Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Overlooked Value

The 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger. This was considered a compact car by American manufacturers in the early 70s.  This was originally around $3000, maybe a bit more with the factory air conditioning.

This was the type of car that my high school friends used to drive as $100 junkers back in the mid-1980s.

One of the great things about car auctions is watching those $100 junkers go for thousands of dollars.

In this instance, this car was bid up to $10,000. And didn’t sell – at least, on the auction block.

Still, someone was willing to pay ten thousand dollars – not including the auction fees – for a mid 70s era Dodge Dart. Of limited special provenance, other than being low mileage, still running with the original engine and in decent shape.

Amazing.

It made me wonder – what do we have lying around that may have value? What are we over-looking that we can use?

 

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