Last week I came across this Tudor that was up for auction on line. Maybe, maybe, just maybe I'll get lucky and get me the closed car I've been wanting for the last 20years at a price I can afford. The fact the auction was on an unrelated site might help. Auction started on Friday so I had to wait 4 days for it to start. My plan was to wait till Sunday to put my first bid in. A buddy of mine here in town who knows I like this kind of stuff knew I was keeping an eye on it when I asked him some questions about his luck using the same site as last year he and his dad got some stuff of the site here in Kansas. He called me Friday afternoon with the bad news to tell me it was over what I hinted what I thought it was worth. That was 4pm on Friday and was already up to $6800. Most of the weekend it was at $10,100.00. I just checked tonight as it ended today. Somebody with more money than smarts got it. Too bad I don't have that problem.
$18,750 is pretty amazing for a 26 Tudor. I've seen nicer go for less than half of that.
It is listed as a government auction so the actual dollar amount has nothing to do with reality.
I figure that if the govt spends $200 for a $20 toilet seat the T should sell for around $80,000
Wow! Not a bad looking car, but even in California that's a hell of a lot of money for a '26 Tudor.
The govt's acquisition value was $30000.00. Kind of gets you to start to understand how a hammer can cost the govt. so much. Of course you can only hope the dolt that purchased the thing becomes a member of the MTFCA and will forever be too ashamed to say what he actually paid for his tudor '26.
Interesting how technology has changed buying and selling:
Apparently many folks or organizations can sell their possessions thru this Company – fine print:
Confusing (misleading) ad:
In body of ad:
comes with clean California title and vehicle is currently registered
a few lines later (updated):
Sorry, no title from 1926 or further information
plus, a 10% buyer's premium !
I don't think this service has anything to do with the gov. except to maybe sell some things they have acquired from gov sales. I know that now a lot of gov items are sold on gov. sales.com. They list every thing and the location. You can register to bid online and go for it. My 02. KB
Keith, I think you're right. Government websites have a ".gov" extension, not a ".com" extension.
Pretty decent 26 Tudor but about $10,000 to much.
Whoever bought the car must have got caught up in the Auction frenzy and believed to much in how the add was worded.
Its to bad a Model T was involved.
Plus the 10% buyers premium?
You think that's bad, went to a local Flea Market and there was an average '23 coupe, nothing special other than Hasslers front and back, and they wanted $25,000.
Went to a Sheriff's Auction here in Monmouth County. Crown Vic's with 100,00 mls.+ ect. They had a Model A sedan there which is why I went. OK but needed the full work-up. The prices were nuts. The auctioneer actually said (about a Ford mini van),here's a car you pay $500 for, drive it to Florida and leave it there. Went for $2600. When the A came up and got to $16,000 and was still going we left.