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Old 09-09-2022, 04:30 PM
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Default MECUM 1971 Trans Am - anyone know seller?

Just saw this 1971 Trans Am cross the block in the MECUM auction in Dallas.

Hit $52,000 --- with reserve not met.

Anyone know the seller?


https://www.mecum.com/lots/DA0922-52...ans-am-custom/

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Old 09-09-2022, 05:21 PM
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No but I heart those wheels!

https://forums.maxperformanceinc.com...d.php?t=860746

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Old 09-09-2022, 05:41 PM
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Looks like it sold for $63,800.

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Old 09-09-2022, 05:48 PM
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Mighty fine! Would be interesting to know if it was the original motor though you would be hard pressed to build it for that number. Seems like a deal either way.

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Old 09-09-2022, 05:59 PM
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An after auction buyer then. It actually last sold a couple years ago in the $60k range: it appears:

https://www.streetsideclassics.com/v...ns-am-restomod

Then this Mecum seller spent $5000+ on those US Mags "Trans Am" billet wheels.

Still being a real Trans Am I feel a good buy.

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Old 09-09-2022, 09:15 PM
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An after auction buyer then. It actually last sold a couple years ago in the $60k range: it appears:

https://www.streetsideclassics.com/v...ns-am-restomod

Then this Mecum seller spent $5000+ on those US Mags "Trans Am" billet wheels.

Still being a real Trans Am I feel a good buy.
Between those two sales, some owner fixed the stripes and painted the wheel flare welting, too.

Given the $ a well done restomod normally brings, I'd guess there were issues with this car that were evident in the flesh but not so much in the pictures. Which happens a lot with auction cars.

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Old 09-09-2022, 11:23 PM
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60 over 455 and stock heads - for a restomod/pro-touring car ... meh

Older Baer brakes. Lamest interior I have ever seen.

But the good --- mini-tubbed, a stick, true Trans Am and those killer wheels. What does one want for $60k, right?

To be worth more needs better brakes, aftermarket subframe, more motor.

That is thing with these builds, purists would never touch this car even though it is a Trans Am. And the casual buyer picks a Camaro with an LS swapped in. Too dated for most (save for the rims).

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