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ARIZONA AUCTION TIME – YOU NEVER KNOW

Several of my friends have been watching the first few days of the Arizona auctions on TV and there have been quite a few remarks about the number of empty seats in the auction arena. I’m not all that sure if the crowd is down that much, or if everyone is getting up to crowd around the cars and try to get their mugs on national TV. I hear that the announcers are making some typical mistakes, such as inferring that it took a lot of work with an English Wheel to restore a Kaiser-Darrin roadster. I hate to break the news to them, but the sliding-doors Kaiser sports car is made of fiberglass, which is real hard to shape with metal fabrication tools such as an English Wheel. But then, you never really know what’s going on at an auction, do you?

2 thoughts on “ARIZONA AUCTION TIME – YOU NEVER KNOW

  1. pacabear

    hey gunner..
    The Kaiser Darin is about to roll over the Auction block.
    It was well described and the fiberglass constuction was mentioned by the floor man.
    They also had some great insites as to the difference between a convertible and a roadster. They also showed close up the side curtians of an Austin Healey 3,000
    Funny the newer Healeys sold for more than the older ones. 87,000 67,000 57,000 all for big block 60’s Healey’s great to see them holding there own.
    The fellows noted all english sports cars had the bronze hammers. for the wheels.One fellow said he thought it was for adjusting the carburator

    the Darin has only 36,000 miles only 630 made
    went to 150,000 in less than 2 minutes.
    In colorodo springs colorodo there is a fellow with several parts cars…
    $165,000 gavel price for the Kaiser Darin
    pacabear

  2. pacabear

    hey gunner..
    The Kaiser Darin is about to roll over the Auction block.
    It was well described and the fiberglass constuction was mentioned by the floor man.
    They also had some great insites as to the difference between a convertible and a roadster. They also showed close up the side curtians of an Austin Healey 3,000
    Funny the newer Healeys sold for more than the older ones. 87,000 67,000 57,000 all for big block 60’s Healey’s great to see them holding there own.
    The fellows noted all english sports cars had the bronze hammers. for the wheels.One fellow said he thought it was for adjusting the carburator

    the Darin has only 36,000 miles only 630 made
    went to 150,000 in less than 2 minutes.
    In colorodo springs colorodo there is a fellow with several parts cars…
    $165,000 gavel price for the Kaiser Darin
    pacabear

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