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Old 10-03-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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$24,950 would make ME happy too ...

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Old 10-04-2005, 02:30 AM   #2
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Rock n' Roll, Baby! I'm printing that one out to show the insurance company in case anything ever happens to mine!

It's not that outrageous, really. Vintage Vacations got $35k for their 68 Caravel restoration last year. Top notch workmanship, a polish job, and someone who really wants it is all it takes.
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Old 10-04-2005, 10:47 AM   #3
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Being in the ending stages of a complete restoration on my 1963 Overlander, I'd say the price of this trailer is right in line. (Providing the quality is there.) It is unbelievably time consuming, and expensive, to do a good quality restoration/refurbishment/update etc.
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:42 AM   #4
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Being in the ending stages of a complete restoration on my 1963 Overlander, I'd say the price of this trailer is right in line. (Providing the quality is there.) It is unbelievably time consuming, and expensive, to do a good quality restoration/refurbishment/update etc.
I'll second that statement!
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:51 AM   #5
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I'd hope 'Maxwell' would fetch a similar amount IF & WHEN we feel the need to start over and work on another one. It looks like a nice restoration ~

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Old 10-04-2005, 11:55 AM   #6
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I'll third that - in this case it looks like he paid for that cabinet job - so in order to get his money out of it........

Unfortunitally we don't always add our time in the value of our trailers - when I was selling my 59, I found most want trailers in the 3000-4000 range - these trailers get bought, owners realize what is involved in getting them in shape and give up on them - if I could have found what I was looking for and I was comfortable with the rebuild job - I would have bought it already finished - I've spent two years so far on mine - have another year to go.

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Old 10-04-2005, 02:23 PM   #7
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Maybe this is all on the up-and-up. One small but slightly odd thing about the bidding is that the buy-it-now bidder has had no e-bay activity in the past three years, after being fairly active up until 2001.

That certainly doesn't prove that the winnig bid is a prank by an account hijacker, but it will be interesting to see if this transaction completes successfully.

That observation is without suggesting what this coach is "worth" in any sense.
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Old 10-04-2005, 03:02 PM   #8
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I would shudder at the thought of taking all of my reciepts and tallying them up; each trip to the hardware store; every screw and rivet tallied over the years. The tape would be long and the total would put me on the floor. Good for the seller who got the price.
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Old 10-04-2005, 03:47 PM   #9
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I fouth that...............

I paid $4K for my TT, spent $16K at the shop, and at least another $2K
in odds and ends. I am not sure that I would sell it for that though.
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:07 AM   #10
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I bought my Bambi, in great shape, for 10k last year, hope to put no more than 3k into bringing it up to the standard of stylistic near-perfection, and after that, boy, i'd be thrilled to get 25 for it.

i understand people's feelings about the time factor & niggling expenses, but i know for a fact that i could spend less money than that couple did & have just as striking a coach, right about when i'll need to sell it.
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