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« on: October 07, 2016, 06:40:45 PM »

Kind of quite around here. https://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2016/10/07/bombshell-betty-the-165-mph-1952-buick-super-riviera/
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 07:12:24 PM »

Thanks for the post.  My first visit to Bonneville was the 2009 World Finals, and Jeff's Buick really grabbed my attention.  I was hooked, and my own quest was soon underway!!   cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 07:33:12 PM »

When I first saw this beast I told Jeff that I was sure it was the prototype for the Green Hornet!  shocked grin
Hope he does well at the auction!  cheers
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 08:37:45 PM »

He's already sold it, Woody.
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 09:39:13 PM »

He's already sold it, Woody.

Yep, from the article: On Saturday, October 15, Bombshell Betty, now owned by photographer Peter Lik, will cross the block in a no-reserve sale at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction.

Bombshell Betty has been advertised for sale in recent months, typically with an asking price of $195,000. The no-reserve auction means that Barrett-Jackson won’t publish a pre-auction estimate for the car, though it’s clear that the company is shooting for a price at or even above this number.

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2016, 08:26:48 PM »

Bombshell Betty just went across at Barrett-Jackson for $33,000!

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2016, 10:58:36 PM »

Wow... Buyers market!
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2016, 11:31:11 PM »

Had a good look over the car yesterday which was displayed with all the trophies and timing slips. A lot of car for that money. Let's hope the new owner uses it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 09:54:48 PM »

This is GREAT news - BEST possible outcome!

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 11:34:34 PM »

 cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 11:53:27 PM »

Sounds like Betty went to a good home.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 10:54:26 AM »

Sometimes life just makes a great turnaround!  shocked grin cheers
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 01:58:38 PM »

Bombshell Betty just went across at Barrett-Jackson for $33,000!

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This was posted on October 15, 2016, 05:26:48 PM »
so it was sold 15 months ago.

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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 06:55:52 PM »

This is GREAT news - BEST possible outcome!



Great to know that the bombshell will once again see the SALT!
Thanks in advance! grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2018, 04:15:31 PM »

Don is planning on several upgrades , some safety  , like a complete cage overhaul by Thomas Speedworks in West Jordan Utah,  Tom Burkland is involved as well with many areo improvements . Betty will return with high hopes for re-capturing the class record , as well as bumping up the speed and handling of the car, lots of room for improvements , which Don , and his dad are highly motivated to see thru. Stay tuned, and pray for good salt !
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