Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

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Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby Larry Jowdy » Wed May 15, 2019 5:50 am

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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby danstern » Sun May 19, 2019 6:19 am

BaT has really helped with raising awareness of cars for sale and increasing pricing.
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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby EEricson » Tue May 21, 2019 5:36 pm

$51k hey hey!
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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby Larry Jowdy » Tue May 21, 2019 8:10 pm

Sold for $51,001
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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby danstern » Wed May 22, 2019 6:21 pm

That's what I said. :nana:

I'm 150 miles from home at the moment with my Spyder, I'm 75 and thinking maybe it's time.
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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby egrant5329 » Thu May 23, 2019 10:09 am

Good for whoever sold it! It was a nice car, but I would have never guessed it would have gone for that amount. I wonder if that is where prices are heading or if it was just a lucky day for the seller? I have been seeing older fairly plain Becks priced in the mid to upper $30K range. I haven't followed them closely enough to see if they are getting what they are asking.
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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby Larry Jowdy » Thu May 23, 2019 1:20 pm

What happened, "I Think" is this:

Buyers got into a piranha frenzy and start bidding not thinking about how much they're paying. It happens all the time at Barrett / Jackson. People pay WAY too much for a car and they're stuck. A friend who used to travel the Barrett/Jackson auctions as an outside vendor saw more than once, cars returning the next year where someone overpaid and often times, the car didn't sell for what the owner paid.

This happened to me (in a positive way) January of 2015. I put my 1973 911 on Bring a Trailer and everyone was sure I'd get $40,000 for the car including some very prestigious Porsche aficionados . One buyer kept bidding because Patrick Long (Porsche race car driver told him to buy my car) and when the bidding stopped, it was at $60,000. That was 4 years ago and it's still a high number for that year of the car
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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby egrant5329 » Thu May 23, 2019 3:43 pm

Larry that was a sweet looking car if I remember correctly! Didn't you replace it with a Boxter? I had been thinking about a mid 80s 911, but then Hagerty predicted prices would climb and of course they did after they started publishing it. These days I am thinking a reproduction 356 coupe, so it would be more useable in New Hampshire. Mid 30s would get me well on my way and 50s would get me there [-o< .
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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby Larry Jowdy » Fri May 24, 2019 6:49 am

Hello Ed, Yes, the 1973 was a nice car but by 2015 standards it wasn't worth 60K although I did install a 1988 3.2 engine A/C and Deep 6 Fuchs but again, not worth that kind of money 4 1/2 years ago. But, I'm glad I got it.
I did replace the car with a 2002 Boxster S. Great car, had tons of power, handled better than the 911 but, after about a year of ownership my left hip hurt like hell after driving it for 30 to 40 minutes. Got so bad, I wasn't driving it so I sold it. If I drove either of my cars or my pick up, no hip pain. Just something to do with the seating position. I did find out that those cars were made for a driver 5' 10" or smaller, I'm 6' 1" but like I said, it would handle absolutely great.
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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby stitchmon » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:27 pm

Nice! Question for all: do you think that the 911 fan shroud set up adds to the attractability in so far as selling? I was under the impression that it robbed the engine of more HP than the standard dog-house fan; on a Type-1. If it's an additional draw, I may just have my shroud cleaned up and put back on. Thoughts?
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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby danstern » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:53 pm

I don't think the shroud puts much of a load on the engine. Folks argue about the cooling efficiency of various shroud types but not the fan load. The fan and alternator are probably equivalent losses, less than 1 hp each. It comes down to cooling and attractiveness.
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Re: Vintage Spyder on "Bring a Trailer"

Postby DannyP » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:44 pm

I was told that at 6000 rpm or so, the stock fan consumes 12hp and the 911 fan consumes 20hp. So there's your difference.

I have a 911 shroud, but honestly you can't beat a factory shroud with all flaps and thermostat. They figured it all out, way before computers.
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