19,100. Should have taken it if it was for real.
Apparently the seller didn't think so.
This car was discussed at length on another site and there was a BIDDER that chimed in stating that he had bid $19K on the car. Many people were complaining that they were having problems getting the seller to correspond and it sounded to me like the seller wasn't looking for pen pals and felt that the description and pictures told enough of the car for buyers to make a decision. Many people are not big communicators. Obviously the seller has a number in mind that he thinks it is worth and when someone is willing to pay it it will be gone. It also sounded like he was looking for a somewhat local buyer and probably thinks he is just wasting time with long distance buyers. He is correct in the vast majority of cases. Usually the guys doing all the complaining about these situations are NOT serious buyers and just information seekers with no intentions of buying. How many guys in this thread are really looking to buy? He may not care if he sells the car unless he gets what he wants for it and may just keep it.
People SAY it is a two sided street with regards to this situation.
1. People think that these cars have not bottomed out and they should be able to buy them for less.
2. Other will tell you that if you are truely interested in the hobby that the money is not important and this is why people put more money in these cars than they will likely ever be able to recoupe.
I don't believe it for a second with most people in the hobby. Most WANT the car to retain it's value or appreciate. This is why there is so much value placed on the numbers. If there was not a big difference in value then no one would care if it was a tribute car or a real one and they would be worth the sum total of their parts. If you want a REAL car (numbers) then you have to search out what is left of the ones originally built. If you want a project you are limited to what is left and the market is determined by what a seller is willing to take. If no one pays his price he either keeps it, waits until someone pays his price, or lowers it if he REALLY wants to sell for what high bidders will pay.
These comments are not meant to enflame people here and I am sure there are others that will want to chime in about how the money is not important to them, they are true enthusiest, etc., etc. You can save it, I am aware there are ALL kinds of different types of enthusiests out there. The problem is that many simply can't AFFORD to play this game no matter how much they want to. Many are satisfied to simply enjoy the cars from a distance with no hope of ownership while others think that existing owners should for some reason drop their prices so the others can afford to own.
The bottom line is that it is a REAL car and if that is what you want and don't think the car is worth the money, then move on with your search because complaining about what the car DIDN'T sell for really makes no difference.