FS: 71 2800CS Houston "Fully Upgraded" :-)

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    tell me about it. busy ordering parts to redo everything under the hood when the new engine goes in.
     
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    Woohoo! OK - I have 7 valiums lined up to help me get through this week's comments ;-)

    All joking aside - thanks for the advice folks.

    Cheers
    James
     
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    Given the comment climate on some of these auctions, you may need them. :D But the car looks great, and represents well. GLWA. I think we'll all be watching closely.
     
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    I see the usual jock-sniffers are warning about doom and gloom and small details, you'll get the last laugh, good luck James.

     
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    Yep, the know-it-all trolls are already out. James, I forget, seems like John had the fenders removed and cleaned up, yes? Do you have any pictures for the nay sayers? Did Matt King do the paint or somebody else?
     
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    Would be worthwhile or valuable for one of us to jump in the conversation more aggressively to support value and educate?


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    Guys, I would recommend against arguing with people on BAT. The best way to approach the comments section on there is to provide accurate information and let the people decide on their own.

    Thanks for the support! I have a thick skin and don't really worry about the comments and I answer direct questions when people ask on there.

    Jeff: I got a USB stick from John Hein's wife showing photos from CDT restorations. They did a good job on the work but they did not completely cut the fenders off. I posted a lot of the photos in my smugmug gallery.

    Cheers
    James
     
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    James, I am writing on a 3x5 card what I estimate your beautiful coupe will hammer at. $28k with five days to go. Impressive.

    Steve
     
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    I predict $37k, honestly have no idea. Seems that if it just got a paint job with a new color done properly for 10+ thousand dollars it would be a $60,000 car


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    Paint color is a very subjective thing. I think it's good that she's her original color - it's just in her DNA. I owned a Fjord 72 CS before this car - and I "moved up" to a Sahara car. It's a really classic color you don't see too often.

    Thanks
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    I am shocked, and a little bit emotionally concerned that the auction is currently stalled at $34k. I personally think the car is worth much more. Of course, I know that the BaT auctions often generate a lot of activity right at the end. James, I think I may need one of those Valiums. :D
     
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    Don't fret Stephen. $45k with lots of time to go.

    :p
     
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    It's like a Kentucky Derby race. The last 10 or 15 seconds are really what count.

    I am still confident in my silent "bid" well over the current $45k.
     
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    Now at $49.5 and heading for a strong finish at the wire with Seven Minutes to fly.
     
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    Hammered a little shy of my guesstimate. Well bought and sold, I think.
     
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    Congrats! Solid car that needs nothing IMHO.
     
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    congrats James ... i was hoping it would bring more as its truly a nice coupe. still a very strong showing for a 2800cs
     
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    Thanks for the emotional support everyone. The buyer is a past 2800CS owner who has been kicking himself for years for selling his. So he is pretty excited to be getting one again. He is in California but that's all I will say - and of course I'll direct him here for great help and advice.

    I felt like the people on BAT were pretty hard on my car - repeatedly calling it a "driver quality" car etc. Which probably didn't help - but in the end people who are going to buy an E9 usually know what they are doing and getting themselves into. :) I am happy with the process so far.

    Cheers
    James
     
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    Well...there's a big vast chasm for interpretation of "driver quality".

    Could be a #3, could be a #2. If the underside was all detailed (including exhaust buttoned up), it'd be a #2.

    But hell, for a #3 car to go for $50k = valuable car nonetheless.
     

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