Agreed. this car is so well sorted, whoever buys it will have a car to cross the US in with no problems. I’m actually very tempted to pick it up just for the work done to it. Just not sure about the extent of damage.That pains my heart to see it. Sledge did a fantastic great job on every little detail, every little part, and every little renovation he did to that car. He and Mikael and Seth, and only a few others are in a class all to their own as experts on these vehicles so it could not have happened to a less deserving person. That said, I’m glad no injuries came with that damage. I see the current bid is already well into the $70,000 range and despite the miles on that motor this car is worth a lot more than that if parted out. however, I would love to see someone fix up that car and use it as a driver despite the title.
Maybe the original owner got $220k insurance payout and has now rebought it?Because it’s worth more in parts than a salvage title Diablo minus the cost of the repairs. Why pay 100k for the car then put 30-50k into it when you could just buy a clean title car that doesn’t need those repairs? That’s just the way I see it but I hope I’m wrong about it and someone saw the value in this particular Diablo.
don’t think you could have gotten it past the wife. She would have noticed, unless you wrapped it in red 😀So the way copart works is that the broker could be in TX but if the ultimate buyer is not a dealer, they could be anywhere else.
From what I’ve seen, brokers/bidders out of Florida or Texas are often overseas buyers looking to ship car elsewhere.
I’ve reached out to Sledge before auction for clarification of damage, but as I didn’t hear back from him, I decided not to bid high numbers.
Really wish this car is preserved and not parted out. It’s good such well documented history.