To quote a fellow Woody Boater when Asked if I should publish these prices. “Matt…grow a pair and let the ship show begin!!!” So without further adooo dooo! Here we go. May god have mercy on all of us in the comment section.
If you have been following the Jim Street collection auction at Mecum, and not “the Wedding” you will of course come to the same conclusion as many. The prices are very strong. $41K for an engine? A Switzer craft for 42K. But the price isn’t the news here. What is, is that very few believe the prices? How is this happening? Is it the power of the Jim Street collection? You may want to read the older story on this in the comment section. Last night it got real strange.
Or, and here is the part that I am nervous about even bringing up. The Warner Auction “Situation” Maybe its where the boats come from? Now before we get all wound up here. We do not know, what the story is. And crazy stuff happens when people want something, especially two people. And if that’s the case, then oh mother of all mothers please speak up. Cause that’s where the nutso is.
I will also add, we as a culture seem to devalue our stuff, until we want to sell it. And I will also go here. An Auction like this is the exact place crazy stuff happens. And from the comments in the past story last night, this could explain alot. And when crazy keeps happening, then the market rises. And that may be the case here. We may be seeing a massive spring jump in certain items. And that 41K K engine? There HAS to be more to that story. So. Here is the list of prices from another fellow WoodyBoater Steve Bunda.
Grevette 33 ft $400k
21 Chris-Craft Cobra $140k
Switzer 14, Shootin star $42k
23′ Bell Isle with Liberty Engine $225k
Chris-Craft 20, Custom $42k
1937 Garwood 28′ $115k
1936 Chris-Craft 27′ $80k
18′ Chris-Craft Cobra $80k
So get out your commentator, call your lawyer, and have at it. PLEASE try and keep the chairs from flying.