Mecum - Kissimmee

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  1. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Oct 6, 2021
    Lake St Clair - MI (Belle Maer Harbor)
    2004 390 DA
    8.1's
    Anyone else watching the auction? Any other gearheads here?

    Boy, does it get me wanting another toy again. I've owned quite a few over the years and when I headed back to Michigan a couple of years ago I broomed everything. I didn't want to transport them (really only 3) and then store them. I did have a 2011 GT500 (not much of a "classic") that I got rid of last year and said enough is enough and started looking for a bigger boat. I accomplished that much but I do miss that sport. And, that sport is doing just fine. No signs of slowing down. Some really big numbers on the lead up to the weekend mega-rides.
    Anyway, I've watched most of it so far. What else is there to do in the middle of winter in Michigan. Grrrrrr.... I'll have it on again at noon today.
     
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  2. brewster16

    brewster16 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 9, 2009
    Long Beach Island, N.J.
    '07 44 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins QSC 8.3
    Interesting how Barrett-Jackson is on other channel too
     
  3. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Sarasota Fla.
    2019. 250 SDX OB
    300 Verado V8
    I’ve seen a few “bargains” in the last few days if your looking to bring a nice ride to cars and coffee. restored or resto mods.
     
  4. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member

    955
    Oct 6, 2021
    Lake St Clair - MI (Belle Maer Harbor)
    2004 390 DA
    8.1's
    Those are reruns. Barrett Jackson starts on 22nd this month. You can bet I'll be watching that, too. Actually attended Mecum in Kissimmee 5 years ago. Barrett Jackson is kind of a bucket list thing for me.
     
  5. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    The auctions are fun to watch, and make me want an old car again. However, I have owned two old cars, a 1956 T-Bird and a 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette. The Corvette I bought new and just held on to it. My son has it now. What I discovered is old cars eventually become a hassle to own as parts age. Weather stripping, for example, needs to be replaced as it dries out. Gas tanks and brake lines all wear out. Tires crack with age. After the Corvette went to my son I began buying new sports cars that I can sit in without hitting my head on the roof line. I keep them for two years and then try something else. So far I have owned a Fiat 124 roadster, a bunch of Audi TTs and two Porsches. I have my next Porsche picked out and will order that in about 12 months. Each has been fun to drive and quite different.
     
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  6. New Horizon

    New Horizon Member

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    Nov 1, 2018
    420 Aft Cabin MY 1997
    Twin 3116 Cats.
    Have been watching as well. Love it, but I sure would like to know what many of these buyers do, did for a living that pay those prices. $100,000.00 seems to be the new average for many of these cars. Those guys that have mega collections there to sell....what did they do for a living to accumulate that kind wealth? I am glad they have and wish them the best. It is the American dream come true.
     
  7. Strypes

    Strypes Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge
    Boston Whaler 235 Conquest
    Twin Caterpillar 3116
    Mercury Verado 225 4-Stroke
    Probably didn't own a boat/s.
     
  8. Jus the two of us

    Jus the two of us Active Member

    287
    Dec 7, 2015
    United States Lake Cumberland
    1998 Sundancer 450
    2009 Sundancer 55
    3116 Cats
    MAN 900
    We just got a new C8 so my car buying days are over for awhile !!:(
     
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  9. 440 Jim

    440 Jim Well-Known Member

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    Feb 11, 2021
    Savannah Bend Marina
    1989 440 Convertable
    Twin 3208T Cats
    Twin 3208T Cats
    Definitely a gearhead, don't miss many of the live auctions.
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  10. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson Member

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    Jul 29, 2021
    San Francisco Delta
    2002 Sundancer 360 with twin Mercruiser 8.1, velvet drives
    8.1 Mercruisers with direct drives
    I clicked on for a while, saw lots of early mustangs going through. The red 1966 convertible was unusual in that the drivetrain was a 6 cylinder, with 4 speed on the floor. Only one I have ever seen that reminded me of that drivetrain in the 65 fastback that I owned. One of many that I shoulda kept....
     
  11. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    My mother had a six cylinder Mustang. It was essentially a Ford Falcon with new sheet metal marketed as a “sports car”, proving once again that “you can fool some of the people some of the time…….”
     
  12. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2006 44DB
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    Pelican Kayak
    2004 390 MY Sold
    Cummins QSC 500
    Sir I will beg to differ, there is alot and I mean alot of old Mustangs bringing big money.
    In fact I would even rather have the old Falcon as you refer. Sweet old Hot Rods in anyones book.
     
