We all did very well this weekend with regard to Pantera prices. That was me on stage if you watched, S108, #9473, 11,700km. That represents the third GT5-Steel car I've done deals on in the last 90 days. The market is now set. Add in fees & no sales tax, that is a quarter million dollar car. Last one I did was Freds car in Orange County 225k, and just a few weeks ago, Adams 5-Steel I flew to Jersey for.
My red Pantera [S164] sold, representing almost 120k w/fees. I also won the 5000 original mile maroon '74 GTS From Daytona, produced 7/74. I waited patiently until the reserve went off then I hit it. Meanwhile, the GT5-S once on stage REALLY dominated. The crowd was excited, and when it broke a hundred immediately everyone cheered, once it broke 200, the crowd went nuts. The bidding was furious, and at 10 grand a clip, my buddy The Captain & I watched every person bidding so I wouldn't outbid myself. Auction houses trick you that way. The guy that knocked me off for a dime thought he won the car. I watched, I waited. Didn't move. The auction stalled. Once the hammer raised to end the auction.... BOOM I hit it a nickel instead of a dime [auction houses hate that] but I don't care. Done deal. The guy was mad. Within 20 minutes the Mecum office called my cell with two higher offers. With regard to the twin turbo orange car, drop dead gorgeous car, I knew that car when George owned it. It was a gold/tan/brown color and everything that could be plated was gold, including the front bumper emblem. When George died the new owner had it painted. Had a note in the car for Mecum staff not to let the car idle, 'cooling' problem. Not sure what was up w/that. 5517 blue was a 3100 original mile car that did strong money all the way up. Super nice car with date coded Arriva tires [44th week of '73]true to the cars production date. I fell off the car at 110. Great weekend for Pantera values. Cheers.