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How Much Would You Pay?

Several weeks ago we did a survey regarding the price of a Cale Yarborough Spoiler that sold at auction. (In summary, the condition 2 Dan Gurney Spoiler sold for $26,000 plus bidder premium bringing the total paid  $27,820 and netting the seller $24,180.)  Our hope was to see if our perception of the car’s low selling price was way off base or similar to what you die-hard Ford Aero car folks think. Although the participation in the survey was far from impressive it was significant enough to shed some light on my question. Let’s go back over the questions in the survey and compare responses.
This is the car that sold at auction recently.

Based on your experience do you think the buyer of this Dan Gurney Spoiler made a wise purchase

Yes
100%
No
0.00%

Did the seller receive the “highest and best” price for his car?

Yes
18.18%

No
81.82%

Do you think the final price paid including fees is the correct market price for a #2 Dan Gurney Spoiler in 2017?

Yes
36.36%

No
63.64%

If you had known about this car prior to the auction and knew the seller would accept $24,000 for the car would you have purchased it?

Yes
80.00%

No
20.00%
TOTAL

If you owned the car and considered selling it would you accept $24,000 for it?

Yes
0.00%

No
100.00%
TOTAL

What is the maximum price would you pay for this car

Less than $20,000
0.00%

$20,000 up to $24,000
9.09%

$24,001 up to $27,500
9.09%

27,501 up to $32,000
72.73%

More than $32,000
9.09%

If this was your car what is the lowest price you would sell it for?

$25,000                            18%

$27,000                              9%

$30,000                            27%

$35,000                             27%

$40,000                             18%

So it looks like the biggest percentage of you believe the car sold too cheap and you would have never sold it for $24,000 in your pocket and all of you were willing to purchase it at that price. As for the price you would take for it if it was your car, it looks like between $30,000 and $35,000 is about right.

Do you agree with the survey? If not, why didn’t you participate?

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Richard

Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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One Comment

  1. I believe the poll results are indicative of what is finally happening with the Ford and Mercury intermediates. While for years these cars were valued at a third of what a Mustang value were we see the prices trending up. Social media has also helped these cars get the recognition that they deserve. So although for years these cars were called sleepers in the hobby, that moniker is no longer the case in 2017. Look for prices to rise rapidly in 2018 as so to the recognition of our beloved cars
    Marty

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