Dockside Chat - Mercury fans I have a sick Friend

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04-05-2008, 04:45 PM
One of my friends and clients really enjoys fooling with Muscle Cars

6-7 yrs ago he traded for a 1969 Mercury Cyclone and it was a VERY nice car. I never knew much about the Cyclones
till he got this one and we cruised around in it a few times

Well he was doing some remodeling to his lake home 2-3 yrs ago and decided to sell, like any car guy everything he has is for sell, he sold the car for somewhere around 30K
and was told later the guy he sold it to turned it a few months later for 35K.

Well he got a phone call a couple of weeks ago and it actually made it to Barrett Jackson and here it is

I can get the pics to post but if you are interested type in the Scottsdale 2008 show and then Mercury and 1969 model and it will come up

Car sold for 135K

Needless to say his is sick and will learn to research his cars more from now on seems this was a 1 of 3 like this ever made :mad: :mad: :mad:

04-05-2008, 05:06 PM
:mad: or :bashhh: or :banghead: ? That would be a hard pill to swallow. BJ's rewriting the book on muscle car values. All us baby-boomers wantour oldtoys back. I'd commit a small crime to have my '56 Chevy post back again.

04-05-2008, 05:36 PM
hey..I sold a 66 Shelby for 4k in 1978 to go racing. Wife reminds me ALL THE TIME!

04-05-2008, 05:49 PM
That car was spotless ! Use to love to hear the dual quads kick in. But then again with the gas prices the way it is. It will take $135K to go to the store. Bet he is kicking himself after that one.

04-05-2008, 09:39 PM
My father sold his 1968 SS/AA Hemi Barracuda in the mid 80's because my mother was afraid he would get killed racing Pro Stock. Look up what a Factory 68 SS/AA is worth (only made 50 total none were street legal).

04-05-2008, 10:35 PM
I sold my 1968 Roadrunner with a 383 long high stick shift for 5k in 1977. I bet the care is worth 100k or more today, it was a sweet car and I hated the day I sold her, but my mom and wife said I would be happy. lmao.

04-05-2008, 11:03 PM
"SS/AA cars were originally constructed by Hurst for Chrysler in 1968 using 426 Race Hemi engines in the small A-body Plymouth Barracuda and Dodge Dart. Rare today, clones make up a majority of the cars competing in the class. They are the quickest of the pure Super Stock entries in NHRA or IHRA competition, noted for their high wheelstands, and represented the largest class of Sportsman cars by far at this year's event."

*sigh* I sure wish I knew who got his car and if one of the remaining originals is his old car. When he got the car it was run under the name "The Second Time Around" (Second owners).

I've never checked to see what original SS/AA's sell for... I'm just guessing I could pay for a very LARGE boat with one..

04-08-2008, 11:08 AM
I was double dumb...

I sold a 1963 corvette with 17K mi. and I was the 2nd owner, orig. 6.50x15 spare which had never been on the ground, still had the "tits" on it in the underbody carrier...$7500 in 1978...thought I was genius...bought it for $1100 in 1970...DUH, it's worth high five figures today.

Sold 1 of only 3 made, 1962 Studebaker Lark with R3 Avanti engine...T-10 four speed, factory chrome all over 1966 for .dadadadahhh......$600....... :nono:

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