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post #21316 of 26274
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

It's a Hyundai Santro, which really is cardboard wrapped in tinfoil. (no offence to oscarthewild).
He will warm he used to hate me as well.

Never had an issue with you FF.
post #21317 of 26274
You kids make me smile.

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post #21318 of 26274
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Never had an issue with you FF.

I don't remember it that way.
post #21319 of 26274
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I don't remember it that way.

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post #21320 of 26274
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

It's a Hyundai Santro, which really is cardboard wrapped in tinfoil.

In Cold War days there was a joke going around East Germany.

It seems that there was a rancher in Texas who had heard about how hard it was to buy a Trabant, with 8-year waiting lists, etc., that he insisted on getting one for his collection.

The East Germans were so thrilled to be on the other end of a hard-currency trade that they rushed him to the factory for a personal tour, and sent him home with a car after he wrote a check.

He never stopped bragging about it to his friends. He'd say that not only did they give him VIP treatment during his visit, but they even sent him home with a cardboard model to use until the real one came.
post #21321 of 26274
I see Seinfeld just auctioned off 17 cars and got over $22 million.
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Is this signaling Porsche reaching peak hype?
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Here's hoping.
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I never heard of Trabant.
post #21325 of 26274
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat????
post #21326 of 26274
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

two vaders + horndog (who has vader as an avatar)

fml

Reaching max Vader saturation in 3...2...1...
post #21327 of 26274
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

I never heard of Trabant.

I have heard of Trabant but don't think I have ever seen one. I certainly wouldn't recognize one on the road.
post #21328 of 26274
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

Is this signaling Porsche reaching peak hype?

Not sure.  I was at a very high end restoration shop with the Porsche club a few weeks ago, and they said they thought the market had plateaued for now with regard to anything other than ultra rare top quality cars.

 

However, there have been a some strong examples of sales of Porsches.  Supposedly, a 5 speed 928GTS recently sold for $132K at Bonhams (and it had been in an accident at one point and the repair wasn't great).  In addition, a 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau (sort of a slant nose with 968/928 headlamps) sold for $1 million at Gooding this past weekend.  Granted all it takes at an auction are two guys with more money than brains to bid well beyond what the car is worth.  

 

With spring just around the corner it will be interesting to see what happens to the collector car market. 

post #21329 of 26274
Those Porsches also benefited from some kind of Seinfeld effect. Yes, some are one of a kind, but the less rare ones sold for a premium vs comparable cars, I believe
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Those Porsches also benefited from some kind of Seinfeld effect. Yes, some are one of a kind, but the less rare ones sold for a premium vs comparable cars, I believe

 

And most of the cars sold for below estimate, which I think was $24-28mm based on Gooding's numbers, compared to the $22mm achieved. 

 

FWIW, several (nicer, lower mileage) Flachbaus have sold for more than the price of the Seinfeld car. 

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