Saw a 1912 Model T Touring listed on line in Hemmings to be sold at the Harrisburg, Pa Mecom Auction this weekend. Recorded the auction so I could fast forward through the muscle cars as I looked to see what would happen with the '12. Never did see it come up in the auction and I just checked the Hemmings on line and see that the '12 isn't listed now. Did anyone see what happened when the T came up in the auction? Just curious, it looked like a pretty nice one. Thanks
Final bid was $40,000 did not make reserve, and therefore did not sell. Wow !
Thanks Jerry. I looked but didn't see it come up.
Hold on .... let me get this straight. You recorded a televised old car auction (of any type) and
expected the camera crew to show anything but the same droning treadmill of Chevelles, Novas,
Shelbys, and Chevelles ?
Now THAT is funny !
Burger - You said Chevelles twice, but I think you meant Corvettes, and I couldn't agree more! There's a whole generation that is absolutely in love with muscle cars, whether us (maybe not you Burger) but whether us old guys like it or not!
Actually, the double use of "Chevelle" was intentional .... did I mention the Chevelles ?
I get bored easily with the same basic "item" over and over and over, be it a car, a song,
movie, or celebrity. BO-RING ! Outright nauseating when the talking heads fawn all over
the hyped BS. You can hear the vacuous expanse between their ears.
I have a 66 Coronet convertible in the shop. Will run with the best of them ... 440 magnum,
4-speed, posi, ... all that jazz. Do you think Mecum would show a non-GM or Ford ? Not
a chance. The drones only care about Chevys and Fords. Everything apparently "doesn't
Actually, it is good this way. If all those posers suddenly wanted in on our game, we'd be
priced right out of our own hobby.
Pretty car except the horn is upside down and apparently who ever mounted it also was not too good at getting the horn tube length right either.
Do the seats look too puffy?
Yeah, Im guilty , I have a boring 1959 Corvette sharing space with my T
Now, Ed ... I did not include Corvettes, .... although, to be honest, I do find any
post-69 Vette pretty boring/a shadow of what they had been before.
'mornin' Burger: Yup, that's why I recorded the thing. I think I did stop the "fast forward" when a Model A coupe when through the auction. I think it took about 10 minutes to watch 2 hours of the auction. I agree on the muscle cars. In a parking lot they look just like any other car, but put a Model T out there and everyone stops to check it out.
As far as I am concerned GM quit making Corvette in 1962.
I have a question about car auctions. Is there ever
any auctions that are exclusively for pre WW2 or earlier? I don't see them on TV. Maybe there are but I don't follow the old car auction circuit either. I assume there is somewhere.
Maybe the 12 Touring was put in a televised auction (I am assuming it was televised) since John M said it recorded to get more exposure.
It seems that the 40's thru 70's cars are the draw
for a lot of people.
I just bought a 63 Ford Galaxie 500 2dr hardtop so I would have something to tinker with besides the 3 T's that I have. I'm not a rich guy and the Galaxie was reasonable.
Those car auctions and TV car shows have had a impact on the popularity of that era of cars. The prices for them and the parts companies and catalogues are a testament to that.
Makes me wonder why you don't see the Model T and A era auctions nationally televised or this era of car restoration shows. Not to make Hot Rods out of them by the way.
The reason you don't see much TV coverage of prewar cars is that most of the people who care about them are old folks. Not only are the folks who make TV shows younger, and therefore more interested in postwar stuff, but we represent an audience considered demographically undesirable. There's more money in peddling Old Navy and Smartphones than in selling laxatives and Depends. Lawrence Welk was on ABC for decades and his ratings were fine, but his audience was old and he had to go. At 74 I'm a lot less likely to throw away money on highly advertised useless crap than I was when I was 24. Being less profitable now makes me a less desirable audience.
Some time ago on a T.V. talk show, a high-ranking T.V. executive was being interviewed and was talking about T.V. censoring, how shows are selected/cancelled, etc. Near the end of the interview, he said something that I'll never forget, and I think it was the absolute truth. He said,....."frankly, if you're over 30 years old, we really don't care what you think"! He was dead serious, and judging from the content of most T.V. nowadays, I believe that statement to be the absolute truth. For example, an awful lot of this "reality" crap,.....in nowhere near "reality"!
WOW! Talk about "thread drift"! And I certainly added to it,......sorry John.
Some of us like Chevelles.
(there's a couple Model T's in there too)
There aren't enough Ts in there. I see enough floor space to put in four more Ts.
Model Ts and barn-space rule number one. You must move at least three cars to get to the one in the back!
Well, Derek .... I'll give you this ... at least you got the best Chevelles there (68-69).
They are a little "large in the derriere", but they do have nice, crisp styling. The earlier
ones, not so much. The later ones were just blunted-off versions of the crisp, clean
lined 68 and 69 models.
Steve, .... I take a certain pride in being "undesirable" (in more ways than just being
off the sales radar).