1959 Imperial Sold

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DonFromTexas
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1959 Imperial Sold

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This sold recently at Mecum
www.mecum.com/lots/FL0121-442849/1959-c ... ial-crown/
Sold for $80,000

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Re: 1959 Imperial Sold

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That's impressive. It must have been a perfect frame-off restoration or something. They just typically never see that sort of money, so something must have been very special about that car. Looks very nice!

DonFromTexas
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Re: 1959 Imperial Sold

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Nothing special at all! I noticed an aftermarket AC compressor, incorrect decals on valve covers, horn button partly rotted off, Le Baron hubcaps on a Crown etc. Very little was done to keep it original.
It was suggested by another Imperial owner that it may have had an $80k reserve, and the auctioneers "ghost bid" it up to reserve, meaning that does not represent value but one person with $80k that wanted one! Buyers do not have a lot of choice when looking for a 59.
Since I will be selling a couple of them before long, of course it was feeding a happy fantasy of mine :lol:

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Re: 1959 Imperial Sold

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You should take yours to auction and try for the big numbers!

DonFromTexas
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Re: 1959 Imperial Sold

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I probably will.

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Re: 1959 Imperial Sold

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Nice, But overpriced. Just Sayin'

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