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wanna see a million-dollar car?

Here you go:
HemiChallenger
No, seriously, this car is one of 4 made and was appraised this week for $800,000.00 (American buckies). My favorite part is that he was admiring my car while I took this shot (the red curve behind the Challenger's windshield/fender).

Beside this was his brother's original 427 Shelby Cobra racecar. The two, together, are "worth" something like two million dollars. What's wrong with people? Someone must be paying that much or those appraisals wouldn't exist.

I paid a buck to see this car show in a small-town's high-school football field. Heee hee. I was just sorting through the weekend's photos and thought I had to share.

Chris

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jaylake
Oct. 17th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
Sweet cracker sandwich!
weaselmom
Oct. 18th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
Okay, I'm a girl. I freely admit my girlness. That being said, why the hell is this car worth so much money? Pure scarcity? It's nice looking, and it's a purty purple color...

OTOH, you know that Shawn (who is all boy, it must be stated for the record) will curl up in the fetal position and bawl until he's completely dehydrated.
mckitterick
Oct. 18th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
I don't rightly know why it's worth so much. It's a recent phenom: Over the past 10 years or so (think dot-com bubble), muscle car prices have launched through the roof (hence my never actually buying one), particularly the rare ones, super-particularly those powered by Hemi engines.

Ironically, one could today buy all the parts to assemble this car in one's own garage - including the newly re-introduced 426 Hemi (or, if you're a real muscle-nut, a 528 Hemi with 610 horsepower) - for about the cost of a regular new car. Same thing, but without the rarity.

You can tell Shawn that the man let me touch his million-dollar car. Heh heh. Nice guy. Another nice fella started up his 1951 Chevy to let me hear how nice the modified straight-6 can sound.

Chris
weaselmom
Oct. 18th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Would you happen to know what year this was? Shawn is really picky about the taillights and he says only one year had the good ones (69? 70? MEGO...). He had a Challenger back in the day, in this same Plum Wild paint color. There all similarities end.

I love muscle cars too. There's just something about the compact beefiness of the lines, the way the fenders bulge against the car body like the haunch of a great cat coiled to spring. Yow.
nous_athanatos
Oct. 18th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
That is a sweet car. Challengers were always my favorite Mopar muscle. My brother had a soft spot for 'Cudas and Darts, but I always wanted a 440 six-pack.
mckitterick
Oct. 18th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
They're gorgeous, powerful, and menacing - requisites for the title, "muscle car." My personal fave, I have to admit, is the 1968 Dodge Charger in dark green.

I had a 1960 Chrysler Saratoga into which I dropped a 440 six-pack after the original 383 blew up. I built that engine myself, calculated something like 500 horsepower. Unfortunately, it gobbled up the old tranny and - because I was a poor college student - I had to sell the car. Sigh.

Chris
clevermanka
Oct. 18th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
Hm. Yeah, I gotta say, that's not a million dollar car in my mind.

These are million dollar cars.
mckitterick
Oct. 18th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
Okay, if'n I had a million bucks that had to be spent on a single car, a Duesenberg would be on my list. No car more beautiful than these.
clevermanka
Oct. 18th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
I saw a Phaeton at a car show in Sebastopol, CA a couple years ago. It was one of the most amazing cars I'd ever seen in person.
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