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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:52 PM   #31
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When you are the owner, you can wrench when and if you want to, and do burnouts when you want to...its a perk.
Yea I know your right...hopefully my Jeep with 35s is able to do a burnout

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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:54 PM   #32
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Cracks me up every time Sue calls them "A$$ Monkey". I'm a fan, even though Richard reminds us all of a slick talking Frat buddy we all had.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #33
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Foose is more a joke then Richard rawlings.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #34
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The only thing "real" about reality TV is that it's TV. Richard is a clown but it's fun to watch. I probably wouldn't sell anything to him and I darn sure won't be buying anything from him. As others have said, some people just want to unload their crap and are willing to take the first offer. Others want what he's got and don't mind paying his prices. To each his own, I guess. I really enjoyed the one where the old widow sold him a pile of crap and he ended up punting it and starting over.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #35
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That's why I never watch the Barret-Jackson auctions, it makes me sick seeing some of the prices those people pay. All I see from it is the prices for those vehicles go thru the roof: "Well a Chevette just like this went for $xxx,xxx.xx on Barrett-Jackson, so I think this one at $xx,xxx less is a steal!" Yeah, rich people with too much money ruining it for the normal folks..

Sorry,

Chevette used for illustrative purposes only, no idea what they go for there...
So when a rich person buys a rare classic car, it somehow ruins it for normal folk?

(BTW, I haven't seen a Chevette roll across the stage there, typically they sell rare classics and antiques.)

If you are rich and want to buy a classic car, good for you. Should rich people not enjoy their hobby because it may effect YOUR ability to buy something at some point in the future?

As far as we know it is a normal person who owns the car being sold and that money will change their life for the better.....

Free market....I love it.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 03:11 PM   #36
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So when a rich person buys a rare classic car, it somehow ruins it for normal folk?

(BTW, I haven't seen a Chevette roll across the stage there, typically they sell rare classics and antiques.)

If you are rich and want to buy a classic car, good for you. Should rich people not enjoy their hobby because it may effect YOUR ability to buy something at some point in the future?

As far as we know it is a normal person who owns the car being sold and that money will change their life for the better.....

Free market....I love it.
Well said
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Unread 04-03-2013, 03:34 PM   #37
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I take it Boyd Coddington was an idiot too because he did burnouts and never picked up a wrench.

Just sayin
Boyd was evidently quite a jerk but when his painter Charlie quit Boyd got in a painting suit and painted a high end hot rod they were working on. So even though he seldom used his skills, he obviously still had some.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 04:19 PM   #38
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Foose is more a joke then Richard rawlings.
I agree.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 04:27 PM   #39
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I am still trying to get over someone paying him 25K for a rust bucket stationwagon. Very hard to believe!
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Unread 04-03-2013, 05:27 PM   #40
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I am still trying to get over someone paying him 25K for a rust bucket stationwagon. Very hard to believe!
Yea, but it had a completely rebuilt frame, reinforcing crossmembers, custom 4 link suspension, expensive wheels, new brakes and driveline components, new crate V8, new axles and a full sealant job to contain the rust for appearance. I can see where 25k would go.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 05:34 PM   #41
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That's why I never watch the Barret-Jackson auctions, it makes me sick seeing some of the prices those people pay. All I see from it is the prices for those vehicles go thru the roof: "Well a Chevette just like this went for $xxx,xxx.xx on Barrett-Jackson, so I think this one at $xx,xxx less is a steal!" Yeah, rich people with too much money ruining it for the normal folks..

Sorry,

Chevette used for illustrative purposes only, no idea what they go for there...
If you take the time to build a vehicle right, don't skimp anywhere, and expect not to get your labor back out of it, You too can build a vehicle that's worth big bucks. One thing I've learned is that you will never get paid for your time that you put into a vehicle. I think Richard has found the happy medium. He buys vehicles for a certain price figures out how much he has to put into it, then sells it for a profit.... most of the time.
I had a friend in Oklahoma that used to look for cars with transmission problems. He'd pick them up for a couple hundred bucks up to a thousand. He'd put in a remanufactured transmission and sell it for a profit. Sometimes he'd make a lot, sometimes he'd make a little.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #42
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well he got that one guy on the 66 corvette, talk him down and then sold it hours later at mega profit
That doesn't make him a bad guy. Makes him a car savy business guy.

I've bought cars for pennies n turned around and sold it a week later for thousands. I've sold car parts for years. Part of the game.

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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:09 PM   #43
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four words immediately come to mind, whenever watching something unbelievable on tv

"THE MAGIC OF HOLLYWOOD"

can't believe this thread is evern progressing, much less I am offering my two cents. Remember, these shows all of us are elucidating upon are produced, created, imagined, and have life breathed into are brought to us all by the same folks who brought us Blazing Saddles, The Jerk, Reefer Madness, Looney Toons, the Flintstones, AL Bundy, Charley Waffles Harper, Steve Erkel and a million misaligned fictional characters such as these. would it make anyone feel any better if Chumlee from that pawn show in Vegas was rebuilding those cars, or flipper? or lassie? how bout greg brady or charlie manson?
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #44
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I would venture that there are two garages in play here, similar to occ. there is the shop that everyone sees on the show, where they buy it, hop it, and sell it.

They do a car an episode -8-12/yr. then there is the other side of the shop where the actual bread and butter flows through. Doing bolt ons, little mods, or semi to full restorations, that have a built in profit margin.

No one is in it for the suntan or experience. If they are it's called a hobby or they won't be in business long.

OCC used to have a full blown ironworks shop. That paid the bills. Then the chopper thing took off. And tshirts and royalties pay them now.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:20 PM   #45
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My vote goes to

Wile E. Coyote. Just like our Jeeps, we keep coming back for more.

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