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Old 02-03-2021, 01:12 PM   #1
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The "What the f*** were they thinking?" BaT thread

Nostalgia is a hell of a drug?

How much do you think a 76-mile 1980 Ford F-250 is worth?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-ford-f-250-4/
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Old 02-03-2021, 01:23 PM   #2
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That's a nice truck but...wow.

Doug DeMuro's theory that classic trucks and SUVs are going to skyrocket is turning out to be right.
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Old 02-03-2021, 02:50 PM   #3
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That's so insane! I'd never buy that truck even for $1k other than to flip it since clearly people have lost their minds.
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Old 02-03-2021, 03:10 PM   #4
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Speaking of "what they hell were they thinking," I give you...this.

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Old 02-03-2021, 03:15 PM   #5
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It's worth something, but $97k? I'd have paid a tenth of that and still be scared.
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Old 02-03-2021, 03:36 PM   #6
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Oh, come on. This is a vehicle that literally tens of millions of people have huge nostalgia for. How many 78 mile examples are out there? Why wouldn't it go for $100k? How is that any more absurd than, say, $250k for an E30 M3?
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It's interesting to me because the value is entirely in the fact that it's got basically no miles on it. That same truck (a low option 3/4 ton pickup from maybe the worst vehicular era ever) with 20,000 miles on it is worth what, ten grand? I just don't understand what motivates people.
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Old 02-03-2021, 03:48 PM   #8
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That's true for a lot of these delivery mile cars that show up on BaT (and in other auctions). I mean, there's value in originality and completeness, but paying for something like this is weird because the value is entirely in the fact that you can't use it.

At the same time, it's not so different from the people that buy toys and never take them out of the box. It's a totally different mindset from what most people (even enthusiasts) have--it's all about collecting.

Even with all of that, I think it's remarkable that this is a $100K truck. Syclone? Sure. Delivery mile Lightning? OK, yeah, 100K, why not. But this one is wacky.
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Speaking of "what they hell were they thinking," I give you...this.
W T F ?!!!

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Nostalgia is a hell of a drug?

How much do you think a 76-mile 1980 Ford F-250 is worth?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-ford-f-250-4/
That's a riot. A friend of mine had one of those--in a stick. Albeit with MANY more miles on it than that...
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