900k to charity, nice tax deduction. The Vette will be one of one in a special color BTW, Bowling Green delivery, the chznce to watch it being built AND start it on the assembly line for the first time.. Cool package, I just didn't need the deduction this year...
Doubt this price will effect much of anything that's for sale...taking a boat to a car auction was a gamble that didn't bring i'm sure the numbers they were hoping for....but then again someone picked up a very nice ride for some modest coin....
Last edited by fountain4play; 01-20-2008 at 06:06 PM.
"Life's tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid"
The Miami vice boat was there just for "star power".
It did seem like Barrett-Jackson should add Shelby to their name.
I have watched this auction for several years, it seemed the auctioneers spent a lot of time on certain vehicles, while others were just hammered away at next to nothing.
Worst of all was the incredible amount of Shelby cars (18 just on saturday) on the block and they were not bringing the big bucks as they used to when there was only a couple of them for the whole week.
Did you all see the first available to public 2006 Shelby GT-H, it went for a wimppppppppy $42K. I figured it would have went higher.
If someone with access to car dealer tags bought the boat/hummer/trailer lot (likely); the pricing break down makes sense. He/she can keep the truck and trailer with dealer tags on them, and never register them; and then just state that he/she bought the boat for $175,000 which would drastically improve his/her bottom line for sales tax.
I was there they spent a fair amount of time on the boat, and then re opened it 15 mins later and got another 15K supposedly someone screwed up.
First time I have been to Barret Jackson -- quite a circus -- I was at the RM Auction the day before and a much tighter run show -- although much smaller in numbers still the same total dollars through the gates!
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