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Old 06-17-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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'64 Globe Trotter - cheap

Hey guys,

Don't know these people at all, but they say they're going overseas to adopt a little girl, and selling (what appears to be) a really beautiful '64 GT. The auction is here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=50063

The reserve was set extremely low for a trailer in this shape, it's already met at $1800. This could be a real blessing for these people, as well as a great deal on a vintage unit. Man, if I didn't have mine, I'd absolutely guarantee I was the winner on this one! Maybe Maxwell wants a twin?
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Old 06-17-2005, 03:46 PM   #2
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Brad, I don't see the beauty in this beast. I see a trailer that likely needs a new axle, at least 2 new skin panels, multiple dent repairs, new dinette, cushions, overhead light lenses, rear window with frame, woodwork refinishing, etcetera. It looks like the Zolatone has been painted over. Is the screen door missing? The caulking over the seams above the bathroom would indicate that there was a leakage problem.
If you examine each photo carefully, I think you will see a '64 GT that would need several $k to get it into condition similar to the decent '60s GTs that have been selling at 4k to 5k on eBay.
I'd say this one needs extensive repair and that's why the seller set the reserve so low.
That's just my opinion. Others may differ.
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Old 06-17-2005, 05:26 PM   #3
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You may be entirely right - I just glanced at the pictures, and figured it looked very liveable, but I might be dead wrong. I come from a very unique vantage point: my whole interior and frame is trashed, the outside is great, and I haven't touched it yet. So anything that has original furniture and your foot doesn't go through the rotted floor looks fine to me.
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Sorry Brad...

I have to agree with Roger too...we paid roughly twice the reserve for ours and it was in GREAT original shape with ALL the furniture & such. That was probably the best $1700 we spent ($3500 TOTAL)...we could at least use it while we worked on the aesthetics a little at a time. In the big picture that 'extra' $1700 was cheap insurance that the stove, fridge & plumbing all worked and the furniture was at least there, although we decided to change the front out. Just having to replace one or two of those things would have run well over $1700.

I'm not saying it's a bad deal...just not a GREAT deal IMHO. Keep in mind, pictures usually tend to make things look better than reality does...

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