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A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 19, 2023 07:34AM
The remains of a 1954 Ferrari Mondial Spider race car just sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction in California for $1.9 million. It will cost the new owner at least another $1 million to bring it back to its original appearance.





Spiders in good shape sell for a little over $2 million.

[edition.cnn.com]

of note, there are some nice "remains" in the background of that salvage lot photo.



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Re: A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: rgG
Date: August 19, 2023 08:16AM
A fool and his money.
That’s just crazy.





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Re: A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 19, 2023 09:15AM
I have to wonder if it's even possible.

That's not much of a base.






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Re: A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: Forrest
Date: August 19, 2023 09:32AM
Looks like the buyer didn’t do the math on that one!
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Re: A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 19, 2023 09:44AM
Humbolt Farms still grows the best



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Re: A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: August 19, 2023 09:59AM
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rgG
A fool and his money.
That’s just crazy.

There's a prestigious race open only to those driving vehicles from the original tourneys in the 1950s. This shell was certified to come from one of those vehicles, so it opens a door few have any access to.



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Re: A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 19, 2023 11:12AM
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Tiangou
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rgG
A fool and his money.
That’s just crazy.

There's a prestigious race open only to those driving vehicles from the original tourneys in the 1950s. This shell was certified to come from one of those vehicles, so it opens a door few have any access to.

Right, it's an entry fee into "The Club." And for some, a million here, a million there... You can't take it with you!



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 19, 2023 12:25PM
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mrbigstuff
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Tiangou
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rgG
A fool and his money.
That’s just crazy.

There's a prestigious race open only to those driving vehicles from the original tourneys in the 1950s. This shell was certified to come from one of those vehicles, so it opens a door few have any access to.

Right, it's an entry fee into "The Club." And for some, a million here, a million there... You can't take it with you!

Is that what Musk said when he bought Twitter?



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Re: A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: Forrest
Date: August 19, 2023 12:51PM
I see the same mistake when someone wants to rebuild a muscle car and all they have is a rusted frame, a couple of body panels and a VIN tag or two.
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Re: A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 19, 2023 01:24PM
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Forrest
I see the same mistake when someone wants to rebuild a muscle car and all they have is a rusted frame, a couple of body panels and a VIN tag or two.

I think that right there is part of the allure of rebuilding total wrecks. It's all about bragging rights.

So this one was 1.9mil to start, at least another mil to pretty much build an entire car from scratch with a few original parts thrown in, and it comes out worth what, 4mil? Not a bad investment, methinks.







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Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 19, 2023 01:32PM
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Re: A metal shell cost $1.9 million
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: August 19, 2023 01:45PM
FYI: Once restored, it can enter this race:
[en.wikipedia.org]



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