I was watching the Mecum auction last night and saw where a very clean 85 hot air Grand National sold for $30,000 and was just wondering if it belonged to anyone on this forum? One thing is for certain whoever did buy this car got a beauty.
That car was being sold just as they were coming back from comercial break. Don't know the details on it but all I could think was you could have bought a very nice intercooled car for way less than 30k.
Don't forget that someone else was standing there trying to pay $29k for it.
Also if it's a super low mile original, it won't matter to the owner what year it is because it will be parked and looked at as art and not a car. The hot air engine does just fine loading it on/off a trailer or going around the block a couple times a year.