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Author Topic: Bombshell Betty for sale again! Sad Jeff Brock had to sell it to fight cancer  (Read 4571 times)
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« on: January 02, 2017, 06:47:15 PM »

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Other-Makes-Buick-Bombshell-Betty-/391659943398?forcerrptr=true&hash=item5b30c075e6:g:pwQAAOSw0TlYXWXQ&item=391659943398
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 07:07:06 PM »

Please note that my friend Jeff will not benefit from this sale.  He had already sold it.

(As to having "no brakes" -- it ain't so.)

Hopefully the "fund-it" account is correct.


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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 04:05:55 PM »

Great photos and text. I hope Jeff is getting well.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 08:20:59 PM »

I talked to the people that are selling the car and i was told that the car has no brakes that it must coast to a stop. Was also told that there is no master cylinder hooked to the brake pedal. How can a car with no brakes pass tech inspection.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 08:31:21 PM »

Kinda expensive way to get a master cylinder.  Couldn't the dude find said brake parts elsewhere -- so he bought the car, stripped off what he needed and is selling the rest? evil
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 10:37:33 PM »

It's going to be a tough sell for the folks in St. Louis.  Went for 36k+ at Barrett Jackson, didn't meet reserve on eBay at 25k. 

I have no idea what MotoExotica hopes to net from this car, but it's sad watching this thing getting kicked around like a red-headed stepchild.

The first time we saw it, Kate and I walked around "Betty" in the parking lot at Montego Bay for probably 20 minutes.  There's a disheveled elegance and purposefulness to this car - a "Hot Rod Noir" feel, for lack of a better term.

It would be cartoonish or comical if it weren't for the fact that the car simply delivered the goods.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 12:25:38 PM »

It had brakes when it ran.  Never had a problem.

Who knows what's been done to it the last several years.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 12:59:34 PM »

Jeff had the creative hot rodder/artist genes in working order when he built the car -- and adding an old vacuum cleaner as the bug catcher was genius at work.  Best wishes, Jeff.  Thanks for the fun we had with you and your car and your crew and you.  Get well, come on back for a visit, okay?
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2017, 01:00:37 PM »

"Hot Rod Noir"... I like that, Chris.

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 01:06:26 PM »

I think the current sellers are crazy... they quoted me a price of $82,500!  I don't think it will be going anywhere for a while.
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2017, 05:15:19 PM »

They see new Warhol art, we see old race car.

Maybe Apple should buy it and put it in their new lobby,,,
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2017, 05:41:02 PM »

Now it $94,900 . That's Sad.  Sorry Brock! Hope Your doing Ok!

http://www.motoexotica.com/inventory/listing/1952-buick-super-riviera-bombshell-betty/
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2017, 12:51:33 PM »

I think the current sellers are crazy... they quoted me a price of $82,500!  I don't think it will be going anywhere for a while.

They told me they wanted $125k! It's certainly a beautiful car but no-one (in the real world) can afford to campaign it at that buy in. Maybe a rich auto art collector might buy it and put it on a turn table in their living room.
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 04:24:51 PM »

I got to see it and touch it, something I will always remember. I hope Jeff is improving.
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 01:41:58 PM »

Jeff, according to his facebook page, is doing well and is back into his art,,,,
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