit low 6 figures. WOW, hope the incredibly lucky buyer joins us here soon!
 

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Certainly a bug in the system may have prevented two bidders to run it up a bit higher. I agree with Mike's assessment that this is a $90K plus car, and I think BaT is ponying up the difference.

I'd be VERY surprised BAT would cough up $12k. Maybe $2k since MP lowered the reserve to $80k.
 

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I also felt it would go for more. And it isn’t a 1- car as some have stated, Condition 1 cars are trailered wherever they go, it is a solid 2 however, and I have seen this coupe in person. The buyer got the deal of his life.
 
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i think it is worth above 90k from what i can see in pics ... probably much, much more. this one seems nicer to me than most of the ones that sold for north of 120k. go figure.
 

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I thought it would go for more but I made the decision to lower reserve to $80K (from $90K) and when bidding ended at $78.5, BaT used some of their commission to fund the difference and complete the sale. The seller will pay me $78.5K and BaT will pay $1,500. If I had not lowered my reserve it would have been a no sale and who knows what would have happened. In the end the buyer got a good deal, BaT made a little money and I was paid the amount I agreed. I just wish there was one more bidder to keep the auction going....that would have been fun to watch. The winning bidder told me he was willing to go higher....
 

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Great attitude Mike, it's interesting to get a glimpse of how the auction business works- thanks for that info.
Thanks Peter. It's important to honor the auction, especially since I volunteered to lower my reserve to $80K. Immediately after the auction ended I had two offers at $90K+. When the buyer picked up the car several days later I asked him if he wanted to make a quick $5K by immediately reselling the car. He declined. Next day he called and said he would take $95K. The car will likely be flipped.
 
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