The trials and tribulations of selling a beloved car are difficult to understand and withstand. Here is one more such episode. Most of us know Jon Woods and his (former) blue Talladega. Well, that car is back on the auction block again at BJ. This time it is in Reno. Most of us had a real sick feeling in our stomachs when we saw it sell earlier this year at a BJ auction in Florida. In our minds it did not bring a worthy price and had to be a crushing blow to Jon.
Here is the link to the next time that same car will be up for sale on August 2nd: Ford Talladega For Sale. The images below are of Jon’t former car as advertised by Barrett Jackson for the Reno Auction.
This car sold for $44,000, including buyer’s premium, at Palm Beach earlier this year. If you are a Team Member you can track our list of cars for sale and sold since this site was established by clicking here.
By comparison, a similar but far less correct Talladega sold at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale earlier this year for $110,000, including buyer’s premium. Here are some images of that car.
For beginners note the incorrect wheels, wheel well lip moldings, Cobra emblem on fender and NASCAR style gas cap added to rear quarter panel. In the picture below you can also see the incorrect exhaust tips.
What does the Hagerty Valuation tool have to say about the Talladega? Look at the graph below.
This is the most recent information they have reported. Note how the values of the Talladega began to slowly increase starting around April of 2013, continued a slow upward curve and then took a substantial jump in April of 2014. Is now the time to buy a Talladega or Spoiler II? YES, in my humble opinion.