I am curious why it would even be thought of as a 6 figure car with Jack Duer just selling his for I believe $79,000. I guess two inebriated bidders?I think we have seen this car before here on SNS. Extremely rare color combination with that interior. Sure it has it's issues, and with no docs, I don't think it'll be a 6 digit car at all. Does anyone have the record of it's previous sale price...or didn't it sell? Tough time to be running across the block.
There was no factory standard equipment tach of any type on second generation Chevy IIs, even the L79. The under dash 'knee knocker' was an available V/8 option. The under dash tach on this Chateau Slate car isn't a 'knee knocker'. A fuel gauge was the only real dash gauge on the 1966/67 Nova SS. On the other side of the cluster was a clock. Everything else was idiot lights.Ok, one possibly silly question and an observation. I'm not fluent on Second Gen cars. Wouldn't a true SS have a factory tach in the instrument bezel? The observation, Wouldn't you clean up the lenses on the reverse lights if you were going for maximum profit? I would.
Yep, the people that actually said NO to this car speaks loudly to the car and what it will sell forEM3 makes a good point. I think the Jack Duer car was a great buy for that price, not only for the restoration quality and originality but that I personally love the color combo, and that's pretty uncommon for an L79. That buyer got a good deal, I believe. And I think that the owner of the Chateau Slate car is thinking 6 figures for a number of reasons: rare color combo, many '66SS L79 owners think that their restoration is automatically 6 figures, and that auctions can be typically overbid, though not in this climate. Given the times we've seen this car, apparently some owners have thought it should go for that. I'm not saying that's legit, I just think that's what is blowing in the wind.