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      06-27-2020 12:26 AM #5501
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      No conspiracy, just think Doug *might* have known this was coming and saw an opportunity for a new, independent player in the market.

      As for Hearst, who knows? They’ll need to monetize it better, that’s for sure.
      BaT sold a quarter of BILLION in cars last year. For not needing to carry any inventory or physically provide any service, I'd say that's a pretty good year for a business.

      And there is no way Doug knew. He said in one of his videos that he was going to launch it company way back in the beginning of the year pre-covid, but held off.

      It's been quoted that BaT is going to stay autonomous. My guess is BaT needed engineering help given they were a small company. Probably a win for both. BaT gets a massive investment both in bodies and capital, and Hearst strengthens their Autos portfolio with a business that makes money.

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      06-27-2020 12:40 AM #5502
      Cox should have purchased them. Silly not to. And Vinwiki too. they need engineering big time
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      06-27-2020 12:40 AM #5503
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      This car has some interesting options, like these rare seats. Although the photographer decided to include some really weird angles for some reason. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1995-porsche-993-c4/


      My 993 has the same seats. They apparently go for like $8k. Lunacy. I should sell them and get some Recaros .

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      06-27-2020 10:10 AM #5504
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      My 993 has the same seats. They apparently go for like $8k. Lunacy. I should sell them and get some Recaros .
      Ah I didn't notice when I saw it. Yeah you probably should, along with a HANS device.
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      06-28-2020 02:09 AM #5505

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      06-28-2020 10:03 AM #5506
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post

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      I can't un-see the complete disregard for the trim alignment. It's a shame because that model in its original form is one of the best looking trucks ever made.
      I know it's difficult but it also have been so much better if the builder made square window frames for the rear doors.
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      06-28-2020 10:35 AM #5507
      Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
      I know it's difficult but it also have been so much better if the builder made square window frames for the rear doors.
      Basically they should have done it like the dodges of that era which basically had a front door on the back but with the vent window removed.

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      06-28-2020 10:50 AM #5508
      Quote Originally Posted by chris86vw View Post
      Basically they should have done it like the dodges of that era which basically had a front door on the back but with the vent window removed.
      Found in the comments that this was a somewhat common period conversion and they all had 4 front doors. This probably wasn't the work of whoever did the resto.
      http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=388576
      There's a photo in the thread of what could be this exact truck before resto
      Last edited by MAC; 06-28-2020 at 10:54 AM.
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      06-29-2020 02:14 PM #5509
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      Bought by the now-poor former owner of @Bringatrailer
      who spent all their new-found fortune on this.
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      06-29-2020 02:49 PM #5510
      *eye watering*
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      06-29-2020 02:59 PM #5511
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      *eye watering*
      With eyelashes like those, that can happen
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      06-29-2020 04:50 PM #5512
      Under a million for a restored Miura is a good deal. In terms of seven-figure cars.

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      06-29-2020 08:30 PM #5513
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      Under a million for a restored Miura is a good deal. In terms of seven-figure cars.
      I just counted up the number of seven-figure cars I can reasonably hope to be able to own during my lifetime. The grand total came to....zero....

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      06-29-2020 08:34 PM #5514
      Quote Originally Posted by Tommietank View Post
      Cox should have purchased them. Silly not to. And Vinwiki too. they need engineering big time
      Totally. Should have bought them and then rolled them into the Autotrader Classics side.
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      06-29-2020 09:30 PM #5515
      Quote Originally Posted by Alpinweiss2 View Post
      I just counted up the number of seven-figure cars I can reasonably hope to be able to own during my lifetime. The grand total came to....zero....

      What if they were only 6 figures?
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      06-29-2020 09:36 PM #5516
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      It's been quoted that BaT is going to stay autonomous. My guess is BaT needed engineering help given they were a small company. Probably a win for both. BaT gets a massive investment both in bodies and capital, and Hearst strengthens their Autos portfolio with a business that makes money.
      If they needed engineering help they could have just raised an investment round and hired the right people. This seems more like they're cashing out, and there's nothing wrong with that.

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      06-29-2020 10:24 PM #5517
      That Miura is more of an investment than a house.
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      06-30-2020 01:16 AM #5518
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      That Miura is more of an investment than a house.
      If I owned that car I would go down to the garage and just stare at it for a few minutes every night before I went to bed.

      It is one of those designs that just gets sexier the more you study it.

      Well bought at under a million. No matter what happens it will appreciate in value, even with the off the wall colorway.

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      06-30-2020 03:00 AM #5519
      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      ...even with the off the wall colorway.
      Wasn't that THE Miura colour? Seems most I've seen were in that shade.
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      06-30-2020 08:25 AM #5520
      Quote Originally Posted by strapontin View Post
      Wasn't that THE Miura colour? Seems most I've seen were in that shade.
      Not with that interior though.

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      06-30-2020 08:54 AM #5521
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      Not with that interior though.
      Yeah, nearly a mil for a Miura isn't crazy, but one with that specific look is more of an investment gamble.

      Still, happy the guy could cash in on BaT and buy his dream car, I hope it makes him very happy. I wish us all that same success.

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      06-30-2020 04:14 PM #5522
      This winner of this..

      Ex-McLaren Engines 1972 Ford Condor II Motorcoach

      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...claren-racing/



      Was this guy. Everything is right in the world.


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      06-30-2020 04:32 PM #5523
      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      Well bought at under a million. No matter what happens it will appreciate in value, even with the off the wall colorway.
      If I had that kind of money and wanted a Miura (and who am I kidding, of course I'd want one!) that is the exact color I'd want. *pant-pant-pant*


      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      This winner of this..

      *McLaren motorcoach*

      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...claren-racing/

      Was this guy. Everything is right in the world.

      *McLaren dude*
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      06-30-2020 04:46 PM #5524
      What a time capsule. That thing was clearly stored properly in the back corner of a dry warehouse.....for 40 years. This is the kind of thing BaT is great for, being the matchmaker for an interesting vehicle and the perfect new owner. The Saturn Sky bought by the guy who designed it (and said the engine swap matched his original vision for the car) is another one.
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