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  13. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Oct 6, 2021
    Lake St Clair - MI (Belle Maer Harbor)
    2004 390 DA
    8.1's
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    These stayed in the garage and the daily drivers sat outside 24/7. The Roush Mustang was shipped overseas. The Chevy ll (tube chassis with 22" wide rear tires) is in Tennessee, I think. And the 32 is now in Colorado
     
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  14. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2006 44DB
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    Pelican Kayak
    2004 390 MY Sold
    Cummins QSC 500
    Very nice, would die to have the Chevy II
     
  15. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    I watched a Mach 1 run out of gas in front of me today. The only car where I could see the gas gauge move as you drove it.
     
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  16. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    I’m not saying these cars are not selling for reasonably good money today. What I am saying is my mother had a new Mustang when it first was introduced by Ford. Before that, she owned a brand new Falcon with a six cylinder 170 cubic inch engine. The Mustang was the same car with different sheet metal. The engine was the same in both. Ford marketed the Mustang as a sports car. It was not a sports car. That’s all I’m saying. I drove both cars growing up. Not close to driving like a sports car. Certainly not a hot rod either. Zero to sixty was maybe 14 seconds. Top speed was around 90. HP was around 104 powered through a two speed automatic transmission. It was considered doggie with that set up.
     
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  17. 440 Jim

    440 Jim Well-Known Member

    504
    Feb 11, 2021
    Savannah Bend Marina
    1989 440 Convertable
    Twin 3208T Cats
    Twin 3208T Cats
    Yep, I sold my '68 6cyl,auto mustang in '85 to buy wifeys first Torino, a '69, 351W, 4bbl, PS,PB,FMX,power window, power seat, convertable. We still have it. Mustangs are cool, but I like the intermediates, Torinos are all I have, Cougars are also in that class. I'm watching Mecum now and the 428 cars, Q or R codes are way in the six figures, freaking crazy. So the red car is a '69 2dr formal top Torino Cobra, 428 ramair, C6 auto, tracloc rear....62,000 original miles. It's an amazing story how I got this car, but I digress. I'm just wondering what 'ole red" would fetch on the block? Won't happen, the previouis owner, after a several year discussion, sold it to me very reasonable.

    His words, close as I can remember:

    "Jim, I know you appreciate the history of these cars and preserving them, I want to give you the first opportunity to buy my two Cobras, a white fastback and ole red."

    I'm like why? " I don't want to burden my wife with selling them, I don't have any family that deserves it, I don't want them to go to an auction, and I damn sure don't want the gov't
    to get it."
    I wound up buying ole red, he kept the fastback for me for damn near two years, I told him I couldn't, he sold to a bud in SoCal, who is taking very nice care of it, as I am Ole Red.
    Old cars and boats can make some good memories, I've been fortunate to have both, and family.
     
  18. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Oct 6, 2021
    Lake St Clair - MI (Belle Maer Harbor)
    2004 390 DA
    8.1's
    A couple of pics. It was barely a street car. Only the body was Chevy ll. It had a Dart 540 with Big Brodie heads. Spooled rearend and it only wanted to go straight. It would literally "lay rubber" from the front tires when trying to turn it. Never got the chassis to work. Only ran 7 flat in the 1/8. Tried 1/4 twice that night and it kept starting to spin the tires at 1,000 ft. so I coasted to 11.90's /100. I didn't feel like wadding it up... ;) IMG_20150829_113521231_HDR.jpg IMG_20150829_112939018_HDR.jpg IMG_20121214_190130_020.jpg
     
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  19. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 26, 2008
    Highland Village, TX/Port Richey, FL
    SOLD 2005 420 DA w/T-8.1S Horizons
    2018 Sea Hunt 255se w/Yamaha 300hp
    One of the best weekends I've had was when my wife and I and another couple attending Barrett-Jackson in Vegas in 2016. Up to that point I've always had contemporary sport cars but always had a lust for an old mustang. Ended up buying a 70 Mach 1 which I haven't stopped working on since it's arrival. It's been a love/hate abusive relationship that I can't leave.

    The next year Barrett-Jackson used my car in their promotional material which I thought pretty cool

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  20. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    I know the feeling. I figure my old Corvette turned out to cost me about two thousand dollars a ride with insurance, maintenance and storage figured in. While I enjoyed driving it, I just did not drive it enough to justify the cost of ownership. My son now owns it and drives it. Has about 30,000 miles on it now. I drove it a while back and was surprised how uncomfortable it is for an old guy and also how slow it is compared to modern sports cars. It still looks great and he has done a good job of keeping it original and safe. BB2E7262-3E63-4618-B0C3-5229C14B4526.jpeg
     
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