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Offline Henry Magno

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170 V Cab A
« on: March 01, 2017, 08:20:36 AM »
My former 170 V Cab A is up for sale at the RM Amelia Island auction, no reserve. I haven't seen it since I sold it in 2006. It still looks good in the pictures after 20 years since it was finished. The suggested price range is $ 130-160,000. Naturally I hope someone pays a lot more,  but in any case, I hope it goes to a good home. Jamie Wyeth owns two other cars I restored, a 170 Sb sedan and a 170 S Cab B. In my opinion, this is the one he should keep, but I heard he doesn't use it much.

If I had the money I would buy it back.

Offline John Ellis

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Re: 170 V Cab A
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 12:17:33 AM »
Here is Henry's 170V cab A in 2006 just before he sold it.  A beautiful car and restoration!!!
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Offline Henry Magno

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Re: 170 V Cab A
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 11:43:06 AM »
Sadly, there wasn't much interest at the auction. It sold for $ 110,00 with premium. I think the owner was ill-served by the auction company, especially if they insisted on a no reserve auction for this car. A rare car that is unknown by most of the collector car public is unlikely to do well at an auction. There have been sales of this model in unrestored or poorly restored form for 60-70K? I don't remember specifically. It's hard to see the sense of this price even if the car has acquired some patina.

Oddly, at the Bonhams two days before, an unrestored 220 S Convertible original but shabby sold in the 80's, a car that will cost at least $ 150K to restore.

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Re: 170 V Cab A
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 05:27:43 PM »
And for sale again Henry

http://www.prewarcar.com/classifieds/ad220499.html

It is a stunning coller combination.
was it Original black and red?
« Last Edit: April 21, 2017, 05:29:17 PM by roadster36 »

Offline Henry Magno

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Re: 170 V Cab A
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 09:34:12 PM »
Thanks for posting. I was hoping to find out who bought it. It could have been black and red, or all red. Now that you mention it, I remember finding some red paint inside the wheel rim under the rubber strip that protects the tube. This was very close to the color I picked, coincidentally, because I found the remnant after I picked the color.