Author Topic: General Information and Questions Thread for the John Atzbach Collection!!!!  (Read 2929 times)

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"A rising tide floats all boats"  ;D
5S071, 6S1467

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I tried to follow the auction but could not.
Does anybody know how much this art work sold for?

LOT P 258  INDY ROAD ART 2020  JULY 10-18
BILL NEALE ORIGINAL PAINTING. " Shelby's Pony "
Thanks
Is this the first futuristic exotic in the world?
Size of an ac cobra, but built in 1935 !
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$4012

Go to Mecum.com
click on the Indy auction
on the left side under road art
click on Friday P lots

Bartell stuff went for 5-18K

Good for John

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"A rising tide floats all boats"  ;D

Thats one of the best I heard a long time, and it really says what is going on.
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I’m here and have to say I did not know sign, posters, blueprints and pictures were worth so much. Crazy. Rick
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Well.. They were to the high bidders.... 8)

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Great day for the Atzbach collection.
Regarding 6S002, that looks like an alloy water pump (?).
Was that car built from a mid 65 production Mustang??
I could hardly imagine a restoration error at this level of finish.

Wrong instrument bezel, wrong tach face & possibly more. Don’t know how this car could have gone through two restoration shops that seemed to know so little about carryovers.

Steve

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I cannot BELIEVE what these art work sculptures went for :o

And to think I was going to bid??  Fantasy, Pure Fantasy ???



https://www.mecum.com/lots/RM0520-428976/j-paul-neese-gt40-le-mans-bronze-sculpture/


https://www.mecum.com/lots/RM0520-428907/j-paul-nesse-cast-bronze-sculpture/

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Wrong instrument bezel, wrong tach face & possibly more. Don’t know how this car could have gone through two restoration shops that seemed to know so little about carryovers.

Steve

I noticed that as well... very interesting.
6S235

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There was a 427 cobra and a slab side that went a little later today, the price on both seemed a little light. 
A little voice is telling me I must reply.
It is a street 289 Cobra.
Ok Jim as long as you went there (not that I disagree!) may I also say it was a 428 Cobra made into a 427 Cobra? ;)
Ok, the difference is that "Slabside" is a derogatory term, IMO, to original Cobra owners, while 427 Cobra instead of 428 Cobra was an 'in period' term used by SA. Slabside was 'invented' in the 80's, most likely the 90's, by the replica group.

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Ok, the difference is that "Slabside" is a derogatory term, IMO, to original Cobra owners, while 427 Cobra instead of 428 Cobra was an 'in period' term used by SA. Slabside was 'invented' in the 80's, most likely the 90's, by the replica group.

I'll just add, I heard the term "Slabside" being used as early as SAAC 7, 1982 Mostly by 427 owners  ;)
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Fun day yesterday in the Road Art auction. I think the car prices also drove up parts prices. But as Vern said, “those parts are getting hard to find” lol. And where can you find all of the rarest ‘65 Shelby parts (horn switch, tach, battery caps, horn button) all for sale in one place. John had and awesome collection that few can rival.
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1971 Mach 1 - 429CJ auto/AC
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Most certainly a great opportunity to be at the auction. Truly, this was the first event where I was more interested (overall) in the Road Art than the cars.

John A, as all now know, amassed a fantastic collection. And, it was great to see some familiar / new faces as well!
Nothing beats a classic!