Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

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I've punished a team for 6 wheels off before.

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Judge Phil wrote:

If Speedycop doesn't win the auction, there's only one choice:

Build a better one! 10 wheels?

10 wheels: 5 on each end.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

So if only one side of the vette went off, would they still be subject to the 4 wheels off penalty?

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I am giddy with anticipation to see this thing on the track.

My biggest concern, besides all the obvious, rational stuff, is how will it negotiate any relatively sharper turns? If Thunderbolt is the NJMP track, the Devil's Elbow could be epically disastrous..not to mention pit out.

Can. not. wait.

Justin
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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I'm hoping to see a 12-wheeled, left-hand-drive car. And by "left-hand-drive," I mean that only the left-side wheels are driven.

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Judge Phil wrote:

I'm hoping to see a 12-wheeled, left-hand-drive car. And by "left-hand-drive," I mean that only the left-side wheels are driven.

Hmmm.  Maybe, but that's quite a few wheels to add to a Rolux VB-60.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Only 27 minutes left in the auction.  This is going to be epic.  So very, very epic.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Judge Phil wrote:

I'm hoping to see a 12-wheeled, left-hand-drive car. And by "left-hand-drive," I mean that only the left-side wheels are driven.

How about track steered?  You know, like a bulldozer.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

5 minutes, 2550.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Sold at $4494

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Wow, screw that.  $4500?  hahahaha

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

if not for jalopnik I bet it could have been had for $1100

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

BoB wrote:

if not for jalopnik I bet it could have been had for $1100

Yeah, really. There isn't $4500 worth of parts there - and the only kind of person willing to spend that sort of money on this sort of car isn't going to be the kind of person that can make it work anyway.

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89 (edited by Spank 2010-11-16 01:15 PM)

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

I'd almost be willing to bet that there is BS and shill bidding involved-- probably won't sell to the original "winning bidder". Not saying the seller had anything to do with it, but too much publicity to not get someone out there throwing up F-you bids.

That said, however, it appears the second bidder is also the winning bidder. Let me remind you of something that was posted earlier:

Speedycop wrote:

BTW, I bid earlier, just to show I was serious..

He's oddly silent, too...

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Yeah, where is that guy? He scammed 5 people out of $500 each, then disappeared!

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

EyeMWing wrote:
BoB wrote:

if not for jalopnik I bet it could have been had for $1100

Yeah, really. There isn't $4500 worth of parts there - and the only kind of person willing to spend that sort of money on this sort of car isn't going to be the kind of person that can make it work anyway.

You certain about that?

I had several LOOONG talks with the seller. There was interest in this car both here and abroad. Mother of the deceased builder claims $60-100k invested. I'd say more like $10-20k, but probably 1,000 hours of labor as well.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

So ... did you get it??

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93 (edited by Spank 2010-11-16 01:40 PM)

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Speedycop wrote:

Yeah, where is that guy? He scammed 5 people out of $500 each, then disappeared!

Sorry, I don't believe that; not one bit.

So when do you pick it up?

Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

So, I had about $4500 in mind as my limit. We won the car for $4494, so while it was much more than I'd hoped to spend, it was doable. I'm trying to price shipping services, but if I can't get it shipped for $700 or less, I'll just go get it (14 hours each way). I'm working out payment arrangements with the seller now. The five guys who put up $500 each in blind faith made this possible, so thank you all!

For me, two grand plus shipping out of pocket is gonna hurt, but I'll make it happen. I liken this car to the Pearl of Great Price in the Bible (Matt. 13:45-46) . It's worth it to me to sell off other toys and scrimp for a while to get this thing. With any luck, we can turn it into a serious rolling advertisement for www.speedycop.com. I'm gonna be taking tons of detailed photos once I get it home, so you'll know better what we're working with.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Awesome. Congrats (or condolences?) Jeff.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Both are in order, I'm sure.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Speedycop wrote:

You certain about that?

Well, I was. Not the first time I've been pleasantly incorrect.

I absolutely CAN NOT wait to see this thing on the track. I imagine you have some really hilarious phone calls to shipping companies coming, too.

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

So are we getting rid of the Win a Wartburg and starting a new forum?
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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

More like overpaid for an 8 wheeled LeMon.
Phil, can I move into your van...
...down by the river?

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Re: Long lost Tyrell-Corvette-Peterbuilt on ebay

Oh hell yeah! Dance, dance, dance. If only something like this could've happened with the whalemobile.

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