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$49k 1973 2002 sold today on Bring-a-Trailer

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We need to come up with some sort of nomenclature for tastfully-hotrodded 02's.  Something akin to Porsche's R-Gruppe.

 

Grover's 02 has always been a favorite, hopefully the new owner checks in here on the faq.

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An appropriate price for the quality of 02. It beat my estimate of $40K...and that sale doesn't include fees. Congrats to Grover and to the new Dad. 

 

COOP

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You alway hear the advice "buy someone else's restoration"...that is what happened here, I think.  I doubt you could build that car for what the ending price was.  While it will take me a good, long while to get right with the idea that some of the nicer 02s are worth north of $50k, I think the price made sense for that car.  It was really nicely done, and it was unique.  

 

I agree we need a name for this type of 02.  

 

Scott

 

 

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Morning folks. That is/was my car. BaT's listing fee for their auctions is $250, and I'd say that was about the best $250 I've ever spent. 

 

Joking aside, I'm obviously very happy with the final sale, I think it's fair to say that it exceeded my expectations. Pricing modified cars seems very challenging as it's hard to get a firm baseline vs. a restored original car, this was a large reason I went for the auction format vs. pulling a number from thin air and advertising it elsewhere.

 

Okay, I'm going to get sappy for a second here, brace yourself.... I've owned this car for about 11 years, and it has truly changed my life in a positive way. Through those years, I have fallen deeply into the car hobby and I feel extremely grateful for that. Additionally, I think a key part of the inspiration was this 2002 community. I've seen numerous other forums and owners groups, and none can hold a candle to this for depth of knowledge, and so many great folks, many of whom I now count myself lucky to know as friends. I'll stop from listing them all, but you know who you are. The one name I will throw out is Curt Ingraham who I sort of consider my first "mentor" for 2002's shortly after I purchased it. Such a wonderful human being, and one who left us much too soon. 

 

The new owner of my car sounds like a super nice guy. He had intended to build up a 2002 himself, pretty much identical to what mine is. However, due to a busy life, he recognized that it just wasn't going to happen. And, fortunately for him, he was in a financial position where he can buy a car that basically needs nothing, so he took this route to get the car he wanted. More power to him, I say. I will encourage him strongly to check out this forum.

 

While I will now be '02-less, I won't be able to help myself but to check in here periodically. My focuses have shifted to a '65 Alfa that I'm now restoring, but the Alfa forum just doesn't have the "home-like" feel this place does (don't tell the Alfa guys I said that.)

 

Thanks for everything folks. Giddyup.

 

Tom (Grover)

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Sad to hear that you are "leaving" the 02 community. Your carpet sewing skills have served as a true inspiration for me! Make sure to post your Alfa upholstery work here - is there an off topic other car section? 

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good job Grover....you did very well

 

stay in touch

esty

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You'll be back...they ALWAYS come back.

 

Hi Tom,

Congrats on the sale! Shouldn't have been on BaT, should have been on "Bring yer drivin' shoes".

 

There are some good folks over on the Alfa side. I've met many of them through the vintage rallying. Have had some fun times carving up roads with GTV's, 2002's and the odd 510 in the mix. Funny thing is that Conrad S's shop was just a block or two from where your work was.

 

I went for several years without an 02, then found myself back in the fold. 

 

Thanks for bringing up Curt's memory. I always smile when I think of him.

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Great car, well sold. Great guy too!  I think he got a Sahara bump...the sometimes misunderstood and maligned color is a great place to hide a sleeper restomod!

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