A little off topic but has anyone heard how many of these cars GM is going to manufacture? I could see one going for a million if they only planned to make two or three.
I'm not sure. That car he bid on isn't the car is actually getting. He will get the first one to roll off the production line (and pick it up at the factory, start it first, blah blah blah). That car must of been a working prototype or something. The one he gets will be LaGuna blue and the only one made in that color. Have some extra parts- extra autographed clear hood portion, etc.
Not sure on production numbers, but that 08 Mustang Shelby something or other that went for half a Mil was one of 1,000, with I think the only distinction it be the only one with a glass roof, and you got to do a parade lap at the "superbowl of nascar" (whatever that is) and some other stuff like that. Again a charity thing- but otherwise - half a mill for a mustang!??? That will probably never be driven???? I hope they just really love that particular charity and it's cause. I mean I guess at least you get a car out of your donation so if you were going to do it anyway- bonus.
Some of the cars that you would think would be of real collector value meanwhile seemed almost economical to previous sale prices. Like one Duesenberg I saw go through, a couple of one of my personal favs- 300SL gullwings. One was $4XX K and one custom one of Alice coopers went for i think under $200K. You would think it would be worth that for the body. It was not original though and I don't know to what extent it had been bastardized.
I do like that it is a no reserve auction on everything. What is sells for, it sells for. Some of those guys took healthy losses on cars that took years to build, like the Blastolene. A couple very nice cars sold for 30-40K, but not too many.
I'm bummed I can't find any pics of the "67VWROD" that was up for bid in their fantasy bid thing, never saw it, but it was always listed on TV, and it's not on their webpage under the fantasy bid cars.