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Thread: Patrick Swayzes personal collection being auctioned including his Delorean in April!

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    Patrick Swayzes personal collection being auctioned including his Delorean in April!


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    Swayze's book has one of the most flattering accounts of Delorean driving in print. He clearly loved the car.

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    I hope detailed pictures of this car emerge before it invariably disappears into a private collection. I've always been curious about it's current condition, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louielouie2000 View Post
    I hope detailed pictures of this car emerge before it invariably disappears into a private collection. I've always been curious about it's current condition, etc.
    That car will probably go for way above market value because of it's unique provenance. On cars such as this, condition is not going to be the major factor determining value. As an example, the Johnny Carson car was in pretty sad shape but it was still worth a lot of money. Cars once owned by celebrities are not valued as cars, they are valued as personal articles owned by the celeb and can go for multiples of what an "ordinary" car would be worth.
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    Well I don't know about that. It really depends on who you are, doesn't it? Celebs often try to trade on their connection at BJ and it doesn't seem to make a whole lot of difference unless you're Steve McQueen or something.

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    Good springboard for a conversation. Did celeb connection help or hurt the last BJ auction?

    http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Event...BIEBERS-203288

    (Frankly, I'd pay less for that association.)

    http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Event...-TYLERS-198096

    (Probably not a fair comp, it was done for charity.)

    http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Event...-HALENS-201524

    http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Event...DA-BING-200764

    http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Event...ERTIBLE-201489

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamHill View Post

    http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Event...BIEBERS-203288

    (Frankly, I'd pay less for that association.)
    even less:

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    Some celebs do trade on their status and try to make money off their personal things. Others don't and that makes their things all the more valuable since there are less things. Some won't do it while alive while the people handling the estate try to maximize it by selling it all off. In general a celeb's things will sell for more than the item would be worth otherwise. That is why they advertise it as once owned by the celeb. I would bet there are some who would bid and buy his Delorean even if they are not all that interested in Deloreans but because it was his, they want it. And not knowing what one is worth would pay too much for it and be happy to get it. We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    As an example, the Johnny Carson car was in pretty sad shape but it was still worth a lot of money.
    Sad shape? That's just not true. Actually, that's not even remotely true. As someone who has spent countless hours around the Carson car when Cliff owned it, I can say that the only wear on that car was the driver seat where Johnny's handgun rubbed the dye off the leather. Other than that, this sub-10,000 mile car is nearly mint condition and I am sure the Sheas are keeping it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick C View Post
    Sad shape? That's just not true. Actually, that's not even remotely true. As someone who has spent countless hours around the Carson car when Cliff owned it, I can say that the only wear on that car was the driver seat where Johnny's handgun rubbed the dye off the leather. Other than that, this sub-10,000 mile car is nearly mint condition and I am sure the Sheas are keeping it that way.
    I was parked next to it in Cleveland back in 2000 for the DCS concours. I don't know who owned it at the time but it was not in the best of shape then.
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