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Wow, I checked this right when I (apparently mistakenly!) thought it ended at $28,500, and that was already higher than I thought it would go for. I think $36,000 is a new high for a Z car on BAT.

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I've never watched a BAT auction before, so I tuned in about the time it was to end.  It started from the original 20K in $500 up bids.  When the auction was supposed to be over a timer of 2 minutes would start with each new bid .  It didn't end until there was no counter bid within the 2 minute timer well after the official end time.

I know real person auctions go until there are no more bids but I'm not familiar with online bidding other than ebay with a set end time.  Is that common with bigger ticket items like cars to extend the auction time?

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I thought I was guessing a little high at $28k. Wow! I have a 1975 280Z that I've owned since 1986 and has been in storage since 1992 or so. I wonder what that's worth today?

Chuck

 

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That one made it to $15,500 on BAT but did not meet the reserve.
Yep. It's in my garage and I drove it happily today. What a treat!

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24 minutes ago, cygnusx1 said:

Yep. It's in my garage and I drove it happily today. What a treat!

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I'm jealous!  I really liked it much more than the one that was the topic of this thread.  Was really surprised it didn't go higher.  If only I had room but I'm already over allowed :)

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Thanks,
I had offers after the auction, higher than my reserve which was 18.5K, but I want to wait to sell it to the right type of person, and make a decent profit so I can do another one.  I really didn't want it to go for 18.5K but BAT pushes for reduced reserves, and then you just hope they get blown past.  I am VERY glad I held the reserve higher than what BAT wanted, and it didn't just skim the reserve.  I can wait for the right new owner that will love this car. Two types of buyers for this car: An investor that would keep it for a few years, watch the value climb, and flip it (these are the guys that stop at 15K because they need ROI).  The other type of buyer, which is my target, would be someone passionate that REALLY wants a truly clean Z,  but wants one they could use for family fun, turn key, hassle free.

This car is like owning a new car. It will go on and on, with no issues, keeping a basic maintenance schedule.  I am too much of a driving enthusiast, and heavy tinkerer to keep this car long term, I won't be able to leave it stock.  Besides, all my bays are full, and I want to find/fix/build/sell more Z cars in the future. 

Yes the ad asks for 25,280 but you know what it cost's to buy a solid 280Z, a clean dash, original radios, brand new full interior, and have a car painted these days?  Try going out and finding new OEM body parts to fix one up, find clean OEM glass,  the glass trim, body seals, not to mention the rubber that surrounds these bumpers, and the time it takes to put it all together.  To all the naysayers, DO THE MATH.

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13 hours ago, cygnusx1 said:

To all the naysayers, DO THE MATH

Doesn't even consider all the time it takes...

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Naysayers and potential buyers aren't the same thing.  Kind of pointless to respond to the naysays.  Just saying...

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