I wonder why the owner decided to try to sell it at Gunbroker.com? Anyway it looks like it might in fact be a 1917, with a older restoration.
Looks like the front top irons were in the wrong position when the top was installed ?
Looks like a good car, but 25 grand? Good luck with that.
Is a Liberty 3 Door in the same league as a Doctor's Coupe? :0)
Top just needs to be "stepped" in the front. The folks dealing with it just don't know how to do that I guess
U would think they would at least wash it before they post it for sale
I would give $7000.
Add $75,000 and you could be the proud new owner
of this @ http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=359042684
does this mean the value of our cars is going back up?
The add says its an 'investment opportunity'. Maybe an early brass T might be if the price is right. Black era T's? Don't think so.
Its an older restoration. You can tell by the painted over rust pitted running board for one thing.
Its a 7-9000 dollar car on a good day. But it would have to be a good running car.
Gunbroker is a great auction site, I have viewed this car a few times, but it is out of my range and then some.
There are a number of good auction sites out there, but fleabay still seems to be the auction of choice for average person, in spite of the over the top fees and rules. Paypal is another worrysome part of ebay, you have to be carefull that you do not use paypal for anything that ebay finds objectionable, as they have it written in the user agreement that you must accept, that they can freeze your account if they are offended by anything you buy or sell with paypal. Bear in mind, if you account is tied to your normal bank account, that can be very bad.
And what were you originally shopping for Royce ??
I go to Gunbroker occasionally looking for parts on a few projects.
A friend sent me a link to the auction.
John - I can't view the auction so I can't see the "painted over rust pitted running board" but am motivated to say that when my dad restored our 1919 Mifflinburg Suburban in the mid 50's he opted to remove all the rust and paint the vehicle with enamel so it would be as near original as possible.
He did not fill in the rust pits and used as many of the "original" parts as possible.
As a kid I didn't understand why he didn't make it into an immaculate "trailer queen" so it would win trophies but now understand the pride in knowing that he wanted to preserve an example of a 1919 Model T and I now own it.
Now I also understand and appreciate "barn fresh" untouched cars that have been freshened up with simple mechanical fixes to make them safer and easier to drive
Although I appreciate the pretty cars I really like the cars that are being used and fun.
You might think of them like a beautiful high maintenance woman vs someone that makes a fantastic companion.
Interesting analogy. Not far off the mark either. I've known plenty of guys who get tired of one, sell it and buy something else, over and over. Kinda like divorces. I'm still on wife number one. Antique cars? Never sold one, but I guess they are like Sister Wives.