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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 7:32 am    Post subject: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

It seems that this happens so rarely, thought it might be interesting to post them.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/volksw...2022-02-08

Perhaps I have tread upon some unwritten rule that John will not hesitate to point out but I know I would love to see them.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

That's a whooper of an ad to start the thread with, lol.

That car just sold for big $$ at an auction. It was pulled from BAT previously for having suspect provenance (you'll notice the fresh air vent controls on the dash indicate the '55-'56 style in a "1958" car).

Original BAT ad (read the comments for entertainment):

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-volkswagen-karmann-ghia/

And *SOLD* on 1/29/22 for $68,200:

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1958-VOLKSWAGEN-KARMANN-GHIA-254857
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

Oh, yeah, now I remember.
Oh well, I still like the idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

PeteSC wrote:
That's a whooper of an ad to start the thread with, lol.

That car just sold for big $$ at an auction. It was pulled from BAT previously for having suspect provenance (you'll notice the fresh air vent controls on the dash indicate the '55-'56 style in a "1958" car).

Original BAT ad (read the comments for entertainment):

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-volkswagen-karmann-ghia/

And *SOLD* on 1/29/22 for $68,200:

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1958-VOLKSWAGEN-KARMANN-GHIA-254857


So these guys bought it thinking they can flip it for a profit? I guess they are bullish on lowlight prices. Given that so few properly restored ones hit the open market I guess they are counting on a lot of uneducated buyers failing to notice potentially that the front of the car is different from the back or bare minimum that itís a 56 on a 58 pan.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

I believe this is Whine thread material for the thread below but I will John Moxon decide if this is alternate content:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=208567
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
I believe this is Whine thread material for the thread below but I will John Moxon decide if this is alternate content:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=208567


Oh I hope notó was just hoping to see all lowlight offerings in one thread.
Please donít misconstrue my intent.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

I got the impression that this thread was to be all encompassing of what's out there for sale, without opinion on good deal or bad deal. A place for the fair deals too, if you will.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

PeteSC wrote:
I got the impression that this thread was to be all encompassing of what's out there for sale, without opinion on good deal or bad deal. A place for the fair deals too, if you will.


Thanks Peteó agreed!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

Braukuche wrote:
PeteSC wrote:
That's a whooper of an ad to start the thread with, lol.

That car just sold for big $$ at an auction. It was pulled from BAT previously for having suspect provenance (you'll notice the fresh air vent controls on the dash indicate the '55-'56 style in a "1958" car).

Original BAT ad (read the comments for entertainment):

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-volkswagen-karmann-ghia/

And *SOLD* on 1/29/22 for $68,200:

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1958-VOLKSWAGEN-KARMANN-GHIA-254857


So these guys bought it thinking they can flip it for a profit? I guess they are bullish on lowlight prices. Given that so few properly restored ones hit the open market I guess they are counting on a lot of uneducated buyers failing to notice potentially that the front of the car is different from the back or bare minimum that itís a 56 on a 58 pan.


I don't know how the auctions work - any chance the BJ auction winner couldn't or wouldn't close the sale? Either outbidding their means, or learning of its questionable history and refusing to pay after the fact? It could be possible that the current seller was also the one that put it in the auction, so maybe it hasn't changed hands yet if the auction sale flopped?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

PeteSC wrote:
That's a whooper of an ad to start the thread with, lol.

That car just sold for big $$ at an auction. It was pulled from BAT previously for having suspect provenance (you'll notice the fresh air vent controls on the dash indicate the '55-'56 style in a "1958" car).

Original BAT ad (read the comments for entertainment):

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-volkswagen-karmann-ghia/

And *SOLD* on 1/29/22 for $68,200:

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1958-VOLKSWAGEN-KARMANN-GHIA-254857


I think it could be summed up as;
"Fool Me once shame on me, Fool me twice shame on you"
Silver Arrow Cars is laughing all the way to the bank!
It is a very nice looking lo-light. Just too many issues to command that sort of money, especially if trying to market as an investment.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

Well I'm not going to rain on your parade as there's already too many of you ready to kick my head in if I lock this. Laughing

TBH it's a misrepresentation and that has always been reason enough for a stand alone thread, so carry on...

From just a quick look, it's very well presented but the list of wrong parts are obvious and endless.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

John Moxon wrote:
Well I'm not going to rain on your parade as there's already too many of you ready to kick my head in if I lock this. Laughing

TBH it's a misrepresentation and that has always been reason enough for a stand alone thread, so carry on...


John, Don't you think this Trylon guy already commands enough Samba bandwidth?
I mean 300 pages and counting. Come on already!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

kingkarmann wrote:
John Moxon wrote:
Well I'm not going to rain on your parade as there's already too many of you ready to kick my head in if I lock this. Laughing

TBH it's a misrepresentation and that has always been reason enough for a stand alone thread, so carry on...


John, Don't you think this Trylon guy already commands enough Samba bandwidth?
I mean 300 pages and counting. Come on already!! Laughing


Well, the man has such a high powered following even Everett defers to the janitor who sweeps up. Anxious
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

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kingkarmann wrote:
John Moxon wrote:
Well I'm not going to rain on your parade as there's already too many of you ready to kick my head in if I lock this. Laughing

TBH it's a misrepresentation and that has always been reason enough for a stand alone thread, so carry on...


John, Don't you think this Trylon guy already commands enough Samba bandwidth?
I mean 300 pages and counting. Come on already!! Laughing


Well, the man has such a high powered following even Everett defers to the janitor who sweeps up. Anxious


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2022 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

Some rough ones

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2522973
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2506662
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2281834
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2458006
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2507343
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2022 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2462401
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2022 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2022 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2022 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

Trylon wrote:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2511274


Sad to see a lowlight "improved" like this!!! Especially a convertible no less. Too few were built to see one end up like this.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2022 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlights for sale Reply with quote

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Sad to see a lowlight "improved" like this!!! Especially a convertible no less. Too few were built to see one end up like this.


You must have meant this one Marc.

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The classic appearance of the original has actually been enhanced by replacement of the front and rear bumpers, removal and filling in body side moldings, and installation of custom 5 spoke 17x7=1/2 oversized correctly off set polished alloy wheels with performance tires.

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