330 America (#5061) 99% Finished

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Rudy van Daalen Wetters
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Re: 330 America (#5061) 99% Finished

Post by Rudy van Daalen Wetters » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:06 pm


If you drove that America, I am sure the emotional attachment
would soon re establish itself quite quickly. Then, you'd really be
in trouble.

Rudy van Daalen Wetters
1963 GTE s/n 4001
1966 330 GT s/n 8705

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Art S.
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Re: 330 America (#5061) 99% Finished

Post by Art S. » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:29 am


Do what you want with the car, its yours! I'm just glad that you brought it back to beautiful condition.


Art S.

PS. I'm curious what you will think of it once you drive it...
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Re: 330 America (#5061) 99% Finished

Post by xs10shl » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:07 pm

A beautiful restoration! Well done.

Even in this market, you might be able to be made whole if you find the right buyer - I think the key is to find someone who absolutely wants a 330 America. My sense is you're probably looking to get $300K plus, so now your car is now at the bottom of the "Mid-range", as I like to call it, where all of a sudden there are a host of compelling alternative purchases an enthusiast could make for that kind of money. But I'm probably telling you what you already know.

Perhaps you can do what many in your position do - have some magazine do an article on it, and then - SURPRISE! - 4 months later it magically appears for sale at Gooding.

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Re: 330 America (#5061) 99% Finished

Post by 330 America » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:05 pm

I like the advice of several of the guys suggesting I drive it a bit (I'll find some roads without too much drama) and see what happens. Don't get me wrong, after 5 years of waiting -- it feels like a dream to think the car will be in my garage in a matter of weeks.

We'll see ....

Regarding price? Definitely under $300K.
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Re: 330 America (#5061) 99% Finished

Post by jsa330 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:54 pm

I've met and exchanged numerous emails with Steve...he's a bonafide "carguy", for those that kind of thing makes a RA to.

If youre not outright rich, the economic decisions involved in ownership and enjoyment of these cars can be soul-wrenching and daunting...I've been there.

So, lightweights and wanna-bes keep your opinions to yourselves.
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Re: 330 America (#5061) 99% Finished

Post by Christian » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:07 am

Nikon D80 + Nikon AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G DX + Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G

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