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Re: Bullitt stays in USA !!!!
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2020, 10:02:03 PM »
Florida? March Pieloch at the American Musclecar Museum in Melbourne?

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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2020, 10:09:52 PM »
It would be pretty funny if it ended up on Barrett-Jackson's Auction Block this Saturday night as a last minute entry!😁
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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2020, 10:17:31 PM »
The Donald  !

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   Rumor has it that it may end up in Florida.
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2020, 04:50:21 AM »
it's good news ! it deserves to stay in USA !

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2020, 07:28:57 AM »
Probably not Dick Rollins- His buddy Dennis is the money man... Maybe ;)
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2020, 07:34:29 AM »
I'm wondering how much the enthusiasm for that car will fall off now that it's had its couple of years in the limelight, nationwide tours, and media coverage. 

The auction sale ends the dreamy wonder of "who'll get it?" and "how much $$$ will it go for?"

I'm kind of done with all of that. I wouldn't travel out of my way to see the car, but would stop by the Petersen if it were displayed there for a while. 

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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2020, 09:53:53 AM »
I'm curious wether a "car enthusiast" ( collector ) bought it or a Steve McQueen collector bought it. I figure there are 2 different camps of individuals who would have ponied up that kind of money. Remember someone paid $17.8M for Paul Newman's Daytona Rolex.
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« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2020, 10:33:55 AM »
I saw it at MCACN in November. My thoughts were that it was in remarkable condition for a car that had operated in a salty / snowy environment for nearly 10 years. I think they took very good care of it and cherished it by the time it was put away in the early 1980's.

Would I trade my 401K for it? No!

I'm wondering how much the enthusiasm for that car will fall off now that it's had its couple of years in the limelight, nationwide tours, and media coverage. 

The auction sale ends the dreamy wonder of "who'll get it?" and "how much $$$ will it go for?"

I'm kind of done with all of that. I wouldn't travel out of my way to see the car, but would stop by the Petersen if it were displayed there for a while. 

Other thoughts?
Through work I saw the Bullitt car at the 2018 Detroit International Auto show before it was open to the general public and a lot of people there. I was disappointed on how the long time owner just let the car deteriorate knowing full well what he had. Gary
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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2020, 11:01:11 AM »
I'm guessing Dana & Frank bought it!

They worked pretty hard on stage to get the bid to $3.5M (without success) which makes me doubt that this is true.

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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2020, 11:34:04 AM »
I saw it at MCACN in November. My thoughts were that it was in remarkable condition for a car that had operated in a salty / snowy environment for nearly 10 years. I think they took very good care of it and cherished it by the time it was put away in the early 1980's.

Would I trade my 401K for it? No!

I'm wondering how much the enthusiasm for that car will fall off now that it's had its couple of years in the limelight, nationwide tours, and media coverage. 

The auction sale ends the dreamy wonder of "who'll get it?" and "how much $$$ will it go for?"

I'm kind of done with all of that. I wouldn't travel out of my way to see the car, but would stop by the Petersen if it were displayed there for a while. 

Other thoughts?
Through work I saw the Bullitt car at the 2018 Detroit International Auto show before it was open to the general public and a lot of people there. I was disappointed on how the long time owner just let the car deteriorate knowing full well what he had. Gary

Royce, were you looking at the same car?  It was the green '68 fastback with holes from rust all over it in the big plastic box.   :o

But seriously, I agree with Gary as to the condition they let it become.  Sad.
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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2020, 11:49:58 AM »
A man that appreciates patina, love it

I saw it at MCACN in November. My thoughts were that it was in remarkable condition for a car that had operated in a salty / snowy environment for nearly 10 years. I think they took very good care of it and cherished it by the time it was put away in the early 1980's.

Would I trade my 401K for it? No!

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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2020, 12:14:18 PM »
I'm not trying to be argumentative with what I'm about to say, but IMO, "patina" is the most overused and ridiculous word in the car industry.  It simply means wear.

Yes, there are many, many, many nice old, original cars with "appropriate patina" for their age. When it helps to qualify the car's originality, that's a good use of the word, IMO.

But, I think most of us have seen real POS cars that someone is trying to pass off as being special because it has that magical word "patina."  In some of those cases, the seller is trying to get us to believe that tons of rust, a seized engine and a thrashed interior are cool because of the "patina."

It's almost as overused and mis-used of a word as "barn find."

I'm a word guy, so stuff like that bugs me.

OK, let the banana throwing begin.
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Re: Bullitt stays in USA !!!!
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2020, 12:38:23 PM »
I'm not trying to be argumentative with what I'm about to say, but IMO, "patina" is the most overused and ridiculous word in the car industry.  It simply means wear.

Yes, there are many, many, many nice old, original cars with "appropriate patina" for their age. When it helps to qualify the car's originality, that's a good use of the word, IMO.

But, I think most of us have seen real POS cars that someone is trying to pass off as being special because it has that magical word "patina."  In some of those cases, the seller is trying to get us to believe that tons of rust, a seized engine and a thrashed interior are cool because of the "patina."

It's almost as overused and mis-used of a word as "barn find."

I'm a word guy, so stuff like that bugs me.

OK, let the banana throwing begin.

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Re: Bullitt stays in USA !!!!
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2020, 12:53:18 PM »
I'm not trying to be argumentative with what I'm about to say, but IMO, "patina" is the most overused and ridiculous word in the car industry.  It simply means wear.

Yes, there are many, many, many nice old, original cars with "appropriate patina" for their age. When it helps to qualify the car's originality, that's a good use of the word, IMO.

But, I think most of us have seen real POS cars that someone is trying to pass off as being special because it has that magical word "patina."  In some of those cases, the seller is trying to get us to believe that tons of rust, a seized engine and a thrashed interior are cool because of the "patina."

It's almost as overused and mis-used of a word as "barn find."

I'm a word guy, so stuff like that bugs me.

OK, let the banana throwing begin.


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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2020, 12:55:25 PM »
I'm not trying to be argumentative with what I'm about to say, but IMO, "patina" is the most overused and ridiculous word in the car industry.  It simply means wear.

Yes, there are many, many, many nice old, original cars with "appropriate patina" for their age. When it helps to qualify the car's originality, that's a good use of the word, IMO.

But, I think most of us have seen real POS cars that someone is trying to pass off as being special because it has that magical word "patina."  In some of those cases, the seller is trying to get us to believe that tons of rust, a seized engine and a thrashed interior are cool because of the "patina."

It's almost as overused and mis-used of a word as "barn find."


you forgot frame off   and matching numbers

I'm a word guy, so stuff like that bugs me.

OK, let the banana throwing begin.


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