FOUR 1970 300-H / HURSTS on auction all at no reserve!!

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  1. cm23uoc

    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    The console shift car with the cornering lights is the Benchmark IMHO and seems to be unrestored. The black overspray partially seen in the engine compartment is just Ziebart protection btw. What it misses after These decades are the Polyglas tires of course.
     
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  2. 68PK21 440.6bbl

    68PK21 440.6bbl Senior Member

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    Who'da Hell attaches the ground cable to the exhaust manifold? Oh yea only a moron, prob the same moron the buys this one with all the key rash on the steering column believing it's a 38,601 mile car.

    Lot # D19-438

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  3. Xavi3r

    Xavi3r Active Member

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    I followed the sales :
    436 : 34000 USA ( + 6800* )
    437 : 24500 USA ( + 5000 )*
    438 : 23500 USA ( + 5000 )*
    439 : 21500 ( internet ) (+4200 )*

    *(+ around 23% fees )
    So from to 40k to 26k. Without the fees, prices are very cheap to me. there were good car with no body work, expect paint scheme for some.
    the last one, if the buyer is in europe there is 4K$ to add.
    So a good hurst is 30/40K$ now.
     
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  4. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Which is in line since a good GT is 25 - 40
     
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    330dTA Well-Known Member

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    So the console car (#439) went for 25K USD, and the nut-and-bolt restored ”only one sold new in Canada” (#262) for 40.8K USD? Interesting.
     
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  6. cm23uoc

    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    Unless there were no unknown major issues, the console car would have been the one to have for me option wise and original condition wise. Shiny engine compartments seem to be more important.
    The Canadian car seems to be the nicest resto with best Attention to detail.

    And the metric gullwing Challenger was bid to 40k. :realcrazy:
     
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  7. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I don't think this went according to plan for the seller...:lol:
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    hergfest Active Member

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    Seems about the market price too me even if the seller was disappointed I'm sure. At some point you have to cut your losses and get rid of inventory.
     
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    What a Maroon!
     
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  10. 65MonacoND

    65MonacoND Active Member

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    As a Hurst owner, if you don’t think they are rare, try and find parts for them lol. Especially if you are doing a restoration like I am attempting.

    I watch the cars for sale pretty closely and I would wager there’s only about 25 of them out there that keep changing hands due to people buy them and then realize afterwards that a restoration of one is a labor of love and years of hunting for good parts. Thus, they go back up for sale. I will never recoup my money in my car but that’s not why I am rebuilding it. I enjoy the work and it is a good way to take my mind off my regular job.

    It’s fairly insulting the way many of you run our cars down. I own mine because I enjoy the look and oddities of it. Same as I do for my 6 barrel Fury. As a matter of fact that’s what I like about C bodies in general. They are different from the norm at shows and just plain fun to drive. I don’t feel my cars are better than anyone else’s due to their rarity. Hell the derby crowd made all our cars rare nowadays. I enjoy visiting and learning about all the different C bodies. I don’t see any reason we need to run people’s choices in c bodies down.
     
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  11. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I still can't wait to see your car at Mopars in the Park. Will it be there next year?
     
  12. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Don't feel bad... it's not the cars most folks are hating, it's all the sales action. Many of us hate to see the flippers trying to redefine the pricing of cars we love and the treatment of the cars... used car lot shine up tricks and fixes, without any concern for actually making it a better car than when you found it.

    We will always find love for a car that is getting loved, especially when loved for what it is, rather than another attempt to make one what it never was. I halfassed wanted one of these Hurst builds ever since I first heard about them... probably sometime in the 90's and from some publication. I never stumbled across one at a price and condition I was prepared to take on, and that ship sailed for me long ago... if I had to have a Fusie, I'd be happier with a convertible and wouldn't even need it to be a 300.

    Watching those 4 cars sell for what they did brought me a little joy and the hope that one more idiot has gotten out of the flipping C Bodies game. I like watching cars that got priced out of my reach in the 80's and 90's, falling back into a reality I could live with. Death of the hobby? I hope not. The end of one form of insanity, where $$ was all that mattered, I can live with.
     
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  13. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    That describes probably most of our cars on this board. There are only a few Hurst specific parts all of which we've seen available over the last several years.
    For me when I was a lad, I wanted a Hurst Chrysler. I had an opportunity at the ACD / Kruse event in Auburn Indiana in 1998. One was there for $8,000. but I was hunting for Dodge C bodies. My desire to own one since had dwindled drastically .

    I still appreciate them but the only one I covet as better than other Cs is the Hurst convertible and that is because of the provenance.
     
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  14. Fratzog

    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    I've thought about this unfortunate common phenomena. As a C Body owner I've gone through that phase of being dismayed at the lack of respect for our cars particularly within the Mopar crowd. Within our own group IMHO some people have C Bodies because "that's all I can afford at this time" or as a stepping stone to move on to "real" collector cars when funds permit. I'm over my dismay and reconciled with the fact 90% of people in the hobby simply don't get full sized cars of any kind as collector cars. My theory is that humans have a hard wired evolutionary trait through group natural selection to conform to norms so anything outside the norm is inherently rejected. Due to natural variations in this trait (that allow for evolutionary change) our C Body community is a small minority of folks that are able to buck this typical tendency. Put simply I'm reconciled to the fact that in the short term at least most people won't value our cars and I'm good with that. Long term who knows. I've characterised our community as the Rodney Dangerfields of the hobby.
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  15. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    They are neat cars I would never deny that.
     
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  16. FK3 Sport Fury

    FK3 Sport Fury Hoser in a toque

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    I think the seller shot himself in the foot by having 4 of those cars in his inventory and then at auction all at once.Big part of the motivation for a lot of classic car buyers is the FOMO (fear of missing out) like you might not see another one of that particular car come up for sale again so you better grab it before it gets snapped up and put away in a collectors garage and never to be seen again.Seeing four of them in the same place makes them seem pretty common even though they are pretty scarce.
    Also,in this internet age,it seems like you can find several for sale at any one time even though several of the ads that will come up are outdated or are for the same car on different sites.
    Just my 2c worth.
     
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  17. LocuMob

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    If I had a dream garage, I'd have one of these.
     
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  18. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    It's not high on the list however, what, top 20?
     
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  19. 67-Fury

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    Not to keep bringing this up, but boy this cable really Chaps my ass. He can spend 5,6, 700 dollars on headers, not to mention a engine rebuild, but he can't get a New or NOS Negative cable??? I mean, just look at this thing. Blue wire? Terminal end looks like it's been chewed on by a dog. Not even bolted where it should be. If people want the most amount for these vehicles, then they need to pay attention to the details.

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  20. HWYCRZR

    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I agree with the crappy cable, but where is the correct location to bolt it to? On my '68 Polara 383 2 bbl it has been attached to the long stud on the (Stock)exhaust manifold ever since I can remember. Manifold secured with nut, negative batter cable, nut.
    I did some manual searching and bulletin searching, and I don't find any reference to this connection. Was this the right location in '68, but changed by 70? I would like to see some early reference material showing the correct location.