Oh yeah..that was my good friend Mike taping and yelling. He was able to commandeer a "guest bidders" pass from someone and thus was the designated bartender and corndog vendor for the week. I owe a lot to my friends Mike and Brian who helped put Gunner together. And Mike and I still have that Gawdawful music from the Smokey-and-the-Bandit Girls and cars stuck in our heads!Nice..lol Almost makes you think he was the owner and had a finical stake in the sale, or too many free drinks.
I agree... seemed a lot more reasonable. Quick sale compared to other cars, yes, but are we forgetting that $165k is awesome for a Cougar? Or $181k depending on how you look at it...It's nice to get to hear the entire introduction. Didn't seem quite as rushed as it appeared on Speed.
I think Speed did exactly what they were supposed to do which is report on and televise the auction. Just because we're a group of Cougar nerds doesn't mean that the rest of the world will be simply because Speed spoke lovingly of the GT-E. I know that they spend tons of time on COPO Chevy's and other rare GM cars but it doesn't make me a fan nor does it make me want to run out and buy one.IOn the flip side it relaly highlights how terrible SPEEDs coverage actual was of the car. I know one of the commentators made some glowing comments but the who thing should have definitely been one of the highlighted auctions of the day if not one of the fantasy bids just base don the rarity an duniqueness of the car alone. The fact they tried to cut to commercial in the middle of it to get back for their precious shelby and then didn't give it anything other than 30 seconds of camera time form 200 feet away with one brief drive by as it was rolling away, no engine shots, no undercarriage shots... Those guys need to rethink what they do and seriously ask WTF... An original 427 SO in a rare as hell, never before seen at BJ car restored to untouchable standards by the very best experts in the field...
Epic fail on speeds part imo.
Hard to say. It really depends on the reason the bidders are bidding. I suspect the price would be lower for an identical car with a 428-unless it was a 4 speed.Question, If Gunner was a 428 car would the auction price been the same? Or how much less? A well deserving price for a beautiful cougar.
I think the 427 was worth 30-50K over a 428 auto. A 428 4 speed would have narrowed that quite a bit, But The NASCAR heritage of the 427 is the big draw for the GTE.