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  • 'Don't get me wrong, I really like these, but....

    ....$8,250 and the reserve is NOT met? What am I missing here?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-...item51a33d17f9
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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  • #2
    Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
    ....$8,250 and the reserve is NOT met? What am I missing here?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-...item51a33d17f9
    OK: I can see an SCRambler going for that kind of money and higher but; a basic 2 door sedan with a Six/3spd?!?
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    Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

    Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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    • #3
      The bid is probably about triple the brand new price for that POS. Some owner has some really high hopes for the winning bid price.
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      • #4
        Neat car (but not that neat). How 'bout clicking on his "other items" and look at an even neater rare car! Although it is equally overpriced. That is over priced for me. However, I know folks that think a free Studebaker would be overpriced.
        John Clary
        Greer, SC

        SDC member since 1975

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        • #5
          If it was a rust bucket, could you restore it for that price ? Now it's a pretty neat 43 year old two door.
          Klif
          55 Speedster/Street Machine
          63 Avanti R2
          64 Convertible R1

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jclary View Post
            Neat car (but not that neat). How 'bout clicking on his "other items" and look at an even neater rare car! Although it is equally overpriced. That is over priced for me. However, I know folks that think a free Studebaker would be overpriced.
            Wow! A Dart Hang 10! Totally awesome, Dude!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by plwindish View Post
              The bid is probably about triple the brand new price for that POS. Some owner has some really high hopes for the winning bid price.
              In all fairness: if the price for that 1969 American was $2,000 new; it would be over $12,000 this year.

              http://www.westegg.com/inflation/
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              Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

              Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

              "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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              • #8
                That Dodge is a really rare bird! I've never seen one, and I've lived in Southern California all my life!

                Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  It's too bad, but I believe that a similar base Lark would not reach one-half of that amount.
                  All that it takes is two AMC fans that really want the car.
                  Note the Q&A at the end.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    Better than any chevy nova II pos any day of the week. I'm a bigger fan of the independents than them companies that helped put Studebaker out of business.
                    Bez Auto Alchemy
                    573-318-8948
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                    • #11
                      For the AMC kids, I'll be listing a '69 SC Rambler later tonight for a friend. It's a low mileage, super clean original. And yes BP, you do know this car..



                      Last edited by mbstude; 11-04-2012, 11:21 AM.

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                      • #12
                        I think we are missing something, Bob. I watch this stuff closely almost daily; and that price is a good DOUBLE of what they would normally do on eBay. I am not saying the car isn't worth it necessarily, just that it is thousands beyond what these cars normally do on eBay, in that condition – especially this close to Christmas.

                        I note that all the current seven bids are from two bidders, both with very low feedback. Combine that with the fact that this car is so outrageously high over the usual market – with reserve still not met – AND that it started at a ridiculously high opening bid, which there is no way that would work in my mind – and it smells like the seller has two shill bidders or shill accounts trying to run it up to draw someone into an auction fever bidding war. It does happen.

                        I doubt that even the most rabid AMC American fan would be willing to bid anywhere near that. I am guessing some kind of scam here.
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                        • #13
                          My college roommate's grandfather, who lived with them in my hometown of Greenville, PA, had a four-door '69 Rambler in that identical color. It was a low-mileage car. I remember the ceiling material inside was not unlike an egg carton! My roommate one time brought it over and said his grandfather used to say it had the best acceleration of any car he'd ever owned (he was born in the 19th century if I recall correctly). We used to chuckle at that because you'd floor it and it would just make a lot of noise (it was an automatic).

                          I know Larks can be plain, but I think those Americans ('Rambler' in '69) were plainer-than-plain.
                          Bill Pressler
                          Kent, OH
                          (formerly Greenville, PA)
                          Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
                          Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
                          1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
                          1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
                          All are in Australia now

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bill Pressler View Post
                            My college roommate's grandfather, who lived with them in my hometown of Greenville, PA, had a four-door '69 Rambler in that identical color.
                            Was it this one, Bill? It's still in Pennsylvania!

                            http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-...item2c69737e46
                            We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                            Ayn Rand:
                            "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                            G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                            • #15
                              No Bob, that isn't Mr. Stahlman's Rambler...his wasn't that 'de-loox' "440" model!
                              Bill Pressler
                              Kent, OH
                              (formerly Greenville, PA)
                              Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
                              Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
                              1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
                              1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
                              All are in Australia now

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