<VV> Re: Trying to appraise my Greenbrier-Need help on Value Issue 173

corvairs lonwall at corvairunderground.com
Thu Mar 24 13:28:36 EST 2005

And considering my earlier comments, I expected posts like this. One, or 
two sales for astronomical values does not a trend make.  Furthermore , 
even if you could document 10 Greenbriars selling for $20,000 each we 
all know that those are not realistic values - at least not to be 
applied "in general" to "nicely restored" Greenbriars. Any vehicle 
selling for way more than normal value has to be looked at very 
carefully. That's not to say that there aren't unusual circumstances 
that might legitimatly make the vehicle worth that much - just that an 
appraiser would be the only one to make that determination.

Let's look at it another way. Lets suppose someone offered to sell you 
an $18.95 1/18th scale diecast Corvair for $500.00 because Ed Cole 
signed it. Would you mail him the $500.00 or want an expert to look at 
the signature first?  Lon

Louis C. Armer, Jr. wrote:

> Hey Gary, There have been several sales of FC's far exceeding 8m here 
> in the south. I also
> personally know of a Concours Senior Division Spyder Convertible being 
> sold for over $24,000
> a few years back. The Policella restoration is very near perfect and 
> certainly compares to Darth
> Vair which has scored 97.86 and was third highest scoring senior 
> overall at Lexington. James Law
> pointed out senior in his 1963 FC rampy at 96.79 and this vehicle 
> would easily bring $12m to $15m
> in an unforced sale.
> Chuck Armer
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> At 05:52 AM 3/24/05 -0500, you wrote:
>> I have never heard of any FC being sold for even close to that 
>> amount. I have heard of a Concours Senior Division Spyder Convertible 
>> being sold for around $18,000, but a Greenbrier?
>> You say it is of Concours quality, has it competed in Corsa Concours? 
>> How about AACA. A pedigree of that nature is required to even start 
>> to approach that level of value.
>> The FC's have so far not as far as I know sold for record values, 
>> though I have heard of some going in the $8000 range.
> snip
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