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Old 02-11-2004, 08:18 AM
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Intellectual property/auto history question...

I have access to the original documentation and patents for fuel injection, and one other thing- I think shocks... been a while since I've looked at it. When I say documentation- I mean everything... the inventor's notes, drawings, schematics, the presentation made to GM, and drawings/pics/etc of the original mock-up on a Vette engine.

Very neat bit of automotive history. Basically, I don't know what to do with it. Is it worth anything to anyone? Any thoughts?

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Old 02-11-2004, 08:23 AM
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Well, considering that the real value would be on the black market as an advance in technology, we kinda missed out on that one by 20 or so years.

I think the only thing something like that is worth today would be about $15 for a nice framed poster to hang up in the bar.

I'd be kinda funny if the poster was of the inventor trying to teach the 'snap on' girls the idea in a classroom atmosphere.



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Old 02-11-2004, 09:12 AM
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When I want an appraisal on something I post it on ebaY with a big reserve price so it won't sell but the final bids will tell me what someone is willing to pay for it which is after all what it is actually worth. Costs a little in ebaY fees but is a pretty good appraisal and worth the money. Only 'problem' is that it may sell but if your reserve price is high enough, just take the money and buy GM!!!!
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Thanks guys-- I appreciate the thoughts. I also thought about the Ebay auction-- but wanted to hear everyone's thoughts first. I may have to give that a try! I'd have to think someone over at GM would be interested in that stuff... but where to start is the problem.

Any other ideas? Thanks again...
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Old 02-11-2004, 09:22 AM
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. . .Only 'problem' is that it may sell but if your reserve price is high enough, just take the money and buy GM!!!!
I could scrape up whatever loose change I have in my car and buy GM for what it's worth these days

Sorry guys, I couldn't pass that one up.



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Hey Willys....I do that toooooo...
Cept I start out at $1.00 with no reserve and list in the add that I have it for sale in the paper...That way I can pull it within the last day or so.

I hope you have a lot of cars Mooch. For January GM is up 1.9% and Ford is down 5.5%...Buy some Ford...
I didn't hear how Chysler is doing.
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