Why so cheap for a glass car ?

Discussion in '308/328' started by Skippr1999, Mar 10, 2019.

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  2. 19633500GT

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    ... As is every other member of FChat
  4. energy88

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    Checks ALL the right boxes and somebody sold "without reserve," too. Too good to be true? Or a typo?
  5. Dave rocks

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    Even the estimate was low. Not being red might have played a role.
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  7. thorn

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    It's all about who is in the room that day. As well, it appears to be a Grade 2/3 example.

    And of course, not Red.
  8. Ferrari 308 GTB

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    Wet sump ,but even so ....
  9. mike996

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    You don't think 109k was a pretty good price? I'm not seeing anything like the prices some folks seem to think these 3x8s are "worth." Frankly, from what I can see as far as SELLING prices, outside of the like-new no-mileage cars, and specific rarities that collectors may like but drivers don't care about, the prices seem to be about 20% higher than they were 11 years ago when I bought my 328.
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  10. Skippr1999

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    The glass cars were going above 200k a few years ago.
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  12. Steve Magnusson

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    Is it a Canadian car? Speedometer/Odometer in Km, but with a US (North America) style engine (although stripped of most emission gear). The "screens" in the side intakes look a lot better than the German version IMO, but can't recall ever seeing this style screen before.
  13. topcarbon

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    I think the low selling
    Price has to do with ice and snow in the background.

    All kidding aside, some sales at this auction were low. A Lamborghini Diablo roadster went for 123k all in which is half what the market is at.
  14. built2grind

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    Deal of the Day................... Lucky buyer
  15. Hannibal308

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    They still are, but not the wet sump cars, and I'm not sure the wet sump VRs ever went that high, but may be wrong; even though they are significantly more rare. That's what makes this a great buy, but the price reflects the wet sump, no reserve auction, with likely few interested buyers for wet sump VRs as much as anything else.

    The least expensive dry sump cars very rarely are selling as low as $175K with most still easily over $200K.

    Still a great car for a great price.
  16. Apollo 11

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but if you look on Hagerty, it shows a value of $113,000 in Excellent condition. So, that price seems correct going by what Hagerty says.
  17. miketuason

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    Looks like it has the US bumpers and US font amber lens
  18. Martin308GTB

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    I think, that's something custom made. However; were there other countries than Germany, where screens have been mandatory? I'm glad that I have a french car and noone cares anymore at the biennal vehicle inspection, whether those screens - I call them chicken wire - are present, or better said, not present on my car.
    BTW. Only recently I learned, that on german cars even the louvers on the engine lid had to be designed differently to avoid sharp edges.
    It seems, that someone at our 'Federal Office for Vehicles' was very anal back in those days.
    And knowing, that I have NO screens helped me to to give up throwing cigarettes out of the side window :)

    Best from Germany
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  19. 375+

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    It is not a dry sump car perhaps not the best example. Having said that most of the reserve lots at Gooding sold at or below low estimate--notably the 289 Cobra which died on the block at 400-500 and eventually made it above 700 which is still low. It demonstrates the risk of consigning a car at No Reserve.
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  21. Martin308GTB

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    The 2015 bubble has burst.
    I'm glad, that the annoying messages from my insurer, trying to force me to increase my insured value to charge me higher insurance costs stopped around 2017.
    These cars were made for joy and not for money-talk.

    Best from Germany
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  22. ginoBBi512

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    car sold for 109 K mine must worth 250k lol why this car so valuable to some, its no where near as good as sorted 85 308 QV / or 89 328 If fiber glass so good Ferrari not have used steel and aluminum after such short run those glass cars . I know rare more expensive but so not worth price Just my opinion and you know what say about that lol
  23. jpl

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    We don’t know if all history is there, tacky fender shield...seats look like more miles than indicated, we have no idea when last belt service was done, antenna knob missing silver plastic base idea what the underside or suspension needs...could be priced right, priced high or priced low...Ony a proper PDI sheet from a reputable shop would say for sure. Off color also could have made a difference...i prefer the grey over the silver...but hey that’s just me and my 2 cents.
  24. Martin308GTB

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    #22 Martin308GTB, Mar 13, 2019
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    This car is a restoration candidate. It needs everything. The price reflected it.
  27. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

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    I looked at that car down there. I even tried to push the guy I was with to consider it but we left before it rolled across the stage.

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