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Need honest opinions on whether or not to send Rod to auction...

I know this is off topic, but I would like some honest opinions to help me decide whether or not to send my '34 Ford Tudor to auction in March. Selling it to start a new fresh build of a '33 Steel Coupe... Before I list it, I would like honest opinions as to whether or not it would be an appropriate addition to an auction, what, in your opinions, would be a reasonable reserve price, and what, on a conservative basis, should it sell for.

The car is a 1934 Ford Model 40 Tudor Street Rod, all steel body, 350/350, originally designed and built by a rod shop in Palm Bay, FL in the early '70s. It was "lost" for 20 years and, eventually "found" in a lawn care maintenance shed in So.Florida. I restored it back to how it was originally built & pinstripped, with a few modern updates. Engine is being replaced as we speak due to a broken crank, so it will have less than 100 miles on the engine, with a GM crate engine warranty. Vintage A/C, B&M sport shifter, USB/CD AM/FM sound system. Doors are all solenoid controlled. Front Disc Power Brakes, rear drums. 650cc Carb. Electronic Ignition, etc. Adjustable Coil over shocks. Mustang 2 front end, 9" ford rear. Paint is 1 year old, rims have the original Patina (Rocket rims). (Should I replace with shiny chrome for more appeal?)

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I would appreciate your honest opinions.

Thanks! Bart in FL

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The nicer the car the more time you need to take to sell it for a fair price.
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I sell a lot of stuff at Auction (big Equipment), and I do not sell at any Auction where I can't set a Reserve Price, but that is just me-I'm not a big Gambler, but if you are, and the Market is good (which it isn't), then you might consider it-otherwise, I would try to sell it myself, or, if I can't do that I would take to a known Street Rod Seller (read: Dealer with a good reputation), and sell it on Consignment-
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Auction...........

Hi,i would put that beautiful car,on EBAY,with a RESERVE price,that is realistic,to what you want to get,only put the car on for 10 days, DO NOT TAKE ANY CHECKS,ONLY CASHIER CHECKS,,ONLY AFTER you go to your bank,and have them certify that check,otherwise,ONLY CASH,AGAIN AT YOUR BANK ,There is a LOT of PHONEY money out there. DO NOT TURN THE CAR over to the new owner,UNTIL you are certain the check,or cash is good....
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I agree with the comments about not selling at Auction without a reserve... in terms of pricing, that's what I cannot figure out. I know that I cannot sell it for what I have in it, but what does the board think is a reasonable price expectation to have for it?

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Seems like this just passed right under the Radar here..

I would run it through the auction with a RESERVE price and see what it will bring.. Look at ebay,look at different cars on line and see what they are bring.. That will tell you for sure what to set it at... The market was way down a few years now,, BUT !!! It look's to be coming up again...Good luck..

Is it real steel or a glass car ??

Sorry I just seen where it's steel.. Been working to hard today..LOL
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While I don't think that Ebay is a bad idea, I believe that most "Dealers" will have a relationship with the Bank (or similar Lender) and can help a potential Buyer with Finanacing (which is a big deal for many)-

How about posting it on craigslist and dangling the bait there?

As for Price (I hope this Link will work), here is a list of "Sold" 34's on Ebay (so you can get an idea of what they are going for)-btw, I would average them to get a good idea-

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Right now it's a buyer's market. If you aren't hurtin' to sell it, keep it until the economy picks up or closer to Summer time when weather and the Market for these cars pick up. Selling it right now during the winter months is a sign that the seller is eager to make a move and thus more inclined to drop the price to "get out" of his car.

It's beautiful, no doubt, heck I'd keep it and buy the other project you're lookin' for. After all you're going ot need a "part's truck".

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Right now it's a buyer's market. If you aren't hurtin' to sell it, keep it until the economy picks up or closer to Summer time when weather and the Market for these cars pick up. Selling it right now during the winter months is a sign that the seller is eager to make a move and thus more inclined to drop the price to "get out" of his car.

It's beautiful, no doubt, heck I'd keep it and buy the other project you're lookin' for. After all you're going ot need a "part's truck".

Good points... I've been thinking now, after reading these comments, about NOT selling, it's been a GREAT car, all sorted out... I was planning a '32 to '34 black coupe build, maybe what I should be is repaint this one black, leave the interior, under hood & firewall alone (red), add a red belt line to draw in the red and get plain red painted wheels with small caps to finish it off... might give it a nice vintage look, not quite as dated, and I would feel like I have a new rod! PLUS will save me a bundle! Thoughts?
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Very good thinking!

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Good points... I've been thinking now, after reading these comments, about NOT selling, it's been a GREAT car, all sorted out... I was planning a '32 to '34 black coupe build, maybe what I should be is repaint this one black, leave the interior, under hood & firewall alone (red), add a red belt line to draw in the red and get plain red painted wheels with small caps to finish it off... might give it a nice vintage look, not quite as dated, and I would feel like I have a new rod! PLUS will save me a bundle! Thoughts?
I like that plan.
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How about wide whites with your old wheels?
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Good points... I've been thinking now, after reading these comments, about NOT selling, it's been a GREAT car, all sorted out... I was planning a '32 to '34 black coupe build, maybe what I should be is repaint this one black, leave the interior, under hood & firewall alone (red), add a red belt line to draw in the red and get plain red painted wheels with small caps to finish it off... might give it a nice vintage look, not quite as dated, and I would feel like I have a new rod! PLUS will save me a bundle! Thoughts?
A sorted out car is a beautiful thing. I'm also on board with the idea of a new paint job. Good call. Especially on the red pinstriped belt line.

Jay K.

Ps. Also onboard with the white walls. Must have whitewall to accentuate the fenders.
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