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Old 01-11-2019, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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A one of a kind 67 Shelby GT500 'super snake' Mustang sold for an astounding $2,000,000 today at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee.
If you were to spend $2 million on a car, would you spend it on a Mustang?
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:34 PM
 
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nope... but to each their own.

I have an eclectic taste in cars... probably came when I was working part time in High School for an auto dealer... the summers were great... was able to drive any car home off the used car lot... and they had some nice ones...

I found variety to be the spice... one night it would be the $600 trade in and the next a two year old muscle car...

The Dealership owner was very much into retired race cars... Cobra, GT40, Pantera, etc... had several very nice Mustangs and his buddy owns the first 350...

For 2 million I would first need a warehouse and then fill it... I presently own 50 vehicles now... oldest is 1905 and several Mustangs in the mix...
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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I would never spend $2,000,000 on a car, but if I did, it certainly wouldn't be on a Mustang.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:39 PM
 
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nope... but to each their own.

I have an eclectic taste in cars... probably came when I was working part time in High School for an auto dealer... the summers were great... was able to drive any car home off the used car lot... and they had some nice ones...

I found variety to be the spice... one night it would be the $600 trade in and the next a two year old muscle car...

The Dealership owner was very much into retired race cars... Cobra, GT40, Pantera, etc... had several very nice Mustangs and his buddy owns the first 350...

For 2 million I would first need a warehouse and then fill it... I presently own 50 vehicles now... oldest is 1905 and several Mustangs in the mix...
Why?
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:51 PM
 
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Why?
Wait, wait... let me answer that!

Because he can!!!!!!!!!

Why do people collect anything?

I would collect stuff too if I could afford it.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:51 PM
 
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Why?
My love of all things automotive...

Bought my first car with earned money at age 12... Model A Ford... total nut and bolt restoration before I had my license.

I was really good at it and soon I was working on other club members cars... not old enough to drive yet Model A brakes and tune ups were my specialty...

In college I was weekend manager for an Auto Parts shop... specializing in classic Fords... Model T through the latest Flat Head V8.

As time went on I kept finding cars or the cars found me... thought it would be nice to have one representative from each decade and that was easy to do...

I've owned a lot of cars through the years and 50 vehicles now... (Including a few are classic Motorcycles and fully restored Tractors) to date... I have never lost a penny on any car I've sold... some I flew back to the East Coast and drove them back to California...

Met a lot of wonderful people in the car hobby... more than willing to help out a kid... some of the most wealthily collectors... like Duesenberg, 16 cylinder Cadillac, Pierce Arrows were the nicest of all... just shared interest.

The practical part is my collection could very well fund retirement...

Still treasure the time behind the wheel of an original Ford GT 40, Ford GT and assorted Cobra... 289 and 427...

That said my favorites tend to be the early brass cars and micro cars and convertibles of any type...

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Old 01-11-2019, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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It is the original Super Snake - quite a historic car. But $2M is still on the crazy side.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:07 PM
 
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Same was said when Cobra cracked the 100k mark... and now look.

There is a lot of money being printed and some have a lot of it.

My cars for the most part started as basket cases or barn finds...

Investment grade vehicles have done well for a number of years... but only time will tell.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:15 PM
 
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why?

there are other city-data posts on why so many....
pets and books and guns. it is legal and it is
the buyer's time and money.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Same was said when Cobra cracked the 100k mark... and now look.
Give me a nice paper cut and pour some lemon juice on it... Cobras were always about 20% more than I could afford.

Chased mine for over 30 years...
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