Barn find speedster on ebay

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John Lindstrom
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Re: Barn find speedster on ebay

#16 Post by John Lindstrom » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:39 am

I couldn’t get an exact number, but apparently it was well over $400K..

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Re: Barn find speedster on ebay

#17 Post by tom collingwood » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:03 pm

a very interesting specimen.
anybody note how high the bids were on ebay before is disappeared?

$350-450K would be my guess given the frenzy for these "found" car as of late.

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Re: Barn find speedster on ebay

#18 Post by jay patrick » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:18 am

Wow this car is only 6 speedsters behind my car on the factory line what a nice example,
My car also had coupe seats in it which I promptly got rid of for Speedster seats!
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Re: Barn find speedster on ebay

#19 Post by M Penta » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:38 pm

Wow, truly amazing barn find. Hopefully we can follow the story with new owner.

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Re: Barn find speedster on ebay

#20 Post by Robert Thiemrodt » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:05 pm

I guess I see this in a different light. I see a car put away with no care, and no respect. Yet, at time of sale the heirs are rewarded richly. I inherited a vw from my dad 30 years ago, most people think I restored it, but it is totally original, because I took care of it. Just my opinion.
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Re: Barn find speedster on ebay

#21 Post by tom collingwood » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:01 am

Robert Thiemrodt wrote:I guess I see this in a different light. I see a car put away with no care, and no respect. Yet, at time of sale the heirs are rewarded richly. I inherited a vw from my dad 30 years ago, most people think I restored it, but it is totally original, because I took care of it. Just my opinion.
it is interesting to see people pay for these barn finds as much as restored cars.

I think it is due to the fact that they are only original once and collectors like to find them undisturbed regardless of condition.
Having the opportunity to restore an untouched complete car is very rare nowadays.

I found my car in a barn and actually rather it over a turn-key restored car.

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Re: Barn find speedster on ebay

#22 Post by bil brown » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:42 am

I see "dusty" has another Speedster listed on ebay
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Re: Barn find speedster on ebay

#23 Post by Robert Thiemrodt » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:52 pm

tom collingwood wrote:
Robert Thiemrodt wrote:I guess I see this in a different light. I see a car put away with no care, and no respect. Yet, at time of sale the heirs are rewarded richly. I inherited a vw from my dad 30 years ago, most people think I restored it, but it is totally original, because I took care of it. Just my opinion.
it is interesting to see people pay for these barn finds as much as restored cars.

I think it is due to the fact that they are only original once and collectors like to find them undisturbed regardless of condition.
Having the opportunity to restore an untouched complete car is very rare nowadays.

I found my car in a barn and actually rather it over a turn-key restored car.
The irony in this car is it is not original, as it left the factory. I am still a green horn in the 356 world. But, my readings teach me the black knobs on dash are from a 'B' not an 'A'. The Coa and rear deck emblem indicate a 1600 normal, the tach, with a redline of 5000 would be for a super, not a normal. The shift knob does not look correct either for a 1958. I'm sure the gurus on the registry see even more inaccuracies. Just my opinion.
The left lane is for passing, MOVE OVER!!!!

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