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      05-03-2017 02:30 PM #76
      Brendan already talked about these, but yeah... bidding ends in two hours...

      http://bringatrailer.com/listing/198...-romeo-gtv6-2/



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      05-03-2017 03:11 PM #77
      I love them but they are truly awful cars. If you just park them...okay. Otherwise they are very hard to keep running.

      Yow....get that '83 for seven grand and all bets are off I'd drive it anyway. Very nice car. We'll see. If it sneaks to ten then I'm not so sure.
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      I decided to calculate the actual cost of ownership in 3 years and 0 miles driven(maybe 2-3 miles pushed) the 951 cost me $3695.21(maintenance parts). If I was a betting men, I would bet that this is far from the total this 951 will cost me. (PawaK_2001)

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      05-03-2017 03:13 PM #78
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      I cant abide oil leaks.
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      I decided to calculate the actual cost of ownership in 3 years and 0 miles driven(maybe 2-3 miles pushed) the 951 cost me $3695.21(maintenance parts). If I was a betting men, I would bet that this is far from the total this 951 will cost me. (PawaK_2001)

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      05-03-2017 03:38 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      My coworker bought that green S4 Avant unintentionally. It'll be here tomorrow apparently.
      For $8k or whatever it went for, it's going to be a pretty cool daily. The rust was a big put off, though.

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      05-03-2017 03:40 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by roberttatefan View Post
      For $8k or whatever it went for, it's going to be a pretty cool daily. The rust was a big put off, though.
      I think it was like $9101. We'll see how bad the rust is in person, but we do have a very good body shop available to us.

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      05-03-2017 03:59 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      I think it was like $9101. We'll see how bad the rust is in person, but we do have a very good body shop available to us.
      It's not the body rust that scares me. It's the rest of the rust that's hiding elsewhere. Will make it a PITA to work on and likely means other bits are starting to go.

      What does he plan to use it for?

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      05-03-2017 04:26 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      I think it was like $9101. We'll see how bad the rust is in person, but we do have a very good body shop available to us.
      It's $9,101 + 5% to BaT, so really $9556.

      I think they're cool cars and that color definitely made it stand out, but I'd say he overpaid to the tune of about 2-3k.

      Hope it works out for him though.

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      05-03-2017 05:29 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by fbobberts View Post
      I love them but they are truly awful cars. If you just park them...okay. Otherwise they are very hard to keep running.

      Yow....get that '83 for seven grand and all bets are off I'd drive it anyway. Very nice car. We'll see. If it sneaks to ten then I'm not so sure.
      The GTV6 is both one of the greatest and worst Alfas to own. Fantastic motor + exhaust note, handles great, very cool in a funky 80s sort of way. But there's no question it's a big part of the reason why Alfas are considered to be so unreliable. But to park it, no that'd be a travesty. Alfas generally die from sitting, not from driving.

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      05-03-2017 05:38 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      The GTV6 is both one of the greatest and worst Alfas to own. Fantastic motor + exhaust note, handles great, very cool in a funky 80s sort of way. But there's no question it's a big part of the reason why Alfas are considered to be so unreliable. But to park it, no that'd be a travesty. Alfas generally die from sitting, not from driving.
      [schrute]FALSE. They rust when sitting AND driving.[/schrute]
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      05-05-2017 09:57 AM #85
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      05-05-2017 09:58 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by madrussian View Post
      It's $9,101 + 5% to BaT, so really $9556.

      I think they're cool cars and that color definitely made it stand out, but I'd say he overpaid to the tune of about 2-3k.

      Hope it works out for him though.
      It's kinda rough in spots in person. At least it's not my money.

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      05-05-2017 09:58 AM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by roberttatefan View Post
      It's not the body rust that scares me. It's the rest of the rust that's hiding elsewhere. Will make it a PITA to work on and likely means other bits are starting to go.

      What does he plan to use it for?
      To keep miles off of his normal daily RR Sport.

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      05-05-2017 10:11 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      $20k. Wow. Sold well.
      Wow indeed. Old school M cars do very well over there.

      I'm liking this one.

      http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-porsche-928-s4-7/


    15. 05-05-2017 10:14 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by fbobberts View Post
      I love them but they are truly awful cars. If you just park them...okay. Otherwise they are very hard to keep running.

      Yow....get that '83 for seven grand and all bets are off I'd drive it anyway. Very nice car. We'll see. If it sneaks to ten then I'm not so sure.
      The problem with GTV6's is that they were cheap cars for a very long time, and most examples suffered from owners couldn't/wouldn't maintain them properly, or mechanics not used to working on them.

      Once they are setup correctly, they are very reliable cars. My current GTV6 has been exemplary for nearly 10 years.

      The car on BAT sold for $12,000. With the rust in place, it seems terribly over-priced, but maybe that is what the market is these days.

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      05-05-2017 11:55 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      Wow indeed. Old school M cars do very well over there.

      I'm liking this one.
      928s of any stripe also seem to do way better on BaT than elsewhere.
      call it potatography

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      05-06-2017 11:45 AM #91
      Ohhhhh, this is worth watching...

      http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1984-bmw-m635csi/



      Damn good example, really interesting Agate Green color.
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      05-07-2017 01:17 PM #92
      Any insight on the shill bidding discussion? Looks like the threads have deleted some of the comments, but it appears on two recent auctions a fake bidder won auctions and then disappeared.
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      05-07-2017 01:37 PM #93
      No insights, but that has happened a couple times in the past. Buyer cc is automatically charged and buyer is banned.

      In the case of the 928 auction I didn't see all the comments before they were deleted.

      The high bidder was called out in the current M345 auction. That is bs, he is a long time BAT buyer and seller.

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      05-08-2017 10:20 AM #95
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      That never gets old. I'm too lazy to find a link to that thread, but damn, was it ever funny.
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      05-08-2017 10:52 AM #96
      I went for a look after reading this thread... and this is my pick, because Newman is one of my favorite drivers, and that's cheap AF.

      http://bringatrailer.com/listing/200...course-nascar/

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      05-08-2017 11:44 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by zeewhiz View Post
      I went for a look after reading this thread... and this is my pick, because Newman is one of my favorite drivers, and that's cheap AF.

      http://bringatrailer.com/listing/200...course-nascar/

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      Never seen a BAT auction? They go for crumbs until like ten seconds before it ends, then it skyrockets to overpricedville.

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      05-08-2017 12:49 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      Never seen a BAT auction? They go for crumbs until like ten seconds before it ends, then it skyrockets to overpricedville.
      Usually. Sometimes a no-reserve auction flies under the radar and you find a good deal.

      Still kicking myself for not getting the Vancouver Milano some weeks ago, but I was sore about competing with Canadian bidders who'd pay Canadian dollars.
      call it potatography

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      05-08-2017 01:26 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by turbo_nine View Post
      Usually. Sometimes a no-reserve auction flies under the radar and you find a good deal.
      That and there are no bids in the last 10 seconds of a BAT auction. If any bids are submitted within the last two minutes the auction extends for two more minutes until no more bids come in. You can't snipe a BAT auction.

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